Happy Nurses Week

HAPPY NURSES WEEK!

The theme for National Nurses Week in 2020 is Compassion|Expertise|Trust.

National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. This week is devoted to highlighting the diverse ways in which registered nurses work to improve health care.

We have never been able to repay nurses for all the work they do. For how thankful we’ll always be, nothing can repay the sacrifices they make in supporting doctors, consoling families, and being friends to patients. They make doctor visits and hospital stays a little more compassionate. This is all in addition to their actual jobs, which require tremendous skill and years of education, all of which have been put to the ultimate test in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Blue Horizon Charitable Foundation is seeking funding to help fight COVID-19

What if stem cell treatments could help those with COVID-19? 

What if pneumonia brought on by the virus could be cured?

That’s what we here at Blue Horizon are trying to find out.  Our previous studies have shown that mesenchymal stem cells  from the human umbilical cord have immunomodulatory,  antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and tissue repair functions, being a great potential for the prevention and treatment of viral diseases. 

Presently we are in the process of submission and obtaining an endorsement from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate the clinical trial of the human umbilical cord-derived stem cell  administration in patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia. 

Application of the high-quality clinical-grade stem cell source is critical for the successful development and conduct of our study. We are seeking funding to incorporate high-quality stem cells in our study and initiate FDA endorsed clinical trials.

For more information, please visit www.bluehorizonfoundation.org or email us at info@bluehorizonfoundation.org

Chinese doctor claims he made a breakthrough in coronavirus pandemic with stem cell injections – having 100% success rate after treating nine mostly elderly patients

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Dr. Wu Summary On Coronavirus Study

Brief Summary:

The 2019 novel coronavirus pneumonia first emerged in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019. The disease spread quickly to 26 countries worldwide representing a serious global public health threat. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, dry cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory system injury with overwhelming inflammation in the lung. To date, there are no anti-viral therapeutics that specifically target human coronaviruses, so treatments are only supportive. The present clinical trial is aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Human Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells (UC-MSCs) for the therapy of novel coronavirus pneumonia patients.

Detailed description:

In late December 2019, patients presenting with viral pneumonia due to an unidentified microbial agent were reported in Wuhan, China. A novel coronavirus was subsequently identified as the causative pathogen, provisionally named 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

The virus that causes COVID-19 is infecting people and highly contagious, spreading easily from person-to-person. The number of infected cases is growing in China and worldwide. As of February 20, a total of 54,959 confirmed cases were reported in China. To date, there is no effective treatment for patients affected with novel coronavirus pneumonia, and new therapeutic methods for the treatment of patients are urgently needed.
A recent study regarding the 2019 novel coronavirus pneumonia, published in The Lancet and The New England Journal of Medicine, discovered the massive inflammatory cell infiltration and inflammatory cytokines secretion in patients’ lungs, alveolar epithelial cells, causing damage of capillary endothelial cells and acute lung injury. Based on this discovery, it seems that the key to cure pneumonia is to inhibit the inflammatory response. This will reduce the damage of alveolar epithelial cells and endothelial cells and repair the function of the lung.

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are extensively used in basic research and clinical application. Research shows that these cells can migrate to damaged tissues, exert anti-inflammatory and immunoregulatory functions, promote the regeneration of damaged tissues and inhibit tissue fibrosis. Studies are showing that MSCs can significantly reduce H9N2 and H5N1 viruses induced acute lung injury in mice model by bringing down the level of proinflammatory cytokines and mobilizing the inflammatory cells in the lungs.

Compared to MSCs from other sources, human umbilical cord-derived MSCs (UC-MSCs) have been commonly used in clinical studies due to their convenient collection, lack of ethical concerns, low immunogenicity, and rapid proliferation rate. In our recent research studies, we confirmed that UC-MSCs can significantly reduce inflammatory cell infiltration and inflammatory factors expression in lung tissue, significantly protecting lung tissue from endotoxin (LPS) -induced acute lung injury in mice.

The purpose of this clinical study is to evaluate the safety and efficiency of UC-MSCs in the therapy of pneumonia patients infected by 2019-nCoV. We are planning to recruit 48 participants aged from 18 to 75 years old with no severe underlying diseases. In the experimental group, 24 participants will receive intravenous administration of 0.5*106 UC-MSCs/kg body weight (4 administrations every other day in conjunction with conventional therapy). In the control group, the other 24 participants will receive conventional treatment plus 4 times of placebo intravenously. The lung CT, blood biochemical examination, lymphocyte subsets, inflammatory factors, 28-days mortality, etc. will be evaluated within 24h and 1, 2, 4, 8 weeks after UC-MSCs treatment.

