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Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2015 Sep;19(18):3340-4.

Current trends in spinal cord injury repair.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, P.R. China.


One of the rapidly prevailing neurological disorders affecting thousands of people per year is spinal cord injury (SCI). Though, great research has been made in recent past to understand thoroughly the molecular bases of the diseases, no fully restorative treatments for SCI are available. However, various rehabilitative, cellular and molecular therapies are being tested in animal models. Some of them have shown promising results. So, the present review shall enlighten all these latest developments in the field of spinal cord injury repair. The review shall discuss latest upcoming areas being focused for the management of SCI patients like stem cell therapy approach, cell-based approaches, combination therapeutic approaches, neuronal plasticity and possible use of omega-3 fatty acids in SCI repair.

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