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How do we use stem cells to treat disease?

How do we use stem cells to treat disease?

Stem cells & disease: Stem cell use is considered experimental and is not fda-approved for the treatment of any disease. That being said, it would be foolish of me to describe any diagnostic code for which stem cells can be used. Although not treating any "disease", my patients enjoy over a 90% satisfaction with their experimental association with stem cells. Many labs around the country are conducting test currently. ...Read more

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Stem Cell (Definition)

The capacity to "grow up" or differentiate to produce mature cellular elements. In blood production rbc, WBC and platelets. Fundamentally, stem cells can also self-replicate and thus provide a pool of ...Read more


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What sort of disorder is a future stem cell treatable condition?

What sort of disorder is a future stem cell treatable condition?

Stem Cells: Every day there are new diseases help with stem cells. In ga we have keyon's law to inform patients about stem cell donation and banking. Keyon had sickle cell disease and was cured with the stem cell transplant. It is use to treat cancers, CP etc. The cord blood cells are powerful and can be transfused into the a patient and they seem to know where to go to fix diseases. ...Read more

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My husband had a stem cell transplant in sept 2012 for leukemia (aml). Just told he has fully relapsed and has leukemia in his cns? Still treatable?

My husband had a stem cell transplant in sept 2012 for leukemia (aml). Just told he has fully relapsed and has leukemia in his cns? Still treatable?

Difficult, but yes: I am so sorry. Given how quickly he relapsed after transplant, there is a low, but not zero, chance of getting him in remission again. It depends on what drugs his leukemia has seen. A 2nd transplant is possible. There are a number of promising drugs in clinical trials for relapsed aml: http://www.Cancer.Gov/clinicaltrials/search/results?Protocolsearchid=6288957&vers=2 i wish you the best of luck. ...Read more

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What diseases have stem cell therapies treated?

What diseases have stem cell therapies treated?

Stem Cell Therapy: There are currently *hundreds* of ongoing clinical trials for many disease indications. These include cardiac, vascular, ms, diabetes, parkinsons, brain lesion, wound care, autism, crohn's, kidney, liver, orthopedic, reconstruction, fistula , arthritis, and others. Additionally, there are scores of offshore stem cell clinics offering experimental therapies. Dr. Ricardo rodriguez. ...Read more

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Is there current use of stem cells to treat Parkinson's disease in the u.S.?

Is there current use of stem cells to treat Parkinson's disease in the u.S.?

Not yet: Neurotransplantation as a treatment for parkinson disease reached the stage of human trials over 15 years ago, but the field, which is still in its infancy, has encountered a number of roadblocks since then, both political and scientific. With hope that stem cells may be used as a new source of dopaminergic neurons to replace the degenerating nerve cells in parkinson disease looming. ...Read more

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How exactly can stem cells treat neurological disorders?

How exactly can stem cells treat neurological disorders?

Investigational: Stem cell therapy is still experimental in most cases. There are clinical studies looking at autologous cord blood stem cells for the treatment of cerebral palsy. For other forms of neurological disorders, little is known. ...Read more

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Can stem cells be used to treat chronic kidney disease?

Can stem cells be used to treat chronic kidney disease?

Stem cells & kidneys: Currently the only treatments for chronic kidney disease are a careful diet including salt restriction, medications as prescribed by your doctor, and dialysis when necessary. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is brittle bone disease being treated with stem cells?

Can you tell me how is brittle bone disease being treated with stem cells?

Clinical trials: Mesenchymal stem cells which can be isolated from bone marrow and other tissues are being infused into patients with osteogenesis imperfecta (oi) to see if they can cause normal bone growth. Active clinical trial here: http://clinicaltrials.Gov/ct2/show/nct01061099?Cond=%22osteogenesis+imperfecta%22;rank=1 more general info here: http://ghr.Nlm.Nih.Gov/condition/osteogenesis-imperfecta. ...Read more

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What lethal diseases are treated with bone marrow or stem cell transplants?

What lethal diseases are treated with bone marrow or stem cell transplants?

Many: The main lethal disease treated with stem cell transplants are hematologic malignancies such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Bone marrow failure (aplastic anemia) is also treated with stem cell transplants. Some life-threatening genetic disease can also be treated with a transplant. ...Read more

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I had polycystic kidney disease for 2 yrs, can stem cell treat pkd, what to do?

I had polycystic kidney disease for 2 yrs, can stem cell treat pkd, what to do?

No stem cell for PKD: As far as I know, stem cell therapy has not been approved for PKD treatment. There are some clinical trials (but not stem cell) is underway. You should maintain healthy life styles, avoid/stop smoking, and avoid dehydration. Prevent & control of blood pressure & diabetes. Check kidney function & imaging (US or MRI) periodically as recommended by your doctor. ...Read more