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PARKINSON’S – FREDDIE ROACH

In ALL ARTICLES on February 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm

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For those that don’t know him, Freddie Roach is the greatest boxing coach of all time.  He has accomplished this incredible feat with slurred speech and tremors.  Freddie Roach has Parkinson’s.  On the HBO special about him, in a conversation with another Parkinson’s patient Roach says:

“That’s why Muhammad Ali shakes so much.  He doesn’t take the medication.”

The side effects of the medication are worse than the symptoms of the disease.

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In a special on Muhammad Ali’s daughter, a brilliant fighter in her own right, she says:

Ali is perfectly coherent and easy to talk to in the morning before he takes his meds.  After he takes his meds you can’t talk to him.

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What have we learned here?

https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2011/03/17/gene-therapy-shows-promise-for-parkinsons-reuters/

https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2010/02/06/60-parkinsons-patients-improve-after-repair-stem-cell-treatment-physicians-confirm-results/

Autologous Bone Marrow Stem Cells Transplant into Parkinson’s Disease Patients – Safe + Improve
https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2010/03/11/autologous-bone-marrow-stem-cells-transplant-into-parkinson%e2%80%99s-disease-patients-safe-improve/

60% PARKINSON’S PATIENTS IMPROVE AFTER REPAIR STEM CELL TREATMENT – PHYSICIANS CONFIRM RESULTS!
https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2010/02/06/60-parkinsons-patients-improve-after-repair-stem-cell-treatment-physicians-confirm-results/

Do Stem Cells Repair Damaged Brain Cells
https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/08/25/mesenchymal-stem-cells-may-repair-damaged-brain-cells-%c2%ab-adult-stem-cell-awareness/

* OPRAH, MICHAEL J FOX, DR OZ – STEM CELL DEBATE IS DEAD! –http://tinyurl.com/DEBATEisDEAD

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Michael J. Fox Foundation Commits up to $5.75 Million in Funding for 2010 Critical Challenges… — NEW YORK, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —

In ALL ARTICLES on March 4, 2010 at 1:17 pm

Embryonic stem cell research and drugs!

…The Michael J Fox Foundation seems intent on investing time and money into everything in the name of a cure for Parkinson’s disease…everything except for what works!  Here is what works…adult stem cells and repair stem cells (they are the same thing).  For example:

  1. Muhammad Ali seeks ADULT STEM CELL treatment in Israel
  2. 60% PARKINSON’S PATIENTS IMPROVE AFTER REPAIR STEM CELL TREATMENT – PHYSICIANS CONFIRM RESULTS!

Michael J. Fox Foundation Commits up to $5.75 Million in Funding for 2010 Critical Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease

NEW YORK, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research announced up to $5.75 million in total funding available under its three 2010 Critical Challenges. Each year the Foundation tailors specific Challenges to advance one or more of its key research priorities in PD drug development: forging new strategies to define Parkinson’s disease and its progression, alter disease course, reduce symptoms and complications of treatment to increase quality of life, and develop pre-clinical and clinical research tools to broadly accelerate Parkinson’s research. Including the Critical Challenges announced today, the Foundation expects about $25 million of its total 2010 funding to drive research focused on these priorities.

via Michael J. Fox Foundation Commits up to $5.75 Million in Funding for 2010 Critical Challenges… — NEW YORK, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —.

Muhammad Ali seeks ADULT STEM CELL treatment in Israel

In VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on February 26, 2010 at 7:47 pm

After years of waiting for an embryonic stem cell treatment, Muhamad Ali has finally accepted that ADULT STEM CELL treatments are the only way he is going to get better.  Thank god!  Michael J Fox, please pay attention! -dg

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Muhammad Ali seeks ADULT STEM CELL treatment

by Graciemag Newsroom — February 23, 2010.

More American boxing legend Muhammad Ali will undergo a new type of treatment for Parkinson’s syndrome, a disease that has debilitated his health for decades.

