“I was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse in October of 2005. Dr Tonkovic of Midwest Heart Specialists in Hoffman Estates Illinois informed me i needed surgery to repair the valve immediately. He said that he felt without surgery I would die within six months. I had the surgery. Dr. Timothy James at Sherman Hospital in [...]
Current treatments with Adipose-, Bone Marrow- and Cord Blood-derived stem cells. Autism, Spinal Cord Injury, Heart Failure, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis treatments are outlined. Dr. Paz is the Medical Director of the Stem Cell Institute in Panama City, Panama. He is U.S. Medical Board certified in Internal Medicine.
Excerpts from Interview with Dr. Amit Patel, Director of Regenerative Medicine, University of Utah by Thomas Ichim, Ph.D, CEO of Medistem Inc
www.thelatestwith.com Ichim: Which one was the first stem cell trial for cardiac conditions? Patel: It is like one of those questions like who did the first heart operation. There is a lot of debate as to what was the first to use cells plus therapy and there have been a number of trials. Myoblasts were [...]
PANAMA CITY, PANAMA – The Stem Cell Institute reported today publication in the peer reviewed journal, International Archives of Medicine, of a heart failure patient who underwent profound recovery after receiving adult stem cell therapy. The publication is freely available at www.intarchmed.com. “Stem cell therapy is experimental, and although the results discussed in the paper [...]
The use of adult stem cells for conditions besides bone marrow transplant is most prevalent in the area of heart failure. Since the original study of Strauer et al in 2001 in which a 46-year old patient was administered bone marrow stem cells after a heart attack and experienced a profound improvement in cardiac function, [...]
Stem Cell Institute Panama Clinic Case Report of Successful Treatment of Heart Failure Patient Published
Adult stem cell therapy is currently in numerous clinical trials in the United States and Internationally. A sample of ongoing trials can be seen at www.clinicaltrials.gov if you search for the words "stem cell". In clinical trials the objective is to determine safety (in Phase I), efficacy in an unblinded manner (Phase II) and efficacy [...]
Adult stem cells are being more and more used in patients to achieve effects. In the treatment of patients with heart failure, Dr. David Prentice, discussed two studies in which adult stem cells appear to have some benefit. The first study was the result of a Brazil-Florida joint effort in which it was discovered that [...]
In addition to the possible use of Stem-Kine for restoration/maintenance of circulating endothelial progenitor cells, the publication discusses the possibility of using such cells from sources outside of the body, for example cord blood.
Adenosine inhibits chemotaxis and induces hepatocyte-specific genes in bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells
One of the major questions with adult stem cell therapy is how do the stem cells go to where they are needed?
TaiGen Biotechnology Reports Phase I and Preclinical Data for TG-0054 at the 2009 American Society of Hematology Meeting
The ability of TG-0054 to cause mobilization of EPC may support its use in other areas besides hematology. For instance the body may be able to grow new blood vessels around the areas of ischemia.