Newspaper claims that Michael Schumacher’s was set to receiving stem-cell treatment is Paris is not as not correct in line with Neurological professional Matilde Leonardi, who claims the remedy doesn’t exist for sufferers along with his situation.
Seven-time F1 world champion Schumacher has not been seen in public since his snowboarding accident in 2013.
However the German was transferred to the Georges Pompidou Hospital in Paris earlier this week for revolutionary treatment – with a nurse from the hospital even claiming he was aware. These claims have been made by Le Parisien.
But Leonardi, director of the Coma Research Centre of the Besta Neurological Institute in Milan and a member of the Italian Society of Neurology, believes there was some inaccurate reporting on the state of affairs.
“There isn’t any experimental stem cell-based treatment that has a optimistic impact for sufferers in a state of minimal consciousness like Michael Schumacher,” Leonardi informed msn.com.
“The information [reports] launched on the previous pilot are solely fuelling false hopes and deluding sufferers’ households.
“Only yesterday morning I acquired two cellphone calls from the family of two sufferers who needed info to let their youngsters entry the identical treatment as the previous pilot.
“I discovered myself explaining that we all know nothing concerning the existence of this treatment.
“When comparable information is disseminated, there’s the chance of deceiving the sick and their family members. It is the duty of the docs, but additionally of the press to stop this from taking place.
“We all hope so, however the reality is that it does not exist, not less than for the second. Unfortunately, research performed with stem cells for illnesses that have an effect on the mind and marrow have not given the hoped for results.”
But it’s not all doom and gloom as Leonardi remembers a earlier affected person snapping into full consciousness.
“We can not give illusions. It may be very uncommon however in some circumstances these sufferers are capable of re-emerge from their state,” he mentioned.
“There are documented circumstances.
“I keep in mind a affected person who, after 4 years spent in a state of minimal consciousness, all of the sudden responded with amusing to a joke made by his spouse after which began speaking to her.”