Tuesday, 20 December 2011 09:57

Time discrepancies on NxStage

Written by  Steve Bone
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I’ve found it interesting, but not annoying, that the timers on the NxStage are not particularly accurate. When I go for a 4 hour session, the time at coming off is around 3hours 45 mins, due to difference between UF time and straight dialysis, and that makes sense, yet the physical time I am on dialysis is over 4 hours (by a separate clock).

As I am expecting to be on the machine for 4 hours this is not an big issue, but does raise the issue of accuracy of the rest of the machine. I suspect this is a minor issue about timers. However, it does tie in with the UF selected being exceeded by, in some case, half a kilo per session.

This has been raised on the NxStageUsers blog before now, and seems to be a common problem with many types of  dialysis machines, as I have found this on the NxStage, Fresenius (various models), Braun and Gambro. I does require the user, especially if like me, you are on your own without a carer, to be extra vigilant not to dry out too much and become hypotensive.

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Steve Bone

Steve Bone

Hi, I'm Steve and have been a dialysis patient on some form of self-care or other since 1990. I've dialysed at home, abroad, in hospital, oh and had a transplant for 7 years. I work in the insurance industry for a City based business, but am very fortunate to be able to work from home 4 days a week. I hope, with my experiences, I can help others on dialysis or those facing dialysis in the future! It ain't so bad! Steve

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