Stem cell therapy success for a Boy Scout leader on the Appalachian Trail. @drcalapai

Oct 31, 2017, 03:44 AM

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Stem cell therapy success for a Boy Scout leader on the Appalachian Trail. @drcalapai

"Stem cells are unquestionably some of the most amazing cells in the human body. These are undifferentiated cells that do not have a direct “blueprint” or specific destiny. The can become differentiated into specialized cells anywhere throughout the body. They are classified as 2 different types of cells, those that are from embryonic origin and those called adult stem cells.

In the developing embryo, these cells differentiate into ectoderm, endoderm, and mesoderm. These give rise to our spine, nerves, and all our organs. Adult stem cells are primarily used to repair, replenish, and regenerate tissues.

Historically, stem cells can come from a variety of tissues. These include umbilical cord, fetal tissue, bone marrow, or the best source as adipose or fat cells.

Adipose derived stem cells have the highest numbers of cells when collected and tested compared to all others . This is by far the preferred method of stem cell therapy because of sheer numbers and the fact that they are coming from your own body. This is called autologous therapy.

Stem cell research in this country has been in existence for over 60 years. There are a wide range of studies and articles describing its dramatic benefit for chronic diseases. Many of these publications are available for you to read on my website.

In performing stem cell therapy, extremely strict guidelines mus be followed in coordination with a specialized clinical trial review board. This ensures accuracy, sterility, and quality control of the procedure. This information gathered from the procedure, including various forms of documentation can be used for medical publication at a later date. Physician notes and procedure as well as a questionnaire filled out by patients periodically are part of this process. This enables the highest level of procedure and documentation possible.

The procedure takes approximately one and a half hours to complete. Initially, patients are examined, appropriate blood or other testing is done and reviewed and schedule is made to begin procedure.

Typically, stem cell therapy is done within 2 weeks of initial consultation.

On the day of procedure, stem cells are extracted from abdominal belly fat, love handles, or around the buttocks, this takes 5-10 minutes then patients sit and relax while the processing is done. It is then washed and centrifuged 3 times to allow separation of cells and harvest stem cells. At the end of the procedure, microscopic analysis can estimate the number of stem cells available of injection. Injection can be done either into joint, connective tissue, muscle or for all other organs or systemic diseases, intravenously. Intranasal technique is also used for MS, Parkinsons and Alzheimers disease.

Diseases that are currently available for treatment with stem cells include:

Arthritis Alzheimer’s disease

COPD Critical Limb Ischemia

Diabetes Erectile Dysfunction

Frailty Syndrome Liver Failure

Localized Ischemia Lupus

Multiple Sclerosis Parkinson’s Disease

Pulmonary Fibrosis Renal Failure

Rheumatoid Arthritis Stroke

Vascular Insufficiency Heart Failure"