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Auto-Immune Diseases

Take a Knee: Osteoarthritis and Platelet-Rich-Plasma

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Sufferers of Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is a degenerative connective tissue disease, and as the most common form of arthritis affects millions of people worldwide.  This debilitating condition occurs as the cartilage that protects the ends of bones at the joint wears down, eventually resulting in painful bone on bone contact friction. …

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Adipose-Derived Stem Cells and Their Place in Regenerative Medicine

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Although there was a time when the mention of “stem cells” brought to mind procedures and practices involving neonatal cell extraction and painful bone marrow surgeries, regenerative medicine researchers have provided a strong case for adult stem cells in the treatment of disease.  In fact, for use in the majority…

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Myasthenia Gravis

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Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune neuromuscular disease leading to fluctuating muscle weakness and fatigability. It is an autoimmune disorder, in which weakness is caused by circulating antibodies that inhibit the excitatory effects of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine on neuromuscular junctions. Muscular fatigue is often seen and MG is associated with ocular…

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Autoimmune Neuropathy and CIDP

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CIDP also known as chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy is an auto-immune disease of the nervous system characterized by progressive weakness and impaired sensory function in the legs and arms. CIDP is closely related to Guillan-Barre Disease. Treatment for CIDP includes steroids and immunosuppressant drugs. Plasmapheresis (plasma exchange) and intravenous immunoglobulin…

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