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Benefits of PRPs in Stem Cell Therapy

In ALL ARTICLES, SCIENCE & STEM CELLS on April 9, 2013 at 7:29 pm

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Here are the benefits of PRPs…

A few scientific studies:

  1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2819709/
  2. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0142961203001145
  3. http://informahealthcare.com/doi/full/10.3109/00207454.2012.742077
  4. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1465324912000060
  5. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/cog/ct/2013/00000022/00000003/art00005
  6. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jcp.20391/full
  7. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jbm.b.32808/full

 

Anecdotal:

  1. https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2011/10/10/jarvis-greens-adult-stem-cell-treatment-changed-his-life/
  2. https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/prp-treatments-show-great-potential/

 

Background:

  1. https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/prp-part-1-hines-wards-incredible-receptionprior-to-the-superbowl/
  2. https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/prp-part-2-horses-and-humans/
  3. https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/prp-part-3-horsing-around-with-stem-cells/
  4. https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/prp-part-4-prp-science-a/
  5. https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/prp-part-5-prp-science-b/
  6. https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/prp-part-6-prp-vs-blood-doping/
  7. https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/prp-part-7-regulating-prp-thrapy-in-sports/

 

WHAT PRICE HEALTH?

In STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on April 2, 2013 at 4:02 pm

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Greg said:

“Dave, word on the grapevine is a few stem cell professionals almost or did come to blows over the FDA nonsense. They couldn’t understand how the FDA has been stonewalling them when the FDA has okayed dangerous drugs with far less data and safety.”

I responded:

“This has been going on for some time. Simply put, there are a number of docs and treatment centers that are leading the charge, a full frontal assault on the FDA to obtain the right (which should not be something they need to petition for) to use autologous (from the patient’s own body) adult stem cells for treatment. There are a number of regulations that need to be met and federal, state and local law before one can treat in the USA. Almost nobody knows how to do this. Even those that do, can still come under fire and spend their entire war chest battling in the courts. Even if you win over and over, you still can waste valuable time, money and energy better spent treating patients and researching protocols and developing ideas.

There are also many patient groups who are actively lobbying for these rights and numerous petitions floating around. The call to arms I recently wrote which I am putting the finishing touches on, entitled “The Public Wants Stem Cell Treatments” addresses these issues directly. These are the front lines my friends and the docs and patients are on one side and the FDA and upstart regulatory bureaus trying to get a market share of stem cell regulation are on the other. Welcome to the wild west. The mortars and shrapnel are flying and anyone who sticks their head out of the fox hole will incur a mortal wound.

The number of hoops required to jump through are daunting and almost nobody knows how and fewer are willing to take the chance but the potential upside is thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions of chronic and terminally ill patients with incurable disease recovering, going into remission, reclaiming their health and their lives.

What’s the value of that? What price can we put on our health? I’m reminded of the old credit card commercials…

Chronic disease = $30-150,000 per year
Loss of income from inability to work = $30-150,000 per year
Adult stem cell treatment = $8 – 10,000
Living without symptoms after treatment = Priceless
Living to see your daughter married = Priceless
Living to see your grandchild born = Priceless
Living without pain = Pricelesshttps://i1.wp.com/www.statusant.com/large/Today-be-thankful-and-think-how-rich-you-are.-Your-family-is-priceless%7C2C-your-time-is-gold-and-your-health-is-wealth.-status.jpgRelated articles

A DOG’S LIFE SAVED THROUGH STEM CELL TREATMENT

In STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS, VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on March 6, 2013 at 9:00 am

This is Thelma. She is an adorable, friendly, 7 year old Boxer. Thelma was to be put down because she was suffering from Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) in her neck. It was ultimately decided however to try stem cell therapy, performed by Pet Central Animal Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. This is a video of her BEFORE MediVet America’s stem cell procedure…..
AFTER: This is the after video of Thelma’s AMAZING progress after just 9 weeks from being treated with stem cell therapy!

