A press release by the University of Indiana School of Medicine informs that a “suitcase-sized machine” is making life easier for patients on hemo dialysis for renal failure.
NxStage Medical, Inc., a company that designed the product explains:
The NxStage System One is no traditional piece of dialysis or CRRT equipment. Patient needs will differ, and therapy options should not be limited. The system is FDA cleared to deliver multiple therapy options, and delivers these therapies in short intermittent schedules, long continuous schedules, or anything in between. The System One is easily configured for chronic care or critical/acute care settings, and can be routinely used in treatment of chronic renal failure, acute renal failure, and fluid overload associated with heart failure. With this flexibility, NxStage provides a simple, natural platform to support your entire therapy program.
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