Navigation Links
Embryonic Stem Cell Research in the Toilet, According to Arthritis Treatment Center
Date:8/25/2010

FREDERICK, Md., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent ruling by federal judge Royce C. Lamberth halting embryonic stem cell research may present a hurdle for some disease research but not necessarily for arthritis.  A key note presentation, entitled "Guided Mesenchymal Stem Cell Layering Technique for Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee" will be made on November 9, 2010 at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology in Atlanta.

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a disease associated with the loss of cartilage, the gristle that caps the ends of long bones and which provides cushioning and shock absorption.  When cartilage wears away, the end result is reduced joint function, and possibly, disability.

According to lead author Dr. Nathan Wei, "Osteoarthritis affects more than 20 million Americans, but our treatment options have been limited to symptom relief... No therapies solve the problem of cartilage loss."

He goes on to say, "Many people aren't aware that there are many different types of stem cells.  Embryonic cells are only one type.  Adult stem cells are readily accessible from bone marrow. Our study shows that adult stem cells may hold the key to successful cartilage regeneration. "

He adds, "We used a 'cocktail' mixture of adult stem cells, platelet rich plasma, better known as PRP, and fat.  The PRP stimulates stem cell growth and the fat provides a framework and bulk for the stem cells to hold onto."

In the study, 22 patients underwent stem cell treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee.  Data was available for 20 patients, ranging in age from 36 to 84 years.  There were 15 men and 5 women.  

Clinical assessments as well as ultrasound measurement of cartilage thickness were performed.

There were three treatment failures, defined as patients who did not improve above baseline.

Data was available at the time of abstract submission for 11 patients at 6 months and 8 patients at one year.  Significant improvements in clinical measures and cartilage thickness were demonstrated.

Dr. Wei cautions, "This was an uncontrolled study.  And, obviously further refinements of technique as well as many unanswered questions remain.  Further studies are warranted."

Dr. Wei is a board-certified rheumatologist and a regenerative medicine specialist who practices in Frederick, Maryland.

http://www.arthritistreatmentcenter.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Arthritis Treatment Center
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. The Impact of Very Small Embryonic-Like Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine is Highlighted by Five Posters and Two Oral Presentations at the 2009 American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting
2. Roundtable Calls Presidents Embryonic Stem Cell Decision: Bankrupt
3. Stem Cell Sciences Announces the Creation of the Worlds First Authentic Rat Embryonic Stem Cells from its Exclusively Licensed Technology
4. A Functional Immune System Can Be Derived From Embryonic Stem Cells, Preliminary Study Finds
5. New Studies End Debate on Embryonic Stem Cell Research
6. National Stem Cell Holding, Inc. Discovers Non-Embryonic Biomaterials that Promote Tissue Repair
7. Preliminary Research Results Suggest up to 70% Reduction in Dose for Positron Emission Mammography Imaging
8. International Research Team Closes In On Cause of Common Form of Muscular Dystrophy
9. Reportlinker Adds Strategic Analysis of End-user Preferences in the U.S. Stem Cell Research Tools Markets
10. CVS Caremark Behavioral Change Research Partnership Presents Ongoing Research at Center for Disease Control Symposium
11. Luminex Donates Companys First MAGPIX Multiplexing System to Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/8/2016)... Feb. 8, 2016   GS1 US will ... guide them through GS1 Standards implementation to address the ... Unique Device Identification (UDI) rule. Scott ... Beth Gibson , senior director industry development, medical devices, ... director, GS1 US --> Scott ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... Feb. 8, 2016 Nueterra, the ... specialized in the development of equity partnerships ... it has divided its interests between two ... Capital will continue the founding company,s private ... operate a national system of integrated provider ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... Pa. , Feb. 8, 2016   ... November Research Group (NRG),s pharmacovigilance technology services ... system-related consulting services and an Oracle Argus Specialized ... services to Life Sciences companies. ... and expands HighPoint,s life sciences capabilities and provides ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... states in the U.S. require dental technicians to be certified or obtain continuing ... industry, NADL created the “What’s In Your Mouth?” campaign to inform dentists and ...
(Date:2/7/2016)... ... February 07, 2016 , ... Women's Excellence staff, in all four locations, wore ... Wear Red Day is the first Friday each February and a day to bring ... in 3 deaths among women each year – more than all cancers combined. Go ...
(Date:2/7/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Dr. Todd Hobgood , certificated in ... surgical expertise. Technically known as deoxycholic acid or previously as ATX-101, Kybella® ... for reduction of fat below the chin (aka the “double chin”). Medication side ...
(Date:2/6/2016)... ... ... US Sports Camps is proud to sponsor the Bay Area Disc Association's ... leaders, ultimate organizations, and coaches from around the US. The theme for this year’s ... of Youth and Education, describes this year YUCC as “an important conversation we must ...
(Date:2/6/2016)... , ... February 06, 2016 , ... Shark Finds ... announce the launch of a new DRTV campaign with Belly Bands. , Having a ... everything from sprays to puppy pads and find nothing works, get Belly Bands, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):