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Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic autoimmune disorder that occurs when your body’s immune system mistakenly attacks your own healthy tissues. In approximately 40% of people diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, the inflammation caused by the disorder, can affect more than just the joints. It can also affect non-joint structures such as the; skin, eyes, kidneys, blood vessels, nerve tissue, bone marrow, heart, and lungs. National Orthopedic Institute in Belarus uses adult autologous stem cells for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Transplantation of stem cells is a very promising approach for the treatment of different autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis. Treatment could help improve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis: stiffness, swelling, warmth and redness, fatigue, fever , sweating, loss of appetite, weight loss.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that primarily affects the joints, causing destruction of the articular cartilage resulting in; pain, stiffness, and inflammation of the synovial membrane. The immune system is designed to protect healthy tissue from foreign invaders such as; bacteria, viruses, and germs however, rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks the synovium, the healthy tissue membrane that surrounds the joints. This results in inflammation that thickens the synovium, eventually destroying the cartilage and bone within the joint. As the joint is destroyed the tendons and ligaments holding the join together are damaged and the joint is no longer supported. The exact cause of the disease is unknown but researchers believe it is a combination of genetic and environmental causes.
Rheumatoid arthritis increases your risk of other serious health problems including: Cardiovascular disease, Infections, Lung disease, Lymphoma, Obesity, Osteoporosis.
Despite advances in FDA approved treatments the following problems remain: Up to 30% of patients fail to respond to current treatment options. Even with resolution of inflammation, joint damage can continue to occur. Already damaged joints will not heal and continued joint damage may occur .
Researchers are focusing on developing treatment options that will not only treat the symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis, but ultimately repair and replace the damaged tissue and reduce inflammation, preventing future tissue damage. Physicians are studying the safety and efficiency of mesenchymal stem cells because of their ability to suppress the immune system, reduce inflammation, and repair tissue.
Additionally, two clinical trials evaluated the efficacy of mesenchymal stem cells in 225 patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Results showed patients treated with mesenchymal stem cells did better than patients in the control arms. Patients treated with mesenchymal stem cells had beneficial reductions in their symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Research is ongoing, but with the urgent need for more effective treatments for Rheumatoid arthritis, particularly for those patients with the more progressive forms of the disease, PRECISION, together with scientists of the National Academy believes the potential of all types of cell therapies must be explored.
A team of stem cell experts developed an approved method and protocol for harvesting and isolating adipose derived stem cells for autologous reimplantation. The collection and use of adult stem cells does not require the destruction of embryos.
Stem cells are administered locally into the affected joint(s) and intravenously.
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THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE TREATMENT PERIOD, THE PATIENT’S CONDITION IS CONTINUOUSLY MONITORED AND CONTROLLED. IN MOST CASES, INTRODUCTION OF STEM CELLS IS PERFORMED TWICE, SOMETIMES THREE TIMES. IN OTHER WORDS, THE PATIENT REQUIRES ANOTHER (IN SOME CASES, ANOTHER TWO) REPEATED TRANSPLANTATION OF STEM CELLS. IN SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THE DECISION ON THE NEED FOR RE-IMPLANTATION IS TAKEN BY THE ATTENDING DOCTOR, BASED ON THE COURSE OF TREATMENT IN EACH PARTICULAR CASE. IT IS IMPORTANT TO FOLLOW DOCTOR'S ORDERS! COMPLIANCE WITH RECOMMENDATIONS AND COMMITMENT OF THE PATIENT ENSURES SUCCESSFUL RESTORATION OF THE INTEGRITY AND FUNCTIONING OF ALL ELEMENTS OF THE SPINE AND JOINTS.
Belarus has one of the best healthcare systems in world and is ranked among the highest for medical tourism. Using the most advanced technologies, the team of experts at PRECISION MEDICAL believes in the potential of stem cell therapy for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. We are committed to providing personalized service and the highest quality of care to every patient.
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