Thread: ChinaSCINet Update

  1. #1231
    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Young View Post
    There is a huge amount of work that needs to be done before we can start the phase III trials. In the next six months, we have to get all this data analyzed and published. For example, we have to establish a GMP cell processing facility in China. We will need to get IND applications approved in China, U.S., Norway, and India. If we don't start this work now, we won't be able to initiate the phase III trial until 2014. In my opinion, the data that we have obtained to date suggests that it is worthwhile going to phase III trial. Of course, the data that we are collecting in the Kunming trial may alter that opinion.

    Thank you for answering all the questions about the trial. I've been trying to read up as much as possible and not ask redundant questions. From what I can understand the data thats been presented is just the 6 week data and we can expect to see the full 6 month report at the end of the month. This will determine whether or not you will procede with a phase 3 in the US, correct? Everything so far looks very promising and I am anxiously awaiting the trials here. If you do go on with the trials is there a set amount that would need to be raised before the trials can begin? I feel like it's easier to get people to donate when there is a set goal to reach. Thanks again

  2. #1232
    John, data won't be available until Dec I believe.

  3. #1233
    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Young View Post

    When I said that there were no changes in the motor scores of people, I was referring to the muscles tested according to the ASIA exam. Subjects are showing locomotor improvement without changes in their motor score in our study. My answer to your question assumed that you were referring to the motor score, which reflects voluntary control of the muscles tested. In any case, we have mostly indirect and limited control of our bladder and bowels and recovery of these functions is not necessarily associated with voluntary control of other muscles, particularly those that are tested in the ASIA motor score.

    Wise, sorry I was kidding a bit and I got you confused

    I was asking if any patient has recovered bowel &/or bladder, which means to recover control of them, which means voluntary control of them, which means voluntary control of the sphincters as all AB people do while they are looking for a bathroom.

    Conclusion: to recover B&B you need to recover some voluntary movements.

    ASIA scale does not have anything to do with B&B control. I knew that.

    I also think that the ASIA scale should be abandoned as it still gets people confused including doctors. That is an indication that there is a problem with it.

    Just my opinions.

    Last edited by paolocipolla; 11-21-2012 at 06:17 PM.
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  4. #1234
    Quote Originally Posted by Chassmain View Post

    I'm a member of the spinal cord injury community with an injury very similar to yours, and have become increasingly frustrated with your posts every day. I mean come on, what are you really trying to do here, discredit the very thing that could make us better? Make us lose hope? Even worse, make the doctors/scientist who are trying so hard feel like we' re an ungrateful lot? I mean really, I just can't take it anymore, enough is enough!

    Why don't you try doing something productive instead of taking potshots at every little thing Dr. Young has to say. With the time/energy you spend here every day I'm sure you could do all sorts of great things raising money and awareness for a cure.


    I am sorry that you feel like that, you can ignore my posts if they disturb you, which I can understand.
    You could also consider to pay more attention to what I write, dig into it and maybe in a while you may agree with some of my posts.

    In any case keep hope alive, if I am affecting your hope "send me to hell"

    In God we trust; all others bring data. - Edwards Deming

  5. #1235
    Quote Originally Posted by paolocipolla View Post
    I also think that the ASIA scale should be abandoned as it still gets people confused including doctors. That is an indication that there is a problem with it.

    Just my opinions.

    The current scale is actually referred to as AIS in presentations. not a ton different but a bit more nuanced. Unfortunately so many are overwhelmed with what has just happened and the educational piece of rehabilitation is not well understood until a little later in the continuum. I feel it is much like drinking from a fire hose in acute rehabilitation.

  6. #1236
    Wise--Based on your descriptions of your clinical trials of stemcell injections, the structure of the CNS, growth rate of nerves, and your best intuitive/educational guesses, what sequence of sensory and motor recovery would you expect to see?

    For example, would you expect a C-6 patient begin to see changes at the C-7 level, then the C-8 level? Would you expect to see increased sensory before increased muscle nerve inervation? Would you expect that the last to come back on-line would be bladder, then bowel, then sexual function, assuming that the nerves connected to the correct location and the patient performed the necessary physical therapy to re-train the muscles?

    And, assuming that we have found a perfect solution for CNS regeneration, how long do think it would take for regrowth from C-6 to return of sexual function to occur?

  7. #1237
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    Dr. Wise,
    Thank you for your detailed response. I didn't know about the advantages of using umbilical cord blood stem cells.
    Do these advantages apply to chronic injuries too? I wonder; will chronic injuries take longer to fix than newer acute injuries or not necessarily?
    C4/5 incomplete, 17 years since injury

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  8. #1238
    When i first started reading on here, I was reading that these trials would be coming to the US in 2012. Now im seeing the 2014 thrown around.

  9. #1239
    We are pushing for next year Barrington.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    We are pushing for next year Barrington.
    Where is Barrington? What happened to Kessler?
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