• Ongoing happenings in Stem Cell Care of Arthritis

    Ongoing happenings in Stem Cell Care of Arthritis

    The number of options for regenerative medicine continues to multiply in metropolitan Chicago so the patient seeking the best alternative must remain ever vigilant. A two-day course basically allows anyone with a medical license to become an immediate “expert”. Incidentally, several of these national...

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  • Postpone, perhaps avoid joint replacements

    Postpone, perhaps avoid joint replacements

    Last week, we traveled to Israel to celebrate the wedding of our youngest son. Israel became the destination for the event as Eric and Judith had met there while his music business was subcontracting to Coke and Judith led the International Marketing initiatives for Coke. The event took place on July...

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  • Regenerative options for patients receiving chemotherapy, immunosuppression or radiation therapy

    Regenerative options for patients receiving chemotherapy, immunosuppression or radiation therapy

    There has always been a category of patients for whom Bone Marrow Concentrate derived stem cells and growth factors were not a viable option. Patients who have received or are receiving chemotherapy, radiation therapy or immunosuppression have diminished stem cell viability and actual numbers. Such...

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  • Report from the OrthoBiologic Institute meeting, June 08-10, 2017

    Report from the OrthoBiologic Institute meeting, June 08-10, 2017

    It was difficult for me to sit and listen to so many “show and tell” presentations not supported by scientifically overseen outcomes data. Too much anecdote about unproven methodologies; many not compliant with FDA guidance. Basically, it was frequently repeated false news. I was taken aback by what...

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  • False Stem Cell Marketing

    False Stem Cell Marketing

    The lack of scientific foundation in stem cell marketing is all around us and negatively impacting those doing the right thing in the evolving discipline of Regenerative Medicine. Yesterday afternoon, a patient for whom I successfully completed a Bone Marrow Concentrate/Stem cell procedure presented...

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  • Stem Cell Claims versus Outcomes Data

    Stem Cell Claims versus Outcomes Data

    It is now over four years since I began the most comprehensive outcomes clinical trial ever undertaken in which Bone Marrow Concentrate was used to reduce pain, improve function, increase activities and alter the progression of osteoarthritis in a knee joint. At the start, it was generally believed that...

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  • On the results of injecting Bone Marrow Concentrate into the joint and into the adjacent bone for osteoarthritis

    On the results of injecting Bone Marrow Concentrate into the joint and into the adjacent bone for osteoarthritis

    Options for treating patients with osteoarthritis of their joints are historically limited to pain medication, anti-inflammatory medications, steroids, physical therapy, chiropractic care, or any combination thereof. These treatments provide temporary symptom relieving care, but do not offer therapeutic...

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  • Some Stem Cell Background Observations

    Some Stem Cell Background Observations

    There are approximately 2,500 Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells per mL of Bone Marrow Concentrate on average according to the work of Dr. Phillipe Hernigou in Paris. It leads me to conclude that unconcentrated bone marrow aspirate doesn’t have enough MSCs per unit volume to contribute to a therapeutic potential...

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  • Discovering new pathways to healing with stem cells

    Discovering new pathways to healing with stem cells

    On October 28, 2013, I received IRB approval for a clinical trial with Regenexx Sciences, LLC as the sponsor and me as the Principal Investigator. The study, A Randomized Controlled Trial of Regenexx SD versus Exercise Therapy for Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis with Historical Comparison to Total Knee...

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  • What next?

    You no longer will even need a physician, and I have been wasting my Blog space crusading about quality assurance; making certain your Regenerative Medicine specialist is Board Certified and willing to provide outcomes data.  According to a recent email I received, all one needs is “Online Training”...

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