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

Allogenic bone-marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells transplantation as a novel therapy for systemic lupus erythematosus.

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Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2010 May;10(5):701-9. Allogenic bone-marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells transplantation as a novel therapy for systemic lupus erythematosus. Zhang H, Zeng X, Sun L. Source Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, The Affiliated Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing 210008 China. Abstract IMPORTANCE OF THE FIELD: Bone-marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells […]

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Mesenchymal stem cell transplantation reverses multiorgan dysfunction in systemic lupus erythematosus mice and humans.

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Stem Cells. 2009 Jun;27(6):1421-32. Mesenchymal stem cell transplantation reverses multiorgan dysfunction in systemic lupus erythematosus mice and humans. Sun L, Akiyama K, Zhang H, Yamaza T, Hou Y, Zhao S, Xu T, Le A, Shi S. Source Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, The Affiliated Drum Tower Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing, China. Abstract […]

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Novel therapeutic approaches in systemic lupus erythematosus.

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Front Biosci (Schol Ed). 2010 Jan 1;2:221-8. Novel therapeutic approaches in systemic lupus erythematosus. Kiss E, Szodoray P. Source National Institute of Rheumatology and Physiotherapy, Budapest, Hungary. Abstract Systemic lupus erythematosus is a prototypical systemic autoimmune disease, affecting multiple organs and organ-systems, leading to a wide variety of symptoms, serological and clinical features. The pathogenesis […]

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Allogenic bone-marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells transplantation as a novel therapy for systemic lupus erythematosus.

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Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2010 May;10(5):701-9. Allogenic bone-marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells transplantation as a novel therapy for systemic lupus erythematosus. Zhang H, Zeng X, Sun L. Source Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, The Affiliated Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing 210008 China. Abstract IMPORTANCE OF THE FIELD: Bone-marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells […]

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Novel therapeutic possibilities in systemic lupus erythematosus.

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Orv Hetil. 2010 May 2;151(18):735-40.   Novel therapeutic possibilities in systemic lupus erythematosus. [Article in Hungarian] Bazsó A, Poór G, Gergely P, Kiss E. Source Országos Reumatológiai és Fizioterápiás Intézet, Budapest. Abstract Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disorder involving different organs and organ systems with consequent characteristic clinical and serologic symptoms. Despite of […]

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Umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cell transplantation in severe and refractory systemic lupus erythematosus.

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Arthritis Rheum. 2010 Aug;62(8):2467-75. Umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cell transplantation in severe and refractory systemic lupus erythematosus. Sun L, Wang D, Liang J, Zhang H, Feng X, Wang H, Hua B, Liu B, Ye S, Hu X, Xu W, Zeng X, Hou Y, Gilkeson GS, Silver RM, Lu L, Shi S. Source Department of Immunology […]

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Allogenic mesenchymal stem cells transplantation in refractory systemic lupus erythematosus: a pilot clinical study.

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Ann Rheum Dis. 2010 Aug;69(8):1423-9. Allogenic mesenchymal stem cells transplantation in refractory systemic lupus erythematosus: a pilot clinical study. Liang J, Zhang H, Hua B, Wang H, Lu L, Shi S, Hou Y, Zeng X, Gilkeson GS, Sun L. Source Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, The Affiliated Drum Tower Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, […]

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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 […]

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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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