Stem Cell Therapy Potentially Effective in Crohn’s Disease, but Concerns Remain, Review Finds

Stem Cell Therapy Potentially Effective in Crohn’s Disease, but Concerns Remain, Review Finds
Stem cell therapy was found to be potentially effective and a possible alternative treatment for patients with refractory active Crohn’s disease, according to a meta–analysis review study. Toxicity remains the most significant barrier to systemic stem cell therapy in patients with Crohn’s, researchers found. The study, “Systematic review with meta-analysis: the efficacy and safety of stem cell therapy for Crohn’s disease,” was published in the journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy. It was led by a team of researchers from the Department of Gastroenterology at the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University in China. This therapeutic approach for the treatment of Crohn’s disease is still in development, and whether stem cell therapy will produce improved outcomes has been unclear. To find out if stem cell therapy did result
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  1. shane hurdman says:

    Aloha, My son is 16 years old. He was diagosed when he was 9 years old. He has not been in remission since his original diagosis. He’s tried Prednisone, Humara, Stelara, with no luck. I’m very couriuous about stem cell treatment for crohn’s

  2. Sam Wilkins says:

    I didn’t realize that stem cell therapy could help with Crohn’s disease. My great-uncle has been diagnosed with that recently. Maybe he should look into stem cell therapy.

  3. Katy says:

    I’m curious to know the diet of the patients who received the transplant and showed no improvement. Did they have a Standard American diet, full of additives and unhealthy fats? Diet is a huge component in reducing inflammation, especially with AI issues. That should be tracked with such studies.

  4. John Fedorjaka says:

    As a parent of a child with crohn’s I’m also looking at treatment options. One thing we’re doing is following a strict SCD diet. If you Google it, you’ll find a wealth of info. Our daughter was able to get into full remission on diet alone, but the challenge is in getting enough calories, and avoiding any flare ups.

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