Promise of Autologous Bone Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation to Patients with Spinal Cord Injury-Current Status
Clinical Neurology and Neuroscience
Volume 1, Issue 4, November 2017, Pages: 84-95
Received: Apr. 1, 2017; Accepted: May 12, 2017; Published: Aug. 30, 2017
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Mahaboob Vali Shaik, Department of Genetics & Stem Cell Research, Narayana Medical College, Nellore, India
Subrahmanyam Gangapatnam, Narayana Medical Institutions, Nellore, India
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Due to rapid industrialization, population raise and development of real estate business results to build of enormous constructions, which leads to the injuries of spinal cord. The burden of spinal cord injury induced limb paralysis increasing every year in India. Increasing vehicular traffic has caused numerous road traffic accidents. Spinal cord injury (SCI) affects all aspects of a patient’s life, including the physical, behavioral, psychological and social functioning. [1] Spinal cord injuries could not be treated effectively with the existing treatment modalities. In view of the above, there is definitely an urgent need for finding different methods of treatment for these patients who cannot undergo established modalities of treatment or these have been tried unsuccessfully. Since a large number of these patients will loose their productive life and at the prime of their lives one such alternate therapy, which seems to offer some promise, is “stem cell” therapy, which has been well studied and published in prestigious journals. Current review discuss the safety and therapeutic efficacy of autologous human bone marrow cell (BMC) transplantation and the administration of granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF).
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Bone Marrow Stem Cell, American Spinal Injury Association Scale, Granulocyte Macrophage-Colony Stimulating Factor
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Mahaboob Vali Shaik, Subrahmanyam Gangapatnam, Promise of Autologous Bone Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation to Patients with Spinal Cord Injury-Current Status, Clinical Neurology and Neuroscience. Vol. 1, No. 4, 2017, pp. 84-95. doi: 10.11648/j.cnn.20170104.13
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