Risks Involved With ALLOGENIC (Cells NOT from your body) Stem Cell Therapy While additional research is underway to further assess the safety and efficacy of stem cell treatment for COPD and other diseases, there are certain risks that have been clearly identified, primarily with ALLOGENIC (Cells NOT from your body) stem cell
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• graft versus host disease
• tumor formation
• inappropriate migration of cells to other areas of the body
• immune system rejection
What the “So Called” Stem Cell Clinics for lung disease will sell you in the USA is a PRP (Plasma Rich platelets) treatment. NOT Stem Cell Therapy. Manipulation of cells is NOT regulated or approved by the FDA.
Okyanos Stem Cell Therapy SCT utilizes processed adult stem cells harvested and isolated from the patient’s own Adipose (Fat) that are then infused into the patient intravenously.
The adipose tissue is then processed by the Tissue Genesis ICellator, a state of the art, single-use, sterile, automated system that isolates a potent and pure mixture of mesenchymal stem cells and endothelial progenitor cells that have the ability to heal/repair/help the damaged tissue. Once in the body, they slow down the diseases progression, decreasing inflammation, scar formation, and preventing continued cellular death, while at the same time, promoting tissue perfusion and the repair and replacement of damaged lung tissue.
NO graft versus host disease
NO tumor formation
NO inappropriate migration of cells to other areas of the body
NO immune system rejection
Stem Cell Therapy brings real hope to many patients who have exhausted other forms of COPD and lung disease conventional options.
Before considering stem cell therapy, however, do your homework. There are clinics out there just waiting to take advantage of desperate people. No medical clinic in the U. S. will currently provide stem cell therapy with manipulation for COPD or any other type of lung disease, though some medical institutions may enroll patients with COPD into research studies on stem cell therapy. If you participate in such a study, make sure it is approved by the review board of the institution. Learning all you can about the risks and benefits involved will enable you to make an informed decision and one that is best for you and your family.
In Plain English:
What the “So Called” Stem Cell Clinics for lung disease will sell you in the USA is a PRP treatment.
Do not expect any meaningful sustained improvement when implanted with PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) . The cells obtained by this bedside 15 minute spinning procedure are simply NOT powerful enough to achieve any relevant therapeutic results. The studies are conclusive.
Okyanos Center of Excellence
Just 10 minutes by car from the Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO), it is located in downtown Freeport on peaceful Grand Bahama Island.
Bahamas is one of the few places where SCT is LEGAL and REGULATED.
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Frequency of treatments:
Depending on how you will react to the treatment and physical therapy thereafter, it is entirely up to you to repeat the treatment. We only use autologous cells (your own) so you can repeat treatment as many times as you desire; it can’t hurt you. Some patients get much better and thus get excited to go for a reinforcement treatment after a year +, the majority do not need it from our experience in 7 years of long term follow up.
Our clinical research director always follows up with all our patients after treatment. You will continue seeing your doctor in USA and taking medicine as prescribed by him. As you improve it is up to him to adjust your dose.
We have not seen any ill side effects, only overall improvements of other unrelated conditions. We strive to educate our patients for them to understand what to expect from treatment.
What is the prognosis and life expectancy for a person with COPD?
• For people with mild COPD (stage I) the prognosis is very good and they may have a relatively normal life expectancy but this decreases as the severity of staging increases.
• People with COPD who are admitted to an ICU have an estimated death rate of about 24% and this rate can double for people over age 65.
• The average life expectancy of a COPD patient who undergoes a lung transplant is about five years. (This is with the hopes of no complications)
• SCT is an EXCELLENT alternative to Lung transplant.
Lung Disease Information
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Rejuvenare’s medical board reviews every case to qualify a prospective patient. You will NOT be invited for treatment unless we feel strongly you will benefit from SCT. We reject all prospects that will not meet our criteria. We have treated over 400 COPD patients safely and efficaciously, utilizing our proprietary cell processing protocols and consistently meeting or exceeding our therapeutic expectations.
