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Wharton Jelly Stem Cells for the Treatment of Chronic Diabetic Skin Wounds

Results, of a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology in May, 2019, showed human umbilical cord derived Wharton’s jelly mesenchymal stem cells can accelerate the repair and healing of chronic skin ulcers. Diabetic skin ulcers are painful, slow to heal, and require medical attention. Consistently high levels of blood sugar cause nerve and blood vessel damage, reduce circulation, and alter the skin’s structure causing harmless wounds to become open sores called diabetic ulcers. If left untreated, diabetic skin ulcers can become infected causing tissue death and ultimately require amputation. A diabetic ulcer is an open sore or wound and most commonly presents on the foot that does not progress through the normal healing process. Approximately 15% of patients with diabetes will develop a foot ulcer and approximately 6% of people will require hospitalization due to an infection or other wound related complication. Researchers at Shiraz University of Medical

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Benefits of Wharton’s Jelly Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) When Compared to Adipose or Bone Marrow Derived MSCs

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are adult stem cells that are able to differentiate into a wide variety of cell types. These cell types include bone, muscle, fat, cartilage, umbilical cord blood, and umbilical cord tissue. The benefits of MSCs are attributed primarily to the secretion of factors including cytokines and growth factors, which produce immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory effects and stimulate angiogenesis. The gold standard tissue for mesenchymal stem cells has been bone marrow tissue, however, the results have been mixed and retrieving the stem cells from a patient’s own bone marrow is invasive and can be painful. Wharton’s jelly mesenchymal stromal (stem) cells are harvested from umbilical cord tissue and are considered by many regenerative experts to have the most potential for effective cell-based therapy with the added benefit of being far easier and less invasive to retrieve. Additional Benefits of Wharton’s jelly MSCs More abundant than both bone marrow

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