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STRAAND: Regeneris Medical Joins Regenerative Hair Growth Study

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Regeneris Medical has received independent internal review board (IRB) approval and ClincalTrials.gov unique identifier to commence patient enrollment in its clinical study of Stromal Tissue cell-enRiched treatment of Androgenic Alopecia via Novel Deployment (STRAAND). This study is designed to see the effects of stem cells from fat in stimulating hair growth.

 

Why Study Hair Loss?

Hair Loss can be a devastating condition to those who have it. It affects up to 70% of men and 40% of women with 95% of hair loss being most commonly due to Male Pattern Baldness and Female Pattern Hair Loss.

Though hair loss affects both sexes, finding the root reason of it is very different between men and women. MPB is easier to detect, as it is usually caused by a byproduct of testosterone metabolism called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which minimizes hair follicles and incites balding. The cause of FPHL is more complex to diagnose, as there are more possibilities as to why female patients lose hair. Thus, female patients will undergo further diagnostic work up and analyzation.

The primary mechanism for hair loss has not yet been clearly established.” When suffering from the condition, both men and women show shrinkage of the hair follicle. Some studies have suggested that the number of current stem cells inhabiting the scalp remains persistent, “but the conversion of stem cells to the progenitor cells [cells that can identify and differentiate between different types of cells] required for follicle regrowth and cycling is reduced in balding patients.  Efforts to assist in the regeneration of the hair follicle may induce a more robust and stronger recycling of the hair follicle.”

 

STRAAND Study Protocol and Benefits

The protocol of the STRAAND study involves taking fat from the patient’s abdomen, emulsifying it and separating the stem and stromal cells, and then mixing it with the patient’s own plasma which has been spun down to concentrate and exploit the platelets and their growth factors. This mixture is injected into the scalp and the results monitored.

The official STRAAND study website lists multiple potential benefits participants may expect...

  • Possible access to and care from leading doctors and researchers.
  • Reduced cost for regenerative therapy study treatment.
  • The use of the existing biocellular regenerative protocol has been successfully employed for more than 10 years in plastic surgery, pain management, and orthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries; and more than 20 years within aesthetic & reconstructive procedures by cosmetic plastic surgeons. The purpose of this controlled study is to determine whether cell-enriched biocellular targeted placement is equal to, or better than, other regenerative therapies that are not cell-enriched.
  • The potential benefits of stromal vascular fraction deployment for eligible patients may include improvement in certain chronic degenerative diseases. Although some benefits often occur, some patients will experience all of them, some will experience some of them and some patients will not experience any of them. Also, the degree of benefit varies from one patient to another.
  • Contribute to research that may improve the lives of others.

 

The Investigators

Our very own Dr. Ryan Welter has been selected to be one of the principal investigators of the STRAAND study. The CEO and Medical Director of Regeneris Medical, Dr. Welter obtained his doctorate in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Oklahoma State University and his M.D. from the University of Oklahoma. He completed his residency at Brown University Medical School, where he now serves as Clinical Associate Professor. In 2002, Dr. Welter founded Tristan Medical, which has grown to be one of the largest providers of primary, urgent, and occupational health care in Southeastern Massachusetts, serving over 70,000 patients a year. In 2005, Dr. Welter began a successful hair restoration practice and founded the New England Center for Hair Restoration, creating a state-of-the-art operating suite designed exclusively for accommodating hair transplant surgery.

Other principal investigators in this study include Ken L. Williams Jr., DO, FISHRS, hair restoration surgeon and founder of the Irvine Institute of Medicine and Cosmetic Surgery-Orange County Hair Restoration, and author of the international recognized textbook, Hair Transplant 360 – Follicular Unit Extraction. Eminent plastic surgeon and regenerative researcher, Robert Alexander, MD, DMD, FICS, of Bitterroot Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery in Stevensville, Montana is the co-investigator of this one-of-its-kind stem/stromal cell study for hair loss in men and women.

 

Participate to Regenerate!

If you are anyone you know is suffering from hair loss, would like to participate in the study, and reap the benefits of regenerative medicine, call us today at (855) 734-3678 to talk to one of our staff members or e-mail us at info@regenerismedical.com.

 

For more info on the STRAAND study...

www.straandstudy.com https://www.ivanhoe.com/medical-breakthroughs/stem-cells-treat-baldness-prp/

 

DISCLAIMER

Regeneris Medical® and affiliates do not claim that stem cell treatments or cellular therapies are a cure for any condition or disease. Adipose-derived stem cell therapies are investigational and are not a part of  FDA-approved stem cell therapies. The information and opinions on this website are for educational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for advice from a medical professional. If you think you could benefit from stem cell therapies, we suggest patients research relevant information in addition to the information on our site. Be sure to consult a physician before deciding to participate in any investigational therapies.

