Adult Stem Cell Awareness

June 9, 2009

Sweet! Stem Cell Surgury for Brain Injury

Filed under: adult stem cell awareness,alternative sources — chelseaz @ 8:55 am

News from India:

BANGALORE : The first successful stem cell therapy for traumatic brain injury in the country was conducted by doctors at BGS Global Hospitals.

Through this therapy, bone marrow was transplanted directly into the brain. N K Venkataramana, chief neurosurgeon of BGS Hospitals, confirmed that this is the first such attempt in India and second in the world. “China made the first attempt.”

The therapy was done on Madhumalika, 27, who was admitted to BGS Global Hospitals following a road accident on December 14** last year. She suffered from `diffuse axonal brain injury’ — a severe form of brain injury where the patient remains unconscious for a variable period. The patient needs to be assisted in his or her daily activities. In her case, she remained in a coma for more than three months…

In the surgery done in March, four million stem cells per body weight, which were prepared at Stempeutics Research Pvt Ltd, were injected directly into her brain.

After a month of the transplant, she showed considerable improvement. She became conscious, started talking and could move her limbs. She was also able to recognize family members and friends. But the prolonged stay in bed resulted in stiffness of the joints, for which she is undergoing physiotherapy.

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**interesting – this is the same date of the accident that left me paralyzed in 1999**


1 Comment »

  1. Incredible story – Unbelievable what all the research & hard work on the adult stem cell front has done & what we are able to accomplish today because of it. That is why I’m excited about

    Comment by RM Sorg — June 23, 2009 @ 10:57 am | Reply

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