The former pugilist’s daughter, Rashida Ali, revealed that her father is keen to try the treatment using [adult] stem cells. “Muhammad Ali’s daughter contacted us after hearing of our work with adult stem cells and assured us her father wants to take part in the tests we are doing.”

The treatment, initially meant for patients suffering from sclerosis, may be amplified to treat Pakinson’s disease patients, like the pugilist.

The tests performed on rats to combat sclerosis, including Parkinson’s, were a success. The next step is to prove its effectiveness on humans.

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Muhammad Ali ended his career as a champion heavyweight in 1981. In 1984 he was diagnosed with the disease, which seriously affects one’s ability to communicate. Rumors abound that the head trauma from boxing caused the Parkinson’s, but was never scientifically proven.

Also see:

Oz, Oprah, Michael J Fox and Embryonic Stem Cell Research

60% PARKINSON’S PATIENTS IMPROVE AFTER REPAIR STEM CELL TREATMENT – PHYSICIANS CONFIRM RESULTS!

Check out the video on Youtube of highlights from the legendary athlete’s career.  Click on the title of this article to open in a new page and see the video in larger format:

via Graciemag International » Muhammad Ali seeks treatment in Israel.

60% PARKINSON’S PATIENTS IMPROVE AFTER REPAIR STEM CELL TREATMENT – PHYSICIANS CONFIRM RESULTS!

In VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on February 6, 2010 at 10:16 am

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60% PARKINSON’S PATIENTS IMPROVE AFTER REPAIR STEM CELL TREATMENT – PHYSICIANS CONFIRM RESULTS!


Majority of Parkinson’s Patients Improved After Stem Cell Treatment

February 04, 2010

A follow-up study of 50 Parkinson’s disease patients treated with autologous bone marrow stem cells. Overall, almost 60% improved following treatment.
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MICHAEL J FOX, FREDDIE ROACH & MUHAMMED ALI TAKE NOTE!!!
THESE RESULTS ARE FROM ADULT/REPAIR STEM CELLS,
NOT EMBRYONIC!!
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These results support the premise that patients with Parkinson’s disease can be treated safely and effectively with autologous stem cell therapy.  The most common improvements reported by patients were decreased rigidity (74%) and better walking/gait (over 80%).

“Two months after the stem cell therapy, I had a checkup for a hole in my eardrum that had been there for several years and it was healed up completely! As for the Parkinson’s symptoms, I am much stronger. I still fall occasionally but nothing compared to before therapy. People tell me that I am talking much better. I am blinking and smiling and I have more facial expression My ability to use utensils at mealtime is almost back to normal,” said Mr. Herman Engman, who was treated in January 2009.

More than 50% of the patients who improved reported decreased tremors while more than 60% experienced better speech. Approximately 60% of the patients surveyed had their improvement confirmed by their own physician.

“Now, I am walking like I was before I had Parkinson’s and my shaking is more under control I am sleeping longer at night and have also gained 10 pounds This is the first time in four years that I have been able to gain any weight,” stated Mr. John Andresen. Mr. Andresen was treated in July 2009.

SURVEY RESULTS

Parkinson’s – Autologous Stem Cell Therapy Results (N=50)

Introduction

Parkinson’s disease (also known as Parkinson disease or PD) is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that often impairs the sufferer’s motor skills, speech, and other functions.[1]

Parkinson’s disease belongs to a group of conditions called movement disorders. It is characterized by muscle rigidity, tremor, a slowing of physical movement (bradykinesia) and a loss of physical movement (akinesia) in extreme cases. The primary symptoms are the results of decreased stimulation of the motor cortex by the basal ganglia, normally caused by the insufficient formation and action of dopamine, which is produced in the dopaminergic neurons of the brain. Secondary symptoms may include high level cognitive dysfunction and subtle language problems. PD is both chronic and progressive.

Method

50 patients with Parkinson’s disease were treated with Autologous stem cells. Injection of the Stem Cells was performed by Lumbar Puncture. 200 ml of Bone Marrow was extracted out of the Iliaca crest and was concentrated for transplantation using gradient centrifugation. After treatment, the patients were evaluated using a post treatment survey. The results are presented below.

