Does using umbilical cord tissue help with Nephropathy?

Posted by 35427689 @35427689, Jul 22, 2019

My mother has Nephropathy. She has attended a meeting where they say they can use umbilical cord tissue to help with the Nephropathy. I am trying to find out if this is true. She is planning on making an appointment to get this procedure done. I am concerned it is a scam.

Hello @35427689, Welcome to Connect. I have no medical background or training but would be very leary of any small clinic or medical facility advertising they can this type of treatment. I don't believe there have been any clinical trials but I'm not sure. Here's some information I found that may be helpful.

Potential and Therapeutic Efficacy of Cell-based Therapy Using Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Acute/chronic Kidney Disease
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6479813/

Concise Reviews: Stem Cells and Kidney Regeneration: An Update
https://stemcellsjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/sctm.18-0115

Are you able to share the name of the facility or organization that held the meeting?

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The facility is: Ohio Advanced Medical. They are located in Dublin, Ohio. They have been operating less than 6 months.

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@35427689

The facility is: Ohio Advanced Medical. They are located in Dublin, Ohio. They have been operating less than 6 months.

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@35427689, The website for the facility has a lot of testimonials but I would still be uncomfortable with any kind of regenerative medicine at any place other than a large well known medical facility or teaching hospital. Can you ask them if they have FDA approval?

Ohio Advanced Medical Regenerative Medicine
http://www.ohioadvancedmedical.com/

FDA Warns About Stem Cell Therapies
https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/fda-warns-about-stem-cell-therapies

Does your mother have a specific type of nephropathy? Mayo Clinic has some information that may be helpful.

Diabetic nephropathy – Diagnosis & Treatment
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetic-nephropathy/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354562

Diabetic Nephropathy Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/nephrology-hypertension/minnesota/overview/specialty-groups/diabetic-nephropathy-clinic

IgA nephropathy (Berger's disease) – Diagnosis & Treatment
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/iga-nephropathy/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352274

Membranous nephropathy – Diagnosis & Treatment
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/membranous-nephropathy/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20365286

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@35427689, The website for the facility has a lot of testimonials but I would still be uncomfortable with any kind of regenerative medicine at any place other than a large well known medical facility or teaching hospital. Can you ask them if they have FDA approval?

Ohio Advanced Medical Regenerative Medicine
http://www.ohioadvancedmedical.com/

FDA Warns About Stem Cell Therapies
https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/fda-warns-about-stem-cell-therapies

Does your mother have a specific type of nephropathy? Mayo Clinic has some information that may be helpful.

Diabetic nephropathy – Diagnosis & Treatment
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetic-nephropathy/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354562

Diabetic Nephropathy Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/nephrology-hypertension/minnesota/overview/specialty-groups/diabetic-nephropathy-clinic

IgA nephropathy (Berger's disease) – Diagnosis & Treatment
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/iga-nephropathy/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352274

Membranous nephropathy – Diagnosis & Treatment
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/membranous-nephropathy/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20365286

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Thank you for your information.

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to the person who was wanting info on umbilical cord tissue helping with nephropathy — nephropathy is a disease affecting the kidneys — or are you talking about neuropathy

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neuropathy

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