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Peak Performance Veterinary Group regularly conducts clinical investigations and drug trials on behalf of various companies and organizations. We always assure that safety studies had already been performed prior to agreeing to participate in any clinical investigation.
Check back regularly for upcoming or current studies...or click here so we can put you on our study list.
Stem Cell Therapy
Pivotal Efficacy Study
This is a FDA pivotal trial to evaluate the effectiveness of allogenic fat derived stem cells for the control of clinical signs associated with arthritis in dogs. This study is a double – blinded placebo – controlled randomized study. This means that neither the owner nor I know which dogs get stem cells or placebo. If a dog receives placebo, s/he will then receive stem cells at the end of the 6 month study. If your dog is eligible and completes the study, s/he will receive approximately $4,000 of care at no cost.
To be eligible for the study, dogs must meet the following requirements:
-arthritis with clinical signs in only ONE or TWO of the following joints
-radiographic confirmation of arthritis within 60 days– we can do this at no charge
-be > 9 months old and weigh at least 5.5 pounds
-be in good general health
-not have cancer
-not have had surgery or anesthesia within the last 30 days and no planned surgery for the next 6 months
-not have had cruciate ligament or joint surgery within the last 90 days
-not have had acupuncture, chiropractic or laser class 3 or treatment within the last 20- days
-no previous stem cell therapy
-if on a joint specific diet, must be at least for 60 days
-non-joint diets must be fed for at least 14 days and continued throughout the study
-pain medications and joint supplements must be administered for at least 30 days prior to the study and continued for the entire 6 months of the study
-no intramuscular, intra-articular, intravenous , subcutaneous Adequan glycosaminoglycans, hyaluronic acid steroids or blood products for at least 30 days prior to screening
-must be able to confirm persistent pain / lameness for at least 30 days
As a dog owner / guardian you need to be able to meet the following schedule of visits:
-Day 0 for sedation and injection of stem cells. This is 2-14 days after the screening.
-Day 28 for examination and blood work
-Day 56 for examination and blood work
- Day 180 for examination and blood work
We will also communicate by phone or email on Days 14, 42, 74, 112, 140
Dr Gaynor is the absolute best, his numbers one objective is quality of life for your pet. I am always impressed by cutting edge approach as well as his gentleness and compassion. Dr Gaynor has made the last 5 years as pain free as possible for Kaya and we can not thank him enough ❤️