|Autism||Male||16 years||British (UK)|
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Condition On Admission
The patient was non-verbal communication and not very cooperative with sign language or the use of Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).
Does use both communication skills when he wants something and need help getting it.
He was sensitive to loud noises and covers his ears when distressed, although he would become tolerant after some time in the same environment.
When expressing feelings of happiness or frustrations, he would make loud noises, jump up and down, and run across the room.
He was very frightened of dogs despite having numerous sessions of dog therapy.
He had a distinct lack of awareness of surrounding dangers.
He was very selective with food, preferring rice, green vegetables, baked beans and cooked cornmeal, and currently eats no meat, with only plain water to drink.
Is a happy and cheerful boy and likes playing and physical contact with familiar people; although he was previously very cautious of strangers, he now adjusts to their company after 5-10 minutes and relaxes.
He enjoys being in water, particularly showering and swimming.
He is very particular about items being in place.
Plays a lot of computer games and excels in most.
As well as stem cell treatment, the patient also received acupuncture, nerve growth factor (NGF) and immuno-modulation injections, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT) and nutrition counseling.
The patient received 6 umbilical cord-derived stem cell packets by IV and lumbar puncture (LP), as per the schedule below:
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Condition 1 month after treatment
The patient’s mother said: “[He] used to cut his own hair and not allow anyone else to do it. He agreed to have his sister gave him a haircut…for the first time! He is still eating a wide variety of food and fruit. He told his teacher ‘finish’ after eating all of his dinner of jacket potato and salad!”
Please see an excerpt from the parent’s 1 month assessment below:
Parents’ Assessment of Improvement
Anxiety or fearfulness
Appropriate facial expressions
Aware of danger
Aware of environment
Comfortable with physical contact
Cooperation with others
Expressing own needs
Fixation on objects or subjects
Interaction with others
Interest in others
Responding to commands
Rigidity in routine
Sensitivity to pain
Uses eye contact
Using more than one word at a time