Clinical application of olfactory ensheathing cells in the treatment of spinal cord injury.

@article{Rao2013ClinicalAO,
  title={Clinical application of olfactory ensheathing cells in the treatment of spinal cord injury.},
  author={Yaojian Rao and Wenxiao Zhu and Huijuan Liu and Chunxia Jia and Qingan Zhao and Yongjun Wang},
  journal={The Journal of international medical research},
  year={2013},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={473-81}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate the safety and therapeutic efficacy of autologous olfactory ensheathing cell (OEC) transplantation in cervical spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS Patients with cervical SCI of >6 months' duration were treated with autologous OECs, injected into the area surrounding the SCI under magnetic resonance imaging guidance, twice a week for 4 weeks. Patients were evaluated before treatment and at 3, 6, 12 and 24 months post-treatment, using the American Spinal Injury… CONTINUE READING