American Doctor Meets with Charlie Gard's Medical Team

Charlie Gard has brain damage and cannot see hear move or cry

Charlie Gard has brain damage and cannot see hear move or cry

The parents have fought in court for permission to take the child to the United States for treatment.

Medical experts are scheduled to gather today at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, where 11-month-old Charlie is being cared for.

There is lab evidence that the experimental treatment protocol for Charlie prepared by the Bambino Gesu' may work, according to a letter from Rome to London's Great Ormond Street Hospital which on Friday officially asked its doctors to be allowed to administer it. He believes there is between an 11 and 56 percent chance the nucleoside therapy would improve the baby's muscular strength and that there is a "small but significant" chance it would also help brain functions.

Hirano is a professor of neurology at Columbia University Medical Center and specializes in rare genetic conditions.

The Great Ormond Street Hospital told the court their position remains unchanged, that every medical treatment option had already been explored, and that any experimental treatment would be unjustified. The case attracted worldwide attention after Pope Francis and President Donald Trump weighed in.

Hirano is developing an experimental therapy that has been used on at least one American patient with a similar but less severe mitochondrial disease.

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Michio Hirano, a professor of neurology at the Columbia University Medical Centre in NY, spent around four and a half hours inside the hospital on Monday.

The judge ruled that Charlie's mother Connie, from Bedfont, west London, can be present for the examination.

Charlie suffers from mitochondrial depletion syndrome, a rare genetic disease that has left him brain-damaged and unable to breathe unaided.

Hirano, who testified via video-link on Thursday, said it was worth trying treatment that has recently emerged.

"It may be unconventional but this case is full of unconventional aspects", the judge said. Charlie will die from his illness, his doctors have said.

Every ruling has been in favor of Charlie's specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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