Nxstage Medical (NXTM) Announces New, Positive Data on System One in Frequent Hemodialysis

November 16, 2016 8:05 AM EST

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NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM) announced new findings demonstrating positive outcomes related to more frequent hemodialysis with the NxStage System One. The data will be presented at the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week 2016 Annual Meeting being held November 15-20, 2016, in Chicago. The research was conducted by Dr. Eric D. Weinhandl, PhD, MS, NxStage Clinical Epidemiologist and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Allan J. Collins, NxStage Senior Medical Advisor and Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota, and Dr Fredric O. Finkelstein, Clinical Professor of Medicine at Yale University. Conference attendees can meet with NxStage representatives in booth 1135.

Researchers will present data from a number of studies that highlight the benefits of more frequent hemodialysis (typically performed at home) versus conventional in-center hemodialysis, including:

  • Better Outcomes and Higher Quality of Life: According to a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials, significant beneficial effects on left ventricular hypertrophy, blood pressure, phosphorus balance and health-related quality of life;
  • Lower Cost of Care: A $10,000 per patient-year decrease in Medicare payments for inpatient care, post-acute care, and physician and supplier services; and,
  • Improved Clinical Outcomes in Incident Dialysis Patients: Higher transplant rates and lower death rates for incident dialysis patients on more frequent home hemodialysis.

"Both randomized clinical trials and observational research indicate that frequent home hemodialysis is an efficacious therapy option for dialysis patients, including new patients, patients with key cardiovascular risk factors, and those with poor quality of life," said Dr. Weinhandl. "Importantly, this research also shows that these patients can benefit from this therapy option without burdening the system with increased cost."

"Data continues to reaffirm that more frequent hemodialysis with the System One provides better patient health outcomes at a lower cost of care," said Joe Turk, President of NxStage Medical. "Based upon compelling evidence, more frequent home hemodialysis should be considered the standard of care for a growing number dialysis patients. We are excited to be sharing this data with the entire renal care community and look forward to working together to provide greater patient access to this life-changing therapy option."

Currently, over 95% percent of hemodialysis patients in the U.S. receive treatment three times per week, despite overwhelming evidence of clinical and lifestyle benefits for patients on more frequent hemodialysis. The NxStage System One is a simple, flexible and portable hemodialysis system that provides a wide range of dialysis therapy options, including home, more frequent and nocturnal dialysis. Visit www.nxstage.com for more information on therapy options with the System One.

Dr. Eric Weinhandl will conduct an oral presentation on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 5:18 p.m. CT. Posters numbers 1114, 1115, 1116, and 1117, will be displayed Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. CT on the scientific exposition floor.

Despite the health benefits that home hemodialysis may provide to those with chronic kidney disease, this form of therapy is not for everyone. The reported benefits of home hemodialysis may not be experienced by all patients. The risks associated with hemodialysis treatments in any environment include, but are not limited to, high blood pressure, fluid overload, low blood pressure, heart-related issues, and vascular access complications. The medical devices used in hemodialysis therapies may add additional risks including air entering the bloodstream and blood loss due to clotting or accidental disconnection of the blood tubing set. Certain risks are unique to the home. Treatments at home are done without the presence of medical personnel and on-site technical support. Patients and their partners must be trained on what to do and how to get medical or technical help if needed.

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