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Adult stem cells spinal cord

Duration: 15min 30sec Views: 1196 Submitted: 20.07.2020
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Following promising phase 1 testing, Mayo Clinic is launching phase 2 of a randomized clinical trial of stem cell treatment for patients with severe spinal cord injury. We currently rely on supportive care. Our hope is to alter the course of care for these patients in ways that improve their lives," says Mohamad Bydon, M. The first participant in the phase 1 trial was a superresponder who, after stem cell therapy, saw significant improvements in the function of his upper and lower extremities. Among the 10 participants in our phase 1 study, we had some nonresponders and moderate responders," Dr. Bydon says.

Adult stem cell application in spinal cord injury

Stem cell treatment after spinal cord injury: The next steps - Mayo Clinic

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Crosstalk between stem cell and spinal cord injury: pathophysiology and treatment strategies

Spinal cord injury SCI is a traumatic disorder resulting in a functional deficit that usually leads to severe and permanent paralysis. After the initial insult to the spinal cord, additional structure and function are lost through an active and complex secondary process. Since there is not effective treatment for SCI, several strategies including cellular, pharmacological and rehabilitation therapies have been approached in animal models.
Stem cells and derived products offer great promise for new medical treatments. Learn about stem cell types, current and possible uses, ethical issues, and the state of research and practice. You've heard about stem cells in the news, and perhaps you've wondered if they might help you or a loved one with a serious disease. You may wonder what stem cells are, how they're being used to treat disease and injury, and why they're the subject of such vigorous debate.