Back to the RadioSpace™ home page


NewsDirect story topics:

Consumer, Business & General Interest

Current Events & Public Affairs

Entertainment & Sports

Health & Medicine



A New Campaign Aims to Raise Awareness about the Benefits of 'Home Hemodialysis'



Fully produced report in:
mp3PRO format
QuickTime (MPEG-4/AAC) format
Windows Media Audio 9.2 format
(116 seconds)


  Bookmark and Share

-- How Will You Use This Story? --


(OPEN):
TODAY [THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH], NXSTAGE [AS IN "NEXT"/"NECK"; NOT "N-X"] ANNOUNCED THE LAUNCH OF A NEW PROJECT TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF HOME-HEMODIALYSIS--AND IS ALSO DEMANDING THAT THE "CENTERS FOR MEDICARE- AND MEDICAID-SERVICES" REMOVE BARRIERS THAT CURRENTLY LIMIT ACCESS FOR PATIENTS.  "HEMODIALYSIS AT HOME: A BETTER WAY FOR A BETTER LIFE" BRINGS TOGETHER PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE THAT PATIENTS NEED TO HAVE BETTER ACCESS TO THE IMPROVED SURVIVAL, CLINICAL-OUTCOMES, AND QUALITY-OF-LIFE THAT ARE REPORTED BY MANY PATIENTS WHO ARE ON MORE-FREQUENT HOME-HEMODIALYSIS.  SUPPORTER DENISE ATKINSON--A PATIENT WHO'S CURRENTLY UNDERGOING HOME-HEMODIALYSIS--HAS MORE...

(ATKINSON):
"
HOME-HEMODIALYSIS WORKS; YOU CAN TAKE IT FROM ME.  I HAVE BEEN DOING HOME-HEMODIALYSIS FOR ABOUT FOUR YEARS.  THE MORE-FREQUENT TREATMENTS GIVE ME FREEDOM AND FLEXIBILITY THAT I DIDN'T HAVE WHEN DOING IN-CENTER TREATMENT--AND ALLOW ME TO DO THINGS [THAT] I LOVE--LIKE WORK, TRAVEL, AND SPEND TIME WITH MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS.  BUT, NOT ALL PATIENTS HAVE ACCESS TO HOME-HEMODIALYSIS--AND THAT'S THE PROBLEM.  IN FACT, LESS THAN TWO-PERCENT OF PATIENTS ARE DOING HOME-HEMODIALYSIS TODAY--AND ONLY 12-PERCENT REPORT THAT THEY ARE EVEN AWARE THAT IT'S AN OPTION--EVEN THOUGH H-H-D IS THE TREATMENT-OPTION [THAT] MOST DOCTORS AND NURSES WOULD CHOOSE FOR THEMSELVES, OR FOR A FAMILY-MEMBER.  THIS GROUP--'HEMODIALYSIS AT HOME'--SEEKS TO CHANGE CURRENT MEDICARE-POLICY, [IN ORDER] TO FIX THIS--AND [TO] MAKE SURE [THAT] MORE PATIENTS HAVE ACCESS TO THIS LIFE-CHANGING AND LIFE-SAVING THERAPY--BECAUSE PATIENTS DESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE THE TREATMENT-OPTION THAT THEY, AND THEIR DOCTORS, FEEL IS BEST FOR THEM."

(CLOSE):
"HEMODIALYSIS AT HOME: A BETTER WAY FOR A BETTER LIFE" IS A PROJECT OF NXSTAGE.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE PROJECT--AND HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED--VISIT "HEMO-AT-HOME"-DOT-ORG.



Copyright 2013 North American Network, Inc.

Listings and resources:

Programming Resources

About RadioSpace

Audio Tips

Search

Free NewsDirect Subscription


Webmaster E-Mail