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How Stem Cells Work: Pulmonary First Pass Effect or Highway to the Lungs

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How Stem Cells Work – Part 7

To continue our “How Stem cells Work” short format video series, this episode brings up the sticky issue of stem cells getting stuck. Stem cell therapies come in many forms, but a common one is IV injection of cells. Despite this, there’s ample research to show that many of those stem cells will end up getting stuck in the lungs via a pulmonary first pass effect. In fact, very few will end up in areas like the joints or brain. This is my short video on the topic.

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    Chris Centeno

    Christopher J. Centeno, M.D. is an international expert and specialist in regenerative medicine and the clinical use of mesenchymal stem cells in orthopedics. He is board certified in physical medicine as well as rehabilitation and in pain management through The American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.…

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