Just in time for Cerebral Palsy (CP) awareness month, Europe’s ESPERITE group is championing the first clinical trial to utilize two types of stem cells for the treatment of Cerebral Palsy.Currently there is no known cure for this condition. Stem cell treatment has been shown to be an effective treatment and is the topic of many research studies worldwide, including our own. Beike’s research utilizing cord blood derived adult stem cells showed significant improvement in CP patient’s motor function. This new clinical trial utilizes the same type of stem cells that Beike Biotechnology recommends (umbilical cord blood derived stem cells), yet is also using cord tissue stem cells.Spastic occurs in 70-80% of the cases. The main symptoms include increase of muscle tone (when the muscles are in a state of stress), tightness (spastic) and movement becomes difficult or impossible. What has proved to be helpful for it is a stem cell therapy.
Dyskinetic form of cerebral palsy is characterized by poor coordination of movements. There are two main subtypes of it. Athetoid (hyperkinetic) form is characterized by slow or rapid uncontrollable movements of any part of the body, as the process may involve the face, mouth and tongue, which can’t be healed without stem cells therapy. Approximately 10-20% of cases of this disease can be attributed to this type. Atactic form is characterized by imbalance and poor coordination. If a patient walks, the gait is indecisive and changeable. Those who suffer from this type have problems with the performance of rapid movements and movements that require high control, such as writing. This form affects 5-10% of patients with cerebral palsy. For this type of the disease own stem cells used during the treatment are very beneficial.
There is also a mixed form, which is a combination of various forms of cerebral palsy. The most common combination is that of spastic and athetoid CP forms. Patient’s intellect doesn’t suffer, but the ability to show it is sometimes limited, mostly by difficulties in communicationTherapy with mesenchymal stem cells opens entirely new possibilities in the treatment of cerebral palsy. Stem cells for cerebral palsy treatment have the unique property – they can turn into new healthy cells of the tissues that need to be repaired. In this case, that is the damaged brain tissue. In addition, the stem cells for cerebral palsy contribute to reconstruction of new blood vessels and improve blood flow to the affected tissues of the brain. Best results are obtained by using the so-called mesenchymal stem cell therapy. Swiss Medica is the best clinic for cerebral palsy mesenchymal stem cells treatment.