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What is Muscular Dystrophy?

Muscular dystrophy is also known as neuromuscular disorders that cause progressive weakness in the muscles and loss of muscle mass.

This is the most of any other condition where stem cell therapy has been provided with our cells. Some of the forms muscular dystrophy treated include:-

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
  • Becker’s Muscular Dystrophy (BMD)
  • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy
  • Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD)

Muscular Dystrophy Sign and Symptoms

There are variety of symptoms that affect parts of the body in MD disorders, the symptoms may vary from patient to patient and type of muscular dystrophy disorders.

  • Weak muscles.
  • Trouble while breathing.
  • Joint stiffness.
  • Unable to climb the stairs without any support.
  • Frequent falls.
  • Difficult get up from the floor without help.

Stem Cell Treatment For Muscular Dystrophy:-

MD patients not only receive IV injections of stem cells, but also intramuscular injections in order to place the stem cells directly into the atrophied areas. It is important to note that MD is a progressive condition. The first goal of the therapy is to slow the progression of the condition and hopefully relieve some symptoms.

The interval between the therapy and the time patients claim improvements have started to regress, can vary from patient to patient, but can be as fast as within a year. There is also the possibility of minimal/no improvement, and we encourage patients to keep realistic expectations.

General Protocol: Below is the general protocol for muscular dystrophy. Please keep in mind that this is only an example and the injection and cell types may change slightly depending on the patient’s condition.

  • UC-MSC packets injected by IV and LP

Submitting Medical Information: When submitting medical information please note that our doctors do usually request to view certain medical documents to confirm the diagnosis. You should try to provide these at the same time or shortly after the medical form has been submitted.

  • Standard Documents: Test or doctor’s summary of a muscle biopsy or genetic test
  • If Applicable: CPK (blood), EMG, ECG, chest X-Ray

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Studies

Case studies focus on individual patients and detail their therapy and results. We will be updating this section with new case studies as they become available. Simply click on the picture below to open the case study.

DMD - Patient ID- 11UIN1129

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - Patient ID- I315

Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy - Patient ID- 11BKC1037

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20137617