Interstitial Cystitis

Millions of patients suffer from interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome. This severe and debilitating condition has historically been confused with other bladder pathology which must be ruled out, making IC difficult to diagnose. Currently, IC/PBS is defined as “an unpleasant sensation (pain, pressure, discomfort) perceived to be related to the urinary bladder... Read More
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Peyronies Disease

Peyronies Disease has been described by experts as a physically and psychologically devastating problem manifested by a fibrous inelastic scar of the fibrous chambers of the penis known as the tunica albuginea. The scarring (known as “peyronies plaques”) can cause pain, bending, narrowing, hinging and shortening of the penis in the erect state... Read More
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Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction is defined as the inability to achieve or sustain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse. ED affects up to one third of men of men throughout their lives and has a substantial negative impact on intimate relationships, quality of life and self-esteem. Causes are multifactorial but can be related to loss of testosterone, surgical damage to the penile nerves, medications, or other medical illnesses... Read More
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Male Incontinence

In America alone, more than three million men are affected by loss of bladder control, a medical condition known as urinary incontinence. This problem has a great impact on health and quality of life for those who suffer with it. Male urinary incontinence is usually caused by a damaged sphincter, the circular muscle that controls the flow of urine out of the bladder... Read More
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Urology Library

Stem Cell Therapy: Hope or Hoax?

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Chicago Stem Cell Treatment Center, an affiliate of Stem Cell Surgical Network features stem cell therapy insight on My Fox LA. Click here for the video: Stem Cell Therapy: Hope or Hoax **********************************************************************************************************************************

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Stem cells and alopecia: a review of pathogenesis.

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Br J Dermatol. 2012a Sep;167(3):479-84. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2012.11018.x. Epub 2012 Aug 8. Stem cells and alopecia: a review of pathogenesis. Al-Refu K. Source Faculty of Medicine, Internal Medicine Department, Mu’tah University, PO Box 5, Karak, Mu’tah 61710, Jordan. Abstract Recent work has focused on the hair follicle as the main source of multipotent stem cells in […]

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Therapeutic Effects of Umbilical Cord Blood-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transplantation in Experimental Lupus Nephritis.

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Cell Transplant. 2010 Aug 18; Therapeutic Effects of Umbilical Cord Blood-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transplantation in Experimental Lupus Nephritis. Authors: Chang JW, Hung SP, Wu HH, Wu WM, Yang AH, Tsai HL, Yang LY, Lee OK Msenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been shown to possess immuno-modulatory properties. Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease which […]

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ReMobilization, harvesting and selection of peripheral blood stem cells in patients with autoimmune diseases undergoing autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

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Bone Marrow Transplant. 2007 Mar;39(6):317-29 ReMobilization, harvesting and selection of peripheral blood stem cells in patients with autoimmune diseases undergoing autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Authors: Statkute L, Verda L, Oyama Y, Traynor A, Villa M, Shook T, Clifton R, Jovanovic B, Satkus J, Loh Y, Quigley K, Yaung K, Gonda E, Krosnjar N, Spahovic […]

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Cell therapy for autoimmune diseases.

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Arthritis Res Ther. 2007;9(2):206 Cell therapy for autoimmune diseases. Authors: Dazzi F, van Laar JM, Cope A, Tyndall A Cell therapy, pioneered for the treatment of malignancies in the form of bone marrow transplantation, has subsequently been tested and successfully employed in autoimmune diseases. Autologous haemopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has become a curative option […]

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Haemopoietic stem cell transplantation–an evolving treatment for severe autoimmune and inflammatory diseases in rheumatology, neurology and gastroenterology.

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Hematology. 2007 Jun;12(3):179-91 Haemopoietic stem cell transplantation–an evolving treatment for severe autoimmune and inflammatory diseases in rheumatology, neurology and gastroenterology. Authors: Kapoor S, Wilson AG, Sharrack B, Lobo A, Akil M, Sun L, Dalley CD, Snowden JA The concept of haemopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) to treat severe autoimmune diseases has been around for several […]

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The use of stem cells for the treatment of autoimmune diseases.

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Braz J Med Biol Res. 2007 Dec;40(12):1579-97 The use of stem cells for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. Authors: Rosa SB, Voltarelli JC, Chies JA, Pranke P Autoimmune diseases constitute a heterogeneous group of conditions commonly treated with anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressant and immunomodulating drugs, with satisfactory results in most cases. Nevertheless, some patients become resistant to […]

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Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for autoimmune diseases: an observational study on 12 years’ experience from the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation Working Party on Autoimmune Diseases.

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Haematologica. 2010 Feb;95(2):284-92 Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for autoimmune diseases: an observational study on 12 years’ experience from the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation Working Party on Autoimmune Diseases. Authors: Farge D, Labopin M, Tyndall A, Fassas A, Mancardi GL, Van Laar J, Ouyang J, Kozak T, Moore J, Kötter I, Chesnel […]

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Technology Insight: hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for systemic rheumatic disease.

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Nat Clin Pract Rheumatol. 2008 Apr;4(4):184-91 Technology Insight: hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for systemic rheumatic disease. Authors: Nikolov NP, Pavletic SZ Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) have the capacity for self-renewal and the potential to differentiate into all types of hematopoietic and immune system cells. These features have been successfully used to treat a multitude of […]

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Mesenchymal stem cells: Stem cell therapy perspectives for type 1 diabetes.

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Diabetes Metab. 2009 Apr;35(2):85-93. Epub 2009 Feb 20. Mesenchymal stem cells: Stem cell therapy perspectives for type 1 diabetes. Vija L, Farge D, Gautier JF, Vexiau P, Dumitrache C, Bourgarit A, Verrecchia F, Larghero J. Source Inserm U697, Paris, France. Abstract Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent non-haematopoietic progenitor cells that are being explored as […]

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