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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


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Are there stem cell treatment for copd?

Are there stem cell treatment for copd?

No: There are none. You might read about it on the web, providers in certain parts of the world doing it. It is a scam and modern day charlatanism. ...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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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?

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?

Yes: Researchers at brigham women's hospital, ma found that lung stem cells are capable of protecting the lung tissue. In years to come, this may be put to use effectively especially in emphysema than in copd. ...Read more

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What happens when u have to many white blood cells my husband has langerhands cell which stems from his severe COPD what happens with to many white ce?

What happens when u have to many white blood cells my husband has langerhands cell which stems from his severe COPD what happens with to many white ce?

Can you clarify?: Tobacco is a factor that contributes to a tumorous growth of langerhans cells in the lung, a variant of "histiocytoxis x" called "eosinophilic granuloma". It is not usually so serious as the COPD itself. I am glad he has you to help care for him. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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

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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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What is stem cell transplantation's status in the u.S. Now?

What is stem cell transplantation's status in the u.S. Now?

Used non-manipulated: 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. Sue Ferranti
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Emphysema (Definition)

Emphysema is a lung disease caused by destruction of lung tissue--specifically the alveoli, which are the smallest sac-like units of the lung responsible for oxygen exchange. It is characterized by shortness of breath, an expanded chest, and possible signs of low oxygen in the body such as bluish ...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