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FTC Clinical Study Standards and Intraosseous Treatment

FTC Sets the Clinical Study Standards for Advertising Health-related Claims – Part Five

In the last post, I reviewed some of the issues and lessons from the Shapiro, et al. papers, as they related to doing higher level clinical studies with BMC. However, even their study didn’t meet the newly minted standard set by the FTC in the court Order issued last October. In that court Order, the...
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FTC Clinical Study Standards and Placebo Control

FTC Sets the Clinical Study Standards for Advertising Health-related Claims – Part Four

In the previous post, I had completed my review of the clinical findings published in a second paper by Shapiro, et al. confirming the utility of injecting saline into one OA-afflicted knee and BMC into the other OA-afflicted knee when treating patients with bilateral knee OA. Certainly, their approach is a novel way for treating...
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FTC Level 1 Clinical Study Standards and BMC

FTC Sets the Clinical Study Standards for Advertising Health-related Claims – Part Three

In the previous post, I had left you hanging on the follow-up publication by Shapiro, et al. that was published last year (2018). I wanted to review both papers in light of the recently established precedent obtained by the FTC in a Federal court Order issued last October, in which the FTC laid out the...
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BMC as Alternative for TKA

BMC as an Alternative to TKA and Rotator Cuff Support in the Elderly

I disposed in the previous post of the notion that you lose all of your bone marrow-based MSCs if you are elderly. That conclusion is based on one of Dr. Philippe Hernigou’s presentations during the recent national ASIPP conference. Dr. Hernigou is the pioneering physician who has been working with bone marrow concentrate (BMC) for treating...
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Treating Knee Osteoarthritis with Saline

Curious BMC and Saline Treatment Results for Patients With Bilateral Knee OA – Part Two

In the previous post, I had started my review of a paper published by Shapiro, et al., earlier this year (View Paper), in which they showed that treating a patient’s knee osteoarthritis with saline gave the same degree of pain relief as the use of bone marrow concentrate (BMC) in the other arthritic knee. Crazy,...
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BMC and Saline Treatment Results

Curious BMC and Saline Treatment Results for Patients With Bilateral Knee OA – Part One

In a paper published earlier this year (View Paper ), Shapiro, et al. reported on the results obtained from a clinical study in which a patient’s bone marrow was concentrated (creating BMC) and injected into one of the patient’s arthritic knees, with the other knee being injected with sterile saline. It turns out that the...
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