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Doctors question Perry's stem cell back treatment
AP via MSNBC ^ | updated 8/19/2011 12:16:11 PM ET | MARILYNN MARCHIONE

Posted on 08/19/2011 3:44:19 PM PDT by newzjunkey

He calls it innovative. Others call it a big risk. In any case, the stem cell procedure that Texas Gov. Rick Perry had last month was an unusual experiment to fix a common malady: a bad back.

Perry, the newest GOP presidential candidate, has access to the best possible care and advice. Yet he and his doctor chose a treatment beyond mainstream medicine: He had stem cells taken from fat in his own body, grown in a lab and then injected into his back and his bloodstream during a July 1 operation to fuse part of his spine. …

His doctor and friend, orthopedist Dr. Stanley Jones, could not be reached for comment despite repeated requests to the spokeswoman for his Houston-area hospital. …

However, some top scientists are questioning the safety and wisdom of Perry's treatment … Perry "exercised poor judgment" to try it, said Dr. George Q. Daley, of Children's Hospital Boston and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. …

On the campaign trail Thursday in New Hampshire, Ray Sullivan, Perry's chief of staff, said: "The governor consulted with his physician and decided the best course of action for him. He's very pleased with the results of the surgery, with the rapid recovery and with the procedure that he had. And he feels like that is certainly his right to determine the best course of treatment for him." …

Perry's treatment was first reported by the Texas Tribune. The procedure was done by Jones, who works at Foundation Surgical Hospital — a private, doctor-owned orthopedics center in suburban Houston — but Perry spokesman Mark Miner would not say where it took place. …

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: adultstemcells; healthcare; perry; rickperry; stemcells; texas
This could make the stem cell debate and Obamacare debate very interesting should Perry become the nominee.
1 posted on 08/19/2011 3:44:23 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: newzjunkey
If he had gotten the stem cells from aborted human fetuses, he'd be a hero.

Well, he wouldn't be a hero, exactly. But you know what I mean.

No aborted fetuses involved, and it's "Houston, we have a problem."

2 posted on 08/19/2011 3:47:51 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: newzjunkey

There are still no useful applications of (third party) embronyic stem cells.


3 posted on 08/19/2011 3:48:02 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: newzjunkey
He had stem cells taken from fat in his own body,

Excellent! I've heard a persons own stem cells seem very promising. I'm so glad to hear he didn't have someone elses dead baby injected into his back. That's nothing short of barbaric.

4 posted on 08/19/2011 3:48:35 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: newzjunkey
My father had a similar treatment. It's outside the mainstream, certainly, but it worked for him.

And not having your back hurt is a big plus.

It's like a friend of mine's dad -- the ultimate skeptic and a pretty sharp-tongued fellow of great intellect. Late in life he suffered from phantom pains in his legs as a sequel to the polio he contracted as a young man.

The medical doctors told him they could do nothing for him, other than to dope him up on painkillers, and he would not accept anything that dulled his mind.

So he went to a chiropractor, even though he had been very outspoken in his skepticism as long as I knew him - aided of course by the outliers who claim to cure cancer, bedwetting, and the heartbreak of psoriasis.

He got immediate relief from the excruciating pain. His comment: "I still think they're quacks, but I don't hurt anymore!"

5 posted on 08/19/2011 3:50:16 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: newzjunkey

Do they get to tell him what kind of nose-hair clipper to use also?


6 posted on 08/19/2011 3:50:56 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: newzjunkey

These are the same guys who were fooled by the faux cloner from Korea.Daley harvested lots of embryos and even made some designer embryos to destroy.

Not a group to tell anyone about unwise decisions.


7 posted on 08/19/2011 3:53:29 PM PDT by hocndoc (http://WingRight.org)(I've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.)(RIAing))
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To: newzjunkey

I thought the big buzz was from adult stem cells and what they can accomplish....and NOTHING from the poor murdered babies cells.


