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What are the possible treatments for spinal cord injury using stem cells?
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Dr. David Levens
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Stem cells - Future
Fat cells have shown promise as a source of stem cells that may eventually be able to be used to treat many conditions, one of which is spinal cord injury.
Stem cells have the potential to transform into specialized cells and tissues of many different organs. There has been much excitement recently in the research world for the future potential but everyday use in medicine is still years away.

In brief: Stem cells - Future
Fat cells have shown promise as a source of stem cells that may eventually be able to be used to treat many conditions, one of which is spinal cord injury.
Stem cells have the potential to transform into specialized cells and tissues of many different organs. There has been much excitement recently in the research world for the future potential but everyday use in medicine is still years away.
Dr. David Levens
Dr. David Levens
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Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Stem cells- now
While there is no therapy commercially available in the usa, there are a few offshore clinics using autologous stem cells for treatment of spinal injury.
Additionally , there are at least 9 clinical trials using stem cells to treat spinal cord injuries. Go to http://www.Clinicaltrials.Gov to find out more, as many trials are still recruiting patients, and the number of trials continues to grow!

In brief: Stem cells- now
While there is no therapy commercially available in the usa, there are a few offshore clinics using autologous stem cells for treatment of spinal injury.
Additionally , there are at least 9 clinical trials using stem cells to treat spinal cord injuries. Go to http://www.Clinicaltrials.Gov to find out more, as many trials are still recruiting patients, and the number of trials continues to grow!
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
In brief: If any
they are all clinical trials.
no one is doing them consistently here in the US.

In brief: If any
they are all clinical trials.
no one is doing them consistently here in the US.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine
In brief: Cure 4 paralysis?
In sept issue cell, a stem cell line called nsi-566 (neuralstem) was successfully used to regenerate transected spinal cords in mice, with over 57% take of grafted cells.
Multiple axons were generated which covered 17 spinal segments and formed reciprocal synaptic connectivity in grey matter. Neuralstem has applied for a trial to treat chronic spinal cord injury, and thereafter likely for acute.

In brief: Cure 4 paralysis?
In sept issue cell, a stem cell line called nsi-566 (neuralstem) was successfully used to regenerate transected spinal cords in mice, with over 57% take of grafted cells.
Multiple axons were generated which covered 17 spinal segments and formed reciprocal synaptic connectivity in grey matter. Neuralstem has applied for a trial to treat chronic spinal cord injury, and thereafter likely for acute.
Dr. Mark Johnson
Dr. Mark Johnson
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