Liveyon Pure Cast – Busting Stem Cell Myths (E09)

For more Liveyon Pure Cast Podcast videos subscribe to our YouTube channel at: Episode 9 – Liveyon Pure Cast – Busting Stem Cell Myths Dr. Alan Gaveck: Welcome back to the Liveyon Pure Cast podcast, I’m Dr. Alan Gaveck, Director of Medical Education and Clinical Application for Liveyon. And, of course, across from me, is […]

ACL Stem Cell Treatments

It was just a few years ago that NBA superstar Kobe Bryant had to travel abroad to treat his knee pain and inflammation by regenerating his torn tissue with stem cell therapy. Now, NBA players who are following Kobe’s lead can get stem cell therapy right here in the U.S. – and so can you. […]

Hip Pain – Can Stem Cell Treatments Work For You?

Baby Boomers prepare: senior citizenship is just around the cul-de-sac. By 2030, all of America’s boomers will have celebrated their 65th birthdays. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), that means a lot more hip injuries. About 300,000 men (and more often women) are hospitalized for hip fractures every year—most of them […]

Back Pain – Liveyon Stem Cell Therapy Treatment

Can Liveyon stem cell therapy treat your back pain? Susan cursed all the way back from the hiking trail, where she was forced to leave her kids and grandkids. But it wasn’t until she heard herself groaning “Oh my back!” in that trembling tone of her mother’s that she decided she had to do something. […]
 

 

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This site was intended for education purposes only and strictly for use by medical professionals. The FDA recently re-confirmed, there is only one registered stem cell product, and while there is enormous promise in stem cell therapies, and thousands of ongoing experimental applications trying to establish efficacy, these are not at the point where they would meet the scientific standard.
The FDA has stated:
Stem cells, like other medical products that are intended to treat, cure or prevent disease, generally require FDA approval before they can be marketed. FDA has not approved any stem cell-based products for use, other than cord blood-derived hematopoietic progenitor cells (blood forming stem cells) for certain indications.
http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/Transparency/Basics/ucm194655.htm
This site is not intended for consumers.
If you are considering stem cell treatment in the U.S., ask your physician if the necessary FDA approval has been obtained or if you will be part of an FDA-regulated clinical study. This also applies if the stem cells are your own. Even if the cells are yours, there are safety risks, including risks introduced when the cells are manipulated after removal.
“There is a potential safety risk when you put cells in an area where they are not performing the same biological function as they were when in their original location in the body.” Cells in a different environment may multiply, form tumors, or may leave the site you put them in and migrate somewhere else.
If you are considering having stem cell treatment in another country, learn all you can about regulations covering the products in that country. Exercise caution before undergoing treatment with a stem cell-based product in a country that—unlike the U.S.—may not require clinical studies designed to demonstrate that the product is safe and effective. FDA does not regulate stem cell treatments used solely in countries other than the United States and typically has little information about foreign establishments or their stem cell products.
http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm286155.htm
Stem cell therapies have enormous promise, but the science in each use is still in the developmental stage. Professional judgment and expertise is needed in using stem cells for any therapeutic use, and we urge anyone embarking on the use of stem cell therapies to consult the national health data bases to evaluate current information from clinical trials and the FDA websites on human tissue should also be consulted to get its current evaluation of any therapy.