An Introduction to New Treatments for COPD and Other Lung Diseases

The Function of Cells in the Body

Cells are the building blocks of life; they are essential to every living organism. They are able to self-renew and replicate—with the ability to form every type of tissue or organ in the body. Adult cells from one organ are able to create tissue for another organ; this is called plasticity. This is key to their function as a regenerative medicine.

How Do Cellular Treatments Help People with COPD and Other Lung Diseases?

Adult cells can be transferred into any single organ in the body since cells have the capacity to develop into many possible differentiated cells. Since they are capable of self-renewing indefinitely, they will divide many times and will specialize to promote the healing of organs while still sustaining the original undifferentiated cell.

Several Treatments for COPD and Other Lung Diseases

While there are many options for the type of stem cell used in the world, the Lung Institute only treats with adult autologous cells. This means the cells are directly coming from an adult patient’s own body. This decreases the possibility of rejection and eliminates any possible controversy associated with cells.

The Lung Institute offers two treatments for COPD and other lung diseases: bone marrow cellular therapy and venous (blood-derived) cellular therapy. The type of treatment depends on the patient and their medical needs. The venous procedure can be performed on its own. During these lung disease treatments, the cells go through a specific process in order to be ready to help people breathe better.

How Lung Institute Treats COPD and Other Lung Diseases

The cells are extracted from the patient’s body either through bone marrow or blood. The cells are then isolated by a trained professional. Almost immediately, the cells are returned to the patient intravenously. Once the cells are returned to the patient, they will begin to promote the healing of lung tissue. With their ability to continually replicate, the lungs grow stronger, and patients are able to breathe easier.

If you or a loved one want to learn more about which treatments for COPD or other lung diseases could help you bring your life within reach, contact us or call us at (800) 729-3065.

* Every patient is given a Patient Satisfaction Survey shortly after treatment. Responses to the 11-question survey are aggregated to determine patient satisfaction with the delivery of treatment.

^ Quality of Life Survey data measured the patient’s self-assessed quality of life and measurable quality of improvement at three months of COPD patients.

All claims made regarding the efficacy of Lung Institute's treatments as they pertain to pulmonary conditions are based solely on anecdotal support collected by Lung Institute. Individual conditions, treatment and outcomes may vary and are not necessarily indicative of future results. Testimonial participation is voluntary. Lung Institute does not pay for or script patient testimonials.

As required by Texas state law, the Lung Institute Dallas Clinic has received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval from MaGil IRB, now Chesapeake IRB, which is fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program (AAHRPP), for research protocols and procedures. The Lung Institute has implemented these IRB approved standards at all of its clinics nationwide. Approval indicates that we follow rigorous standards for ethics, quality, and protections for human research.

Each patient is different. Results may vary.