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Dramatic Improvements - Young Blood Plasma Parkinson's Disease Investigation Six-Month Results

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The randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled investigation, designed to evaluate the efficacy of 25 ml/kg intravenous NuPlasma young Fresh Frozen Plasma (yFFP®) administered in two doses over three days, continues to realize dramatic and statistically significant improvements.

Ultimately, for patients treated with yFFP, there were a number of Motor Symptom reductions observed during in-person neurologist-assessments at 6 months, including action tremor (-80.6), tremor at rest (-50.8%) and a number of instances of improved bradykinesia, including postural stability (-62.5%) and body bradykinesia (-25%).

finance.yahoo.com/news/youn...

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I believe Nan (cyclist) was in this study. She posted recently but I can’t find the post.

rebtar
rebtar
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jeffreyn
jeffreyn
in reply to rebtar

The study that Nan took part in was a different study (Stanford University).

Here is Nan's recent post:

July 24, 2019. NOT “ESSENTIALLY SYMPTOM FREE”

healthunlocked.com/parkinso...“essentially-symptom-free”

It seems to me that this new group might be doing more than just running a clinical trial.

The last sentence in the YAHOO Finance story says:

"The use of blood and blood products such as plasma in the United States is restricted only to the issuance of a prescription by a licensed physician."

If you click on the link in the YAHOO Finance story, and then go to the bottom of the webpage, you will see the following text:

"Are you a licensed physician interested in offering yFFP? Are you a patient interested in receiving yFFP? Contact us here!"

Icequeen10
Icequeen10
in reply to jeffreyn

Isn't this too expensive to actually do?

jeffreyn
jeffreyn
in reply to Icequeen10

Too expensive for me, I'm sure (at the present time).

If you have to pay to be part of their "investigation" by "top doctors" I would run the other way.

jeffreyn
jeffreyn
in reply to Juliegrace

I would be surprised if the PwPs who took part in the clinical trial had to pay.

Juliegrace
Juliegrace
in reply to jeffreyn

Nowhere does it say clinical trial.

jeffreyn
jeffreyn
in reply to Juliegrace

You are right, and there is no "study record" for this "investigation" on the Clinical Trials website.

FDA warning regarding "young donor plasma infusions" (Feb 2019):

fda.gov/news-events/press-a...

Red flags all over this "study". It was not published in any kind of reputable journal. This presentation is by the company that sells the stuff. What were the overall results of the Stanford study? Can we link to it?

jeffreyn
jeffreyn
in reply to amykp

According to Nan's recent post (see link above):

"Phase I results [of the Stanford study] should be published by the end of 2019".

I seem to remember that about 6 months ago this was debunked as a scam.

"Federal health regulators on Tuesday warned consumers against controversial “young blood” treatments — plasma infusions from young donors marketed for conditions such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis and post-traumatic stress disorder."

“There is no proven clinical benefit of infusion of plasma from young donors to cure, mitigate, treat, or prevent these conditions, and there are risks associated with the use of any plasma product,” Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, and Peter Marks, director of the agency’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, said in a statement.

“Simply put,” they added, “we’re concerned that some patients are being preyed upon by unscrupulous actors touting treatments of plasma from young donors as cures and remedies.”

washingtonpost.com/health/2...

PS. Now I remember, it is scam. Being that it is a scam, I wonder where they get their blood plasma?

Don't think plasma would be all that hard to get. When I was a starving (young) grad student, I sold my blood to any lab that would pay for it :o)

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