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Reply to Kenwest. You certainly did your homework about the different therapies. It wasn't until after I came back from Scottsdale that I attended a seminar by Dr. Thomas A. Gionis from Irvine, CA regarding the Adipose procedure. I was told in Scottsdale I did not qualify for the Adipose because I was on blood thinners. Dr Gionis said that was not so, all I had to do was stop taking them for awhile before the procedure and the Adipose would have been a lot more effective. Dr. Gionis said they only do the Adipose (fat)-derived Stem Cells because in comparison to bone marrow cells, adipose stem cells are between 500 - 1,500x more abundant. What procedure did you have and did it help you any? Did you have to go back for booster shots?
In the interest of transparancy, I work with Dr. Glenn Terry at the Global Alliance for Regenerative Medicine in Roatan, Honduras. Dr. Terry is the Guest Doctor for December in the "Ask The Doctor" segment in this blog site.

I have been in stem cells since 2009 first with bone marrow and in 2010, I was part of a group that purchased an adipose processing lab. I HAVE had stem cell therapy but not for COPD, however members of our group, there are 4 labs in all, have treated many COPD patients with phenominal results. We have never treated anyone a second time as we have never needed to, but that is always an option should the patient not get satisfactory results.

We do count cells with a flow cytometer and can tell the patient at the time of treatment if he/she has a sufficient amount to cells to be of therapeutic value. Patients respond well to adipose-derived stem cell therapy and we have some testimonials on the website at www.garm.com.hn.

My own stem cell therapy was part of an early lab study (using lab rats) to see if stem cells could be helpful with diabetes (it is). In 2010, we supplied free adipose-derived stem cells (technically called SVF for Stromal Vascular Fraction) to several University Medical School Departments. Since the lab rat study needed only a few cells we elected to recieve the rest of our own cells back to us via IV. At that time I had been diagnosed with arthritis in my great toes. The IV took most of the pain out of my toes and also for some reason grew hair on my bald spot on the crown of my head.

My wife teased me about growing hair on my bald spot but it wasn't until my barber asked me if I was using Rogaine that I accepted the fact that stem cells had grown hair. There is no other explanation, I don't take Rogaine.

One of our first patients in 2009 had COPD. His son is a doctor/friend who asked us if we would consider processing tissue for his father, who had been in and out of the hospital several times with COPD. The pulmonologist told the doctor that his dad would probably not survive another hospital visit. John S. was very frail weighing about 90 lbs. He had smoked cigarettes all of his life and also worked painting cars so had breathed paint fumes for years.

We were very concerned about treating John becasue back then there was no literature available showing that stem cells are efficacious in treating COPD like there is today. Within 6 months John's health recovered to the point that he no longer needed supplemental oxygen and stated that he could walk around the indoor the mall with his wife all day long without tiring.

We have had many other patients like John. I would urge you to research carefully before you pay for expensive treatment. I have an 18 page "Patient Education Paper" that attempts to answer all of the questions and show you all of the available scholarly literature available on COPD. If you would like it please just email me via private email.

One last thought. I would speak to the doctor who prescribed your blood thinners to be sure that he aproves of you getting off them for a period of time. That may not be a good idea. I don't know. I don't know you and I am not a doctor, but please check with hin/her first.
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