HUMAN NOSE GROWN THROUGH STEM CELLS ON PATIENTS ARM

In ALL ARTICLES, SCIENCE & STEM CELLS, VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on February 27, 2013 at 9:00 am

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Havana (PL). – A British businessman suffering from a cancer that cost him his nose expects to recover the affected organ by a novel technique of reconstruction from its own tissue.  The procedure is being developed by researchers from the University College London (UCL), and it is about making the nasal appendage grow into the patient’s arm in order to transplant it later to the face, hoping also this part can recover the sense of smell.

According to experts, the new nose began to form in a biodegradable mold -based on the original one- with a synthetic material where millions of stem cells were injected.  At the same time they worked the skin of one of the arms, which was extended gradually with a small inflated ball housed beneath the surface. Two months later the ball was replaced by the nose in training, where the appendix is now acquiring networks of nerves and small blood vessels, as well as a skin cover.

After three months, the nose will be grafted into the man’s face, in an operation so precise that it should leave no scars. Whereas his arm will return to normal, said the attending physician team.  Scientists are convinced of the success of the procedure, and they explained that the nasal structure will be even slightly curved to the left, very similar to that lost as a result of their illness.

Some time ago a team of Spanish surgeons rebuilt the face of two children who suffered a serious facial hemiatrophy with adult stem cells extracted from adipose tissue of patients.  This technique, which not only generates volume but also regenerates tissues, is about practicing millimeter punctures in the children abdomen, in order to suck, through liposuction cannulas, the fat that is deposited there.  The material is processed in an aseptic manner, and from the fat are extracted the purest stomach stem cells with the higher regenerative properties, which are mixed with the fatty tissue for immediate re implantation into the patient, in an operation not very complex, they said.

The benefits of this therapy can be transferred to any other soft tissue atrophy, and the results are evident in a few months, because stem cells are regenerated and optimize the quality of the implant after a while, they said.

In fact, a similar technique for breast reconstruction and for improving cardiac function in myocardial infarction has been used.  Besides it has been successful in repairing tissues such as the trachea, esophagus and skeletal muscle in animal and human models, while advancing in the regeneration of organs such as liver, heart and lungs.

CELL THERAPY AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE

Throughout life, cells forming tissues wear out and are degenerated. Advances in medicine based on replacement techniques of damaged tissue have been a revolution not without problems, including the limitation on the number of donor organs, and immunological complications (graft rejection), partly resolved with medication.  It is known that tissue forming part of the body have naturally the intrinsic capacity to self-renew, a process which occurs thanks to the remaining cells with capacity of differentiation.  This has opened a new era in the so-called regenerative medicine using stem cells, which is nothing but exploiting the natural mechanisms of cell renewal to repair damaged tissues, a new concept that opens possible therapeutic paths for certain diseases considered incurable at present.

The old dream of scientists to create organs on demand seems, judging by the progress made, ever closer.

* Journalist of the Science and Technology Editorial Department of Prensa Latina News Agency.

STEM CELL TRAIL BLAZER RICHARD HUMPHRIES WILL BE MISSED

In ALL ARTICLES, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on February 21, 2013 at 4:44 pm

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Richard Davis Humphries was a trail blazer in the area of adult stem cell treatments and his strength and passion will be missed. His successful treatment and recovery from secondary progressive multiple sclerosis in 2007 enlightened untold numbers to the benefits and safety of adult stem cell treatments. If you didn’t know him, here’s a small piece of his battle and recovery from MS:

In March of 2007, “Humphries, a 54-year-old Alexandria native who lives in Fort Worth, Texas, was bedridden and suffering from excruciating pain with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis.

“Very few people know this,” he said, “but I prayed to die every day and night, for the pain was off the charts.”…

…”The night after the second injection, I started to feel better and the fog had lifted. The time was midnight, and I had not been able to stay up that late in some time. The pain was gone….

HUMPHRIES WAS THE FIRST ADIPOSE (FAT TISSUE) DERIVED STEM CELL RECIPIENT IN THE WORLD.  STEM CELLS FROM FAT HAVE SOME OF THE HIGHEST REGENERATIVE CAPABILITIES AND ARE FOUND IN SUPER ABUNDANCE, MAKING THEM AN IDEAL SOURCE FOR TREATMENT.


