Peripheral Nerve Repair with Cultured Schwann Cells: Getting Closer to the Clinics

@inproceedings{Rodrigues2012PeripheralNR,
  title={Peripheral Nerve Repair with Cultured Schwann Cells: Getting Closer to the Clinics},
  author={Maria Carolina de Oliveira Rodrigues and Ant{\^o}nio Antunes Rodrigues and Loren E. Glover and J{\'u}lio C{\'e}sar Voltarelli and Cesario V. Borlongan},
  booktitle={TheScientificWorldJournal},
  year={2012}
}
Peripheral nerve injuries are a frequent and disabling condition, which affects 13 to 23 per 100.000 persons each year. Severe cases, with structural disruption of the nerve, are associated with poor functional recovery. The experimental treatment using nerve grafts to replace damaged or shortened axons is limited by technical difficulties, invasiveness, and mediocre results. Other therapeutic choices include the adjunctive application of cultured Schwann cells and nerve conduits to guide… CONTINUE READING