Stem cells to cure Crohns?

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wannerbee
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   Posted 2/12/2010 3:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi you guys    was watching T V the othernite  they were talking about  Adult stemcell  therapy they have already cured one or more with blindness  and they said that many more diseases could be cured using this proceedure saying that CROHNS could be a thing of the past shocked  that would be something to shout about yeah and that is using yourown stemcells i wonder how you can reserch this ( I NOT VERY COMP LIT) any of you seen anything about this   It was on U K tv they can certainly have some of my stemcells   What do you think about this   Teddy boy 

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MMMNAVY
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   Posted 2/12/2010 4:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, there are trials going on with stem cells (it was in Scientific America magazine about six months ago), but you have to darn near about dead in order to get in.
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champagnekindofgal
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   Posted 2/12/2010 9:27 PM (GMT -7)   
what is the logic behind this?
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ivy6
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   Posted 2/13/2010 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Do you mean stem cell transplants, or Prochymal therapy?
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Trigirl
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   Posted 2/14/2010 12:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I was all signed up to be a guinea pig for the stem cell research but when they did the scope they found pre-cancer cells and kicked me out of the study.

I was at a university research hospital and no meds would work on me.

Ended up with an ileostomy and feeling better than I have in years. Just spent a week x country skiing in the mountains and feel grateful for the opportunity.
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Sniper
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   Posted 2/14/2010 7:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I dont want no stem cells . Most have some sort of fuzz or thorns on them . And then there are all those aphids. My wife is always fighting some kind of bug on her rose stems. Not that I could not use a little more fuzz on my head but I dont need any on my stem . Anyway, Ithink those doing such things are like Dr. Frankinstein . " Its ALIVE,,,but look, it has bugs!!!! " Oh my...
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Grandpato2
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   Posted 2/14/2010 8:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I believe stem cell research is the most likely field of research that will lead to a cure for crohn's. First off they use your own cells nobody elses. The idea I believe for us would be to use stem cells to grow new intestines. Wouldn't that be great! I know heart muscle has been grown sucessfully and terminal 'n" stage parkinson's disease (brain cells) totally reversed sucessfuly for 5 years. Unfortunately research takes time and money. I've heard over 50 diseases are being researched.
Male, 54 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. 5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.


FunGuy
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   Posted 2/14/2010 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
My thought also Grandpa was that they could grow us brand new intestines. I was wondering how long it would take me to aclimate to serious Thai or Mexican food with a brand new baby intestine.
 


Escalador
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   Posted 2/15/2010 5:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I dont think that brand new intestines solve the problem... just fix it for some time (like resections)

bookworm21
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   Posted 2/15/2010 6:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Putting in a new intestine wouldn't work--our bodies are programmed to attack our intestine, so it would do the same thing to a new one. We would need something that fixed our immune system.

debilitated
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   Posted 2/15/2010 3:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok, Let me clarify all this for you all.
Stem Cells That are injected from OUR spinal fluid after a TOTAL IMMUNE System Reboot.
What does that mean? Intense Chemotherapy... Wipes out our immune system.

Out Deprived Stem cells, Injected after harvested from spinal fluid. Stem cells Mass produce.. Build a new immune system.

New immune system says "what the Heck is this in my intestines..." "I must remove it"
The new immune system never Knew the Crohn's or Colitis or Infectious disease EVER EXISTED. Over months maybe a year. This disease slowly is repaired by the new immune system. New Cells are formed. Crohn's CAN Be a Thing in the past. Or just VERY VERY Acute. Meaning Stem therapy.
Why cant we just get Stem Cells once...
Cus SOME DRUG company wants some type of medication... (figures)

And thats how it works; :-D

Escalador
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   Posted 2/15/2010 4:14 PM (GMT -7)   
thats a gross oversimplication

Grandpato2
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   Posted 2/15/2010 5:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Ohh but I can only wish for a good Indian currytongue
Male, 54 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. 5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.


FunGuy
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   Posted 2/16/2010 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I can almost remember what Indian curry tastes like or OMG Lamb Vindaloo.... OK we got to stop this. lol
 

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