Early Stem Stem Cell Therapy for Kidney Disease

The Times of India reports on early results in using stem cells to repair nephritis: Indian researchers claim "to have pioneered stem cell therapy for the first time on patients suffering from acute and chronic nephritis which may end in kidney failure. Nephritis is an early kidney disease which in many cases is chronic and becomes resistant to drugs. The disease may lead to kidney failure. Since we are doing stem cell therapy for kidney transplant patients, we decided we should also try using it to prevent kidney failure as well ... The stem cell therapy for nephritis has been done in two patients. ... The bone marrow and mesenchymal stem cells were delivered directly into the kidneys through [an artery] so as to help the organ repair the damage. ... This treatment is at experimental stage as we are still working out the dose of stem cells per kg that a patient may need for best results." Both patients greatly improved, to be point of being able to claim a cure, but as noted this is very early stage work. Still, India is not the US; while its regulators are excessive, they are nowhere near as bad as the FDA. So expect to see medical tourism for this therapy within the next year or two.

Link: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Ahmedabad/Kidney-institute-uses-stem-cells-to-cure-nephritis/articleshow/4562207.cms

Comments

I'm so glad to hear that India is making such great progress in Stem Cell therapy....people here need it badly...forget America where a handful want to make all the money and take all the credit....rules and regulations deprive a lot of people of life and if lives cannot be saved for years because regulations are not in place to suit certain big pharmaceuticals then what is the use of all that research.
Keep up the good work and save lives, after all that is a Doctor's first and foremost duty

Renuka

Posted by: Renuka Sharma at June 24th, 2011 12:22 AM

thank god for sten cell treatments for kidneys . the u. s. better get with it fast before other countrys take the lead like india.

Posted by: frank marano at August 30th, 2011 10:06 AM

Buenas tardes. Quisiera saber más sobre la aplicación de células madre en caso de enfermedades renales. Estoy trasplantada renal hace 7 años, después de más de 8 años de hemodiálisis. Mi enfermedad de base es cambios mínimos/síndrome nefrótico y he vuelto a tener pérdida de proteínas en el nuevo riñón trasplantado. Tengo 49 años, soy argentina, estoy casada, trabajo y quiero mejorar mi calidad de vida y ayudar a que se pueda encontrar una solución tanto a mi enfermedad como a tantas otras con el aporte de los científicos que trabajan en serio y duro para lograrlo. Muchas gracias por su publicación, me dan esperanzas de poder estar mejor. Claudia Garchitorena.

Posted by: Claudia Garchitorena at March 13th, 2012 1:13 PM

HELLO MYSELF DOC DIPA..I AM SUFFERING FROM CKD SINCE LAST 9 MONTH..SO I WANT STEM CELL THERAPY ...I HAVE FAITH ON STEM CELL...PLZZ HELP ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

Posted by: DOC DIPA at May 11th, 2015 9:43 AM

Anybody please tell me does stem cell really work for chronic kidney disease ......please give me some idea ......

Posted by: Sujatha at June 7th, 2015 2:15 AM

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