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Is stem cell treatment (from bone marrow) a viable option for end stage COPD.
I’m actively looking for information related to the stem cells for the knee injections from amniotic fluid or membrane. Bone marrow treatments seem to be more dangerous because of possible blood clots. I would appreciate your comments.
Welcome to Connect, @outback53. I moved your message to the Lung Health group.
Stem cell therapy (regenerative medicine) has the potential to provide innovative new therapies for people with lung diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This therapy is currently under study. You can read more about the research being done at Mayo Clinic here: http://mayocl.in/2ieWfYH
End stage COPD is treated today with medications or lung transplants.
I’d also like to introduce you to other Connect members who are talking about COPD. Please meet @nelisabeth @medpup1 @sandyt @hosta @4bunny @reneeg @cindidugas @miarosa.
Outback, how are you currently managing your COPD?
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@skaryna – you might be interested in joining the discussion about knee issues and stem cell therapy happening in the Bones, Joints & Muscles group.
– Stem cell therapy vs total bilateral knee replacement! http://mayocl.in/2iosIsG
My doc says cells from our belly fat – they get 25% – a much lower % of cells from bone marrow.
Why would Drs. want to take it from bone marrow when they can get SO MUCH MORE OUT OF OUR BELLY FAT?
Colleen, Please I want to ask about a friend who coughs All Day – has flem but, does not always – rarely spits into a tissue. Just coughs as if he his pieces of lung will come up.NOISILY.
He is now taking an expectorant so that hopefully, he can get some sleep.
connect is a member to member support community. We cannot offer medical advice. We can however offer a link to information on cough- http://mayocl.in/10aS6Yz. You will notice at the top of the page within the link there is a tab for your friend to make an appointment at Mayo Clinic if his symptoms persist.
Best of luck to him and some peaceful sleep!
I’m reanimating this discussion about stem cell therapy for lung conditions.
It can be really difficult to tell which stem cell therapies and regenerative medicine practices are effective and which institutions are offering evidence-based proven therapies. In fact, recently the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a stern warning against unproven stem cell therapies. The FDA issued these two press statements: https://www.fda.gov/newsevents/newsroom/pressannouncements/ucm573427.htm and https://www.fda.gov/newsevents/newsroom/pressannouncements/ucm573431.htm.
To help people learn more about the proven therapies and the promise of developing therapies, Mayo Clinic offers a free telephone consult service. When you call the consult service, they will tell you about the availability of approved stem cell therapy at Mayo Clinic and elsewhere, and for what conditions. They can also tell you about research studies that are actively recruiting participants. Furthermore, you can add your name to a database to be notified when additional studies and information become available. You can learn more about the Consult Service here http://www.mayo.edu/research/centers-programs/center-regenerative-medicine/patient-care/clinical-services/regenerative-medicine-consult-service.
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Thanks for the info. I am willing to try most anything. Do you know what the ingredients are in the herbal medicine? Need they are safe for me.
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