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Adult Stem Cells Help Stroke Victims

In ALL ARTICLES, VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on April 20, 2009 at 10:48 pm

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Stem Cell Research Shows Adult Stem Cells Help Stroke Victims

Posted 20 April, 2009 in Stroke |

Stem Cell Research Study Reveals Stroke Patients Helped by Own Stem Cells

A new stem cell research study/trial recently completed shows that implanting a person’s own Adult Stem Cells helps stroke patients overcome partial paralysis. Dr. Kameshwar Prasad of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will present his stem cell study at the European Stroke Research Conference in May, 2009.

Stroke Victims Own Adult Stem Cells Used

In the stem cell study that took place in New Delhi, India, 12 stroke victims had their own stem cells implanted within 1 month after a stroke. Also, 3 stroke patients were used as a control group and were not given any stem cells.

Process of Stem Cells for Stroke

  1. Adult Stem Cells extracted from patient’s bone marrow
  2. Stem Cells are then purified
  3. Patient’s own stem cells are then reintroduced intravenously into the antecubital vein (in the forearms, near the elbow)
  4. Stem Cells migrate to area of injury (in this case- the brain)
  5. Adult Stem Cells enhance repair process and reduce brain damage

The Stem Cell Treatment Results

At the beginning of the stem cell study, none of the 12 stroke patients were able to carry out daily activities, use the toilet, take a bath, dress and eat independently.

However, within 1 year, 70% (I assume 7 or 8 of the patients) were able to overcome their handicaps and successfully return to previous activities like playing golf, working in the office and cooking.

Only 1 out of the 3 stroke patients in the control group were able to go back to their normal routine.

No Side Effects From Your Own Stem Cells

From the stem cell article:
“The stem cells had excellent safety profile. After carrying out Pet scans and MRIs thrice in a year on patients who received stem cells, we found no side-effects. This study shows that stem cells are a safe and feasible therapy in acute stroke. This holds promise and needs to be confirmed in a bigger study,” Dr Prasad said.

Of course there were no side effects, the trial used the patient’s own cells. Rejection isn’t an issue.  As I say time and time again, the patient has everything to gain and nothing to lose.  There is no downside to this treatment.  It is a shame this isn’t being put to use in the United States and made available to everyone who may need it.

These same doctors will follow up this stem cell clinical trial for stroke with a 120 patient trial in the next 3 years.  Hopefully, this will speed things up for Adult Stem Cells to be accepted sooner rather than later.

Related Stem Cells for Stroke Success Stories

The results of this study comes just after I covered this stem cell trial for stroke in Texas.  Also, earlier this year, I covered the stem cell tea bag which helped a German stroke victim as well.

see also:

Brain Reconstruction: Stem-Cell Scaffolding Can Repair Stroke Damage

Stem Cells Revive Woman in Coma From Stroke

STEM CELLS & STROKE

via Stem Cell Research Shows Adult Stem Cells Help Stroke Victims | Adult Stem Cell Research.

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  3. As a right side ischemic stroke survivor at age 53. It is frustrating to read many success stories from around the world in stem cell therapies effect on recovery. The u.s. seems to be very far behind the rest of the world in this area. I am speaking of bone marrow stem cells. I understand the problem that has prevented trials with embryonic cells but from what i have read. Bone marrow cells have the ability to regenerate tissue. i cannot express how we with disabilities are frustrated at the lack of what could be our only hope of a productive life.

    What can i do to get my opinion and frustration to those that are keeping us from this potential medical advancement?

    I spend each day on the internet looking for a trial i can participate in, but none are on any planning that i see.
    thank you
    jerry Salyer
    Riverton, Utah,84065

    • Are you only interested in trials going on in the US?
      Please realize that:
      There may or may not be one in the future…http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=ischemic+stroke
      There are going to be very rigorous exclusion variables so you may not even get into the trial…
      If accepted to the trial, you may or may not actually receive the stem cell treatment as is the case with double blind studies.

      Instead of trials, would you be interested in receiving an adult stem cell treatment from existing treatment facilities that have treated hundreds or thousands with a great history of success? They will treat your specific condition. If you’re interested, I’d be happy to put you in touch with the proper people who can hold your hand through the treatment request process at no cost.

      • My girlfriend from Hawaii had a massive stroke 8 days ago while she was in the hopital, go figure! Yesterday they did a Cat Scan and said slowly but surly her brain tissue is dying and there is nothing they can do about it, I read some articles about Stem Cell Treatment for Stroke victims that may repair brain tissue, I would like the information you were going to provide to other reader…that you said

        Instead of trials, would you be interested in receiving an adult stem cell treatment from existing treatment facilities that have treated hundreds or thousands with a great history of success? They will treat your specific condition. If you’re interested, I’d be happy to put you in touch with the proper people who can hold your hand through the treatment request process at no cost.

    • I had a stroke in my sleep i would give anything of my life to be able to see everything again not just half of the world my stroke left me with no left perifriel if they can help why not we dont need to go to Mars help us here on Earth first then maybe just maybe this country could back in first place and help our own then help the rest of the world dont forget the world but remember us to.

      Richard Floyd 55
      November 7
      7:28 p.m.

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