Stem cells therapy of cerebral palsy.
Stem cell transplantation for cerebral palsy is still in the early phases. More research is needed to determine how effective it could be. However, there are some clinical trials testing the effectiveness of using stem cells infusions to introduce stem cells into the body.
Dead neuronal cells are surrounded by both healthy and damaged cells. Stem cells have the unique capabilities to stimulate the healing of those injured cells via the secretion of cytokines. The objective of the stem cell treatment for Cerebral Palsy would be to help repair the injured cells in the immediate regions of the lesions. This targeted stimulation may result in enhanced signs and symptoms primarily physically and through movements.(Kumban et al. 2013)*
The majority of patients who have received stem cell treatments for Cerebral Palsy show improvements following the very first or sometime second transplant. They continue to show improvement for about 6 months to 1 year. For most CP and motor neuron patients undergoing stem cell therapy the results are permanent.
Please Note That Not All Patients Qualify for Treatment of Degenerative Neurological conditions such as Cerebral Palsy.
Patients with late stage, severe underlying conditions or travel restrictions may not qualify.
Since this is a very serious fatal disease, doses of stem cells should be more in 4-5 times and it is necessary to do injections every 6 months.
With help of such courses it is possible to stop development of disease and improve condition of patients. But can not be completely cured.