My wife is a HHD patient has been dialysing with the NxStage machine since May 2011 on a 5 X per week schedule for approx. 3.5 hours a session. Her monthly blood results are very good and she has had all dietry restrictions removed and only has to take one Phosex 1G with main meals. Also her blood pressure control medication has now been reduced to a very low dose of Atenolol every two days.
This week we will be travelling with the NxStage for a short break for the first time and plan to have one session at the inn were staying at. I'll report later on the success of this plus any difficulties we encounter.
Whilst the NxStage is not suitable for all HHD patients, our experience has been very positive.