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Stroke Female, 36 years old, February – March 2019

Summary

Diagnosis Sex Age Nationality
Stroke Female 36 years Brazil
Injections Cell type Admission date Discharge date
6 UCBSC 2019-02-16 2019-03-19

Condition On Admission

The patient suffered from a stroke in July 2016. Before receiving stem cell treatment, the patient had mild spasticity in the upper right limb with loss of movement, muscle weakness in the upper and lower limbs, and she had difficulty speaking. Before starting treatment, the patient had given up hope on regaining arm movement.

Treatment Schedule

The patient received 6 umbilical cord blood-derived stem cell (UCBSC) packets by intravenous infusion (IV) and Intrathecal Injection (LP), as per the schedule below:

Number Date Cell Type Delivery Method Side Effects
1 2019-02-18 UCBSC Intravenous Injection none reported
2 2019-02-22 UCBSC Intrathecal Injection none reported
3 2019-02-25 UCBSC Intrathecal Injection none reported
4 2019-03-01 UCBSC Intrathecal Injection none reported
5 2019-03-05 UCBSC Intrathecal Injection none reported
6 2019-03-08 UCBSC Intravenous Injection none reported

Condition 3 months after treatment

3 months after the treatment​, significant improvements in speech and spasticity in the arms have already been noticed. The patient still had difficulty moving her arm and had no movements in her hand and fingers. However, her doctors believe that she has a good chance of improving more, taking into account the progress she has already made.

Symptom
Parents’ Assessment of Improvement
Balance
Moderate improvements
Coordination
Moderate improvements
Fine hand movements
Small improvements
Tremors
Not applicable
Control of movement
Moderate improvements
Muscle stiffness
Not applicable
Speech
Moderate improvements
Walking
Moderate improvements
Fatigue
Small improvements