MIAMI, FL –Nov. 28, 2017 – U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. (OTC: USRM), a leader in the development of proprietary, physician-based stem cell therapies and novel regenerative medicine solutions, today announced Chief Science Officer Dr. Kristin Comella will present clinical data demonstrating safety and efficacy of its proprietary Adipocell TM therapy in treating degenerative disc disease — a condition that affects more than 65 million Americans annually 1 — at the Annual Meeting for International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics and Science (IFATS).
Dr. Comella, who is a global leader in the development of revolutionary holistic stem cell therapies, will discuss her paper “Effects of the Intradiscal Implantation of Stromal Vascular Fraction Plus Platelet Rich Plasma in Patients With Degenerative Disc Disease,” on Thursday, November 30, 5:30 p.m., at the Lowes Hotel Miami Beach. Dr.
Comella’s presentation will also be live streamed at www.facebook.com/comella.stem.cell/.
The study, which included 15 patients with degenerative disc disease, featured the use of USRM’s proprietary Adipocell TM therapy following a local tumescent liposuction procedure to remove approximately 60 ml of fat tissue. Adipocell TM kits and enzyme were used to separate and isolate a patient’s own stromal vascular fraction (SVF) which was then delivered into the disc of patients. Patients were then monitored for 6 months for adverse events, range of motion, visual analog scale (VAS), present pain intensity (PPI), Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Dallas Pain Questionnaire and Short Form (SF)-12 scores. Safety events were also monitored, for a 12-month period.
The procedure demonstrated a strong safety profile with no severe adverse events (SAEs) or complications linked to the therapy they received, and no incidences of infection. Patients who participated in this study experienced statistically significant improvements in several parameters including flexion, pain ratings, VAS, PPI, and short form questionnaires. In addition, both ODI and BDI data was trending positive and a majority of patients reported improvements in their Dallas Pain Questionnaire scores. More importantly, patients overall were pleased with treatment results.
“We are seeing so many advancements in regenerative therapy as a result of the application of stem cells from adipose tissue, and the possibilities are endless,” said Dr. Comella, who co-authored the study along with two colleagues. “We are at a time in history where the potential for effective, regenerative medicine from autologous, stem cell therapy is exploding. At USRM, we are pioneering these new therapies for patients and we continue to publish first in man studies like this one.”
IFATS is a non-profit scientific society currently dedicated to scientific areas of interest related to facilitating the development of treatments for excess body fat, the generation of new fat tissue for reconstruction after cancer or birth-related defects and the use of adipose tissue as a source of mesenchymal stem cells that have the potential to regenerate and repair different body tissues.
U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. is an emerging leader in the regenerative medicine / cellular therapy industry specializing in physician/veterinary training and certification and stem cell products and protocols. USRM also provides stem cell banking for patients and creation and management of stem cell clinics. To management’s knowledge, USRM has completed more clinical treatments than any other stem cell company in the world in the past 20 years, and has certified more than 700 physicians and veterinarians in autologous stem cell therapy worldwide.
1 American Association of Neurological Surgeons & the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
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