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[CKD] Stem Cell Therapy to Replace Dialysis for Chronic Kidney Disease in 2019?

I’m really happy to be here today, it’s not
so common to see this kind of breakthrough in the medical field. Is stem cell therapy going to put an end to
chronic kidney disease in the near future? According to several scientists and researchers,
the answer is yes, and we may actually see the working therapies earlier than we thought. Hello, how are your kidneys doing? This is Katherine, welcome to 00Kidney – don’t
forget to like and subscribe! Here’s why everyone is so excited about stem
cells. The promise of stem-cell technologies is to
develop regenerative therapies and lab-grown replacement kidneys to stop chronic kidney
disease for good. This is a bold claim: in the United States
more than 20 million people are suffering from kidney disease. This means one in 10 adults. Of them, more than 100.000 people are on a
kidney transplant list. Each month, 3000 new patients are added to
the list. For them, the median waiting time will be
about 4 years. Every single day, 13 people die while waiting
for a kidney transplant. Another 10 people become too sick to receive
a transplant and are removed from the list. Every single day. This clearly calls for better therapies and
the most promising new studies involve stem cell based treatments. You may have heard about the breakthroughs
of stem cell therapy in the news, and may be wondering if there is a chance that stem
cell therapy could actually be useful for you and the other kidney patients. Recently, researchers and doctors have made
impressive steps forward in treating very complicated diseases using stem cells. The lives of thousands of children with leukemia
have been saved thanks to the use of blood stem cells. Diseases that were incurable, like type 1
diabetes, heart disease, osteoarthritis, spinal cord injuries Parkinson’s disease and even
cancer are now being successful treated with stem cell therapies. Giving the huge success of these therapies,
big and important clinical trials are underway for many other conditions and researchers
are very optimistic about treating kidney disease with stem cells. The kidney is one of the organs of our body
with the greatest capacity to regenerate after damage, and stem cell based therapy will greatly
benefit from this peculiarity. So what are stem cells, exactly? Stem cells are the raw material of our body. Our body can use these cells to generate cells
with specific functions, such as brain cells, blood cells, heart muscle cells or renal cells. Stem cell therapy involves injections of stem
cells and tissue transplant to heal injured organs and treat diseases. Now, these cells will even be grown in a laboratory
to create new tissue to be used in regenerative medicine or organ transplant. This is called therapeutic cloning. These new therapies are incredibly effective
and a huge amount of money and resources are being invested in what most pharmaceutical
companies see as a new and growing sector. So, is stem cell therapy already available
for kidney patients? Unfortunately, chronic kidney disease is still
not on the list of treatable diseases. Yet. The ethical debate on stem cells slowed down
the development of these therapies for years. There are two sources for stem cells: embryonic
stem cells and adult stem cells. Embryonic stem cells, coming from human embryos
have a much higher therapeutic potential, as they can repair any organ or tissue. On the other hand, adult stem cells are coming
from a specific part of an organ and can only be used to replicate that specific organ. The therapeutic potential of adult stem cells
is limited, because liver stem cells can only turn into liver, fat stem cells can only turn
into fat, and so on. Still, adult stem cells are the most used
in therapies today, due to the federal law regulating the availability of embryonic stem
cells and making much harder for scientists to obtain them. So, while today there is still no FDA-approved
stem cell treatment for kidney patients, there are several clinical trials going on testing
very promising therapies. For example, The Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Kidney Group is testing Mesenchymal stem cells against kidney damages. These cells are found in the bone marrow and
researchers say that injecting them in a damaged kidney can aid kidney repair. The final goal of these experiments would
be to create an artificial kidney in laboratory, using stem cells and nanotechnology. This kind of technology could impact our lives
in a way that wasn’t even imaginable just a few years ago. The future has never looked so bright for
kidney patients, so never lose hope. Hit the subscribe button to stay updated on
these developments. This is all for today! If you liked this video, please like and leave
a comment. Thank you for watching!


  1. michael norwood
    michael norwood January 22, 2019

    What if you already have a kidney transplant and your native kidneys were removed?

  2. Rebecca U Karlin
    Rebecca U Karlin January 22, 2019

    Although CKD is not listed as curable by stem cell, perhaps the near future will be available, or something else will discover in their research.

  3. Angel Puente
    Angel Puente January 29, 2019

    I have ckd
    It’s miserable
    I hope this works

  4. Vijayalakshmi Ellath
    Vijayalakshmi Ellath February 2, 2019

    Very informative I want to know more about stemcells since I am a CKD patient

  5. Bilqiys14
    Bilqiys14 March 5, 2019

    My 19 year old daughter, has CKD (FSGS), and I would love for her to be able to avoid dialysis if possible! I've read an article a while back on stem cells, and was hoping that it could be a viable solution. So happy to hear, that it's been looked into for the repair of the kidneys! I do think that following good dietary plans, as suggested in your videos are beneficial!

  6. Angie Brown
    Angie Brown March 7, 2019

    Man i really hope this puts an end to CKD! This would be a true blessing the medical field it's so advanced it blows my mind away! Thank you so so much for this channel it gives me hope to keep on pushing! 😊

  7. Angie Brown
    Angie Brown March 7, 2019

    Stem cell helped a kidney transplant patient here in Louisville,KY i just read about it the other day he does not need the shots and etc with the kidney he got from the transplant the donor i beleive he used stem cell if i am not wrong please look it up when you have the time it's wondrrful news his family mom 2 uncles have kidney disease sadly his 2 uncles passed away young.

  8. Norma Indopia
    Norma Indopia March 18, 2019

    Hello …im in the phillipines my mother ckd patients shes already 73 years old ….where to buy this stem cell hope to hear frm u …i will wait for ur update blessed eve.

  9. Min Sunglao
    Min Sunglao March 21, 2019

    I always watch your you tube..Pls inform me always…im ckd😢

  10. Shubh Batra
    Shubh Batra March 21, 2019

    Thanks, Pl. share latest information .
    we are eagerly waiting because my son is suffering from ckd .

  11. Leonard Wong
    Leonard Wong March 26, 2019

    Does it help? Bro seems to be poisoned……

  12. Norma Indopia
    Norma Indopia April 10, 2019

    How to avail of that stem cell for ckd..

  13. Nice Kiwi
    Nice Kiwi April 17, 2019

    You said in the video there are no clinics offering stem cells for kidneys. Wrong. There are already, not many but there are a few NSI in Florida, some in Thailand and Dr Johnson in Appleton Wisconsin.

  14. Jack Heltzel
    Jack Heltzel April 28, 2019

    I have been on dialysis for 2/12 years. I would like to try stem cell treatment.

  15. Tony Benneth
    Tony Benneth May 5, 2019


  16. Velu Am
    Velu Am May 10, 2019

    U people always telling lie. Nothing comes to market.

  17. Tony Benneth
    Tony Benneth June 9, 2019


  18. Katherine
    Katherine July 16, 2019

    Hello, feel free to ask me anything down below the comment section, I will answer your questions as soon as possible, or in my next video. God bless you.

    OMGaNEWBIE October 1, 2019

    Do you have any idea when this stem cell therapy will be available in North America?

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