Brian Mehling, MD participates in 9th Annual Brain Mapping Day

Brian Mehling, MD participated in the 9th Annual Brain Mapping Day: A joint Congressional briefing with the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics, Brain Mapping Foundation, and the Congressional Neuroscience Caucus yesterday in Washington DC. The topic of Dr. Mehling’s presentation was “Safety and Efficacy of Stem Cell Therapy in Clinical Applications.” The materials presented focused on educating lawmakers about new technologies and innovations in the field of neuroscience, including stem cell therapy, enabling policies that are aligned with advancements made in science and technology. Millions of Americans are impacted by neuro-psychiatric, neurological disorders, and spinal disorders, creating a great need for proper regulation.

BHI Therapeutic Sciences Jamaica celebrates one year anniversary

A little more than one year ago, BHI Therapeutic Sciences Jamaica (BHI Jamaica), located in Montego Bay opened its doors and welcomed its first stem cell therapy patients. Since then, more than 50 patients have been treated with advanced stem cell therapies. 

 Brian Mehling, MD said: “Cellular medicine is in high demand and stem cells have the potential to treat a wide range of diseases. Stem cells are essentially “blank slate” cells that possess the remarkable potential to differentiate to any one of the billions of cells that form the diverse tissues of the human body. In addition, stem cells have the power to divide virtually without limits and convert or develop into specialized cells that can replace injured or damaged tissue.”

BHI Therapeutic Sciences Jamaica has US board-certified physicians on staff for your safety. Our Scientific Advisory Board and Ethics Committee oversee the disease-specific protocols to ensure the highest standards of patient safety. BHI Therapeutic Sciences Jamaica provides therapies for neurologic disorders, autoimmune diseases, and orthopedic conditions.

Lance Palmer—a former All-American wrestler and current MMA champion in the Featherweight Division—credits stem cell treatments from Blue Horizon International (BHI) with a greater feeling of overall health and energy, and more rapid recovery from training. Palmer received his treatments at the BHI Jamaica, Montego Bay Clinic.

“My first stem cell treatment was in 2016,” says Palmer. “I would definitely recommend stem cells to athletes: it helps with the recovery process, preventing injury, and provides an increase in overall energy. I’ve seen more improvement  in the last two years than I have the previous six. I highly recommend Dr. Brian Mehling. He has been most helpful and explained the process step by step. I’ve had a great experience in BHI Jamaica.”

BHI Therapeutics Jamaica provides access to stem cell therapies to patients who may benefit from these treatments. We engage in collaborative relationships with leading scientists and physicians across the globe, utilizing stem cells from either your own body (autologous) or from umbilical cord donors. These donors go through a rigorous testing process to ensure their safety. We do not use embryonic stem cells, nor will we ever—health and safety are our number one priority. We ensure the highest standards of patient safety at our Jamaica Clinic through the collaborative efforts of a Scientific Advisory Board, Ethics Committee, and a staff of US board- certified Physicians. BHI Therapeutics Jamaica provides therapies for neurologic disorders, autoimmune diseases, and orthopedics conditions. For more information please visit www.bhijamaica.com

Brian Mehling, MD, (R) and Dongecheng Wu, MD, Ph.D., (L) during the stem cell applications at BHI Jamaica.

Dr. Mehling is the founder and chief medical officer of Mehling Orthopedics and BHI Therapeutic Sciences (BHITS). He is a practicing American orthopedic trauma surgeon, researcher, and philanthropist. He is also spearheading groundbreaking research in stem cell therapy. Notably, BHITS is currently engaged in an FDA Investigational New Drug trial for stroke, using human umbilical cord blood (hUCB) stem cells. 
Completing his degree of medicine at Wright State University School of Medicine, Dr. Mehling received post graduate education through residencies and fellowships at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, NJ and the Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, while pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry (which he is currently completing at Seton Hall University). Dr. Mehling is also a member of the prestigious International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR).

