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The Difference Between PRP, IV and Stem Cell Procedures

The Difference Between PRP, IV and Stem Cell Procedures

Are you constantly in chronic pain? Is it so bad that you feel there are no options out there that can help you? If this is the case, we are happy to inform you that there are options to rid the pain. At Stem Cell Miami, we specialize in a treatment known as a stem cell therapy procedure. We are here to explain the difference between iv vitamin therapy and stem cell procedures.

 

What is a Stem Cell Therapy Procedure?

The point of adult stem cells is to maintain and heal tissues by replenishing damaged and dying cells. The usual job of joint cartilage is to promote the smooth movement of joint surfaces and protect the bones from friction. Stem cell knee injections allowed for shock absorption of up to 20 times the weight of the body. It is essential to physical movement. This is most important for athletes.

 

Adult stem cells can be extracted from bone marrow or fat through simple methods. It’s then concentrated and injected into the pain area with image guidance, usually too successful results.

 

Researchers believe that stem cell therapy works by:

  • developing into essential cartilage cells
  • thwarting the inflammation that can worsen arthritis
  • releasing proteins called cytokines that slow degeneration of cartilage and reduce pain

 

What is Iv Vitamin Therapy?

IV Therapy is an extension of the normal use of an intravenous tube (IV) to replace body fluids either in the hospital or physician’s office. This is commonly done to either transfuse blood or replace fluids and electrolytes. IV Therapy is an extension of this routine process but used to give additional supplemental fluids, electrolytes or different vitamins and amino acids to boost the body’s health and immune response. However, the key step with IV Therapy is first doing a health and blood analysis to assist the physician in determining which of these elements are deficient and may need to be replaced and how often this should be done by monitoring the results in follow-up.

 

So What’s The Difference?

We often hear PRP injections and stem cell treatment grouped together. For PRP injections, a physician uses the patient’s own blood to separate platelets in a centrifuge. The platelets are then re-injected into the injured area, releasing growth factors that promote natural tissue healing.

 

Stem cell therapy is an entirely different process of extracting rejuvenating cells. For the procedure, stem cells from either bone marrow or fat tissue used in conjunction with platelets. Stem cells from bone marrow, called autologous mesenchymal, produce cartilage and typically used in treating arthritic conditions and sports injuries. Stem cells from fat tissue are utilized with platelets to heal an osteoarthritic joint, for example, to regrow cartilage.

 

Remarkable results have come from PRP injections as well as stem cell therapy. Common injuries or conditions that are often improved with these treatments include:

  • Tendonitis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spine conditions
  • Arthritic Joints
  • Overuse injuries
  • Inflammation from a herniated disc

To learn more about PRP injections and if you are a candidate for treatment, contact a Southwest Spine and Pain Center physician today.

 

Contact Us

Relieve your chronic pain today with a stem cell surgery procedure and iv vitamin therapy. Located in Miami, Stem Cell Miami has the treatment you have been long awaiting. Our mission is to control orthopedic related pain and suffering by using the latest and most innovative regenerative medicine therapy procedures available today. If you have any pain regarding your knee or back, contact us today and see how we can make that pain go away. Make an appointment and begin the healing immediately.

New hope for stem cell approach to treating diabetes – Washington University Study

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have tweaked the recipe for coaxing human stem cells into insulin-secreting beta cells and shown that the resulting cells are more responsive to fluctuating glucose levels in the blood. Here, the new beta cells appear red as they secrete insulin in response to glucose.
Credit: Millman lab, Washington Universityientists working to develop more effective treatments for diabetes are turning to stem cells. Such cells can be transformed into cells that produce insulin, the hormone that controls blood sugar.

But there’s a major challenge: the amount of insulin produced by theses cells is difficult to control.

Now, by tweaking the recipe for coaxing human stem cells into insulin-secreting beta cells, a team of researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has shown that the resulting cells are more responsive to fluctuating glucose levels in the blood.

 

When they transplanted the beta cells into mice that could not make insulin, the new cells began secreting insulin within a few days, and they continued to control blood sugar in the animals for months.

The new study is published Jan. 17 in the journal Stem Cell Reports.

“We’ve been able to overcome a major weakness in the way these cells previously had been developed. The new insulin-producing cells react more quickly and appropriately when they encounter glucose,” said principal investigator Jeffrey R. Millman, PhD, an assistant professor of medicine and of biomedical engineering. “The cells behave much more like beta cells in people who don’t have diabetes.”

The researchers now believe it may be time to evaluate whether the same stem-cell approach could produce insulin and effectively control blood sugar in people.

Millman was a part of a research team at Harvard that, in 2014, converted skin cells into stem cells and, in 2016, did the same thing with skin cells from a patient with diabetes. Each time, the stem cells were then treated with various growth factors to coax them into insulin-secreting beta cells. The beta cells, however, didn’t work as well as the researchers had hoped.

