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Retinitis pigmentosa

Retinitis pigmentosa. Symptoms, causes and treatments

What is retinitis pigmentosa? is a progressive disease that affects the retina, affecting the peripheral vision with a slow evolution resulting on tunnel vision. Since there is not known cure, eventually it transforms into complete blindness.

Currently, traditional treatments for retinitis pigmentosa are palliative, meaning, they focus on improving the patient’s quality of life and reverse the cause of the disease therefore the patient has no option than accept the progress of the medical condition.

Stem cell therapy is helping professional athletes

Orthopedic specialists in the United States have recently been offering autologous treatments as a way of healing the injuries suffered by athletes.

The goal of these treatments is to speed up recovery time by introducing the athlete’s own stem cells into areas of the body suffering from damage and chronic inflammation. These doctors are reporting success with injured football players,

What’s it like to have your bone marrow harvested?

People can be squeamish about things they’ve never experienced before, especially when it comes to medical procedures, so we’re not surprised when a prospective patient asks us about bone marrow.

The fact of the matter is that the primitive bone marrow transplantation practiced on leukemia patients a half-century ago was slow and painful.

Is your current treatment working for you?

The biggest problem with incurable conditions is that they’re incurable. Standard treatments for such cases usually obligate the patients to spend the rest of their lives taking drugs that don’t make them better and often produce unpleasant side-effects.
Conventional wisdom has a saying about this sort of thing. “If you keep doing what you’ve been doing,

ProgenCell and Parkinson’s disease

Doctor Luis Romero made a video in Spanish about a friend who suffers from Parkinson’s disease. It deserves a wider audience, so we have translated his presentation into English here.
Here is a case of a patient with Parkinson’s who has been with us for a little over a year. Aside from being a good friend,

ProgenCell success stories: Scleroderma

A forty-four-year-old man came to us with scleroderma in 2008. His disease had already progressed several years by then and his skin had become hardened almost like cardboard. He was unable to turn his head because of the tightness of his neck and speech was difficult because of tightness of his lips. He had only limited movement in his hands and fingers and complained of pain in his joints and back as well as depression.

Stem cells offer hope for autism

Medical science still doesn’t know what causes autism, which is a spectrum disorder of the brain that appears with varying severity in as much as one percent of the population, but we do know that the spectrum is associated with restricted flow of blood to the brain and with immune dysregulation.
The connection between autism and the immunological system has created a lot of interest within the regenerative medicine community.

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