Waleed Ibrahim Alandas

OVERVIEW

Name: Waleed Ibrahim Alandas
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy
D.O.B: 01 January 2007
Gender: Male
Country: Saudi Arabia

Treatment: Stem Cell implantation via lumbar puncture, treatment to improve blood circulation of the brain and improve nutritional status of the nerve cells, combined with Chinese Traditional Medicine (TCM) (acupuncture) and rehabilitation therapy (occupational therapy and physical therapy)

HISTORY

Shortly after birth, Patient Waleed Alandas was noted to have sub-normal limb movement, when compared with children of the same age. He also had limb spasms and nystagmus (fluttering movement of the eyes). Due to his slow physical development, he did not walk until he was 2 years of age. However, he often fell down while walking. Moreover, he couldn’t speak clearly and continuously. He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy in a local hospital in Saudi Arabia.

Medical Condition before Stem Cell Treatment for Cerebral Palsy

While patient Waleed Alandas could watch TV or movies, it was difficult for him to concentrate. He was inpatient. He couldn’t control his intentional movement very well, so he often failed at tasks that required dexterity of his hands or limbs. He couldn’t walk steadily. His body and waist swayed from side to side and he often fell down.  His vision and visual development was compromised by the involuntary, congenital nystagmus.

Treatment Over One Month at Puhua International Hospital

Stem Cell implantation via lumbar puncture, therapy to improve blood circulation of the brain and improve nutritional status of the nerve stem cells, combined with Chinese Traditional Medicine (TCM) (acupuncture) and rehabilitation therapy (including occupational therapy and physical therapy).

Medical Condition after Stem Cell Treatment for Cerebral Palsy

After the treatment, Patient Waleed Alandas’ overall condition improved significantly.

The nystagmus of his eyes was much diminished, and much less obvious.  With improved balance and movement control, Patient Waleed Alandas was noted to able to walk steadier than before, and to seldom fall down. He was able to grasp and manipulate objects easily, and it was much easier for him to stand up from sitting position. In addition, he can concentrate for longer periods of time, and was less distracted by irritability

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