INTRACEREBRAL CO-GRAFTING OF SCHWANN-CELLS AND FETAL ADRENAL-MEDULLA IN THE TREATMENT OF PARKINSONS-DISEASE

Citation
Wc. Zhang et al., INTRACEREBRAL CO-GRAFTING OF SCHWANN-CELLS AND FETAL ADRENAL-MEDULLA IN THE TREATMENT OF PARKINSONS-DISEASE, Chinese medical journal, 107(8), 1994, pp. 583-588
Citations number
13
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Medicine, General & Internal
Journal title
ISSN journal
0366-6999
Volume
107
Issue
8
Year of publication
1994
Pages
583 - 588
Database
ISI
SICI code
0366-6999(1994)107:8<583:ICOSAF>2.0.ZU;2-X
Abstract
Intracerebral co-grafting of Schwann's cells and human fetal adrenal m edullary tissue was performed in 10 patients with Parkinson's disease. One to six months after grafting, symptoms were improved significantl y for 1 to 3 grade. Among them, 2 patients resumed nearly normal daily activities. Long-term follow-up showed that the symptoms were not imp roved satisfactorily in some patients. It is considered that careful s election of patients, administration of amantadine, and co-grafting of Schwann's cells which prompts the survival of chromaffin cells are es sential to better results.