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Autoimmune Disorders: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Stem Cells for Knee Pain

Feb 10, 2014

Autoimmune Disorders: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Stem Cells for Knee Pain Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), unlike osteoarthritis or degenerative arthritis is an autoimmune disorder where the body’s own immune system attacks its own tissues, thus setting the stage for potential significant joint destruction. Patients consider stem cell treatment for RA as traditional “mainstay” treatments are poorly tolerated or have not controlled the patient’s symptoms adequately. Stem cells are great regulators of the immune system, and as…

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Stem Cell Therapy Offers Hope for Patients with Autoimmune Disorders

Jan 16, 2014

Patients with Autoimmune Disorders May Find help with Stem Cells   Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Clinical studies focusing on autoimmune disorders are increasingly becoming more common. Several companies have developed allogenic (other people’s stem cells) to show safety for autoimmune disorders. Graft versus host disease is a deadly disorder often occurring in children who receive bone marrow transplants. Several studies have shown safety in initial trials. The more common autoimmune disorders like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Lupus…

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Rheumatoid Knee Arthritis Responds To Stem Cell Therapy

Jan 10, 2014

Rheumatoid Knee Arthritis Responds To Stem Cell Therapy Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL A patient with chronic knee pain suffering from rheumatoid and osteoarthritis consulted with Dennis M. Lox, MD, about the possibility of having stem cell therapy for knee pain. Despite having multiple joint involvement, after consulting Dr. Lox it was agreed that the her knees were the most reasonable and likely to respond to stem cell treatment. One month later, she is doing much better. She no…

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Rheumatoid Knee Arthritis and Stem Cell Therapy

Jan 07, 2014

Rheumatoid Knee Arthritis and Stem Cell Therapy Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Autoimmune disorders such as Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) can be difficult to treat. Patients might be tried on multiple drugs with relief – or suffer significant side effects. Even the new biologic drugs that block the harmful effects of tissue destroying chemicals in our bodies that block TNF-a, IL-B, or IL-6 may result in dangerous side effects. A patient with chronic knee pain suffering from rheumatoid and  consulted…

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Rush Researchers Use Stem Cells to Repair Damaged Knee Cartilage

Dec 31, 2013

 Rush Researchers Use Stem Cells to Repair Damaged Knee Cartilage Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Rush University is conducting the first clinical trial using Cartistem. Cartistem is a Mesenchymal stem cell derived umbilical cord blood (allogenic or donor) tissue that has been expanded to greater numbers. The stem cells are then mixed with hyaluronan, then surgically administered via arthroscopic surgery following microfracture (a drilling into the bone technique that involves considerable downtime). This study will be a two-year, two-phase…

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Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Stem Cell Therapy

Aug 16, 2013

  Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Stem Cell Therapy Tampa, Saint Petersburg, and Clearwater, Fl Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and other autoimmune disorders have seen an interest in stem cell therapy. Simple reason. Stem cells are immunomodulatory cells. That means that can help regulate the immune system as well as provide an anti-inflammatory effect. Current biological therapy medications that work by suppressing various cytokines TNF-a, IL-1B or IL-6 are helpful to some patients but are unkind to others exerting serious side effects.…

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