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Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment

Brain injury is generally not a progressive condition, it is possible for improvements to last for a long period of time. Although some patients experience immediate benefits soon after the start of therapy, many steadily improve after returning home. As with any form of stem cell therapy, there is the possibility of minimal/no improvement, and we encourage patients and caregivers to maintain realistic expectations. Upon receiving medical information, our doctors can give additional guidance about the therapy’s appropriateness.

These diseases include: brain injury sequela, transient ischemic attack (TIA), cerebral thrombosis, cerebral embolism, lacunar infarction, cerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, hemorrhagic cerebral infarction and other types of cerebral vascular accident (CVA).

Leading Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury:-
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents.
  • Sports Injuries.
  • Struck by/Against.
  • Physical Violence.

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) Symptoms:-

Brain injuries can affect a person physically or mentally, even sometimes any kinds of major symptoms doesn't appear as much early stage of injury. Common symptoms of a brain injury may include,

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms:-
  • Headaches
  • Feelings of depression
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Forgetfulness
  • Drowsiness and lethargy
Severe Head Injuries Symptoms Include:-
  • Fits or seizures
  • Vision issues
  • Coma for more than 24 hours
  • Difficulty in speaking
  • Numbness in fingers and toes
Major demographic and risk factors for traumatic brain injury:-
  • Children generally newborn baby to 4 years olds.
  • Greatest number of TBIs occur in people age between 14–24.
  • Adults age above 60 are at greatest risk.

Stem Cells Help Repair Brain Injuries

Stem cell regenerative therapies for brain injury improve speech, memory and movements. Umbilical cord-derived mscs play a major role to repair and replace damaged cells. Stem cells have a positive outcome and it helps to improve the patient's quality of life.

General Protocol: Below is the general protocol for brain injury. Please keep in mind that this is only an example and the injection and cell types may change slightly depending on the patient’s condition. The protocols listed are for a sample amount of 6 packets.

  • UC-MSC packets injected by IV and LP

Submitting Medical Information: When submitting medical information please note that our doctors do usually request to view certain medical documents to confirm the diagnosis. You should try to provide these at the same time or shortly after the medical form has been submitted.

  • Standard Documents: Test or doctor’s summary of a brain MRI or CT
  • If Applicable: CTA (computerized tomography angiography), SEP (spinal evoked potential), VEP (visual evoked potential), BAEP (brainstem auditory evoked potential), CSF (cerebral spinal fluid).

Therapies completed: Over 340 (2012)

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Case Studies

Below are links to cases studies focused on brain injury patients. Simply click the name below to view each case study. You can view the PDF online and save it to your computer.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23942181