Results

Nearly 60% of patients treated reported an improvement in their condition after treatment.

Parkinson Overall Results

The average patient age was 65 years old.  Patients as young as 38 years old and as old as 85 years old were treated.  80% were female.  The average follow-up time was 7 months after treatment.  Most patients experienced improvements after a couple of months.

Parkinson Age Distribution

Approximately 60% of improved patients reported better speech, handwriting and ability to use utensils.  About 1/3 experienced improved ability to swallow and control saliva (drooling).

Parkinson Daily Living Improvements 1

3 out of 4 patients who improved experienced decreased rigidity and a little more than half reported decreased tremors.  Over 85% reported improved walking ability.  While greater than 80% experienced improved gait.

Parkinson Motor Function Improvements

60% of patients who reported improvements had them confirmed by their personal physician.

Parkinson Doctor Confirmations

Approximately 40% of all improved patients reduced or eliminated their use of Parkinson’s medications.

Parkinson Medication Change B

In a Patient’s Own Words

Johannes W. – 72 years old
“…I no longer have any pain and I am completely drug free…”

Aubra P. – 59 years old
“…After the stem cell treatment I would no longer freeze…”

Ted E. – 66 years old
“…My neurologist saw me during this time and confirmed that I looked like I was doing very well…”

Jon A. – 71 years old
“…Now, I am walking like I was before I had Parkinson’s…”

PARKINSON’S FLASHBACK!

Almost exactly a year ago, a study was published in The Open Stem Cell Journal, 2009, 1, 20-29 called Therapeutic Microinjection of Autologous Adult Human Neural Stem Cells and Differentiated Neurons for Parkinson’s Disease: Five-Year Post- Operative Outcome

The paper describes how a team consisting of members from

  • 1UCLA School of Medicine and Brain Research Institute, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA;
  • 2Movement Disorders Program, Los Angeles Neurosurgical Institute, Los Angeles, California, USA;
  • 3Neural Transplantation and Molecular Biology Laboratories, NeuroGeneration, Inc, Los Angeles, California, USA and
  • 4Feinberg School of Medicine, NorthwesternUniversity, Chicago, Illinois, USA

 

was able to isolate patient-derived (ADULT/REPAIR) neural stem cells, multiply them in vitro and ultimately differentiate them to produce mature neurons before they were reintroduced into the brain.  The team was able to inject the adult stem cells without the need for immunosuppressants. Unlike embryonic stem cells, adult stem cell injections don’t cause a patient’s immune system to reject the cells.

The adult stem cells were highly beneficial for the patient involved in the study.  “Of particular note are the striking results this study yielded — for the five years following the procedure the patient’s motor scales improved by over 80% for at least 36 months,” Levesque wrote.

Via https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/02/23/adult-stem-cell-use-proves-successful-once-again/

IF YOU HAVE PARKINSON’S AND WANT TO KNOW IF YOU ARE A CANDIDATE FOR STEM CELL TREATMENT, http://bit.ly/PATIENTQUESTIONNAIRE

CONSIDERING STEM CELLS FOR LUNG DISEASE, ALI, COPD?

In VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on November 6, 2009 at 11:52 am

DEEP BREATH!

BELIEVE IT OR NOT,  you should consider yourself very lucky!

  • There are a number of top-notch facilities around the world that are successfully treating lung disease.
  • The lungs are the greediest organ in the body when it comes to stem cells so any treatment has a high potential of success than most.

INFO ON STEM CELLS AND LUNG DISEASE/EMPHYSEMA
Here are a number of articles and a description of the procedure at the bottom for your review.
Please be aware that the US is years behind the rest of the world in regard to stem cell treatments.
Also, the only treatments I would consider, use adult stem cells, not embryonic stem cells.
This is a scientific/medical bias, not a religious one.  Adult stem cells work, embryonic do not.

