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Adipose (Fat) Stem Cells used to treat Heart Failure

May 16, 2013

Adipose (Fat) Stem Cells used to treat Heart Failure Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Adipose stem cells have been used for a variety of medical disorders. Early work at UCLA in the 2000’s, revealed the adipose or fat tissue possessed a large reservoir of stem cells capable of differentiating into muscle, cartilage, and bone. Since then research and use of fat stem cells has grown significantly. Physicians at the Scripps Clinic have taken fat from the patient, and utilized…

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Can exercise accelerate arthritis?

May 15, 2013

Can exercise accelerate arthritis? Arthritis can present as a significant problem to exercise inclined individuals. Arthritis may be a natural progression of aging, be part genetic, or post-traumatic in origin. A frequent question with individuals who have joint arthritis is, what exercises can I do? This is a complex question, the answer often beyond what most people wish to hear. Simple answers with a structured response such as type of exercise, frequency, and duration are desired. However, those inclined to…

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Elbow Pain and Arthritis after Surgery, Treatment Options

May 14, 2013

Elbow Pain and Arthritis after Surgery, Treatment Options When things don’t improve after elbow surgery, arthritis may be one potential complication. Surgery is often preformed after elbow trauma, and surgery imparts more trauma to the elbow region which may further accelerate arthritis development. Minimizing further elbow joint trauma, continued repetitive joint stress or biomechanical overload may help prevent further elbow arthritis development. Regenerative Medicine therapies may address chronic elbow pain and dysfunction, by utilizing tissue repair and regeneration models of…

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T Regulatory Cells and Stem Cell Therapy: The T Rex of Helper Cells

May 10, 2013

T Regulatory Cells and Stem Cell Therapy: The T Rex of Helper Cells Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Wouldn’t a giant of a cell that heals injuries be nice? Well our body possesses such creatures. They are called regulatory cells. In the stem cell world, they serve a giant function, they assist in repair pathways by secreting repair chemicals known as cytokines or interleukins. The body’s cells communicates with each other by signaling molecules. These signaling molecules or cytokines…

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Low Back Pain: Can PRP Help?

May 08, 2013

Low Back Pain: Can PRP Help? Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Low back pain afflicts many individuals. Often, it does not respond to conservative treatment. Surgery in the United States for low back pain hovers at 50% success rates. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been used for many musculoskeletal problems, including low back pain. Certain low back conditions may respond to Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Exact placement of the PRP is the key. Localizing where the pain comes from…

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The Pope had PRP Treatment

May 02, 2013

     The Pope had PRP Treatment Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl In the ever increasing list of celebrities that have undergone Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), The late Pope John Paul II has also received PRP for a chronic musculoskeletal problem. It is interesting to note that initially there was extensive church resistance to stem cell research, however the Catholic church has now shown acceptance for the use of adult stem cells to treat medical disorders. The use of adult…

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Shoulder Pain in a Patient’s Only Functional Arm, Treated With PRP and Stem Cells

May 01, 2013

     Shoulder Pain in a Patient’s Only Functional Arm, Treated With PRP and Stem Cells Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl   Shoulder pain is bad enough. Imagine if you only had one functional arm and that shoulder was going bad with arthritis. That is exactly the situation Dennis M. Lox, MD, faced. The patient had injured his dominant arm in a severe motorcycle accident, paralyzingly the nerve in the arm. This left him with only one functional arm, his…

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Stem Cell Therapy: Knee Joints and Horse Sense

Apr 24, 2013

Stem Cell Therapy: Knee Joints and Horse Sense Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Tampa, Fl A recent study by veterinary researchers, found that when different tissue horse stem cells are grown in a lab they are identical. The stem cells are equally distributed over a collagen scaffold by a special device known as a perfusion bioreactor, the stem cells are then grown to differentiate into bone or cartilage. The researchers found that both bone marrow and adipose stem cells that were…

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Stem Cells for Your Brain? Skin Therapy not so fast for your Knee

Apr 24, 2013

Stem Cells for Your Brain? Skin Therapy not so fast for your Knee Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl The magazine Popular Science ran on it’s cover Stem Cells for All. The issue predicted stem cell breakthroughs for 2013. The article based this assertion on an earlier announced  study that transformed skin cells into neurons. The ability to turn abundant skin cells into another tissue is a energized topic as, this total or totipotent ability is what embryonic stem cells…

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Tennis star Nadal withdraws from Australian Open

Apr 18, 2013

         Tennis star Nadal withdraws from Australian Open Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from The 2013 Australian Open. One of four tennis grand slam tournaments. Nadal who has missed half of the 2012 season due to ailing knee problems, has cited the need to recover from a stomach virus diagnosed in late December. Nadal a tennis superstar, an owner of 11 grand slam titles, is renowned for his aggressive unrelenting style, that has been attributed to his frequent knee complaints. Nadal…

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