Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can cause a host of physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral effects, and outcome can range from complete recovery to permanent disability or death. Physiologically, TBIs are very similar to strokes in terms of their impact on the function of the victims’ brain. Depending on the injury, treatment required may be minimal or may include interventions such as medications, emergency surgery or surgery years later. Until now, physical therapy, speech therapy, recreation therapy, occupational therapy and vision therapy represented the primary chance for functional recovery from the chronic symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury.

TBI is sudden, non-congenital physical damage to the brain from an external force that temporarily or permanently disrupts normal brain function. Brain characteristics and functions that can be affected include consciousness, speech and language, memory, mobility, personality and others. Because the brain controls all bodily functions, any damage to the brain, regardless of severity, can impair physical and psychological activity.

How Stem Cells Can Help Brain Injury?

Unlike standard treatments, the stem cell treatment is different in the way that we target to repair the brain tissue damage itself and recover functions. Stem cell treatment focuses on the root of the problem and not the symptoms.

Cell death occurs when cells are injured. However, these dead cells are surrounded by damaged and healthy cells. Stem cells have the potential to stimulate the healing of these injured cells by the secretion of cytokines, such as nerve growth factor to promote the body’s self-repair mechanisms.

The objective of the treatment is to repair the injured cell area around the lesion. This will lead to improved symptoms in physique, movements and intelligence. The majority of patients show improvements right after the first or second transplant. They continue to improve for about 6 months to 1 year before the final results settle in. For Brain Injury patients the achieved results are permanent.

Treatment effect 

Reduction of excessive muscle tone of the paralyzed limbs
Improved flexibility
Improved coordination
Increased muscle strength and exercise capability
Improved feeling in paralyzed limbs
Improved blood circulation
Normalized skin temperature
Increased intellectual abilities like communication skills, logical analytical ability, Understanding and memory

Link to Case study of our brain injury patients: https://www.puhuahospital.com/case-studies/brain-injury

 

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