…In February (2008?), Humphries underwent another experimental stem cell treatment to regrow inner ear nerve hairs. It not only improved his hearing but helped him tolerate heat, which can be a problem for people with MS…

“It’s an amazing recovery,” Ichem said (Dr. Tom Ichem of San Diego, a scientist). “I was with him in (Washington) D.C. and spent three days with him, and I was, honestly, bona fide flabbergasted. It’s one thing to read about recoveries like this, but to see it first hand — I hate to say ‘miracle,’ but it was absolutely something very, very stunning. Usually when we develop new treatments, we see results with some impact, but I’ve never seen this kind of stunning impact. It literally shocked me.”

Rest In Peace my friend. You will be missed.

Stem cells aid recovery from stroke

In STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on February 18, 2013 at 3:53 pm
Stem cells aid recovery from stroke
January 27, 2013 in Medical research
Stem cells from bone marrow or fat improve recovery after stroke in rats, finds a study published in BioMed Central‘s open access journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy. Treatment with stem cells improved the amount of brain and nerve repair and the ability of the animals to complete behavioural tasks.
Stem cell therapy holds promise for patients but there are many questions which need to be answered, regarding treatment protocols and which cell types to use. This research attempts to address some of these questions. Rats were treated intravenously with stem cells or saline 30 minutes after a stroke. At 24 hours after stroke the stem cell treated rats showed a better functional recovery. By two weeks these animals had near normal scores in the tests. This improvement was seen even though the stem cells did not appear to migrate to the damaged area of brain.
The treated rats also had higher levels of biomarkers implicated in brain repair including, the growth factor VEGF. A positive result was seen for both fat (adipose) and bone-marrow derived stem cells. Dr Exuperio Díez-Tejedor from La Paz University Hospital, explained, “Improved recovery was seen regardless of origin of the stem cells, which may increase the usefulness of this treatment in human trials. Adipose-derived cells in particular are abundant and easy to collect without invasive surgery.”

Read more at: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-01-stem-cells-aid-recovery.html#jCp

 

BROADCAST JOURNALIST SON TREATED WITH STEM CELLS

In ALL ARTICLES, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS, VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on February 17, 2013 at 9:33 am

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Karen Davila resorts to stem-cell therapy for son’s autism

Broadcast journalist Karen Davila’s firstborn, David, was 3½ years old when he was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (PDD/NOS) in the Autism Spectrum, a severe form of autism. The development pediatrician said there was no cure for David’s condition.   “David didn’t have the classic signs of autism, but clearly he wasn’t developing like other children his age,” says Davila. “At the age of 3, he wasn’t speaking spontaneously, although he could read. He had tantrums, couldn’t express his needs, whether he was hungry or sad, and didn’t reach out to other children his age.”

Like most kids in the autism spectrum, the boy had attention difficulties. “He was spaced out most of the time, and was rigid. It was so heartbreaking to see my eldest this way,” she adds.   Davila refused to accept that there was no answer to her son’s condition. “I researched endlessly and devoted myself to making sure my son got the best possible treatment,” she says. She quickly put her son on a casein- and gluten-free diet and biomedical treatment, under the care of Defeat Autism Now (DAN)-licensed doctors.

Early last year, Davila was offered an opportunity to try the fresh cell therapy being offered by a clinic in Germany.  The stem cells are harvested from lamb fetus and injected into the patient. By then, the journalist-mom had read up on the supposed benefits of stem cell on children with special needs.  In March, mother and son flew to Frankfurt.

“I didn’t consult with David’s doctors,” Davila admits. “But I have an aggressive-progressive approach to David’s condition. I’m willing to try anything that could help my son.  Doctors will frown upon this (lamb stem cell) since it is not accepted in the medical field, but I did try it for David’s sake.”

Around June last year, Dr. Z Teo and his wife, dermatologist Aivee Aguilar-Teo, introduced autologous fat stem-cell therapy or fat stem-cell therapy in their clinic.   Dr. Teo has been performing fat stem cell repair therapy or FSCR in his clinic in Singapore for a few years.

