A stem cell clinical trial first launched in 2004 to evaluate the safety of Neural Stem Cell Transplantation in patients with chronic Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) is about to be conducted by scientists, and the results of these tests could offer renewed hope among victims.
These researchers are from three collaborating organisations, the UC San Diego School of Medicine, the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center at UC San Diego Health and Neuralstem, a Maryland-based biotechnology company.
This trial has been expanded to include four more participants with chronic SCI. These trials will involve a very intensive follow up schedule, and only a line of stem cells approved by the Food and Drug Administration of the United States will be used. The good news for the participants is that these stem cells have been tested for safety on patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
The researchers will only be considering participants within a 500 mile radius of San Diego. Should any of the participants not live within the 500 mile radius, it is recommended that they take up residence within this radius for the period that these study will be conducted.
Objective of the Study
The objective of this study is to determine the safety and the toxicity of the treatment, which involves surgical procedures with six stem cell injections and a follow-up period of 60 months.
The researchers want to develop an effective treatment for chronic SCIs and also to determine whether injecting Neural Stem Cells into patient’s spines pose any danger to them.
Our Stem Cell Treatment utilizes a boutique of extensive physical and occupational therapies, the use of higher quantities of stem cells, and other advanced methodologies that have been tried and tested on previous patients and gave a positive outcome.
Our mode of treatment is the use of Mesenchymal Stem Cells which have the ability to regulate the body’s immune system’s reaction towards injury. These cells also have the unique ability to differentiate cell types including neurons and astrocytes. Mesenchymal Stem Cells are found in the bone marrow, and have the potential to produce more than one type of cells of the body. They can regenerate to form other cell types such as nerve cells, liver cells as well as heart muscle cells.
Studies have shown that stem cell transplantation provides functional recovery to Spinal Cord Injuries, with great testaments from our patients who can attest that after undergoing treatment from Unique Access, they were able to see a remarkable improvement in their condition.
Improvements in SCI Patients following Stem Cell Treatment
Improvements made by previous patients include increased motor function, better mobility and improved bowel and bladder control. Those who experienced a loss of sensation in their limbs also noted positive change.
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