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Idiopathic inflammatory myopathy
The anti-inflammatory properties of stem cells have become a successful way to return to life in motion.
There are many different forms of myopathy with different mechanisms of development. Traditional treatments may not always be successful. Cell therapy has become an alternative that improves the quality of life.
Roman Sulik, MD, coordinator of cell therapy programs, neurologist of the highest qualification category, and Candidate of Medical Sciences.
Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM) are a group of chronic autoimmune conditions. The most common are dermatomyositis, polymyositis, a necrotic autoimmune myopathy, and sporadic inclusion body myositis.
The main predicament of this condition is muscle weakness and, consequently, limited movement ability. As a result, the quality of life drops significantly, and everything loses sense. Besides, irreversible changes in the work of vital organs become a threat.
However, the GOOD CELLS team encourages you to keep going. We believe that your life can change for the best because we offer minimally invasive but effective therapy to suppress inflammatory processes.
The technique includes intravenous and local administration of umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells and neural crest-derived multipotent stem cells.
For whom is this treatment?
This treatment is indicated for patients over 18 y.o. with diagnosed idiopathic inflammatory myopathy.
● cancer, or its history in the last 5 years;● pregnancy;● mental disorders;● alcohol and drug addiction.
The goal of stem cells therapy
Myopathies can have different forms and origins; they may differ in age, severity, and lesions of certain muscle groups. In each case, the doctor prescribes an individual treatment regimen and, if needed, drug therapy.
However, all cases are united by the main goal — the restoration of muscle tissue. This can be achieved through the paracrine effect of stem cells. In fact, this is the process of tissue regeneration.
The anti-inflammatory effect is also crucial in the treatment of IIMs, which is also achieved through cell therapy.
Consultation with a manager
Contact our managers with no obligations on your side. At this step, we gather your medical information and confirm the diagnosis. After that, we'll arrange a free online or offline consultation with a doctor.
Online/offline consultation with a doctor
A personal consultation with a doctor is an excellent opportunity for you to find out all details of the program and get an individual prognosis. All the medical information you provide will be carefully reviewed so that you get the most effective treatment. The procedures take place in our clinical institutions in Kyiv, Ukraine. The course of the treatment is developed individually and lasts for 4 days or more.
During the checkup, the doctor assesses your readiness for cell therapy. If the assessment is positive, biological materials are taken. Depending on your doctor's recommendations, you may be prescribed your own* or donor stem cells.
*If you are prescribed the treatment with your own cells, you will have an ear punch biopsy performed under anesthesia in an operating room. The procedure lasts for 15 minutes. The punch depth is up to 4 mm, and the diameter is up to 3 mm.
Preparation of the stem cell product
OWN CELLSAfter the biomaterials are collected, our team of biotechnologists will prepare a therapeutic dose of stem cells. In our laboratory, we will select stem cells from your sample, grow the required number of cells, test them, then create a stem cell product for your treatment. Usually, the production takes up to 21 days.
DONOR CELLSAccording to the doctor's prescription, the biotechnologist will select a ready-made and pre-tested sample of donor cells from our cryobank in the required quantity. In this case, cell injection can happen immediately after diagnosis and drug preparation.
Start of treatment
During your first visit to the clinic, you will consult with a doctor, then have an instrumental (including electromyography), clinical, and laboratory checkup.
Based on the results of the checkup, the doctor may prescribe drug therapy in the form of intravenous infusion and intramuscular injection.
Injection of the cellular product, the regeneration phase
As part of treatment, the doctor may prescribe an intravenous and local injection of the cellular product three times.
Medical assessment report and weakening of the basic treatment
You will be provided with a medical assessment report that states the diagnosis, the examination results (clinical, laboratory, and instrumental), the treatment process, and further recommendations. The doctor will examine you, select the necessary treatment, or adjust the one prescribed to you at the time of arrival at the clinic.
Keeping in touch
The main results can be observed within 6 months after cell treatment. You will see the improvement of the regenerative processes in the body.
Throughout the program, you will have a personal manager who will ensure the best communication between you and the clinic. After treatment, our patients are advised to maintain contact with us. We'll ask you to fill out a questionnaire in 3 and 6 months after the treatment to evaluate the progress and answer all questions.