How Stem Cells Work: Pulmonary First Pass Effect or Highway to the Lungs

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How Stem Cells Work – Part 7

To continue our “How Stem cells Work” short format video series, this episode brings up the sticky issue of stem cells getting stuck. Stem cell therapies come in many forms, but a common one is IV injection of cells. Despite this, there’s ample research to show that many of those stem cells will end up getting stuck in the lungs via a pulmonary first pass effect. In fact, very few will end up in areas like the joints or brain. This is my short video on the topic.

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Chris Centeno, MD is a specialist in regenerative medicine and the new field of Interventional Orthopedics. Centeno pioneered orthopedic stem cell procedures in 2005 and is responsible for a large amount of the published research on stem cell use for orthopedic applications. View Profile

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