The Stem Cell Ophthalmology Treatment Study II (SCOTS 2) is the largest study in the world using autologous (from the patient themselves) Bone Marrow Derived Stem Cells. We have published 5 articles in high quality, peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals and have 2 additional under review and several more planned in the next 2 years. We are interested in patients with vision loss as a consequence of optic nerve or retinal diseases. We have treated over 47 different eye diseases including major diseases such as glaucoma, NAION, optic atrophy, hereditary optic neuropathies, Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic Retinopathies, Stargardts, Retinitis Pigmentosa, hereditary maculopathies and retinopathies. We are not substituting for standard of care- we wish patients to have completed all routine treatment that is available before consulting us.
The Neurologic Stem Cell Treatment study (NEST) is the largest neurologic study using autologous (from the same person) Bone Marrow Derived Stem Cells. We are interested in the numerous neurologic diseases and degenerations that are present. The major categories include Chronic Stroke (CVA), Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis ( RR, PP, PR, SP), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Peripheral Neuropathy (including Diabetic Neuropathy) but diseases are considered on a case by case basis. Typically patients receive BMSC intravenously and intranasally.
Spinal Cord Injury
The Stem Cell Spinal Cord Injury Exoskeleton & Virtual Reality study (SciExVR) is the most advanced and progressive spinal cord injury study using autologous Bone Marrow Stem Cells. We use a proprietary approach of injecting BMSC paraspinal (next to and just into the intervertebral foramen) at, above and below the area of injury - a total of 6 injections. This is followed by intravenous and intranasal BMSC. Depending on the patients situation and access to equipment, they may then be assigned to standard physical therapy , exoskeleton work or virtual reality supplementation. Our goal is recovery of sensory, autonomic and muscular function to the extent possible.
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