STEM CELL THERAPY PROCESS FOR LUNG DISEASE:
Procedure to implant the patient’s own Adult Stem Cells into the lungs
(this is one of the more popular techniques to give you an idea of what’s involved):

1.A very thin special needle is injected into the crest of the patient’s iliac bone and bone marrow is drawn out
2.The aspirated bone marrow is then taken next door into the lab and put into a centrifuge. The stem cells are separated, filtered (to remove some bone remains)
3.2-3 hours later, the stem cells are injected into the veins and go directly to the lungs.

What Do The Adult Stem Cells Do In the Lungs?
The lungs grab and keep the stem cells and the alveolus starts regenerating. What happens here is that dead cells in the alveolus of the lungs leave empty spaces or niches or little caves, into which the stem cells settle down and start growing, reproducing and rebuilding the alveolus.

The stem cells go to the lungs directly as all blood passes through the lungs before going to the heart, lungs are a sort of a trap and the stem cells stay there. Recovery does not happen immediately for obvious reasons, but it takes from 3 to 6 months, though the patient starts reducing his oxygen consumption as from the 4th week onwards. How much he can reduce his oxygen consumption depends on his actual condition, how his body may react and many other factors.

Sometimes, quite rare, a second implant is required about 6 to 12 months later, for reinforcement. If this would be the case, some Doctors do not charge any additional medical fees, just the out of pocket expenses coming with it, such as hospital, hotel accommodation, ground transportation and airfares.  That doesn’t sound like a bad deal at all. In other words, if it doesn’t work, a patient can try again at minimal expense.

More On The Stem Cell Treatment For COPD and Emphysema
The patient is requested to arrive at one of the Treatment Centers one day prior treatment, for pre-treatment tests. The next day, the patient gets his stem cell treatment done and it is very probable he will be discharged from hospital on the same day or next morning, but he is requested to stay at a hotel nearby for observation purposes for 2 more days at least.

No Pain, No Gain With Adult Stem Cells
The patient normally does not have any pain during or after treatment, though if necessary he will get some analgesic, such as an Aspirin or Advil pill, that is all he will need. He will be at least in the same condition for traveling back as he was when he arrived. Afterwards, the patient will get his follow up by his regular attending physician, but the patient will always be able to keep in touch with the doctor whom performed the procedure.

No Rejection, No Side Effects From Your Own Stem Cells
There is no rejection as the patient gets his own cells and there are no side effects, collateral effects nor consequences of the treatment. If some of the injected Stem Cells would escape from the lungs and go to some other organs, there is no harm, just the opposite- benefits for that organ!

Feel free to contact me again if I can be of further assistance.

CATCH UP! – Stem Cell Therapy May Offer Hope For Acute Lung Injury

In CATCH UP! on October 29, 2009 at 3:28 am

The USA is so far behind the rest of the world it scares me.  The lungs are the greediest of all of the organs in the body for stem cells.  ALI, COPD, etc have been treated around the world with adult stem cells for a long time now.  There was even a clinical trial in Dresden on 86 human patients   –

“Acute Lung Injury After Allogeneic Transplantation – Diagnosis and Early Treatment”

Enrollment: 86
Study Start Date: December 2001
Primary Completion Date: August 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

…and the US is just barely putting a toe in the water with mouse studies? It’s time to CATCH UP!

-DG

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Lungs

Stem Cell Therapy May Offer Hope For Acute Lung Injury

ScienceDaily (Oct. 28, 2009) — Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have shown that adult stem cells from bone marrow can prevent acute lung injury in a mouse model of the disease.

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Their results are reported online in the October issue of the journal Stem Cells.

Acute lung injury (ALI) is responsible for an estimated 74,500 deaths in the U.S. each year. ALI can be caused by any major inflammation or injury to the lungs and is a major cause of death in patients in hospital ICUs. There is no effective drug treatment…

Except for adult stem cell treatments outside the US which you can find here – TREATMENT INFO NOW

via Stem Cell Therapy May Offer Hope For Acute Lung Injury.

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