 Unlike the sheep stem cell, FSCR harvests fat from the patient’s tummy or thigh; a machine then isolates the stem cells from the fat. The fresh stem cell is then injected back into the patient’s body to stimulate the production of new, healthy cells. In patients who are too old or too sick, or have autism like David, fat stem cells are taken from a close blood kin.

Speaking to her son’s autism specialists, Davila says they have “no strong opposition against autologous fat stem-cell therapy.”

David’s procedure is deemed safe, “but blood screening, infectious screening, and compatibility testing and complete physical checkup must be performed prior to the procedure,” says Dr. Aguilar-Teo. Compatibility testing is vital to determine which of the parents is a better-match donor, she adds.  The clinic has performed 50-60 FSCRs since last year, only a handful of which share the same case as David’s.

As for its effect on David, “after just a week or two, the results were dramatic,” Davila says. “We noticed that David was quicker in question-and-answer response. He was visibly more aware, more in the moment, and he was bantering more at home and in school.

“Earlier that year, I brought David to Germany for fresh cell therapy. The effects were quite different. I believe that stem cell coming from the human body is clearly more powerful and potent.”

The surgeons in the Teos’ clinic also injected back some of Davila’s fat stem cells into her body. Apart from its purported benefits for people with neurodegenerative and cardiovascular disorders, and diseases like diabetes and asthma, FSCR is largely touted for its anti-aging and aesthetic benefits.  Prominent personalities who have admitted undergoing stem-cell therapy include former Presidents Joseph Estrada and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, and Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile.

Speaking to her son’s autism specialists, Davila says they have “no strong opposition against autologous fat stem-cell therapy.”

To read full article, click HERE.

“When considering stem cell treatment you are taking your own health and well being in your hands. Do yourself a favor and surround yourself with positive open minded people who want you to recover. Is this how you describe your doctor, Your family?  Talk to patients who have been treated successfully. Embrace their health, passion and optimism and make it your own. The fastest way to greater health is to want it, believe it can happen, surround yourself with other like minded people and make it happen.”

– DG

 “Be the change u want to see in the world” – Gandhi

WHY TRAVEL ABROAD FOR STEM CELL TREATMENTS???

In ALL ARTICLES, CELEBRITIES & STEM CELLS, VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on February 12, 2013 at 9:00 am
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“Woke up this morning and am “aware” of my surroundings. I guess in other words I’m not a zombie. Haven’t been this clear in years. And the headache i’ve had all week is GONE!”

A women who has been battling Multiple Sclerosis, wheel chair bound for two years, unable to grasp objects due to severe shaking, and dealing with daily Brainfog, was treated with stem cells here in the United States two weeks ago.   For the first time in two years she was walking with the assistance of a cane and able to grasp her morning coffee cup and this was ONLY AFTER TEN DAYS!!!

Jack Osbourne

It’s a shame that Son of rocker Ozzy Osbourne, Jack Osbourne has had to travel to Germany to ­undergo stem cell replacement therapy to treat his Multiple Sclerosis, when he could have been treated here in the United States..  Jack, who went public about his health crisis last summer, said he is currently feeling well and getting plenty of rest – despite being a new dad to nine-month-old daughter Pearl.

“There are odd restrictions here in America because everybody still thinks it’s, like, what it isn’t. So I’m going to Germany. They pull stem cells from your own blood then inject them back into you.  Hopefully it will repair any damaged cells and nerves and things like that.” said Jack.

For more articles related to Stem Cell treatments for Multiple Sclerosis click HERE.

 

STROKE RECOVERY IMPROVED THROUGH STEM CELLS

In ALL ARTICLES, SCIENCE & STEM CELLS, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on January 30, 2013 at 9:00 am

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Stem Cells Aid Recovery from Stroke, Study Suggests

Jan. 28, 2013 — Stem cells from bone marrow or fat improve recovery after stroke in rats, finds a study published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy. Treatment with stem cells improved the amount of brain and nerve repair and the ability of the animals to complete behavioural tasks.

