During the past 2 decades, cell-based therapies for SCI have been researched in several studies. Replacement of damaged neural tissues and re-establishing connections between the central and peripheral nervous system is vital for the treatment strategy for patients with SCI. According to factsheet of WHO, over 5 lakh people are estimated to suffer from SCI per year. American Spinal Injury Association’s (ASIA) Impairment Scale is a universally accepted scale to assess the SCI, but this scale does not cover all parameters of SCI. Development of new scoring system by Nutech mediworld has the remaining parameters covered in its Nutech Functional score(NFS).
With NFS, it is easy to assess the improvements with every stage of treatment phase consist of a 63 point grading system with 5 grades for each parameter. Thus, the cells having a potential of self-renewal and differentiating into multiple cell types would be best suited for patients with SCI.
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