KYOTO, Japan, Sept. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire./ -- The following is an announcement regarding successful adult stem cell treatment cases in patients with serious Buerger's disease, who face severe pain and amputation of limbs.
On Sept.19, 2016, Stemcell Life Foundation (Chairman: Ra, Jeong Chan), sponsored by Naturecell, R-Bio and R-Japan hosted an announcement of successful adult stem cell treatment to patients with serious Buerger's disease at Seoul National University Hoam faculty house.
Five patients with serious Buerger's disease were treated by adult stem cell therapy without charge as Stemcell Life Foundation supported their medical fees. All five patients presented their own restoration case and Dr. Nishihara (Director of a Kobe Nishihara hospital) explained each step of treatment as well as successful cases with actual medical records of five patients with serious Buerger's disease. Moreover, Dr. Nishihara compared each patient's treatment with before or after circumstances and the results showed the effectiveness of Vascostem; an autologous adipose tissue derived stem cells culture medium
Lee, Sunghee, President of Buerger's disease Association said, "We are not asking for medical insurance or any other exceptional support for this therapy. If the result of clinical trial shows the safety of this treatment, there will be another treatment option for this painful disease. Of course this has to be done with doctor's prescription and the will of the patient."
Below is each patient's successful treatment case.
According to Lee, Sangyoung (68), "Due to serious pain, I could not live life without crutches for the last 30 years. People said there are medications available for Buerger's disease. However, none of them are cures for Buerger's disease and they never proven to be effective. Meanwhile, I tried adult stemcell therapy as my last hope and surprisingly, there was a big improvement. Now, I have stopped using the drugs I have used for years to treat the pain. Patients have the option to be treated by Vascostem and this has to be done in Korea!"
Nam, Hyunwoo (45), "After treated by adult stemcell therapy, I reduced the amount of narcotic analgesic and the pain was reduced dramatically. Also, if I could be able to get adult stem cell therapy before the amputation of limbs, it would help to prevents from the necrosis or metastasis and I would at least avoid my current circumstances."
Lee, Kyumjun (Born in 1992) had pain in his feet and calves when he walked and pain on toenail due to necrosis. Narrowed blood vessels in his hands and feet gave him discomfort, but after adult stem cell therapy, there was a huge improvement in his symptoms which has led to an increase in how long the patient can walk. (10minutes → 30minutes)
Lee, Namhyung (Born in 1949) had a lower extremity arterial bypass surgery on his right foot and lower extremity balloon angioplasty on his left foot. However, he had pain again in his left leg and underwent adult stemcell therapy while preparing for another bypass surgery. Mr.Lee had CT scans in Dec. 2014 (before stemcell therapy) and Aug. 2016 (after stemcell therapy) and it shows regeneration of blood vessels, resulting in great improvements on his symptoms.
Lee, Sunghee, President of Buerger's disease Association who was treated in Japan said, "Due to serious pain, I could not sleep well over 30 years. I even took more than 30~40 pain relief pills a day, then went to emergency room for doctor's prescription for pain relief. However, after being treated by adult stem cell therapy things have been changed a lot. So far, I took three stem cell injections, and now I am able to walk long distances and the pain has been reduced as well. For instance, I was not able to walk more than 200m, however last March; I went to hiking to Mungyeongsaejae. People are surprised since I was unable to in the past".
R-Japan and Nishihara clinic has been approved by Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare to apply Vascostem to patients with serious Buerger's disease. Ra, Jeong Chan (Chairman of Stemcell Life Foundation) who leads the developments and free medical care application of Vascostem said, "There is a movement to reorganize regulations in Korea and we hope to cure not only Buerger's disease but also other diseases such as, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and Alzheimer's disease. We will work closely with the authorities concerned and put all the efforts on actualization of adult stem cell treatments."
Stemcell Life Foundation was founded to help disadvantaged who suffers with rare incurable disease by supporting medical expenses. Also, the Foundation has plans to expand their business by doing research and development of stem cell applications.
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