Stem cell therapy 'damage' seen in kidney disease case

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Stem cell therapy 'damage' seen in kidney disease case

Postby MSUK » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:06 am


A new complication has been seen in a patient with kidney disease who received stem cell therapy, scientists have warned.

Stem cells were injected into the kidney, but the patient suffered tissue damage and died from an infection.

The Canadian and Thai researchers said the findings published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology showed caution was needed.

Experts said there was a gap between research and treatment. ... Read More - ... ageid/1406
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Re: Stem cell therapy 'damage' seen in kidney disease case

Postby NHE » Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:41 am

Scary stuff. It sounds like this treatmemt wasn't thoroughly researched. Had they had success with animal studies?

They found that the patient had not benefited at all from the treatment, but had actually developed tissue damage called angiomyeloproliferative lesions at the injection sites. These were found to be clusters of blood vessels and bone marrow cells.

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