8 posted on 08/19/2011 3:54:16 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: newzjunkey
Obama never have that risky procedure done....... wait .....
we don't know what procedures Obama did or didn't have since we've never seen his medical records, or any other records for that matter.
9 posted on 08/19/2011 3:54:29 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: newzjunkey

Has anyone consulted Michael J. Fox for his opinion this? /s


10 posted on 08/19/2011 3:56:57 PM PDT by South40 (Rick Perry is to conservatism what Susan Smith is to motherhood)
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To: newzjunkey

They’re just upset because he had success with his own stem cells instead of using stem cells from dead babies.


11 posted on 08/19/2011 3:58:29 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: newzjunkey

I am not a Perry fan, but this is Perry’s business only. His body and his back.

He didn’t use embryonic stem cells.


12 posted on 08/19/2011 3:58:36 PM PDT by dforest
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To: newzjunkey

Wow, this guy could be dangerous. I mean getting risky injections. Before you know it he will be getting injections of testosterone cocktail made from the semen and prostate glands of young bulls, just like HITLER!!!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/7170290/Adolf-Hitler-took-primitive-Viagra-to-have-sex-with-Eva-Braun-claims-new-book.html


13 posted on 08/19/2011 3:59:57 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: newzjunkey

I have about 4 friends who have gone to Dr Stan Jones, half of them think he is a quack the other half think he is a genius. I hope this works for Perry.


14 posted on 08/19/2011 4:00:10 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: newzjunkey

15 posted on 08/19/2011 4:00:15 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: newzjunkey
Perry would not have this option with -23BamaCare. His expected remaining benefit to society as Republican Politician would be weighed against the cost of the surgery.
16 posted on 08/19/2011 4:00:15 PM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: newzjunkey
Depends on what kind of back pain Perry was in. If it was debilitating enough then anything would be a relief.
If he had such back pain then his only option was a lot of pain medication and may be one step from a morphine pump.
So those that criticize may want to rethink.
17 posted on 08/19/2011 4:02:41 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: RowdyFFC

My, My, Perry has the libs scared. They are frantic. Has Obama released his medical records? LOL


18 posted on 08/19/2011 4:02:53 PM PDT by Rodm
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To: newzjunkey
This is an old cartoon, so don't forget the "Pro-Communist Health Care" and "Anti-Communist Health Care" podiums:


19 posted on 08/19/2011 4:05:58 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: newzjunkey

Really a silly article. Oh - MSNBC. That’s what THEY do.

Any stick is good enough, I guess, when one has decided someone needs a beating.


20 posted on 08/19/2011 4:06:56 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: faucetman

Remember when Clinton fired the White House physician for refusing to inject the president with a cocktail of stuff, with contents unknown to the doctor?

That caused a press scandal. Not.


21 posted on 08/19/2011 4:09:16 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: newzjunkey
” Perry “exercised poor judgment” to try it, said Dr. George Q. Daley, of Children's Hospital Boston and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. … “

Well Dr Daley; he didn't ask your opinion

22 posted on 08/19/2011 4:09:55 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: al_c
It's far worse than that ~ he didn't slaughter a baby on demand to get stem cells.

Our opponents are the most blood thirty barbarians in the long history of humanity. They have no intention of backing down either.

23 posted on 08/19/2011 4:14:38 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: newzjunkey
This isn't about stem cell research, it's about Perry and his decision making.......:

Perry "exercised poor judgment"

And of course the title of the article:

"Doctors question Perry's stem cell back treatment"

It's a cleverly disguised hit piece on Perry by the MSM.......

24 posted on 08/19/2011 4:18:41 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (FREE YOUR BREASTS! FREE YOUR MIND!)
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To: All

For those interested Perry’s doctor, Stanley Jones, has made 3 donations: $300 Tex Med Assn. (2009), $250 RNC (2008), $1,500 Sen. John Cornyn, R (2008)


25 posted on 08/19/2011 4:24:02 PM PDT by newzjunkey (More soft tyranny from this POTUS.)
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To: newzjunkey

Hey, let’s do this to all Republicans in Congress and see if they also grow a spine!!


26 posted on 08/19/2011 4:33:07 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
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To: newzjunkey

Good for him. Hope it’s successful.

I am coming up for my 2nd spinal fusion surgery and I would try this if it were available.

It’s amazing what I will do in order to have back the quality of life that I lost 6 yrs ago with degenerative disk disease.


