Journal article

Human stem cell therapy in ischaemic stroke: a review

Soma Banerjee, Deborah Williamson, Nagy Habib, Myrtle Gordon, Jeremy Chataway

Age and Ageing | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2011

Abstract

Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability. Globally, 15 million people suffer a stroke each year, of whom more than 5 million die, and a further 5 million are left permanently disabled. Current treatment options offer modest benefits, and there is a pressing need for new and effective treatments. Stem cell therapy is a well-established treatment modality for various haematological diseases, with its use now being explored in different disease processes, including various neurological diseases, as well as vascular conditions such as ischaemic heart disease and peripheral vascular disease. Promising results have been seen in animal models of stroke, with evidence of significant functio..

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