Stroke is a debilitating illness for which treatment window is limited. Most patients present to the healthcare facility beyond that window.Continue reading
Stress urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine on effort or physical exertion. It is a highly prevalent condition affecting both men and women. Treatment is performed in a step-wise approach involving conservative measures, such as weight loss and pelvic floor exercises, medical treatment with duloxetine and a variety of surgical treatment options.
However, recent restrictions in the use of synthetic mesh and tape have limited the surgical treatment options, leading to the need for new and novel treatment for stress urinary incontinence. Stem cell therapy is a developing medical field and offers the potential to restore normal physiological function of the urethral sphincter.
The effectiveness of stem cell therapy in stress urinary incontinence has been demonstrated in pre-clinical studies, leading to its evaluation in several clinical studies.
This review assesses the current evidence for the safety and efficacy of stem cell treatment for patients with stress urinary incontinence who have failed conservative and/or medical management and have not undergone previous surgical treatment for stress urinary incontinence.
Premature ovarian failure (POF) is one of the common disorders found in women leading to 1% female infertility.Continue reading
This study aimed to investigate the safety and feasibility of intracoronary injection of human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells in very elderly patients with chronic total coronary occlusion into the coronary artery that provides collateral circulation to the heartContinue reading
“The failure and mismanagement of other Biobanks for Stem Cell Preservation ruin our sector”, speaks Dr. Luca Mariotta, Scientific Director of SSCB.
Last week, Ticinonews reported on a young couple who were looking for their baby’s cells after the company they had contracted with, Genico, disappeared. Cantonal pharmacist Giovan Maria Zanini said he was concerned about Switzerland’s free-market policy in such a sensitive area.
More than 50,000 transplants have been performed worldwide using haematopoietic stem cells. Umbilical cord stem cells are multi-potent cells: unspecialised mother cells, capable of self-renewal and of differentiating into different cell types each with specific functions.Continue reading
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that are capable of forming the different cell types that make up an adult individual. Thanks to their ability to differentiate, stem cells are of great interest in various medical fields. Their greater histocompatibility is also interesting, so that this cell type can often be used within families.
The probability of finding a compatible donor outside the family is 0.001 % (1 in 100,000 people). For siblings, on the other hand, the probability of a match is 25 % (1 in 4).
This means that the stem cells of your child that you have stored after birth are very likely to be compatible with the siblings.