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Stem cells for type1 daibetis?

Stem cells for type1 daibetis?

Stem Cells: Adult stem cells have helped Leukemia, lymphoma. We have been using limbal stem cell transplants in eye surgery for years with excellent results. See eyedoc2020@blogspot.com. Stem cell injections are now being used to treat painful joints (shoulders, hips, etc) Still there are few published studies proving its benefit in some of these conditions. No published study saying it cures Diabetes yet. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Stem Cell Therapy (Definition)

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, ...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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What's the latest on "islet cell transplantation" for type 1 diabetics?

What's the latest on "islet cell transplantation" for type 1 diabetics?

Not so good: We have a long way to go. The edmunton protocol, the latest attempt at transplanting islet cells is not working out as well as we would like for patients with type 1 diabetes. There are other attempts on the horizon - stay tuned. ...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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Are there stem cell based treatments for diabetes yet?

Are there stem cell based treatments for diabetes yet?

Possible not for sur: Stem cells are self-renewing, unspecialized cells that give rise to multiple specialized cell types through a process of differentiation. Theoretically, stem cells could be induced in the laboratory. ...Read more

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Is there anybody who got transplanted the stem cells to cure type1 diabetes?

Is there anybody who got transplanted the stem cells to cure type1 diabetes?

Early studies: 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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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 research---I have CKD stage4. Could I benefit by treatment?

See answer : The research on using stem cells to help patients with CKD has intensified in recent years. Organizations such as The Harvard Stem Cell Institute are in the process of developing new therapies to repair kidney damage, reducing the need for dialysis and transplantation. However, the ultimate goal of regenerating functional kidneys from stem cells to treat CKD is probably still many years away. ...Read more

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Are stem cell transplants for multiple myeloma effective?

Are stem cell transplants for multiple myeloma effective?

Yes.: Autologous stem cells transplants (from yourself as donor when in near remission) result in improved progression free survival and probably overall survival. Allogeneic transplant (from someone else) is more complex, and many would consider it experimental. Although the procedure may cure the disease, there are significant complications and risks that may offset the benefits. ...Read more

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Best first-line treatment for mantle cell lymphoma now: high doses of ara-c+rituximab and autologous sc transplant, or rituximab+bendamustine?

Best first-line treatment for mantle cell lymphoma now: high doses of ara-c+rituximab and autologous sc transplant, or  rituximab+bendamustine?

There is no: Definitive answer to your question. Studies have compared the strategies you mention. The high dose ara-c arm was closed because it was difficult to mobilize stem cells for transplant after these regimens. Bendamustine-r is a good program, and many centers would consolidate a good response with an autograft. ...Read more

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Are there stem cell treatments for chronic renal failure?

Are there stem cell treatments for chronic renal failure?

Not yet: Scientists are treating a number of models of kidney disease in animals with stem cells. Some show promise, but no stem cell therapy is available to the general public yet. Stay tuned; it may not be too much longer. ...Read more

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Which experimental treatments for type two diabetes?

Which experimental treatments for type two diabetes?

GeneControlIsletCell: For type ii, better understanding complex genetic controls is the main focus. There has been some progress using agents which change the response of ppar, esp ?/? & ?, receptors, complex metabolic controls present in most tissues. For type i, ongoing work to grow islet cells in tissue culture, encapsulate them so as to be able to inject them into the abdominal cavity, has had some limited success. ...Read more

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Does stem cell transplantation treat hematologic cancer?

Does stem cell transplantation treat hematologic cancer?

Yes: Stem cell transplant is used to treat leukemias and lymphomas, both are types of hematologist malignancies. ...Read more

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Please describe the types of stem cell transplants for treating cancer?

Please describe the types of stem cell transplants for treating cancer?

HSC Transplant: The only stem cell transplant in regular practice are hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplants for diseases like leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. HSC can be collected from donor bone marrow (BMT), from the peripheral blood (PBSC), or from umbilical cord blood. HSC transplants vary further by the type and intensity of the preparative chemotherapy, immune suppression, and selection of donor. ...Read more

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Are there cures to cancer, diabetes, aids, and sickle cell anemia outside of the FDA?

Are there cures to cancer, diabetes, aids, and sickle cell anemia outside of the FDA?

"Cures" non FDA: If there were we would have all heard about them and they would be widely published. So that I am aware of. I recommend going to Uptodate, the online medical text book I use and review for yourself. I never bet my patient's life on things not approved by FDA. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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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


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more