MEDICAL HYPOTHESES AND RESEARCH
VOL. 2, No. 3, July 2005



A. G. Payne [2005] Med Hypotheses Res 2:497-501.


Beneficial Effects of Subcutaneously Injected Human
Umbilical Cord Stem Cells on Cerebral Palsy and
Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and a Posited
Mechanism


Anthony G. Payne*

Steenblock Research Institute, 1064 Calle Negochio #B, San Clemente, CA 92673, USA.


Abstract. Clinical case history data provided by research-oriented physicians doing
human umbilical cord stem cell therapy (hUCSC) in Mexico indicates that children with
cerebral palsy treated by a subcutaneous injection of ~1.5 million CD34+/CD133 human
umbilical cord stem cells near the umbilicus experienced clinically significant improvements
in various cognitive and motor skill functions. Conventional wisdom would argue that
human umbilical cord stem cells (hUCSC) would tend not to confer substantive benefit in the
brain of human patients, much less so hUCSC injected subcutaneous in a body site quite
distant from main blood vessels and the brain itself. In this paper tentative evidence is
advanced indicating that hUCSC injected subcutaneously near the umbilicus does bring
about notable clinical improvement in children with cerebral palsy and traumatic brain
injury (TBI). A hypothetical mechanism is posited to explain how hUCSC injected in
abdominal fat tissue would facilitate neurologic repair.



*Address all correspondence to: Dr. Anthony G. Payne, Steenblock Research Institute, 1064
Calle Negochio #B, San Clemente, CA 92673, USA.
Telephone: 949-248-7034. Fax: 949-388-3441. E-mail:
DrAGPayne@yahoo.com


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