How does using stem cell transplantation treat kidney disease?

See below. To this date I am not aware that stem cell transplant helps kidney disease.You need a organ transplant to replace kidney function when the native kidneys have lost all function. There is research ongoing for adding some biological function with kidney cells in artificial kidneys.

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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?

Yes, but... There are treatments that can be tried, but not knowing his prior treatment history and current condition i cannot say how likely such treatment will be successful. His doctors should have an honest discussion with you & your husband about options, risks and chances of success so you can make an informed decision. As you know, though, this is a bad situation. Read more...
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...

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...
Sometimes. 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...

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...

Can stem cells of my wife`s used for my father to cure chronic kidney diseases stage 4?

Stem cells. There are no reports or studies published in the medical literature regarding use of stem cells in chronic kidney disease. Most use has been on blood disorders, damaged brains, hearts and nerve tissue. Read more...
See Below. There is no current treatment regimen utilizing stem cells. Read more...

Can stem cell transplantation be used to treat solid tumors yet?

Not likely. It is most often done for patients with certain cancers of the blood or bone marrow, like multiple myeloma or leukemia. Graft-versus-host disease is a major complication. Others include veno-occlusive disease, mucositis, infections (sepsis), and oral cancer, so it is unlikely to be used for new things yet. It is reserved for life threatening conditions. Read more...
Not so many. High dose chemotherapy with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation has been shown to be effective for leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and testicular cancer. It may be effective in other solid tumors, e.g. breast cancer, but has been shown to be better than less intensive therapies. Read more...