For many years now Dr. Steenblock has advocated that stroke patients be treated with their own bone marrow stem cells as quickly as possible following a stroke. He then tried this approach by actually treating stroke patients using his whole bone marrow transplant technique (Recently expanded & improved.) The clinical responses were often quite impressive, especially in those treated within a month or so of their stroke.
How “on target” was Dr. Steenblock’s use of bone marrow derived cells for stroke? Very much so judging from the results of a two phase clinical study being carried out in India (titled “Autologous Intravenous Bone Marrow Derived Cell Therapy for Patients with Ischemic Stroke.”)
In phase I of this study, Indian scientists gave twelve (12) stroke patients aged 38-70 years 86 million bone marrow cells within a month of their attack. They found that ”70 percent were able to overcome their handicaps and became free of deficits like weakness of limbs and inability to walk.”
Phase II, which is on-going, involves 120 patients at five centers across India including the Army R&R Hospital (Delhi) and Armed Forces Medical College (Pune). This will conclude during June 2011.
The tentative results of the Indian study suggest that using stem cell rich bone marrow to treat recent stroke can produce impressive clinical gains. Those interested in learning more about Dr. Steenblock’s whole bone marrow transplants for stroke should visit his website at www.Strokedoctor.com. Or better yet, call 1-800-300-1063 and make an appointment to discuss how stem cells might help you. The call is free!