Stem Cells and Cancer-Buyer Beware
Interesting study in the PLOS Medicine this am on an Israeli boy who has a benign brain tumor from donor derived fetal stem cells. For a less technical version of the story, see yahoo news. I have been asked by many people via e-mail if we would consider treating… Read More
Platelet Rich Plasma and the Steelers
Nice piece this morning on PRP in the NYT. PRP means platelet rich plasma. Platelets are smaller than red blood cells and involved in clotting our blood and helping to heal injuries. Our blood platelets house a significant mix of growth factors including PDGF, IGF, FGF, TGF-beta, and VEGF. These growth… Read More
Stem Cells Cure Man’s HIV
If you haven’t seen this story, it’s an amazing triumph for adult stem cell therapy and HIV. However, one man’s gain is another man’s loss. What should be read between the lines is that the genes of the donor stem cells (the ones that were able to take out… Read More
Bone Marrow Nucleated Cell Concentrate (BMAC): Is it Concentrated Enough?
BMAC has become popular of late. In this procedure, a physician takes a bone marrow aspirate, places it in a specially designed centrifuge and pulls out a concentrate of bone marrow nucleated cells. This has been billed as a stem cell concentrate, but the stem cells that are concentrated… Read More
Rotator Cuff Tear Treated with Stem Cells
Ruth is like many of our patients. She’s a health care professional who has had the RIGHT rotator cuff treated twice with traditional surgery. The 3-4 month recovery was difficult, the blue pillow immobilization meant that she couldn’t work as an ER nurse. Because of the muscle atrophy she likely experienced… Read More
Does injecting stem cells IV do anything?
Injecting Adult Stem Cells IV Doesn’t Work (Unless You Have a Lung Problem) A recent study has shown what seemed obvious, out of country stem cell outfits injecting adult stem cells via an intravenous route fail to get those cells to the target organs being… Read More
Regenexx Knee Patient finishes the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon
Congratulations to Dr. Joe Maroon. He was an accomplished tirathlete sidelined by the pain of arthritis in his knee. After the Regenexx treatment as an alternative to knee… Read More
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Alternative
The concept of arthroscopic knee surgery to “clean up” loose tissue in order to reduce knee pain had come into question as early as 2002, when a New England Journal of Medicine article found that people who had arthroscopic surgery did not have less pain or more movement than people who… Read More
Regenexx In The News!
Regenexx procedure patient sees dramatic results. Press Release University of Pittsburgh Medical Center July 14, 2008 Dr. Joseph Maroon, Professor of neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and team neurosurgeon to the Pittsburgh Steelers for the last 20 years has recently qualified to participate in the… Read More