December 15, 2007
Home dialysis: The equipment will fit in your home.
New technological advances have made more reliable and user-friendly home dialysis machines and water treatment equipment available for home dialysis patients. This new generation of machines is easier to set up, clean and disinfect while offering increased flexibility and a much more comfortable experience for patients. The newest home dialysis machines are designed to take up less space and require fewer supplies, which mean less required storage space.
The NxStage System One machine for home hemodialysis weighs 75 pounds and is 15 x 15 x 18 inches. The water purification system used with the NxStage machine is the PureFlow system. The PureFlow system is approximately the size of a small refrigerator. The NxStage machine sits on top of the PureFlow system. If you need to take your NxStage machine on a trip, you can simply lift it off of the PureFlow system and take it with you. The PureFlow system is not built to travel so you will simply need to bring bags of solution with you on your trips to use with the NxStage machine.
View an animated presentation of how the NxStage System One and PureFlow system work on the NxStage website.
Peritoneal dialysis cyclers for automated peritoneal dialysis have also been designed to take up less space. In fact, Baxter’s HOMECHOICE and HOMECHOICE PRO system is approximately the size of a VCR and easily fits on a nightstand. View a photo of the system on Baxter’s website.
These new, smaller home dialysis machines make it easy for people who live in small homes or apartments to do home dialysis.
Learn more about home dialysis at www.davita.com/home.