Stem Cell Treatment for Ataxia
Sten Cell Therapy for Ataxia is available
Stem Cell transplantation can be used to remedy the symptoms of ataxia
How Stem Cell Treatment Works and Why It Is Effective
Since 2007, we have been developing comprehensive stem cell treatment protocols for ataxia to overcome the limitations of conventional therapies. In our protocols, stem cells are combined with specialized therapies for ataxia that not only focus on helping the patient to cope with their symptoms, but also treat the direct cause of the symptoms by promoting the healing of the brain/spinal cord injury. We believe that our comprehensive treatment approach for ataxia gives our patients the best chances of improvements, allowing for a better quality of life. Our stem cell treatment program can be applied to different types of ataxia including SCA1, SCA2, SCA3, SCA6, AOA1, Friedreich ataxia, ataxia caused by brain injury and more.
The purpose of our stem cell treatment is to restore neurological function in the brain/spinal cord lesion area, thus, various kinds of improvement are possible after our treatment and our past patients have experienced the following*:
*It is important to remember that improvements experienced by patients diagnosed with hereditary ataxias may not be permanent, as stem cell treatments do not currently have any influence on the genetic origin of these specific types of ataxia. In such cases, periodic treatments may be required to keep a stable condition. Finally, as for any medical treatment, improvements cannot be guaranteed.
The Stem Cell Treatment
Our stem cell transplantation program for Ataxia consist in 6 to 8 simple and minimally invasive injections of umbilical cord derived stem cells. The stem cells are transplanted using two separate methods: by intravenous way using a standard IV drip system, and through intrathecal injection performed after lumbar puncture. These two delivery methods allow for increased efficacy while ensuring safety and minimum inconvenience for the patient. Read more about each procedure below:
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- Human Umbilical Cord Blood Derived Mononuclear Cell Transplantation Case Series of 30 Subjects with Hereditary Ataxia
- Hyun-Jung Park,Giyoon Bang, Bo Ra Lee, Hyun Ok Kim, and Phil Hyu Lee. Neuroprotective Effect of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells in an AnimalModel of Double Toxin-Induced Multiple System Atrophy Parkinsonism. Cell Transplantation, Vol. 20, pp. 827–835, 2011.
- Zhongling Feng & Feng Gao. Stem Cell Challenges in the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disease. CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics 00 (2011) 1–7.
- You-Kang Chang, Ming-Hsiang Chen, Yi-Hung et al. Mesenchymal stem cell transplantation ameliorates motor function deterioration of spinocerebellar ataxia by rescuing cerebellar Purkinje cells.
- Kevin Kemp,Elizabeth Mallam, Kelly Hares, Jonathan Witherick, Neil Scolding, and Alastair Wilkins. Mesenchymal Stem Cells Restore Frataxin Expression and Increase Hydrogen Peroxide Scavenging Enzymes in Friedreich Ataxia Fibroblasts.