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Intravenous Injection of Autologous Bone Marrow Derived Mononuclear Cells in Ischemic Stroke Patients in Iraq

Abdul Majeed Alwan Hammadi1 and Fizel Abbas Al-himyari2

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2017.01.000113

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    • 1Department of Medicine, Al-Yermouk Teaching Hospital, Iraq
    • 2Department of Neurology, Babylon Medical College, Iraq

    *Corresponding author: Abdul Majeed Alwan Hammadi, Medicine Department, Al-Yermouk Teaching Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq

    *Corresponding author:Fizel Abbas Al-himyari, Neurology Department, Babylon Medical College, Hillah, Iraq

Received: May 17, 2017   Published: May 31, 2017

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Stroke is a leading cause of adult disability worldwide and the second highest cause of death in the world. Mortality rate is about 20% and another third are left with permanent disability. Treatments for stroke are based on methods that restore the flow of blood to the brain, such as clot-busting enzymes, surgery, and drugs for thinning blood, stopping clots and protecting neurons. Scientists believe that mesenchymal stem cell protection may be due to secretion of growth factors that promote growth of new neurons, regulate the immune system and stimulate the formation of new blood vessel, Or due to neurogenesis. Autologous bone marrow derived mononuclear cells with closed method is very near to minimal manipulation and low risk procedure.

In this study, we aspirated 100 cc (mean volume) of bone marrow from 50 Iraqi adult patients (age ranges 34-86 years) (12 females 38 male) after filtration we injected 40 cc volume intravenously, mononuclear cell count was =5-6x10 7per product. The time from diagnosis till procedure performance was (3months-5 years), The effect of intravenous administration of autologous bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMMNCs) lead to improvement in European scale for stroke (+4-20) in 28 patients out of 50 (56%) in 4-8 weeks ). This study shows the positive effect of autologous bone marrow derived mononuclear cells in the functional recovery of adult patients with chronic ischemic stroke.

Keywords: Autologous; Bone marrow; Mononuclear cells; Stroke; Intravenous

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