5 Reasons Why Everyone Will Be Turning To Regenerative Medicine

  Our society is moving towards using regenerative medicine to aid physical ailments- there’s no doubt about it. Regenerative therapies are being clinically tested by research teams around the globe, and are having great successes with it- treating conditions such as (but are not limited to) blindness, multiple sclerosis, paraplegia, hair loss, parkinson’s, bone degeneration, heart damage, knee pain/degeneration, signs of aging, sexual dysfunctions (for both women and men), and even asthma.

Obviously, there are many reasons as to why regenerative medicine is becoming so attractive to both physicians and patients. Here are 5 main reasons why everyone will be turning to regenerative medicine in the very near future.

 

1. It’s Natural

Alternative medicine’s popularity has been on the rise for a while now. Platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) and stromal vascular fraction (SVF) are both components of regenerative medicine that are naturally found within your own body. PRP is plentiful in growth factors that can promote healing in soft tissues, while SVF is rich in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) which are able to differentiate between different kinds of cells within the body, thus promoting healing of many (if not all) parts of the body when administered back into problem areas. Because these materials are autologous (they come from your own body), these procedures are totally safe with no risk of rejection and have a very miniscule chance of infection. No medications are involved other than a local anesthetic that is given to numb the mini liposuction (for SVF) and the injection sites. Essentially, treatment is totally natural and very safe.

 

2. It's Minimally Invasive

PRP or SVF therapy are known for being minimally invasive. Aside from not having to go under the knife, these therapies are attractive to patients for several other reasons; they’re far less painful, they’re cost effective and they are time efficient. PRP is derived from your body by drawing blood, and SVF is gathered via a mini liposuction. Once the PRP is exploited and the growth factors within the gathered adipose tissue (fat) are activated, these products are then simply injected back into problem areas.

 

3. It's Fairly Simple

Do not let the big science-y words scare you! You can rest assured that these procedures are actually quite simple. Bottom line- your body has amazing healing abilities, and Regeneris is here to help those who are suffering from any disorder or condition heal their own selves. PRP is gathered by placing a patient’s drawn blood into a centrifuge which separates the platelets from the other blood cells. These platelets are then administered back into problem areas via subcutaneous injection. This whole procedure takes about 2 hours, depending on what part of the body is being treated. To gather SVF, 50 ccs of adipose tissue (fat) is taken from the patient via a mini liposuction which is numbed by local anesthetic. The MSCs from the SVF are then injected into the part of the body being treated. This procedure takes closer to 5 hours to complete.

 

4. It’s Ambiguous

Nearly everyone can benefit from regenerative medicine. The possibilities to heal a vast array of (even all) conditions are currently being explored by research teams all over the world. As previously mentioned, stem cells can differentiate between different types of cells within the body, and adapt to said cells and tissues (they are known as progenitor cells). It can be used for orthopedics, anti-aging, hair restoration, neurological and autoimmune conditions, sexual wellness, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, etc. Regenerative medicine is a great alternative for those who have tried everything, but feel like traditional methods aren’t working for them. Often times, for many conditions, your body has the answer for healing- it’s a matter of harnessing that healing power.

 

5. It's––Technically––Self Help

By noticing that your body is hurt, you’ve already taken the first step of recovery. The second step is believing that you can be helped. The third step is getting help for the problem, but don’t just settle for any treatment. Although we have made great advances in medicine and technology, some of these now-traditional methods can do more harm than good. Use your own DNA––your natural genetics––as a medicine. Empower yourself by utilizing your body’s own healing powers with the help of professionals that believe in the same.

 

Contact Us Don’t wait another moment- heal yourself with Regeneris Medical. Call us today at (855) 734-3678.

 

DISCLAIMER

Regeneris Medical® and affiliates do not claim that stem cell treatments or cellular therapies are a cure for any condition or disease. Adipose-derived stem cell therapies are investigational and are not a part of  FDA-approved stem cell therapies. The information and opinions on this website are for educational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for advice from a medical professional. If you think you could benefit from stem cell therapies, we suggest patients research relevant information in addition to the information on our site. Be sure to consult a physician before deciding to participate in any investigational therapies.

