Clinical Trials. The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) —ISSCR has developed information to help you evaluate claims you may have seen regarding stem cell treatments. Clinical Trials and You —NIH has this resource if you are interested in finding a clinical trial for your medical condition. FDA Warns About Stem Cell Claims —FDA has this resource describing the regulation of stem cell therapies . Phase I/II trials suggest potential cardiovascular benefit from bone marrow–derived adult stem cells and umbilical cord blood–derived cells. 15 Striking results have been reported using adult stem cells to treat neurological conditions, including chronic stroke. 16 Positive long-term progression-free outcomes have been seen, including some remission, for multiple sclerosis, 17 as well as benefits in early trials for Cited by: 6.
Nov 21, · Adult stem cell transplants are being used to treat dozens of conditions in patients. There are nearly 3, ongoing or completed clinical trials (in patients) using adult stem cells, as listed in the National Institutes of Health/FDA-approved database. The primary role of adult stem cells in humans is to maintain and repair the tissue in which they are found. While we call them adult stem cells, they are more accurately called somatic (from the Greek word soma = body) because they come virtually any body tissue, not only in adults .
This study is designed to determine the response of adult stems cells, also referred to as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), to tissue injury resulting from thermal burns. The study will consist of a one time collection of a patient's blood, about one teaspoon, on the third day following the initial burn. MSCs in the blood will then be quantitated and identified using according to unique proteins found on their cell . Clinical studies have validated the use of adult stem cells in a limited number of therapies, but have yet to confirm the utility of embryonic stem cells. Physicians who conduct research using stem cells obtained from any source (established tissue, umbilical cord blood, or embryos) must, at a minimum.