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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Stem Cell Therapy (Overview)

Application of cellular therapy to replace or repair diseased or injured cells. The "stem cell" would have the capacity to "grow up" and result in new healthy tissue or organ. The most common application would be blood stem cells for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, or other blood cancers, but increasingly stem cells are being looked at to treat arthritic, cardiac and other issues.


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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.

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Dr. Qamar Khan
162 Doctors shared insights

Stem Cell Therapy (Overview)

Application of cellular therapy to replace or repair diseased or injured cells. The "stem cell" would have the capacity to "grow up" and result in new healthy tissue or organ. The most common application would be blood stem cells for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, or other blood cancers, but increasingly stem cells are being looked at to treat arthritic, cardiac and other issues.


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What is stem cell therapy?

What is stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy: It involves the use of stem or pluripotent cells that, under the proper triggers, can grow into many different cell types. Stem cells are transplanted to replace damaged cells or tissues in the body that are unable to heal themselves. While this type of therapy does offer hope, it is mostly investigational at this time and very few stem cell therapies have been proven to be both safe and effective. ...Read more

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Please explain stem cell therapy.?

Please explain stem cell therapy.?

Wide uses studied: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, havested by liposuction, isolated and concentrated in tissue culture. Early reports suggest significant improvement in neurological, autoimmune and organ functions. Many more mscs in fat than bone marrow making ad-msc the center of most research now. ...Read more

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How safe is adult stem cell therapy?

How safe is adult stem cell therapy?

Safety -yes: There is abundant evidence from Phase I Clinical trials that adult stem cell therapy is safe. It is the purpose of Phase I trials to establish safety. Other phases (II, III and post III) established efficacy and dosage response levels. Hundreds of Phase I trials have been conducted for various indications. This is an excited area of medicine! ...Read more

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What countries do stem cell therapy?

Legitimacy?: Before traveling for stem cell therapy make sure it is legitimate - people travel to some countries and get who knows what labeled as stem cells. I would be hesitant to go to any other country for treatment such as this. ...Read more

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What diseases can stem cell therapy cure?

What diseases can stem cell therapy cure?

Stem cell therapy: To learn about stem cells see this comprehensive article:
http://stemcells. Nih. Gov/info/basics/Pages/Default. Aspx ...Read more

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Stem cell therapy for scheuremann's disease?

Stem cell therapy for scheuremann's disease?

Consider: Stem Cell Therapy or Platelet procedures to help with healing and strengthen ligaments. While it will not cure Schuermann's Disease it can help decrease pain and strengthen ligaments in the surrounding muscles and facet joints. Check out Regenexx. Com for more info. ...Read more

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Stem cell therapy, is it approve in the u.S?

Stem cell therapy: It involves the use of stem or pluripotent cells that, under the proper triggers, can grow into many different cell types. Stem cells are transplanted to replace damaged cells or tissues in the body that are unable to heal themselves. While this type of therapy does offer hope, it is mostly investigational at this time and very few stem cell therapies have been proven to be both safe and effective. ...Read more

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How are they using stem cell therapy around the world?

How are they using stem cell therapy around the world?

IV and targeted: Adult stem cells are being studied for IV use and for guided injection therapy into areas of disease or degeneration. Most important cell group appears to be the mesenchymal stem-stromal cells which are multipotent (several tissues). Trend is to use fat tissue as source since it has highest numbers of these types of cells. Amazing reports are growing that they have great therapeutic potentials. ...Read more

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Has stem cell therapy proven to be effective in the us?

Has stem cell therapy proven to be effective in the us?

Absolutely: For a variety of conditions this has been life-saving. It is not without risks and some patients have been failures, but overall it has been an amazing addition to physician's armamentarium. ...Read more

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Why was stem cell therapy banned if it can heal people?

Basics: To learn about stem cells see this comprehensive article:
http://stemcells. Nih. Gov/info/basics/Pages/Default. Aspx ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: stem cell therapy?

Broad: Application of cellular therapy to replace or repair diseased or injured cells. The "stem cell" would have the capacity to "grow up" and result in new healthy tissue or organ. The most common application would be blood stem cells for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, or other blood cancers, but increasingly stem cells are being looked at to treat arthritic, cardiac and other issues. ...Read more

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What's the definition of stem cell therapy and how does it work?

What's the definition of stem cell therapy and how does it work?

Stem cells: Stem cells are 'mult potential'cells meaning that they can evolve into many different types of cells. Research is being done to determine if introducing stem cells into abnormal or damaged organs, could replace the damaged or abnormal cells of that organ or slow the progression of diseases affecting the cells. ...Read more

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Are different types of stem cell therapy available in different countries?

