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Nxstage Medical, Inc. Message Board

batbridge2001 2 posts  |  Last Activity: Feb 10, 2014 10:32 AM Member since: May 23, 2001
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  • batbridge2001 batbridge2001 Feb 10, 2014 10:32 AM Flag

    I have to agree with YakYak. I've been using the NxStage System One and PureFlow for over four years. It has made a tremendous difference in my life compared to in-center dialysis. The flexibility of the treatments, the benefits of frequent treatments, and the portability of the dialysis machine make this a great option. I am noticeably healthier with NxStage treatment than I was with in-center treatment.

    The only caveat is that the patient has to have a willing dialysis partner and both patient and partner need to be willing to take personal responsibility for their care. Some dialysis patients don't want to be involved, and just want to go to the clinic and get treatment without having to think about anything. Those patients are not good candidates for this system. Of the 400,000 or so dialysis patients receiving treatment, fewer than 6,000 of those patients are doing home hemodialysis. That's lots of room for growth, but the patient has to be the right type for home treatment to be considered.

    I do wish that I had bought this stock when I started using the system, back in 2009. The gains would have been substantial! I do think that there is room for this stock to go up, especially since Medicare won't be forcing the higher cuts, at least for a while.

    Sentiment: Buy

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    What is there was a water emergency

    by cigar_roooms_guy Apr 5, 2013 7:26 AM
    batbridge2001 batbridge2001 Apr 29, 2013 10:49 PM Flag

    Emergency situations are covered with pre-mixed bags of dialysis solution by NxStage. Every patient trains on using bags even if they will primarily use the PureFlow. The availability of the bags is also what makes it possible for a NxStage patient to travel with their system. Users of the Fresenius Baby-K are tied to the reverse osmosis water system that must be installed for their home hemodialysis. I don't know what the Fresenius users can do in an emergency except find an open dialysis center.

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