Treatment of Cerebral Palsy With Adult Stem Cells

January 12th, 2011 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized

Thu, 07/08/2010 – 12:31 — admin

Medical College of Gergia has worked for a number of years using adult stem cells (provided by Athersys, Inc) in the experimental treatment of brain injury in an animal model.  These cells improve the outcome from acute brain injury in the animals.  In order to show that these cells have the potential to treat cerebral palsy in children, however, we need to demonstrate their effectiveness in chronic brain injury.  The use of a model with a chronic brain injury is necessary in order to mimic what happens in cerebral palsy.  We are now working to produce an animal model in infant rats which has neurological deficits persisting for an extended or chronic period.  We will soon use the Athersys adult stem cells in an effort to treat these animals.  If the treatment is successful, we hope the cells would be approved for a clinical trial in children with cerebral palsy. – Dr. James Carroll Chief of Pediatric Neurology at Medical College of Georgia

The results of the study on multipotent adult progenitor cells (MAPC).
GHS Stem Cell Study Results

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  • I cannot imagine that stem cell therapy is not already available for treatment of children with cp. This condition robs children of their lives, and places undue burdeons on their families. These children face many obstacles, creating many emotional problems, in addition to their physical conditions. Why is the medical community seemingly, so relunctant to help these families? Physical therapy is shoved down the throats of cp patients, with little results. Why isn’t there more clinical trials available? I would like to see something positive for a change.The day I can get my grandson to the clinic for Stem Cell therapy, will be the day I will feel confident that he is on the way to a cure. Nothing has helped to this point, and he is 11 now. We have been to rediculous recomended physical therapy treatments, most of his life. We finally stopped, realizing that it was all for nothing.

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