Skip to comments.Scientists question Perry's unusual stem cell back treatment
Posted on 08/28/2011 1:18:15 PM PDT by wolfcreek
He calls it innovative. Some scientists call it a big risk. In any case, the stem cell procedure that Gov. Rick Perry had last month was an unusual experiment to fix a common malady: a bad back.
Perry 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 July 1 to fuse part of his spine.
The treatment carries potential risks ranging from blood clots to infection to cancer and might even run afoul of federal rules, doctors say. At least one patient died of a clot hours after an infusion of fat-derived stem cells outside the United States.
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Oh my achin’ back! Backs can be agony.
I hope it helped.
That's the problem.
Someone with a bad back won't be very active. This alone raises the risk of blood clots.
Funny how they're only funny about stem cells when it didn't involve ripping apart an unborn child.
Wow! I guess had it been a fetal stem cell, all would be ok. Of the things that you could potentially criticize Perry for, why this? It’s HIS body, HIS stem cells.
They are upset because he didn’t use stem cells from aborted babies.
Yep, can’t have that.
And that, in a nutshell, is why we need someone LIKE Rick Perry to win the Presidency. Here we have a doctor and a patient agreeing on a treatment. The treatment involves nobody else, poses no risk to anybody but the patient, is done with the patient's OWN cells. And yet it might "run afoul of federal rules", like the federal government has some right to tell a person what medical treatment they can get.
We need someone who makes the federal government irrelevant in our lives, and frees us up to do even stupid medical treatments if we know the risks.
They would have proclaimed him as some kind of secular saint and a brave man if that had been the case.
It said it’s his own stem cells.
LOL, it’s funny that I was in before the onslaught of similar observation.
Just saw Perry last night. He looked fine. He was walking naturally.
Actually, I was recently helped by self administered “anti-gravity boots” treatments at a local park’s PAR course inclined plane structure. And self-restricted lifting. And Time.
So whats the question? What is it that the priests of the new church of science want to know?
Why did you use your own stem cells? Mr. Perry is guilty of letting unborn baby stem cells sit idle. We can’t let that continue. He must be brought before the tribunal of the committee of public virtue.
First thing I thought when I read the article this morning (before posting it)
If we were taking about John F. Kerry using embryonic stem cells, those same critics would herald this as a great breakthrough.
Who Cares? If Barry had lung cancer from smoking, now there’s a story.
(*adult = from your own body)
I call it NOYDB!
No rejection or autoimmune response from your own.
My back doctor has talked to me about this being a great future treatment.
LOL. I just read the entire article. Dr. Stanley Jones is my back doctor.
Oh my God! Is there anything that the MSM and Democrat/socialists won’t do to slime Perry in some manner?
Now, (spread the word) Perry might DIE in office from doing some “unauthorized” and approved treatment certified by the AMA, CDC, Health Service and surgeon General.
Might as well plant the seed of doubt now for it just might deter some voters lacking common sense.
The guy raising the alarm has an interest in ESC but not ASC.
I’d note that a million years is a long time to consider for a bet against medical research done by humans. This whole ESC thing is similar to CAGW scientific hysteria.
I loved Mark Steyn’s comment on the spine operation. He said scientists had achieved a miracle — they’d actually found a Republican candidate who had a spine.
Interesting. The same reporter posted the same story 10 days ago with a different title. Back then “Doctors question” - this week “Scientists question”. She must think she’s really got the big scoop. I wonder who will “question” it next week.
You're a piece of work. You make a drive by comment like that even though the article clearly states that the stem cells came from Perry's own body. Then when several FReepers point this out to you you just continue on your merry way as though you didn't say anything that needs either apology or concession.
As my mother always said, “shows to go ya”.
We here are mostly on the same plane of thought. IMO
Yes child, I can play the acronym game too.
What a coincidence,
Time to take my Avinza!
A pioneer in medicine. My hero!
Some people can’t just take a ‘pain pill’ as 0 would want.
My back acts up really bad on occasions but I attribute that
and most pain that travels to RA.
Activist “scientists”? Socialist academic sorts? Is this like all the “scientists” agreeing with man made global warming and it’s UN and carbon market solutions?
Because ethical, professional doctors don’t go around talking like this unless they are in on the patient’s records and treatment data. Even then, they respect the privacy and dignity of their patients.