Melvin A. Martinez-Castrillon, MD
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November 21, 2017

Penile extracorporeal low-intensity shock wave therapy (LIST) to the penis has recently emerged as a novel and promising modality in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). LIST has angiogenic properties and stimulates neovascularization. If applied to the corpora cavernosa, LIST can improve penile blood flow and endoth...

October 23, 2017

      New clinical trial results show that stem cells can restore sufficient erectile function to allow previously impotent men to have spontaneous intercourse. This is the first time stem cell therapy has produced patients who have recovered sufficient erectile function to enable intercourse. This is an early trial, furthe...

The possibilities of stem cell regenerative powers continue to grow at an accelerated pace. The latest case in point a technology developed by New York biotech RenovaCare company, now undergoing early safety trials pending future approval by the FDA. The idea is to take a second or third degree  burned patient's stem cells...

April 11, 2017

Growing significant numbers of human stem cells in a short time could lead to new treatments for stroke and other health issues. Scientists are sending stem cells to the International Space Station to test whether these cells proliferate faster in microgravity without suffering any side effects.

Therapeutic uses require...

Regenerative medicine using stem cells has progressed significantly over the last decade. Plastic surgeons historically have used tissues of human being to restore various defect sites. Multipotent adult stem cells are easily accessed for plastic surgeons during many routine procedures. Stem cell therapy can provide effecti...

December 13, 2016

Did you know that erectile dysfunction (ED) occurs in 40% of those males 40 years of age or older? Unfortunately it only gets worse from there, increasing in prevalence up until 70% for ages 65 and older!! Many would attest that sex is very much at the top of anyone's life essentials list of things they enjoy most. Research...

November 8, 2016

      I just received the news to confirm that now we will have available a new type of stent that completely disappears after about 3-5 years from implantation. It will also provide drug eluding technology. For those of you not aware of what I am talking about and why the excitement. A little explanation is in order. Stent...

November 3, 2016

    

     La celulas madres van a revolucionar como tratamos multiples enfermedades. La trayectoria ha sido larga, ya que desde mediados de los 1990's en el mundo de la medicina estamos escuchando sobre ellas como alternativa terapeutica.

     Primero, que son celulas madre!? Bueno, la manera mas sencilla de definirlas es que...

October 26, 2016

There are a number of risk factors associated with Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD / SCA) and the best method of prevention is knowing your body and understanding how it happens.

September 1, 2016

There has been an alarming increase in incidences of cardiac-related deaths associated with training athletes in the U. S. Look no further than male African-American Division I NCAA athletes, who are now 10-times more likely than their predecessors (1/5,200 vs. 1/52,000) to fall victim to sudden cardiac death (SCD)....

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