Stem Cell Therapy for Cerebral Palsy – A Novel Option

Stem Cell Therapy for Cerebral Palsy – A Novel Option

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Source

Stem Cell Therapy for Cerebral Palsy – A Novel Option    http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/57152

Alok Sharma, Hemangi Sane, Nandini Gokulchandran, Prerna Badhe, Pooja Kulkarni and Amruta Paranjape

 

Abstract

We have discussed the clinical aspects of stem cell therapy in cerebral palsy supported by various human case studies and clinical trials. We have also enumerated our experience and results wherein our subjects were administered autologous bone marrow mononuclear cells. In our study it was found to be safe, feasible and efficacious and may be used as a combinatorial strategy with the currently available standard treatments.

 

Conclusion

Stem cell therapy has been extensively studied but still needs to be standardized before it becomes a definitive treatment modality. Autologous BMMNCs are safe and feasible option but their effectiveness needs more clinical trials. Other types of stem cells need to establish safety and efficacy. Though not a cure, stem cell therapy has emerged as a novel therapeutic option to improve the quality of life.

 

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