Adult Stem Cell Awareness

June 14, 2008

Human Patients Treated for MS With Adult Stem Cells

Filed under: adult stem cell awareness,alternative sources — chelseaz @ 3:47 am

After immunosuppressive therapy fifty-six human patients with Multiple Sclerosis received autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (h/t Wesley Smith). Tatiana Ionova, MD, PhD, Department of Haematology, Pirogov National Medical Surgical Center, Moscow, Russia reports that “All patients appeared to respond to treatment.” From the release:

Improvement was seen in 62.3%, and stabilisation occurred in 37.7% of patients. Progression after improvement occurred in 7.1% and progression after stabilisation in 11.8% of patients.

There were no deaths during the course of the study.

Out of 26 patients included in the quality-of-life analysis, 24 exhibited a response and preserved a good quality of life during the follow-up. No unexpected treatment-related adverse events were observed.

Dr. Ionova concludes that this treatment is a safe and effective therapy for MS.

Meanwhile a woman in the UK is fighting for the right of her and her husband to travel to Switzerland for an assisted suicide after she can, “no longer bear being alive.” Tragic.

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2 Comments »

  1. […] stem cells are improving MS patients! This one I present today is just the latest(Thank you Adult Stem Cell Awareness and the honorable Wesley Smith for […]

    Pingback by donmargolis.com » Repair Stem Cells Help Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Patients- Again — June 16, 2008 @ 6:42 am | Reply

  2. We really enjoyed reading your blog. We are two high school students who have set up a registered non-profit 501C3 organization in support of stem cell research in the United States. This issue is so important and we are dedicated to spreading the word to young people everywhere we can. If you get a second, please check out our website at http://www.livingfreeforresearch.org

    Comment by Matt and Lauren — June 26, 2008 @ 9:42 pm | Reply


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