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Can you use stem cells to heal cardiomyopathies in children?
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Clinical Trial Now
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.

In brief: Clinical Trial Now
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.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Research ongoing
The use os stem cells in a variety of afflictions show promise.
Most work with cardiomyopathy is in adults, and stem cell use appears to be helpful but not developed to a point where it is considered more than paliative. It may buy time until a transplant organ can be found, and would only be available in centers using a study protocol.

In brief: Research ongoing
The use os stem cells in a variety of afflictions show promise.
Most work with cardiomyopathy is in adults, and stem cell use appears to be helpful but not developed to a point where it is considered more than paliative. It may buy time until a transplant organ can be found, and would only be available in centers using a study protocol.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Pediatrics - Cardiology
In brief: Not yet
But the future looks bright not only for treating cardiomyopathies but also damage caused by heart attacks; research is going on as we speak.

In brief: Not yet
But the future looks bright not only for treating cardiomyopathies but also damage caused by heart attacks; research is going on as we speak.
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
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