“Previously, the beta cells we manufactured could secrete insulin in response to glucose, but they were more like fire hydrants, either making a lot of insulin or none at all,” he said. “The new cells are more sensitive and secrete insulin that better corresponds to the glucose levels.”

For this study, Millman’s laboratory still grew beta cells from human stem cells, but they made numerous changes to the “recipe” for producing insulin-producing beta cells, treating the cells with different factors at different times as they grew and developed to help the cells mature and function more effectively.

After that process was complete, the researchers transplanted the beta cells into diabetic mice with suppressed immune systems so that they wouldn’t reject the human cells. Those transplanted cells produced insulin at levels that effectively controlled blood sugar in the mice, functionally curing their diabetes for several months, which, for most of the mice in the study, was about the length of their lives.

As laboratory researcher rather than a clinician, Millman said he can’t predict exactly when such cells may be ready for human trials but believes there are at least two ways that stem cell-derived beta cells could be tested in human patients.

“The first would be to encapsulate the cells in something like a gel — with pores small enough to prevent immune cells from getting in but large enough to allow insulin to get out,” he said. “Another idea would be to use gene-editing tools to alter the genes of beta cells in ways that would allow them to ‘hide’ from the immune system after implantation.”

Millman said that if stem cell-derived beta cells are proven safe and effective for people with diabetes, his method of manufacturing the cells quickly could be ramped up to an industrial scale. In his laboratory alone, his team is able to grow and develop more than a billion beta cells in just a few weeks.

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Journal Reference:

  1. Leonardo Velazco-Cruz, Jiwon Song, Kristina G. Maxwell, Madeleine M. Goedegebuure, Punn Augsornworawat, Nathaniel J. Hogrebe, Jeffrey R. Millman. Acquisition of Dynamic Function in Human Stem Cell-Derived β CellsStem Cell Reports, 2019; DOI: 10.1016/j.stemcr.2018.12.012

 

 

Groundbreaking IV Therapy Now Available At Stem Cell Miami

A note from Ingrid Machado, CEO of Stem Cell Miami:

With this article, I’d like to introduce you to Robert Jacobson, M.D., who is part of our “team of experts” at Stem Cell Miami.  Dr. Jacobson is a neurosurgeon with more than thirty years of clinical experience, author of numerous professional articles, holder of multiple medical patents, former U.S. Army medical officer, and dedicated educator.  In this article, Dr. Jacobson discusses how IV Therapy is used by other physicians at Stem Cell Miami to treat a wide range of conditions and promote overall health.

In the last decade, life expectancy has been getting longer and people have become more active. As a result, people are focusing more on healthier living and prevention. So what can we do?  Clearly, exercise, healthy eating or taking vitamins have benefits but we can also have early and more advanced health problems because of heredity, poor health secondary to smoking or obesity or development of other medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, various autoimmune conditions and cancer. Patients are looking at options to maintain good health, correct disease in early stages or reverse underlying risk problems before they cause irreversible changes in their body. Many athletes and professional sports teams use IV Therapy to maintain peak performance. For the patient, using IV Therapy can be a part of this medical process to maintain and restore your health.

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Revolutionary IV Therapy & Wellness Treatments Available At Stem Cell Miami

Revolutionary IV Therapy & Wellness Treatments Available At Stem Cell Miami

By: Dr. Robert E. Jacobson

In the last decade, life expectancy is getting longer and people are more active. As a result, people are focusing more on healthier living and prevention. So what can we do?  Clearly, exercise, healthy eating or taking vitamins have benefits but we can also have early and more advanced health problems because of heredity, poor health secondary to smoking or obesity or development of other medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, various autoimmune conditions and cancer. Patients are looking at options to maintain good health, correct disease in early stages or reverse underlying risk problems before they cause irreversible changes in their body. Many athletes and professional sports teams use IV Therapy to maintain peak performance. For the patient, using IV Therapy can be a part of this medical process to maintain and restore your health.

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2018: A Very Successful Year at Stem Cell Miami By: Ingrid Machado CFO of Stem Cell Miami

2018: A Very Successful Year at Stem Cell Miami

By: Ingrid Machado  

CFO of Stem Cell Miami

As 2018 is coming to an end, we are extremely happy to report that throughout this entire year we have seen exceptional results in the clinical application of our signature Regenerative Medicine Treatments at our acclaimed Stem Cell Miami Institute with now over 8000 procedures successfully completed up to date!

In 2018, not only did we continue to successfully increase the number of autologous Stem Cell Procedures conducted, but we also surpassed our PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) applications, as well as fully employing our latest addition to our pain relief arsenal: Orthobiologics, a new innovative procedure that does not require any blood extraction or sedation. These new powerful placenta derived products have reliably proven to be extremely effective to control pain with many of our patients and regardless of their age. These new biological products have also been successfully used in conjunction with our premier PRP Treatments to create our signature powerful “cocktail” that has immensely improved overall results to treat a wide range of medical symptoms.

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