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

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

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...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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How safe is adult stem cell therapy?

How safe is adult stem cell therapy?

Appears safe: 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 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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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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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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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
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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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Information on Parkinson's stem cell therapy?

Information on Parkinson's stem cell therapy?

In clinical trial: 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

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


Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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