Former NxStage System One User Celebrates One-Year Kidney Transplant Anniversary
LAWRENCE, Mass., Aug. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NxStage® Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today announced that former NxStage® System One™ patient Tederra Coleman is celebrating the one-year anniversary of her successful kidney transplant. Coleman, 33, of Pompano Beach, Florida, received her transplant after experiencing two years of daily home hemodialysis with the NxStage System One™. Prior to beginning daily home hemodialysis, Coleman spent seven years undergoing thrice-weekly treatments at a dialysis center.
More frequent dialysis with the System One resulted in such a positive change in Coleman's health and quality of life, that she became a certified hemodialysis technician. Her goal is to inform patients about their therapy options, including home hemodialysis with the System One so they can experience the benefits possible with this life changing therapy.
"As an in-center dialysis patient, I didn't like going to the center and the strict schedule was difficult to keep with my job, so I often skipped my treatments, putting my health in jeopardy," said Coleman. "It was my desire to dialyze at home that motivated me to become a compliant patient. Once I began using the System One, I finally felt in control of my life and health and managed my dialysis care properly, which allowed me to become a transplant candidate."
"Recent objective clinical data from large, well designed trials have proven that more frequent hemodialysis with the System One has a positive impact on patient survival, clinical outcomes and quality of life," stated Jeffrey H. Burbank, Chief Executive Officer of NxStage Medical. "We're pleased to celebrate with Tederra