Stem cell therapy holds promise for patients but there are many questions which need to be answered, regarding treatment protocols and which cell types to use. This research attempts to address some of these questions.

Rats were treated intravenously with stem cells or saline 30 minutes after a stroke. At 24 hours after stroke the stem cell treated rats showed a better functional recovery. By two weeks these animals had near normal scores in the tests. This improvement was seen even though the stem cells did not appear to migrate to the damaged area of brain. The treated rats also had higher levels of biomarkers implicated in brain repair including, the growth factor VEGF.

A positive result was seen for both fat (adipose) and bone-marrow derived stem cells. Dr Exuperio Díez-Tejedor from La Paz University Hospital, explained, “Improved recovery was seen regardless of origin of the stem cells, which may increase the usefulness of this treatment in human trials. Adipose-derived cells in particular are abundant and easy to collect without invasive surgery.”  (sciencedaily.com)

 

“The ease of collection, and the ability to use “allogenic” cells from other rats rather than having to harvest the animal’s own cells and culture them, meant a treatment was available not weeks after a stroke, when the damage was done, but in this case minutes.

“From the viewpoint of clinical translation allogenic stem cells are attractive because they can be easily obtained from young healthy donors, amplified, and stored for immediate use when needed after a stroke.”  They suggested that it might be possible to overcome the risk of immune rejection of the donor cells in humans.”  (bbc.co.uk/news/health)

SPINAL CORD REPAIRED THROUGH STEM CELLS

In ALL ARTICLES, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS, VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on January 23, 2013 at 9:00 am

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Stem cells breathe new life into paralyzed gymnast

At the Dasara Games in September of 2010, a meticulous gymnast with the ambition to achieve the same stardom as his hero Ashish Kumar, met an untimely misfortune when mistiming a somersault during a practice routine.

“Ananth Rao’s head crashed on to the mat and he heard a cracking sound. His spine was shattered at the cervical region (C-6, C-7), paralyzing him for life. “I’ve always been told that one must learn from mistakes,” Ananth said. “One small mistake I made has cost me so much. I lost hope completely, I thought my life was over,” said the youngster, who was operated upon after his accident at the JSS Hospital in his hometown.  Although the doctors stabilized his neck, Ananth became a bedridden quadriplegic (all four limbs paralyzed) with no control over his bowel movements and was susceptible to a number of ailments.” He was forced to drop out of Mysore Maharaja College to focus on receiving vigorous physiotherapy and standard forms of treatment. But there was little improvement in his condition.  Just over a year after his accident, doctors heard about Ananth’s condition and decided to take up his case in a bid to improve his quality of life.  With the backing of the HCG Foundation, Ananth was exposed to advanced treatment in the form of mesenchymal stem cells – connective tissue cells that can differentiate into a variety of cell types – in a bid to try to regenerate nerve cells in his spinal cord.

After two stem cell injections and 11 months of focused rehabilitation, Ananth has shown remarkable signs of improvement.

“Today, I can dream new dreams of a future where I am not dependant on anyone and I can see myself living with dignity,” said Ananth, who showed no signs of difficulty lifting his arms, holding a pen or a cup of coffee. “He had been undergoing regular treatment for a year,” said HCG chairman and CEO Dr Ajaikumar, who along with orthopaedician Dr Pramod S Chinder, took a personal interest in Ananth’s case. “He was someone who led an active life as a gymnast and I felt we should take up this challenging case to show how regeneration can happen through stem cell treatment. We are glad our efforts have finally paid off,” he said, without ruling out further improvement.” “Ananth’s case was studied in detail. Stem cells of the patient were cultured and two injections were given to him,” said Dr Chinder, who was quick to add recovery chances were case specific. “Post treatment, the patient progressed significantly, with the movements of hands and there is sensation in his legs. There is increasing evidence in the benefits of stem cell therapies and spinal cord injuries are one of the most researched. In patients, who do not have any other option of recovering from spinal cord injuries, stem cell treatment is the way to go forward,” Dr. Chinder added.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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