Are different types of stem cell therapy available in different countries?

Yes: International uses of adult stem cells are becoming commonplace. Outside us regulatory issues permit the separation-isolation of many types of undifferentiated cell types. In combination with platelet concentrates, use of adult stem cells are used in many regenerative, orthopedic, musculoskeletal, pain, tissue rejection, and wound healing. ...Read more

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How could stem cell therapies help restore nerves damage resulting from spina?

Integration: Stem cells are pluripotent cells meaning they can be programmed to be anything. The problem or difficulty is the integration and fidelity to a specific site of interest like the spinal cord. There are a number of research going on that someday there would be a cure to the most devastating ailments. ...Read more

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Will stem cell therapies help people with intellectual disabilities? Is there any cure on the horizon?

No, not at the moment: Probably later, but brain cells don't regenerate, and probably cannot be differntiated easily from stem cells as other tissues do, meanwhile all is still experimental ...Read more

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Can stem cell therapy help armd?

Can stem cell therapy help armd?

Possibly: There are some new stem cell treatments that can help armd, and there are several centers that are performing studies. Bascom palmer eye institute in miami and wills eye hospital in philadelphia are two such centers. See http://www. Advancedcell. Com/. ...Read more

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Does stem cell therapy stimulate sezuires?

Does stem cell therapy stimulate sezuires?

I'm not sure of: The exact question. Patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant may receive Busulfan which can have the side effect of seizures. ...Read more

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Will stem cell therapy ever help kids with trisomy?

No: With any trisomy every cell in the body has an extra chromosome in the nucleus. That extra chromosome interferes with the normal information that tells each metabolic function how to proceed. Those trisomy's that are compatible with a rather normal life have less interference shown than others, but stem cells would never cancel or remove the extra chromosome. ...Read more

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What's the current state of stem cell therapy for retinal damage?

What's the current state of stem cell therapy for retinal damage?

Experimental: Stem cells are being tried in a few inherited conditions but not for trauma or ordinary disease of the retinal like diabetic change. This is finally an active area of research after being killed during the bush years. Hopefully something will come out of it. ...Read more

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I ve bronciectasis, is it a progressive condition?, is stem cell therapy now available for this?

Bronchiectasis can: Worsen over time, usually gradually. I am not aware of any human stem cell trials for this condition. ...Read more

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Can stem cell therapy be used to cure cancer?

Can stem cell therapy be used to cure cancer?

Stemm cells: That is the newest thing that in the literature. Hope it will be very useful. ...Read more

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How reliable is stem cell therapy for the knees?

How reliable is stem cell therapy for the knees?

Experimental: Hi. Stem cell therapy holds tremendous promise that only has a chance of being realized when anti-science ignoramuses (GOP, right wingers) are kept OUT of power. There is no approved stem cell therapy for knee problems, but if you WANT to see stem cell potential, keep idiots OUT of positions of power with your VOTE!!! Stem cells rock, and science has only scratched the surface! ...Read more

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What do you feel abt stem cell therapy for copd?

What do you feel abt stem cell therapy for copd?

Unclear: Stem cell therapy is now being used in an experimental approach for severe COPD in an effort to regenerate lung tissue. There haven't been enough cases or time to know if this approach can be benefical. While theoretically appealing, results need to be assessed before it can be recommended. ...Read more

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Is stem cell therapy helpfull for lenox gastaut syndrome? And wil my daughter wil be able to stand on her own

Find clinical trials: On the ninds website: http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/lennoxgastautsyndrome/lennoxgastautsyndrome. Html. In ~ 65-70% of children with lennox- gastaut syndrome, a cause can be found, like brain malformations, perinatal asphyxia, severe head injury, central nervous system infection, or inherited degenerative or metabolic conditions. Find specialists on http://lgsfoundation. Org/ to help you. ...Read more

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Can stem cell therapy repair si ligaments? I'm 22 was an avid athlete until 8 months ago. Feel hopeless need some help

Depends: If the ligaments are lax, a combination of prolotherapy and stem cell treatments can help to get them strong again. Obviously, you will need to do your part in physical therapy and exercise in order to get the best results. Look into regenexx, they have the best system for treating these things with stem cells and have different options. They even discuss optimal medicines and foods for healing. ...Read more

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If stem cell therapy is not an option for COPD today, is there promising research going on? At what time in future might this become a reality?

Stem cells: Stem cells offer promise in many areas where dysfunctional cells are not doing the job. This includes COPD and other areas where cells do not work well. But work is in early research, was put behind many years by theologic based political decisions, and was overhyped by advocates trying to fight the politics. It will be a number of years in the future for success. ...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