Stem Cell Therapy in Stroke: A Review Literature

Rokhsareh Meamar, Leila Dehghani, Majid Ghasemi, Fariborz Khorvash, Vahid Shaygannejad


Stroke is an important cause of death in the world and disability world‑wide especially in developed countries. Following acute phase of stroke, some procedures and medical treatment such as thrombolytic agents has been recommended; nevertheless many patients have enduring deficits. Thus, there is a realistic need to develop treatment strategies for reducing neurological deficits. However, the stem cell (SC) therapy could arrange an alternative intervention for disease modifying therapy. In this article, we present a brief review of different methods of SC therapy in stroke patients and discuss the results with different cell types and routes of administration.

Keywords: Clinical, stem cell, stroke, treatment, trials

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