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Is there current use of stem cells to treat Parkinson's disease in the u.S.?
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
7 doctors agree
In brief: Not yet
Neurotransplantation as a treatment for parkinson disease reached the stage of human trials over 15 years ago, but the field, which is still in its infancy, has encountered a number of roadblocks since then, both political and scientific.
With hope that stem cells may be used as a new source of dopaminergic neurons to replace the degenerating nerve cells in parkinson disease looming.

In brief: Not yet
Neurotransplantation as a treatment for parkinson disease reached the stage of human trials over 15 years ago, but the field, which is still in its infancy, has encountered a number of roadblocks since then, both political and scientific.
With hope that stem cells may be used as a new source of dopaminergic neurons to replace the degenerating nerve cells in parkinson disease looming.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Outside the U.S.
I am only aware of clinical trials outside the us for the treatment of parkinson's.
Ongoing trials for the treatment of parkinson's exist in mexico, china, thailand, and india. They are using bone marrow and adipose tissue as sources of mesenchymal stem cells. Msc's and their mechanisms are believed to be the cells which do the healing.

In brief: Outside the U.S.
I am only aware of clinical trials outside the us for the treatment of parkinson's.
Ongoing trials for the treatment of parkinson's exist in mexico, china, thailand, and india. They are using bone marrow and adipose tissue as sources of mesenchymal stem cells. Msc's and their mechanisms are believed to be the cells which do the healing.
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
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Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: SC& Parkinsons
No. Further research is needed to determine if and how to develop the needed neuronal type.

In brief: SC& Parkinsons
No. Further research is needed to determine if and how to develop the needed neuronal type.
Dr. Mark Johnson
Dr. Mark Johnson
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: In clinical trials
Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally.
Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, havested by liposuction, isolated and concentrated in tissue culture. Early reports suggest significant improvement in neurological, autoimmune and organ functions. Many more mscs in fat than bone marrow making ad-msc the center of most research now.

In brief: In clinical trials
Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally.
Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, havested by liposuction, isolated and concentrated in tissue culture. Early reports suggest significant improvement in neurological, autoimmune and organ functions. Many more mscs in fat than bone marrow making ad-msc the center of most research now.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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