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    Thumbs up marrow for spinal injury

    Bone Marrow Stem Cells Are Useful for Spinal Cord Injury

    Bone Marrow and Back Injury
    Patients Experienced Increased Mobility After Autologous Bone Marrow Stem Cell Treatment; Preliminary Results Involving 25 Patients Presented at International Society for Cellular Therapy's Annual Meeting in Sydney

    PrimeCell™ Therapeutics LLC today announced that it provided research support and pre-clinical studies for a clinical trial to assess the safety, feasibility and efficacy of implanting autologous bone marrow stem cells into spinal cord injury (SCI) patients.

    Dr. Luis Geffner presented a preliminary report at the 13th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Cellular Therapy, held here June 24-27. From May 2006 to January 2007, 25 patients with SCI were treated at Luis Vernaza Hospital in Guayaquil, Ecuador. They were treated with autologous bone marrow stem cells – meaning the cells were extracted from the patients' own bone marrow.

    Fifteen patients (60 percent) could stand up, ten patients (40 percent) could walk on the parallels with braces, seven (28 percent) could walk without braces, and four (16 percent) could walk with crutches. Patients demonstrated improvements in sensitivity, motility, bladder sensation, even controlling sphincters, erection and ejaculation. No adverse event was observed.

    More : http://www.emaxhealth.com/45/13448.html

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    This article was discussed a few months ago. Here is the link.

    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?t=84242

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    Sorry for the repost. Thank you Chasb for pointing it out.

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