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Osteoarthritis

Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis Linked to Increased Risk of Death Due to Cardiovascular Disease

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden, published the results of a study showing there is a link between osteoarthritis (OA) and mortality due to cardiovascular disease.  The study was an epidemiological study designed to estimate cause-specific mortality in patients with OA compared to the general population. Study Design Researchers used a healthcare register to identify which residents of southern Sweden between the ages of 45 and 84 had been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in the peripheral joints between the years 1998 and 2003. They followed all residents of southern Sweden until the end of 2014 or until the resident moved or died. Using the death certificates, the cause of death was classified as; cardiovascular neoplasms, diabetes, infections, dementia, digestive disorders or other. Of the 469,000 residents of southern Sweden, 16,000 were diagnosed with arthritis of the knee, 9000 with arthritis of the hip, 4000 with arthritis of the wrist and 5,500

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Osteoarthritis

Study Finds Alarmingly High Rate of Opioid Use by Patients with Osteoarthritis

According to the National Institutes of Health, “every day more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids”.1 and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that opioid prescription abuse costs the United States approximately $78.5 billion dollars a year.2 In July of 2019, a group of international researchers from Sweden, Denmark and the UK published the results of a 12-month study conducted in the southern part of Sweden. The purpose of the study was to evaluate and quantify opioid use in patients with knee and hip osteoarthritis. Study Design Researchers included 751,579 Swedish patients, 35 years of age or older, diagnosed with knee or hip OA between the years 1998 and 2015. Using the Swedish Prescribed Drug Register, researchers evaluated how many of these people were prescribed opioid medication between November 1, 2014 and October 31, 2015.  Study Results Results showed almost one quarter

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Osteoarthritis

Have Scientists Uncovered the Underlying Cause of Osteoarthritis (OA)?

Osteoarthritis may be caused by an abnormal or impaired immune system. Scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine have definitively linked mast cells to the development of osteoarthritis. A mast cell, also know as a mastocyte, are located in connective tissue including in bone marrow, the skin, the gastrointestinal tract and other sites. They are part of the immune system and play a critical role in helping defend tissue from disease. https://elifesciences.org/articles/39905 Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Stem cells therapy for Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis

How Does Osteoarthritis Start?

There are approximately 750,000 arthroscopic knee surgeries performed in the United States each year and more than 2 million are performed worldwide. In the U.S. the cost of this surgery ranges from $5000 to $10,000 and in many cases the surgery is not successful. The most common knee surgery is for a torn meniscus. New research shows how removing the meniscus significantly increases the risk of osteoarthritis and provides insight into how osteoarthritis starts. Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Stem Cell Therapy for Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis

Stem Cell Therapy: A Safer and More Effective Treatment Option for Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a debilitating, degenerative joint disease, associated with aging, that affects mainly the articular cartilage and is caused by chronic wear and tear, or injury to the cartilage. Osteoarthritis can occur in one joint or multiple joints and most commonly occurs in the knees, hips, fingers and lower spine region. It is the leading cause of pain and disability in the United States affecting approximately 27 million Americans. Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Diabetes

Osteoarthritis is a Risk Factor for Developing Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases that causes a person to have high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood, or hyperglycemia. Diabetes is sometimes referred to as the “silent killer” because it can progress slowly and without warning. Hyperglycemia or high levels of blood sugar damage the blood vessels in the kidneys, heart, eyes and nervous system leading to heart disease, peripheral arterial disease, kidney failure and blindness. Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Osteoarthritis

Early Treatment for Osteoarthritis is Important

A study published in July, 2018 in Arthritis Care and Research by researchers in Norway showed patients around 40 years of age have a significantly shorter walking distance when compared to same aged individuals who do not suffer from OA. In addition, the shorter walking distance appeared to be related to arterial stiffness or stiffening of the large arteries which is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Arterial stiffness is a result of arteriosclerosis and inflammation plays a large role in both osteoarthritis and arteriosclerosis. Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Osteoarthritis

Three Clinical Trials Show Stem Cell Therapy to be a Beneficial Treatment Option for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

The May supplement issue of, Cytotherapy;The Journal of Cell Therapy, published the results of research presented at this year’s Annual International Stem Cell Treatment (ISCT) conference in Montreal, Canada. Researchers, from different institutions, presented the results of three separate trials showing stem cell therapy improved the pain and symptoms caused by osteoarthritis of the knee. Below is a summary of each of trial. Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Osteoarthritis

The Chronic Pain from Osteoarthritis Can Lead to Depression

A group of researchers from Japan recently published the results of their study examining the effects of knee pain on depression and quality of life. Osteoarthritis can be a debilitating disease but few studies have looked at the relationship between knee pain and depression. According to the National Institute of Health, osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder in the United States affecting approximately 10% of men and 13% of women over the age of 60; impacting their quality of life and ability to care for themselves. Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Osteoarthritis

Risks Associated with Long Term Use of Corticosteroids in Patients with Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Cortisone shots, also called corticosteroid injections, can sometimes bring short term relief to patients suffering from pain due to osteoarthritis of the knee. By reducing inflammation in the affected joint, corticosteroids can provide short term pain relief; however, if used to frequently, they can cause severe side effects including: Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Osteoarthritis

Knee Pain in Osteoarthritis Associated with Frailty

On January 28 we published an article, “Stem cell therapy found to be safe and effective for the treatment of frailty” in which we reviewed the disorder, frailty, and the potential benefit of stem cell therapy. According to a study published in 2014 the greatest risk factors for developing frailty include: Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Lupus

Can rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or lupus increase the risk of developing dementia?

Rheumatic disease is a medical term used to describe many different diseases that affect the joints, muscles and tissues. Some diseases such as osteoarthritis are a result of wear and tear while other diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, are a result of a problem with the immune system. Stem cell therapy at the Stem Cells Transplant Institute may help reduce the symptoms of rheumatic diseases such as: Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Osteoarthritis

Safety and Efficacy of Autologous Stem Cells for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee: Preliminary results from two phase I/II trials

Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative joint disease, occurs when the cartilage between the joints breaks down, leading to stiffness, swelling and pain.  Although current treatment options can help manage the pain, there is no cure and over time the symptoms continue to worsen. Stem cells, produced by the body, are natural anti-inflammatories which can help improve the pain and swelling caused by osteoarthritis. Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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