July 5, 2018
Would like to know more about this cutting edge treatment. If anyone has tried it please let me know what your experience has been.
July 8, 2018
Hi clee! Since this is such a new treatment option, I am not aware of any members that have tried it as of yet. That doesn't mean they haven't; I am just not aware of them. There has been promising research in regards to stem cell infusions in other conditions, so we'll have to see if this research makes its way to RA! I hope you get some feedback from our members! Best, Erin, RheumatoidArthritis.net Team Member.
July 11, 2018
Hi clee. As Erin noted, stem cell research for RA is really in the early stages, but is showing promise. Here is one example of work in this area from the European Union detailing some of the research they are funding, noting "EU- researchers have developed a new potential treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, based on adult stem cells from body fat, or adipose tissue. The results of initial clinical trials are encouraging, and with a large number of patients all over the world, the benefits could be staggering:" https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/news/new-stem-cell-based-treatment-rheumatoid-arthritis. Hopefully research such as this will advance and the RA community will reap the benefits. It is encouraging to know research is being done and advancing. Best, Richard (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)