Kidney Failure Stem Cell Treatment

Kidney Failure Stem Cell Therapy

Stem Cell Treatments for Kidney Failure are now available at SIRM

Renal failure or kidney failure (formerly called renal insufficiency) describes a medical condition in which the kidneys fail to adequately filter toxins and waste products from the blood. Two forms:

  • acute (acute kidney injury)
  • chronic (chronic kidney disease)
  • a number of other diseases or health problems may cause either form of renal failure to occur.

Renal failure is described as a decrease in glomerular filtration rate. Biochemically, renal failure is typically detected by an elevated serum creatinine level.

Problems frequently encountered in kidney malfunction include abnormal fluid levels in the body, deranged acid levels, abnormal levels of potassium, calcium, phosphate, and (in the longer term) anemia as well as delayed healing in broken bones. Depending on the cause, hematuria (blood loss in the urine) and proteinuria (protein loss in the urine) may occur. Long-term kidney problems have significant repercussions on other diseases, such as cardiovascular disease.Kidney Failure Stem Cell Treatment








Stem Cell Treatments for Kidney Failure at SIRM

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Related Articles Acute Kidney Injury as a Condition of Renal Senescence. Cell Transplant. 2018 05;27(5):739-753 Authors: Andrade L, Rodrigues CE, Gomes SA, Noronha IL Abstract Acute kidney injury (AKI), characterized by a sharp drop in glomerular filtration, continues to be a significant health burden because it is associated with high initial mortality, morbidity, and substantial health-care costs. There is a strong connection between AKI and mechanisms of senescence activation. After ischemic or nephrotoxic insults, a wide range of pathophysiological events occur. Renal tubular cell injury is characterized by cell membrane damage, cytoskeleton disruption, and DNA degradation, leading to tubular cell death by necrosis and apoptosis. The senescence mechanism involves interstitial fibrosis, tubular atrophy, and capillary rarefaction, all of which impede the morphological and functional recovery of the kidneys, suggesting a strong link between AKI and the progression of chronic kidney disease. During abnormal kidney repair, tubular epithelial cells can assume a senescence-like phenotype. Cellular senescence can occur as a result of cell cycle arrest due to increased expression of cyclin kinase inhibitors (mainly p21), downregulation of Klotho expression, and telomere shortening. In AKI, cellular senescence is aggravated by other factors including oxidative stress and autophagy. Given this scenario, the main question is whether AKI can be repaired and how to avoid the senescence process. Stem cells might constitute a new therapeutic approach. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can ameliorate kidney injury through angiogenesis, immunomodulation, and fibrosis pathway blockade, as well as through antiapoptotic and promitotic processes. Young umbilical cord-derived MSCs are better at increasing Klotho levels, and thus protecting tissues from senescence, than are adipose-derived MSCs. Umbilical cord-derived MSCs improve glomerular filtration and tubular function to a greater degree than do those obtained from adult tissue. Although senescence-related proteins and microRNA are upregulated in AKI, they can be downregulated by treatment with umbilical cord-derived MSCs. In summary, stem cells derived from young tissues, such as umbilical cord-derived MSCs, could slow the post-AKI senescence process. PMID: 29701108 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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