Stem Cell Therapy for Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
Presented by Alicia Fuhrman, MD, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, on March 28, 2018 at the University of Washington Medical Center
In this presentation, Dr. Fuhrman explains the complex and rapidly expanding field of stem cell medicine. She begins by clarifying what stem cells are and how they are used in different treatments. She then summarizes what the research can tell us about how effective these treatments are for spinal cord injuries. Finally, she discusses how to recognize and avoid scams and how to decide about treatment for yourself or, if you are a health provider, how to counsel your patients.
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For more information
- A Closer Look at Stem Cells, from the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), is a website about stem cell science and research and includes handbooks and other resources for consumers, patients, and health care providers.
- To find clinical trials that are enrolling new participants, use the Search the Studies function on the NIH Clinical Center website.