Is stem cell treatment an option for COPD?

Posted by outback53 @outback53, Dec 26, 2016

Is stem cell treatment (from bone marrow) a viable option for end stage COPD.

Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease group.

@ethanmcconkey

Hi @marczappa, you may have noticed I moved your post to this existing Stem Cell and COPD discussion. I did this so all information on this topic would be in one place. Simply click VIEW & REPLY in your email notification to get to your post.

As for stem cell research at Mayo Clinic, any new information would be found at this link: http://mayocl.in/2ieWfYH

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So are there new trials in the works? I think I was put on a list when I spoke to your consultant last year.

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@marczappa

So are there new trials in the works? I think I was put on a list when I spoke to your consultant last year.

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Hi @marczappa, I'm glad to hear that you put your name on the list for Mayo Clinic's Regenerative Medicine. If you have not received a call, then it likely means that current research is not yet recruiting human subjects.

For anyone else interested in finding legitimate information about stem cell therapy for lung conditions and available clinical trials, you can call Mayo Clinic's Regenerative Medicine free telephone consult service. When you call, 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.
Or call 1-844-276-2003 to speak with one of our experts.

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Good afternoon
How do I find out if my name is in the data base?
I just called and was told you are closed till Monday.
Thanks

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@colleenyoung

Hi @marczappa, I'm glad to hear that you put your name on the list for Mayo Clinic's Regenerative Medicine. If you have not received a call, then it likely means that current research is not yet recruiting human subjects.

For anyone else interested in finding legitimate information about stem cell therapy for lung conditions and available clinical trials, you can call Mayo Clinic's Regenerative Medicine free telephone consult service. When you call, 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.
Or call 1-844-276-2003 to speak with one of our experts.

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This is one of the articles I came across. Are these guys legitimate? https://www.thelunghealthinstitute.com/blog/marijuana-and-copd-medical-professionals-are-still-unsure. Are these claims science based? Another alternative treatment we offer is cellular therapy. Cellular therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses concentrated platelets and cells from your body to target lung disease. These platelets release healing properties that, when combined with proteins, growth factors and other helpful cells, may promote healing in damaged tissue and reduce inflammation in your lungs.

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@marczappa

This is one of the articles I came across. Are these guys legitimate? https://www.thelunghealthinstitute.com/blog/marijuana-and-copd-medical-professionals-are-still-unsure. Are these claims science based? Another alternative treatment we offer is cellular therapy. Cellular therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses concentrated platelets and cells from your body to target lung disease. These platelets release healing properties that, when combined with proteins, growth factors and other helpful cells, may promote healing in damaged tissue and reduce inflammation in your lungs.

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No they are not. It's a scam.

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@marczappa

This is one of the articles I came across. Are these guys legitimate? https://www.thelunghealthinstitute.com/blog/marijuana-and-copd-medical-professionals-are-still-unsure. Are these claims science based? Another alternative treatment we offer is cellular therapy. Cellular therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses concentrated platelets and cells from your body to target lung disease. These platelets release healing properties that, when combined with proteins, growth factors and other helpful cells, may promote healing in damaged tissue and reduce inflammation in your lungs.

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Thank you Colleen.
when I spoke last year to Mayo Clinic I was told there is a list for when real studies are done. How to I check How do I find out if my name is in the data base and if I was put on it ?

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@robinson

I do not have any evidence of improvement. Would I be in poorer shape without the procedure? I don't know. After I see the doc later this month maybe I'll have an idea if there has been improvement or not. I do get short of breath without much activity so from that standpoint I don't see much relief. I am approaching my 80th birthday so I guess I should expect to see some difference in my endurance as compared to a few years ago. I am happy to be active and able to care for the yard and work everyday at our greenhouse business. PTL

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Do you have any improvement since you had stem cell therapy procedure?

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@colleenyoung

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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With a Avair puffer

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I would like to participate in a study for Copd

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I have been approached to use fetal stem cells to cure my lung and nerve problems (COPD, Emphysema and neuropathy). Does anyone have info on this?

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@hgregory

I have been approached to use fetal stem cells to cure my lung and nerve problems (COPD, Emphysema and neuropathy). Does anyone have info on this?

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Hi @hgregory, welcome to Connect.
You'll notice that I moved your message to this existing discussion about stem cell research and lung diseases in the Lung Health group. I recommend reading through the past messages in this discussion as well as these:

– Stem Cells / Regeneration https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/stem-cells-regeneration/

Regenerative medicine for COPD is still in the research phase. Do use caution about promises made by some clinics.

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. 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.
Or call 1-844-276-2003 to speak with one of our experts.

You may also be interested in the discussions in the Neuropathy group https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/neuropathy/ in particular this discussion:
– Stem Cell Therapy for Neuropathy https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/stem-cell-therapy-for-neuropahy/

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