Rejuvenare’s proprietary processing of the bone marrow has now consistently achieved the therapeutic expectations. However, that is just 50% of the therapy. The other 50% is the delivery protocols from our pioneer doctors tested, adjusted, and retested to reach the desired optimized therapeutic effect.
Stem Cell Therapy For Lung Disease
Most of our COPD patients require a single implant of cells to achieve the therapeutic effect; however for no-option patients and pulmonary fibrosis patients we strongly suggest a minimum of two implants, regardless of how well they feel after the first SCT.
There is no down time as all is done with local anesthesia.
The ready-processed cells are delivered directly to the arm vein following Rejuvenare’s revolutionary delivery protocols.
First day – the patient undergoes an initial evaluation and blood work by Rejuvenare’s doctor. (1 hour). The patient is later sent to rest to their hotel.
Second day – It all happens on this day. The patient is transferred to the hospital at 6am for the harvest of bone marrow. The procedure is painless and is done with local anesthesia (35 minutes). The harvested bone marrow is sent to our lab to be processed with Rejuvenare’s proprietary technology. The patient is then sent to his/her room to wait for his/her own cells to be ready-processed.
At 2pm, the powerful adult autologous stem cells are ready to be implanted by Dr. Tuma MD. The SCT implant procedure is painless and takes approximately 40 minutes. The patient is then sent to his/her room to rest.
Later this same evening, Rejuvenare’s doctors will assess the patient for discharge, and when released from the hospital, he/she will be transferred back to the hotel.
The patient is encouraged to rest and refrain from doing any strenuous activities.
Third day – On this day, the patient resumes their normal activities. They should try to rest and stay hydrated.
You will start feeling better within hours and the next day you can carry on with normal activities.
2nd implant SCT.
The great news is that the patient does not need to go through the harvesting of bone marrow again, since enough marrow is extracted the first time around.
The samples of the original ready-processed cells will be cultured and grown for 21 consecutive days in our lab, and at the end of culturing and growing, we are rewarded with the most potent adult autologous stem cells available to science today, harvested from the patient’s own bone marrow.
Timing is very important. The patient must be ready to travel back to Lima when required. We will keep the patient informed as to the progress and readiness of the cells. We will be able to reach out to the patient with at least a weeks notice so that they can make arrangements in order to meet their cells.
The delivery protocol however, will be the same as the first time and the entire procedure is done as outpatient.
What does stem cell therapy do for COPD?
Adult stem cells can be thought of as “small doctors” that live inside our bodies taking care of normal every day wear-and-tear bumps and bruises. Their job is to heal and repair the body on a daily basis creating and regenerating tissue. For example, if you cut your finger, it is these cells that will tend to the wound and create new skin.
Although our lungs possess their own population of healing adult stem cells, there are simply not enough cells present in that location to keep up with the degree of ongoing lung tissue damage that occurs in COPD.
As backed by years of research and Rejuvenare’s own experience, stem cells harvested from the bone marrow, the most manageable source of adult stem cells in your body, and later processed in our lab creates the most potent Stem Cells ready for implantation which can be immediately put to work to provide cellular repair to the damage found in lungs as a result of COPD.
Once your own processed healing cells are implanted many things will happen at once; They will target and generally stop the slow the degenerative progression of COPD while at the same time restoring normal blood flow, drastically reducing inflammation throughout the system and regenerating tissue all at the same time.
Shortly after implantation and when results start showing, essentially making it easier for the patient to breathe, quality of life improves in the form of:
• Breathing becomes easier
• Energy and stamina increases
• Bronchial infections become less frequent
Most of our COPD patients require a single implant of cells to achieve the therapeutic effect; however, for non-option patients and pulmonary fibrosis patients, we strongly suggest a minimum of two implants, regardless of how well they feel after the first SCT.
Side Effects – We have not seen any ill side effects, only overall improvements of other unrelated conditions. We strive to educate our patients for them to understand what to expect from treatment.
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