1️⃣ Human umbilical cord
mesenchymal stem cells are immune naïve and they are able to differentiate into other phenotypes, including the neural lineage. Over the past decade, advances in the field of regenerative medicine allowed development of cell therapies suitable for kidney repair.
2️⃣ We report a case of a 62-year-old ethnic Indonesian woman previously diagnosed as having
thoracic spinal cord entrapment with paraplegic condition and chronic renal failure on hemodialysis. She had diabetes mellitus that affected her kidneys and had chronic renal failure for 2 years, with creatinine level of 11 mg/dl, and no urinating since then. She was treated with human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cell implantation protocol. This protocol consists of implantation of 16 million human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells intrathecally and 16 million human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells intravenously. Three weeks after first intrathecal and intravenous implantation she could move her toes and her kidney improved. Her creatinine level decreased to 9 mg/dl. Now after 8 months she can raise her legs and her creatinine level is 2 mg/dl with normal urinating.
3️⃣ Human umbilical cord stem cells have been shown to
have important neuroprotective and neuroregenerative effects following spinal cord entrapment and simultaneously work for improvement of kidney failure.
[By Celebre Pro Medic Sdn Bhd 20220107]