|Spina Bifida||Male||13 years||Serbia|
|Injections||Cell type||Admission date||Discharge date|
Condition On Admission
The doctor’s physical assessment of the patient upon admission found the patient had normal facial symmetry, sensation, and shoulder shrug. Motor neurological examinations showed an upper limbs score of 5 (full power), a proximal lower limbs score of 4, and a distal lower limbs score of 1. The coordinated movement of the upper limbs was normal but the patient could not move his legs at will. The patient could not move his feet but local muscle contraction could be observed. There was a loss of sensation in both ankles and around the tailbone and perineum. The loss of sensation in this area also caused a dysfunction of the sphincter of Oddi.
The patient received 6 umbilical cord blood-derived stem cell (UCBSC) packets by intravenous (IV) injections as per schedule below.
|Number||Date||Cell Type||Delivery Method||Side Effects|
|1||2012-07-04||UCBSC||Intravenous Injection||none reported|
|2||2012-07-09||UCBSC||Intravenous Injection||none reported|
|3||2012-07-13||UCBSC||Intravenous Injection||none reported|
|4||2012-07-18||UCBSC||Intravenous Injection||none reported|
|5||2012-07-23||UCBSC||Intravenous Injection||none reported|
|6||2012-07-27||UCBSC||Intravenous Injection||none reported|
Condition at discharge
There were no remarkable changes in the patient’s condition during treatment.
Condition 1 month after treatment
One month following his treatment the patient’s family submitted his follow up assessment. They reported he had experienced good improvements in many symptom areas and that his quality of life had significantly improved. The patient himself described the major improvements he was experiencing as such: “I’m starting to feel the feet, and tingling from the knee down.” Please see the excerpt below from their one month post-treatment assessment:
|Symptom||Family Own Assessment of Improvement|
|Movement in general||Moderate improvement|
|Standing up||Moderate improvement|
|Overall strength||Significant improvement|
|Limb muscle strength||Moderate improvement|
|Trunk muscle strength||Moderate improvement|
|Range of movement||Significant improvement|