Identical Twins With CP Show Improved Function After Umbilical Cord Therapy
By: International Society for Cellular Therapy
The objective of this study was to compare the impact of umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stromal cell (UCMSC) transplantation on the motor functions of identical twins with cerebral palsy (CP) and to analyze the correlation between the efficacy and hereditary factors.
Eight pairs (16 individuals) of identical twins with CP were recruited and received allogenic UCMSC transplantation by means of subarachnoid injection. The gross motor function measure (GMFM) and the fine motor function measure (FMFM) were performed before and 1 and 6 months after the treatment to analyze the results of individuals before and after the therapy, between two individuals of an identical twin and among twin pairs. Repeated-measured data variance was used to analyze the GMFM and FMFM scores of patients before and 1 and 6 months after the therapy.