Dongecheng Wu, MD, Ph.D., manager and chief scientist of Wuhan Hamilton Biotechnology Co., Ltd. and his team will begin a study entitled “Clinical Study of Human Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis.” Dr. Wu is also the chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of BHI Therapeutic Sciences. 
Dr. Wu is a Professor at Wuhan University School of Basic Medical Science and a Chu Tian Scholar.

BHI Therapeutic Sciences is pioneering ethical, effective, safe and affordable stem cell treatment therapies utilizing cord blood stem cells. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given BHITS approval to proceed with an Investigational New Drug (IND) application allowing for the initiation of a clinical study of an FDA-approved cell therapy (HCP, cord blood) for treatment of acute ischemic stroke. 

For more information, please visit www.bhisciences.com.

Stem Cells Quality Reports

BHI Therapeutic Sciences is pioneering ethical, effective, safe and affordable stem cell treatment therapies utilizing cord blood stem cells. Its stem cell products evaluated in clinical studies are collected in accordance with Good Tissue Practice to ensure safety. 

The studies have been conducted following approval by an Investigational Research Board and in accordance with Good Clinical Practice. 
Results show its cellular products are safe and effective in the improvement of symptoms related to chronic inflammation, spinal cord injury, stroke, musculoskeletal disorders and other medical conditions.
Multiple studies of umbilical cord blood derived stem cell therapies and adipose-derived stem cell therapies are currently under investigation in clinical trials for a wide-range of medical conditions and show promising results. 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given BHITS approval to proceed with an Investigational New Drug (IND) application allowing for the initiation of a clinical study of an FDA-approved cell therapy (HCP, cord blood) for treatment of acute ischemic stroke. 

For more information, please visit www.bhisciences.com.

BRIAN MEHLING, MD RECEIVES 2020 BEST OF WEST ISLIP AWARD

Brian Mehling, MD, an orthopedic trauma surgeon, has been selected for the 2020 Best of West Islip Award in the Physicians & Surgeons category by the West Islip Award Program.

Each year, the West Islip Award Program identifies companies and individuals that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. They enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and the community. As a result, the recipients help make the West Islip area a great place to live, work, and play.

Dr. Mehling is the founder and chief medical officer of Mehling Orthopedics and BHI Therapeutic Sciences (BHITS). He is a practicing American orthopedic trauma surgeon, researcher, and philanthropist. He is also spearheading groundbreaking research in stem cell therapy. Notably, BHITS is currently engaged in an FDA Investigational New Drug trial for stroke, using human umbilical cord blood (hUCB) stem cells. 

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2020 West Islip Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the West Islip Award Program and data provided by third parties.

Dr. Mehling started his path in medicine through undergraduate study at Harvard University, obtaining his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Biochemistry from Ohio State University.

“While I appreciate being recognized with this award, it is more of an honor to know that we are providing the highest quality care to our patients” said Dr. Mehling.


Completing his degree of medicine at Wright State University School of Medicine, Dr. Mehling received post graduate education through residencies and fellowships at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, NJ and the Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, while pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry (which he is currently completing at Seton Hall University). Dr. Mehling is also a member of the prestigious International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR).

Mehling Orthopedics is an orthopedic trauma practice dedicated to creating individualized treatment plans for traumatic injuries and disabilities. With convenient locations in Hackensack, New Jersey, and West Islip, New York, Mehling Orthopedics provides specialized care for orthopedic trauma and sports-related injuries.

The experienced board-certified orthopedic surgeons at Mehling Orthopedics understand that patients need individualized treatment and follow-up care from only the finest medical professionals available. That’s why the team has hired fellowship-trained experts with experience in the latest advances in biomedical processes, autologous stem cell treatments, arthroscopic, and minimally invasive techniques. The team’s physician assistants are specialized in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine.

At Mehling Orthopedics, patient satisfaction is a top priority. With highly-skilled, compassionate physicians, state-of-the-art medical equipment, and the most advanced orthopedic treatment options available, the team makes each one of their patients feel like a member of the family.

In addition to the practice, the Mehling Orthopedics team holds surgical privileges at Hackensack Meridian Health, Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center at Pascack Valley, Hudson Regional Hospital, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West.

Brian Mehling, MD, and Pavel Yufit, MD, are also board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and members of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons. To learn more about the services available at Mehling Orthopedics, visit www.mehlingorthopedics.com 

About West Islip Award Program

The West Islip Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the West Islip area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The West Islip Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.