Pancreas Cell Transplants

New achievement in Pancreas Cell Transplants
In this procedure doctors injected an average of 350,000 islet cells directly into liver, a procedure that does not require major surgery. After this the liver started producing Insulin. This can have a far reaching effect on the treatment of the diabetics especially the Type I diabetes. Its too early for insulin injecting diabetics to be happy. The real problem is to find source for the islet cells of pancreas.Eight patients with severe diabetes were able to throw away their insulin for as long as 15 months – after a new cell-transplant procedure.

Islet cell transplants require whole pancreases, from which the insulin-producing cells are extracted. Each patient requires organs from at least two cadaver donors, meaning, a very small number of patients can benefit from this procedure. But researchers are hopeful they can find other sources of the precious cells, perhaps growing them from “stem” cells that are capable of forming various tissues.

Because of the risks of side-effects posed by anti-rejection drugs, the researchers at University of Alberta in Edmonton did the procedure only in patients with Type I diabetes, that was so severe that patients’ blood sugar couldn’t be controlled even with regular insulin shots. One woman, a junior high school teacher, regularly fell into a diabetic coma.

That woman and seven others “quickly attained insulin independence” after doctors injected an average of 350,000 islet cells directly into their livers, a procedure that does not require major surgery. To achieve good control of blood sugar, seven patients so far have required a second transplant, while an eighth has required a third.

Once researchers solve the problem of where to get human islet cells in large quantities, the real benefit of this islets cells transplant can be given to the patients.

 Stem Cell

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About Manbir & Gurpreet

Gurpreet Kaur’s journey in this world .... Gurpreet Kaur was a Musician. She was a singer and a composer of music. Her interest was composing and singing Gurbani Shabads in Indian Classical style. She sang Shabads in All the Raags mentioned in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. She also taught Gurmat Sangeet at Gurmat Gian Missionary College, Jawadi, Ludhiana. Elder child to Pushpinder Kaur and Dr. Brig. Harminder Singh, was born in Amritsar on 13th Jan 1962. She attended various convent schools as a child because her father would get frequent Army postings as a dental surgeon. She graduated with Music Honors from Govt. College for Women, Chandigarh. Music was her hobby and she composed and sang Raag based Gurbani Shabads. Doing Kirtan was part of growing up nurtured by her parents. She learned music from her father Dr. Brigadier Harminder Singh who was a dental surgeon in Indian Army and a very good singer himself. Gurpreet’s Bhua (father’s sister), Ajit Kaur retied as a Head of Department of Music from Govt. College for Women Ludhiana, and was a renounced Punjabi singer of her time. Gurpreet Kaur also learned nuances of Indian Classical Music from Pandita Sharma. She was a mother of three children, and a grandmother. Her daughter Keerat Kaur is a Computer Engineer. Her two sons Gurkeerat Singh and Jaskeerat Singh are doctors in USA. Her daughter Keerat Kaur too was part of her group ~ Gurmat Gian Group. Gurpreet Kaur left this world at the age of 54yrs on 12th Sept 2016 in Baltimore USA. She had recorded around 25 cds of Gurbani Keertan. 'Raag Ratan' Album (6 CDs) is a Compilation of Shabads in All the 31 Sudh Raags of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. 'Gauri Sagar' Album (3 CDs) is a Compilation of All forms of Raag Gauri in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. 'Nanak Ki Malhaar' ~ ((3 CDs) is an album of Raag Malhar Shabads in various forms of Malhar. 'Gur Parsaad Basant Bana' ~ (3 CDs) is an album of Shabads in Raag Basant sung in various forms of Raag Basant. Har Ki Vadeyai Sarni Aayea Sewa Priya Kee Preet Piyaree Mohan Ghar Aavho Karo Jodariya Mo Kao Taar Le Raama Taar Le Tere Kavan Kavan Gun Keh Keh Gawan Mera Baid Guru Govinda Saajanrraa Mera Saajanrraa

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