In VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on June 7, 2010 at 10:16 pm
Lupus Study Shows Promising Results Using Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells
June 7th, 2010 Henry McCusker
The new study shows that umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cell transplant (UC-MSCT) may improve symptoms and biochemical values in patients with severe refractory systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
In the 5/10 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism, lead author and Director of Rheumatology and Immunology at Nanjing University Medical School’s Drum Tower Hospital, Dr. Lingyun Sun and colleagues reported on 16 patients with severe SLE that did not respond to standard treatments. All 16 patients received stem cell transplants. 10 patients completed at least 6 months of follow-up and 2 patients were followed for more than 2 years. There was no treatment-related mortality or other adverse event during or after UC-MSCT.
Dr. Sun said, “The disease activity among patients was significantly improved during the first 3 months of follow-up.” After nearly two years, most patients show clinical remission with no adverse events detected to date or treatment-related mortality.”
via Lupus Study Shows Promising Results Using Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells | Scimitar Equity Blog.
In BUSINESS OF STEM CELLS on June 7, 2010 at 4:52 pm
This article states that there is:
“no evidence that the removal and re-injection of stem cells was effective or safe…”
Really? REALLY? How ignorant! How blind! How deceitful! I guess they are completely ignoring the between 1300 and 2600 adult stem clinical trials that prove the safety and efficacy of stem cell treatments for MS and Diabetes and over 100 other diseases…
MS and STEM CELL TREATMENTS – http://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/multiple-sclerosis-and-stem-cells-need-more-info/
DIABETES and STEM CELL TREATMENTS – http://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/diabetes-stem-cells/
SMALL SELECTION OF OTHER DISEASES – http://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/10/10/do-stem-cell-treatments-work/
Laboratory technician tests fluids at the Institute of Cellular Medicine in San Jose, Costa Rica A laboratory technician tests fluids at the Institute of Cellular Medicine in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Photograph: Juan Carlos Ulate/Reuters
Costa Rica has cracked down on a stem cell clinic which offered patients experimental treatments unavailable in the west, ordering the Institute of Cellular Medicine to cease treating spinal injuries and degenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis and diabetes.There was no evidence that the removal and re-injection of stem cells was effective or safe…
via Costa Rican health ministry bans experimental stem cell treatment | World news | The Guardian.