Postings in the category Nervous Diseases

Treatment of Nerve Damage with Stem Cells from Body Fat?

Taking a glass in the hand or going up the stairs is as normal for us as the daily sunrise. But there are diseases that make such simple things difficult or even impossible. Like it is in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a rare disease which is currently in the media because celebrities splash themselves with ice […]

Are You Allowed to Use Your Own Stem Cells Without Restriction? (Part 3)

Stem cell treatment of a patient with advanced amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) can only be performed in a specialized hospital with all-round support in the intensive care unit for legal, medical, and ethical reasons. If such a patient wishes to undergo stem cell therapy, he/she is facing challenges: The patient has to travel to a […]

Are You Allowed to Use Your Own Stem Cells Without Restriction? (Part 2)

Therapies with donor stem cells (allogeneic stem cell therapies) or your own stem cells (autologous stem cell therapies), which were frozen after removal, can only be carried out abroad at present. In addition, hospitals are allowed to perform “approved” therapies only almost everywhere in the world. Stem cell therapies are considered “novel” and “experimental”. This […]

Are You Allowed to Use Your Own Stem Cells Without Restriction? (Part 1)

This was supposed to be a rhetorical question! If you are sick, you should of course be allowed to use your own stem cells for treatment! But in fact stem cell therapies currently are legally severely restricted in Europe. For example, treatments with donor stem cells or the body’s own (autologous) stem cells that are […]

Treatment of Severe Diseases with Donor Stem Cells

There are several chronic diseases or attritions of the body, e.g., osteoarthritis, which can be treated with autologous stem cells from body fat (Adipose-Derived Stem Cells, ADSC). For this purpose, a small procedure under local anesthesia for extraction of a portion of fat from the patient is required. The stem cells are injected after isolation […]

Legal Obstacles to Stem Cell Therapy in the EU

Stem cell therapies are legally severely limited in Europe at present. For example, treatment with donor stem cells or the body’s own (autologous) stem cells that are not injected immediately after removal is currently prohibited in in the EU and in Switzerland. Therefore such therapies must be carried out abroad. In addition, hospitals in most […]

Stem Cell Therapies for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) – Simpler Treatment Methods?

A big problem in therapy with the body’s own stem cells associated with neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease, and stroke was that because of the suspected “blood-brain barrier” implantation of stem cells into the brain or spinal cord (CNS) was deemed necessary. Injections into the […]

Stem Cells – Medicine of the Future?

Researchers see great therapeutic potential for stem cells obtained from fat tissue Vienna (2013-12-04) — Stem cells obtained from harvested fat apparently have an almost inexhaustible potential for therapeutic applications: The treatment of joint problems and arthritis with stem cells from autologous fat is currently the subject of a study being carried out in Germany […]