27 posted on 08/19/2011 4:36:30 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Arrowhead1952

We have a winner!


28 posted on 08/19/2011 4:48:01 PM PDT by Tax-chick (The Commie Plot Theory of Everything. Give it a try - you'll be surprised how often it makes sense.)
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To: Tax-chick

Thanks. I actually scrolled through the replies and made sure no one else had posted anything similar.


29 posted on 08/19/2011 4:55:28 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

I try to do that, too, before I post something I think is brilliant and original.


30 posted on 08/19/2011 4:58:07 PM PDT by Tax-chick (The Commie Plot Theory of Everything. Give it a try - you'll be surprised how often it makes sense.)
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To: All

Of those “experts” quoted in the article the only donations were made by George Muschler of $500 in 2008 & 2009 to American Assn of Orthopaedic Surgeons


31 posted on 08/19/2011 5:15:32 PM PDT by newzjunkey (More soft tyranny from this POTUS.)
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To: Arrowhead1952
An oldie but goodie:


32 posted on 08/19/2011 5:25:13 PM PDT by newzjunkey (More soft tyranny from this POTUS.)
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To: newzjunkey

These are HIS OOWN stem cells taken from HIS OWN FAT!!! Whose business is it if I want to reinject my own cells???


33 posted on 08/19/2011 5:27:57 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Steely Tom

What is ronpaul and his Russian contributors gonna do now that this MAJOR SITUATION THAT WILL WRECK PERRY crumbles to dust?

Hey, betcha Perry uses the wrong Tpaper. Can just see it now, full page ad “Calling Mr. Whipple”.


34 posted on 08/19/2011 5:40:44 PM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: don-o
Really a silly article. Oh - MSNBC. That’s what THEY do.

It's clear that the liberals and Romneybots (redundant?) are really scratching at the bottom of the barrel in their attempts to dig up whatever they can about Perry.

35 posted on 08/19/2011 5:44:15 PM PDT by Gena Bukin (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: newzjunkey

It did wonders for Bartolo Colon’s shoulder.


36 posted on 08/19/2011 6:01:53 PM PDT by gusty
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To: submarinerswife

I’m having a complete spinal fusion (except the neck) this spring and I’m terrified. I’ve put this surgery off for years, but I can’t do it any more.

The things that scare me the most are the prospects of more pain after the operation and having complications that would necessitate a second surgery.

Actually, I’m more afraid of post-op pain than I am of death. Pretty sad, huh?


37 posted on 08/19/2011 10:29:35 PM PDT by Marie (I agree with everything that Rick Perry is saying. I just wish that *he* did. (NO to Bush II))
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To: Tax-chick

~~~I try to do that, too, before I post something I think is brilliant and original.~~~

I don’t think that I’ve ever had an original thought! lol!


38 posted on 08/19/2011 10:30:11 PM PDT by Marie (I agree with everything that Rick Perry is saying. I just wish that *he* did. (NO to Bush II))
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To: Tax-chick
I try to do that, too, before I post something I think is brilliant and original.

That was like a batter with no outs in the bottom of the ninth, bases loaded and his team down by a run. Then the pitcher throws him a slow, hanging curve ball that doesn't break. Way too easy.

39 posted on 08/20/2011 4:38:50 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
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To: newzjunkey
Is this the type of (successful) treatment Perry got?

Bergen County Spine Clinic Spine & Joint Center Offers New Stem Cell Treatment Options for Chronic Joint Problems

The procedure is low-risk, minimally invasive, office-based, and can be completed in only 90 minutes. The patient can leave the office that same day, and substantial recovery is typically seen within 6-8 weeks. The treatment is very effective because it utilizes the body's own natural regeneration materials to rebuild damage in areas that unavoidably receive less blood flow, thus receiving fewer stem cells. By introducing stem cells at the site of injury, doctors can give the body a boost by delivering the patient's own natural regenerative materials directly to the afflicted joint.

40 posted on 08/20/2011 7:18:16 AM PDT by syriacus
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To: gusty

If a Democrap had this done, he would be called courageous.


41 posted on 08/20/2011 10:01:05 AM PDT by aimhigh
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