*Note: For the investigational use of Adipose-Derived s (ADSC’s) for clinical research and deployment.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most common lung diseases. It makes it difficult to breathe. There are two main forms of COPD: chronic bronchitis, which involves a long-term cough with mucus, and emphysema, which involves the destruction of the lungs over time. Most people with COPD have a combination of both conditions. Smoking is the leading cause of COPD. Standard treatment includes the use of bronchodilator inhalers, steroids, and supplemental oxygen.
S AND COPD
During the in-office and same-day procedure, mini liposuction is performed. About a stick of butter worth of fat is harvested from around the abdominal region, which produces approximately 60-80 million s. The s are isolated and put back into the patient’s joints, or with COPD, via an IV infusion. Local anesthesia is all that is needed and pain medication can be prescribed but is rarely necessary. Activated s are returned back into the patient using an intravenous drip.
Within a few hours after the patient receives the treatment, a majority of the s would have hit the patient’s lungs. Shortly after that, the patient’s breathing pattern will improve dramatically. In 6-12 weeks there will be a noticeable repair to lung tissue. Substantial repair to lung tissue should be expected within 6-12 months
Research has been ongoing around the world that exploits the anti-inflammatory and immuno-modulatory properties of adult s to control the loss of elasticity and damage in the small airways seen in patients with COPD. Regen. Medicine is investigating the effects of SVF (rich in mesenchymal s and growth factors) on airway healing. We use a protocol that includes a combination of intravenous SVF and nebulized growth factor delivery. The Regen. Medicine deployment protocol performed under local anesthesia is all done as an outpatient at the time of SVF harvesting and procurement. The entire ular surgical procedure takes approximately 3 hours.