Personalized Medicine with Regeneris Medical

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Chances are that you or someone else you know is taking some sort of prescription medication. But did you know that those medications may not be even working, or doing more harm than good? “The top ten highest-grossing drugs in the United States help between 1 in 25 and 1 in 4 of the people who take them” meaning that millions of people are taking medications that aren’t helping them. [1]

Traditional methodologies in diagnosing and treating patients can be described as being “one size fits all”. Currently, medicine and health care is centered around the “standards of care”. These “standards of care” have traditionally been “the best courses of prevention or treatment for the general population, or the average person on the street.” For example- treating osteoarthritis of the knee. Let’s say an individual is maybe experiencing pain, popping, and cracking in her knee. She then goes to her specialist where they would confirm the diagnosis. The doctor then lays out a general treatment plan that is used for all patients with OA of the knee. The patient will then start the plan and go under treatment after treatment until she finally responds. However, when and how well the patient will respond is all in question. Thus, a patient can waste a lot of time and money by attempting to fix a problem because of traditional “generalized” treatments. [2]

This is where personalized medicine comes in.

 

What is personalized medicine?

Personalized medicine is a fast-growing field “that is informed by each person's unique clinical, genetic, genomic, and environmental information.” By determining these factors––which vary from person to person––medical personnel may then be able to tell an individual if there are any diseases or high receptibility rate within their biological makeup, and the likelihood and timing of actually developing said diseases. “By combining this information with an individual's medical records and circumstances, personalized medicine allows doctors and patients to develop targeted treatment and prevention plans.” [3,4]

Personalized medicine not only identifies potential conditions within an individual, but can also aid in “how they might respond to drugs or other interventions” since diseases technically are “as individual as the people who have them. Personalized medicine is about making the treatment as individualized as the patient”.

Thus, whether a patient will have a positive or negative reaction to specific treatments and prevention plans can be potentially discerned from these tests, in which a Personalized Medicine plan can then be implemented and catered to the individual’s needs.

According to U.S. News and Duke Medicine, Benefits of Personalized Medicine include…

-Ability to make more informed medical decisions

-Higher probability of desired outcomes thanks to better-targeted therapies

-Reduced probability of negative side effects

-Focus on prevention and prediction of disease rather than reaction to it

-Earlier disease intervention than has been possible in the past

-Reduced healthcare costs [5]

 

Personalized Medicine with Regeneris Medical

At Regeneris Medical, we take the time to sit with our patients to get the most accurate diagnosis. Before starting any sort of treatment plan, we will make sure that we create an individualized procedure that we think is best for your prognosis. Not only do we take a personalized medicine approach, but we also seek more natural alternatives so that there are no risks. Regeneris does this by using your very own body as a source of medicine.

 

Repair Yourself with Regeneris

Regeneris Medical utilizes two different autologous regenerative sources.

1.Platelet-rich-plasma (PRP), which is obtained through a simple blood-draw. PRP contains proteins called growth-factors that help heal injuries. We concentrate PRP by placing it into a centrifuge, in which the platelets are separated from the other blood cells.

2.Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells- stem cells that are obtained through fat. Although there are several sources of stem cells, this is one of the safest, minimally invasive, least painful, ethically sound methods for obtaining MSCs. In fact, “this category of cell can be found in adipose (fat) tissue at nearly 2000 times the frequency of bone marrow,” meaning that adipose is one of the richest sources of stem cells. [6] At Regeneris Medical, we use the patient’s very own adult adipose (fat) cells by way of a mini-liposuction in which we attain only 50 mL of fat- all under local anesthesia, after which we then exploit the healing abilities of the MSCs within the fat.

Our procedures can be utilized for a non-exhaustive list of conditions, meaning that it is possible that we can heal a major number of diseases and disorders just by taking advantage of the body’s own healing abilities.

With these protocols, we can introduce these healing properties back into the affected areas of the body, all depending on what the diagnosis is. Regeneris can customize and combine methodologies so that you don’t have to spend another moment suffering.

 

Contact Us Today

Take control of your health today- call us at 1 (855) 734-3678 or use our contact form by clicking here.

 

Sources

[1] http://www.nature.com/news/personalized-medicine-time-for-one-person-trials-1.17411

[2] http://genomemag.com/what-is-personalized-medicine/#.WItuvbYrKgQ

[3] http://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/full/10.2217/pme-2016-0064

[4,5] http://health.usnews.com/health-conditions/cancer/personalized-medicine/overview

[6] https://okyanos.com/stem-cell-therapy-myths/

 

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