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Bone Marrow Transplant + Chemo is the new 'Cure' by Tosin Ola Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Tue 24 Mar 2009 3:07pm Hey everyone. I just got this link on some research conducted at John Hopkins University related to sickle cell. The article talks about Chemotherapy as the new adjunct therapy in BMT patients...feel free to go ahead and read it. According to Sophie Lanzkron, director of the Sickle Cell Center for Adults at Johns Hopkins University, 30 percent ... Read on »
Vietnam performs second bone marrow transplant for Epidermolysis Bullosa by EyeDrD Posted Tue 17 Jan 2012 7:00am Vietnam has become only the second country in the world to successfully use stem cell transplant to treat Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), Nguyen Viet Anh, 5, before (L) and 110 days after getting a bone marrow transplant to treat epidermolysis bullosa (EB ... Read on »
Could bone marrow transplants cure HIV? Two men who had procedure stop taking medication after virus 'disappears' from their blo by John R. Posted Sun 07 Jul 2013 8:56am These findings concern two very ill men so offer no generalizability of themselves Two men with HIV have been able to stop taking their medication after receiving bone marrow transplants.  Experts say it is too early to describe them as ‘cured’ – but the Aids virus shows no signs of returning in either patient. The men, who had HIV for ab ... Read on »
Kidney Transplant in a Bone Marrow Transplant Patient by Matt S. Posted Thu 22 May 2008 12:00am Interesting transplant case A 35 year old man with a history of acute myelogenous leukemia, status post a bone marrow transplant from his sister eight years ago and now cured, who developed chronic kidney disease as a result of prior calcineurin inhibitor toxicity and prior XRT. His CKD has progressed over the past several years and now is a ... Read on »
Cuts to Arizona Medicaid Hits Patients Waiting for Transplants–7 Are Now Ineligible-One Man Received a Gift Donation by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 10 Oct 2010 12:44pm Due to cuts in the Arizona Medicaid budget, 7 patients will have to find alternative treatments as there is nothing in the budget to fund the procedures, sad!  Philanthropy and other efforts came to the rescue of one man, but there are 6 more on the list.  In this case we are talking bone marrow transplants and the reality of ethics and care i ... Read on »
Bone Marrow Transplant: A Cure For AIDS? by Prudence .. Patient Expert Posted Mon 24 Nov 2008 7:59am It was reported on TIME magazine that a Berlin hematologist, Gero Huetter, has claimed that he had cured an HIV infection in a 42-year old man through bone marrow transplant he had performed at Berlin’s Charité hospital two years ago.  The patient had been suffering from advance stage leukemia and HIV and, after transplant of bone marrow from a d ... Read on »
Bone Marrow Transplants Undergo Quiet Revolution by David Granovsky Posted Fri 04 Jun 2010 12:00am WASHINGTON (May 11, 2010)–Scientists are seeking a new approach in the use of bone marrow transplants as the procedure undergoes a quiet revolution. The transplants are no longer used just to treat cancer. Research is underway to reduce the risks so the transplants can target more people with diseases from ranging from sickle ce ... Read on »
Prototype Drug Targets Metabolism, Halts Disease That Limits Bone Marrow Transplantation by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Thu 27 Jan 2011 6:56pm A prototype drug already shown to hold promise for treating autoimmune disorders like lupus, arthritis and psoriasis halts established graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in mouse models of bone marrow transplantation, research at the University of Michigan and the University of Florida shows. The research, published in the Jan. 26 issue of Sc ... Read on »
Two More Patients HIV-Free After Bone Marrow Transplants – ABC News by David Granovsky Posted Sat 08 Sep 2012 12:00am   Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston have discovered that, following bone marrow transplants, two men no longer have detectable HIV in their blood cells. The finding is significant because it suggests that by giving these patients transplants while they were on anti-retroviral therapy, they may have been cured ... Read on »
ROBIN ROBERTS HEALS WITH ADULT STEM CELLS, BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT by David Granovsky Posted Fri 01 Feb 2013 12:00am Once again a jaunt on the old Gold’s Gym treadmill paid results. Although I had forgotten all about it, Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts was making her triumphant return to ABC’s #1 rated morning show after being on medical leave following a bone marrow transplant to treat a rare blood disorder myelodysplastic syndrome (M ... Read on »