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  • david_reaves david_reaves Apr 12, 2010 5:53 PM Flag

    racharsh a follow up question

    The training time is variable, and depends on the patient, the helper, and the policies of the dialysis clinic. There is a minimum amount of time (3-4 weeks) necessary to be sure that the process is managed safely (aseptically) and that possible medical contingencies and procedures are understood.

    My wife and I were trained at a Fresineus Dialysis clinic in just under 4 weeks. I had already learned to stick myself using buttonholes at the traditional clinic. The training was done five days a week, with a dialysis session on the System One every day as part of the training.

    I've been dialyzing at home, 6 days a week, since the first of the year. Labs have improved, energy has improved, and my quality of life has improved. The most significant benefit is the gain in control--I can adjust the time of day that I dialyze or the day of the week that I skip treatment as my personal schedule requires. It's no longer necessary to make my life conform to the dialysis clinic schedule.

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    • Great news from a patient.

      Appreciate the comments.

      Have you tried nocturnal yet?

      Or what are the restrictions still in place there. I see that as being an outstanding option.

      Forgive me if I've missed some of this lately.

      I was an early (too early mostly) investor who became disillusioned with mgmt's decisions and still am. The potential here has always been amazing. The execution (and lately seemingly giving away the store for little in return) have been lacking - unless you're talking about mgmt's personal stock options.

      So much so that I was afraid to end at the end of the year when it was cheap.

      Now that I'm in the green trying to see if I want to hang on to any shares.

      Haven't listened to a CC for a while.

      Any comments to help me get back up to speed would be appreciated.

      • 1 Reply to davebugs
      • Nocturnal dialysis is growing but you fail to understand why NXTM is growing. It does not matter to dialysis providers what is good for the patient. They follow the money. Since reimbursement from 2011 is same for home dialysis as incenter, they will be able to make bigger profit on patients who are on home dialysis. This is because after training the patient the personnel cost is minimal. Even water electricity and retail space is savings. The dialysis providers are marketing and selling patients to switch. NXTM is in the sweet spot of having a machine that is already FDA approved and in demand by all the providers. You will see the ramp up in profits from 1 st Quarter 2011 and on . We are still in the first inning. So sit back and relax just like NXTM and let someone else do the hard work. I'm holding on cause we have ways to go.

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