Navigation Links
Autologous Bone Marrow Stem Cells Transplant into Parkinson's Disease Patients is Safe and May Improve Their Quality of Life

Clinical study showing a minimally invasive approach was presented in The XVIII World Congress on Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders of the World Federation of Neurology.

(PRWEB) March 11, 2010 -- Eight Parkinson’s Disease (PD) patients were treated with their own bone marrow stem cells (BMSC) injected via minimally invasive routes and discharged the next morning without complications.

Evaluations with UPDRS, Hoehn & Yahr scale and Schwab & England score showed encouraging improvements and the total L- dopamine dose could be decreased suggesting that stem cells may enhance endogenous dopamine synthesis. As a matter of sample, the writing test pre versus post procedure showed significant changes.

“It is high time we focused our efforts in what is possible and reachable and what suffering patients demand. Not all what is researched and developed in Petri dishes or rats can automatically be used in patients, so we should stop to augment their confusion. We expect this study in PD real patients, not in animals, draws the attention of those interested in getting clinical data since, funnily enough, there are billions of dollars spent in endless animal studies but very little in clinical ones” leader investigator Dr. Luis Geffner said.

They ought to be very cautious and prudent emphasizing that presently this is a tool that may complement standard treatments and delay the progress of both the illness and the complications of the medication currently used to treat it. PD patients should be cared comprehensively; therefore, their treatment may include physical therapies as well as optimal medication and stem cells transplant, trying to improve their independence and self-care he added.

Geffner’s team has already transplanted 147 patients suffering from different illnesses or trauma states and many of them have been followed up 5 years showing that autologous adult BMSC neither provoke tumors, immunologic rejection, pain, infections nor arise ethical or religious controversies. That is why they stand to push these investigations forward.

This clinical study Transplant of Autologous Bone Marrow Stem Cells into Parkinson’s Disease Patients Is Safe And May Improve Their Quality Of Life by Geffner L et al was shown in Miami on December 15th, 2009 in the XVIII World Congress on Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders organized by the World Federation of Neurology and published in December 2009 issue of Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders journal.

Dr. Geffner has been working in the field of clinical application of stem cells in many illnesses and conditions and is author of several papers, lecturer in many meetings, consultant for some biological laboratories and has founded the stem cells research in Ecuador in July 2004.

He is in charge of Stem Cells Ecuador, Guayaquil, Ecuador ( and he and his team expect to have new data to publish shortly not only in PD but also in several programs that they are developing in the regenerative medicine field.


Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Harvest Technologies Announces Patient Education Website, : Supports first randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial in the U.S. using autologous adult stem cells to treat patients with end-stage Critical Limb Ischemia
2. Autologous stem cell transplantation for soft tissue sarcoma: insufficient research into therapy
3. Women with breast cancer may benefit from autologous stem cell transplantation
4. StemCor Systems Receives FDA Clearance for Bone Marrow Harvesting System
5. Study on Plasma-Depleted Cord Blood Transplantation Receives Best Abstract Award From The National Marrow Donor Program
6. Oral drug sets a new survival standard for bone marrow cancer
7. Bone marrow cell transplants help nerve regeneration
8. StemCor Systems Announces Acquisition of Intellectual Property to Enhance Bone Marrow Aspiration Platform
9. Transplanted Bone Marrow Cells Aid Nerve Regeneration
10. Stem cells make bone marrow cancer resistant to treatment
11. Saturn Celebrates 11 Years of Helping Save Lives Through Blood, Marrow, Organ and Tissue Donation
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Autologous Bone Marrow Stem Cells Transplant into Parkinson's Disease Patients is Safe and May Improve Their Quality of Life
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... 13, 2015 , ... According to an article published October 5th ... who successfully lose weight with a bariatric procedure are much less likely to develop ... notes that anywhere from 40 to 50 percent of all endometrial cancer cases are ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... , ... October 13, 2015 , ... Symposium Chairman, Dr. ... 19th annual Dallas Cosmetic Symposium to be held March 2nd and 3rd, 2016. The ... afterwards, draws plastic surgeons and cosmetic physicians from around the world. , Key topics ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... October 13, 2015 , ... ... unique private messaging application, announced today a significant contract that will provide its ... Independence plans to build on the growing success of its Relay program, IBX ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... ... NavaFit Inc. today announced the launch of its NavaFit app for iPhone® ... fitness & sporting events, and stay motivated. Users can download the apps ... to get more serious about fitness and wellness, individuals are constantly looking for new ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Protein is essential to good health. You need it to ... how much protein does the average man need in order to stay healthy? ... 2015 issue of Harvard Men's Health Watch . Most Americans get about 15% ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2015)... Given the intricacy of the anatomy and physiology of ... drug effectively to a specific ocular site. Several barriers have ... include dilution of a drug by tears, clearance of a ... issues with respect to the cornea, sclera and choroid. Approximately ... due to the aforementioned barriers. --> Given ...
(Date:10/12/2015)... 12, 2015  Former White House Spokesman, and Drug Czar ... House Narcotics Committee, Robert Weiner , and Policy Analyst ... two emphasize that this is now a potential bipartisan campaign ... Jeb Bush , Carly Fiorina to Rand ... federal statistics, which they call "a shocker: 23 million need ...
(Date:10/12/2015)... 2015  Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX ) today announced ... ended September 30, 2015 on Monday, November 2, 2015. A ... the close of trading. --> ... discuss the operating highlights and financial results for the third ... 4:30 p.m. Eastern time. . Simply ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: