Autologous (non-embryonic) Stem Cells Successfully Close 75% of Perianal Fistulas

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CrohnieToo
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   Posted 10/1/2007 9:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Results of this study were presented at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) in May 2007 (Garci-Olmo D. et al., "Expanded Adipose-Derived Stem Cells (Cx401) for the Treatment of Complex Perianal Fistula. A Phase II Clinical Trial" (DDW 2007; Abstract: 492)) and are pending publication.

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"Using a minimal amount of fat drawn from the patient, it is possible to obtain stem cells that have an extraordinary capacity to facilitate the healing process of fistulas. The treatment consists of the extraction, expansion and re-administration of the patient's own cells into the fistulized area."

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ivy6
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   Posted 10/1/2007 11:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Brilliant, C2. Thanks.
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gachrons
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   Posted 10/2/2007 5:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Interesting to read about something that would make life easier for a lot of people sure hope it works.lol gail

CrohnieToo
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   Posted 10/2/2007 7:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I sure do hope that this research does pan out! I like the fact that they are using our own non-embryonic stem cells rather than borrowed from someone else. (And a good share of us could spare some fat off our butts!).

The thing that has always kind of bothered me about embryonic stem cell treatments is HOW DO THEY KNOW what inherited genetic problems those embryos might be carrying? Might we be trading one health problem for a more serious one down the road? On the order of HIV not being recognized or found in blood transfusions prior to recognition of the HIV and tests for it in donated blood. Or maybe I just don't understand embryonic stem cells and what they are capable of transmitting.
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JudyK89
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   Posted 10/2/2007 7:07 AM (GMT -7)   
There's a company based here in San Diego that has been doing numerous tests with "fat" stem cells with great success. Many new wonderful things on the horizon.
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Six resection surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade finally off of Prednisone, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery. 
 
 


chroniemomx2
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   Posted 10/2/2007 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh wow! That is great C2! Thanks! Where do I sign up?!

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   Posted 10/2/2007 1:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope Ginger sees this post.
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