Bone marrow stem cells may help control IBD

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Reef08
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   Posted 8/20/2008 8:33 PM (GMT -7)   
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-08/mgh-bms082008.php

Can't wait for Prochymal!!

LMills
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   Posted 8/20/2008 8:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope there's something to that..stem cell research for diseases of this nature is wonderful I think.
20 years old, Diagnosed with severe Crohn's and colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone, pentasa, alinia, bentyl, prilosec, tandem plus, and the occasional ultracet
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy(very possibly due to Crohn's inflammation) in July of 2008.
Due to start Imuran September 17 depending on blood results.


crohnspatient13
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   Posted 8/20/2008 9:18 PM (GMT -7)   
i'm actually very possibly going to be starting a clinical trial for stem cell research this year! im excited.
diagnosed with Crohns since 2004
Hospitalized often for colon rest and TPN
Have been on 6MP, flagyl, cipro, prednisone, remicade (3 1/2 years).
Currently trying Humira every week.
Just got put back on Prednisone :(! 30 mg/day
Put on Augmentin too


pb4
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   Posted 8/20/2008 9:23 PM (GMT -7)   
It's what I'm putting all my hope into so no one has to suffer anymore...gawd I hope this will be the answer we're all looking for (the cure).

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


LondonRed
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   Posted 8/21/2008 1:21 AM (GMT -7)   
The depressing thing is we hear new stories every day but life on the ground remains the same.

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: 2 Patches of Mild Chrohn's Colitis
Medication: 4000mg Pentasa a day, 5mg Clipper Steroid (Beclometasone dipropionate)


d2parrotperson
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   Posted 8/21/2008 12:06 PM (GMT -7)   
The problem I see with stem cell treatment is it is so extreme! They have to basically kill you to help you. They give you chemo to kill your immune system, then treat you and you have to remain in absolute isolation for sooooo long! I can't imagine going through that.

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Reef08
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   Posted 8/21/2008 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
d2parrotperson said...
The problem I see with stem cell treatment is it is so extreme! They have to basically kill you to help you. They give you chemo to kill your immune system, then treat you and you have to remain in absolute isolation for sooooo long! I can't imagine going through that.

You're confusing a stem cell transplant with infusing mesenchymal stem cells.  This is just an infusion of mixed adult stem cells from multiple healthy donors that have universal compatibility (like type O blood) so there's no chance of rejection by the host's immune system.  No chemo is needed.


d2parrotperson
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   Posted 8/22/2008 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow. So maybe there is hope on the horizon?
150mg Azathioprine
Lomotil
Iron
Nexium 2/day
Fentanyl patch
Oxycodone
Baclofin
 
Crohn's, Fibromyalgia, Several bad discs, bone spurs, Osteoarthritis, Osteopenia, Reflux, Stenosis, Stricture
2 resections
 
Stephanie
 
When I am weak, then am I strong


sr5599
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   Posted 8/22/2008 12:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I wouldn't call mesenchymal cells a cure, persay. They did a wonderful, wonderful job of helping me though! It's what I hold on for each day I stress out about being on Tysabri...
--40 year old female, dx as UC in '04 (1st symptoms in '03), switched to Crohn's in '05, 1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine
--rejected (reaction/didn't work): Asacol, AZA, 6-MP, MTX, Remicade, Humira, prednisone
--methylpred - finally off 6/15/08, tried Prochymal in Phase III study (can't wait til it's approved!)
--started Tysabri 3/21/08
--single mom to 10-yr-old girl

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