According to doctors at The Lung Institute, patients who have lung cancer, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) or pulmonary fibrosis continually remained at the bottom of the list when it came to transplantation of a donor lung. However, stem cell therapy is transforming that status.
Stem cell therapy has certainly experienced the greatest public interest in recent years. It was initially celebrated as the great hope-bearer of a new regenerative medicine. Even amid early criticism and setbacks, stem cell therapy remains one of the most promising pathways for the treatment of many diseases, especially for lung diseases.
A healthy person hardly thinks about breathing, but a chronically lung-sick person continually, because he or she suffers a great deal of trouble for a lifetime. Shortness of breath, coughing and permanent fatigue is the consequences. Whether it is asthma, COPD , pulmonary emphysema , pulmonary fibrosis or mucoviscidosis – in most chronic pulmonary diseases, no therapies are available to date which can lead to a causative cure. This means that in the case of these serious ailments, medicine must be limited to only alleviating the symptoms. And while mucoviscidosis is one of the rare pulmonary diseases, COPD is the fourth most frequent cause of death. Unfortunately, there is no cure. See, http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/33635903/copd-patients-are-saying-yes-to-stem-cells-at-the-lung-institute-in-tampa.
Doctors at the Baylor College of Medicine have thought of transplants, but in the past, lung transplants have had a particularly bad prognosis, yet current clinical studies are finally succeeding in programming lung and airway cells to help regenerate lung tissue.
With five national locations, The Lung Institute is able to serve a vast number of patients. Since 2013, autologous stem cell transplants have been carried out at their specialty clinics. Not long after, bone marrow transplants were integrated into their program.
Because The Lung Institute is continually expanding their knowledge, and at the same time, are aware of a high uncompromising responsibility to human beings, they go above and beyond to fulfill the mission to help and to heal.