Cerebral Palsy

The term Cerebral Palsy (CP) refers to any one of a number of neurological disorders that appear in infancy or early childhood and permanently affect body movement and muscle coordination, but may not worsen over time.

CP is caused by an injury to the brain that usually happens during pregnancy or to the brain.  sometimes shortly after birth. CP affects people in different ways because different parts of the brain can be injured, but it always has some impact on the person movement and this is because the message from the brain coming to the muscles are affected. The video below gives you a comprehensive introduction of Cerebral Palsy.

Cerebral palsy is the most common disability in childhood and the cause for most of the children remains a mystery. There is a lot of research ongoing including treatment with stem cells. The following risk factors, alone or in combination may result in the injury:

⊗  Prematurity, born less than 37 weeks
⊗  Low birth weight
⊗  Blood clotting problems in the mother or the baby
⊗  Problems with the placenta during pregnancy
⊗  Some bacterial and viral infection such as German Measles
⊗  Lack of oxygen at birth; only a very small percentage affected
⊗ Stroke is the most common cause of cerebral palsy for babies after one
….month of age.

Cerebral palsy can be diagnosed at any time from birth with the average age of diagnosis being 18 months. Some of the indicators that a baby may have CP are:

⊗  Baby feel floppy when picked up
⊗  Cannot hold up the head
⊗  They have stiff muscles
⊗  Displays unusual postures with their body
⊗  Delay in achieving developmental milestones like, rolling, sitting up,
…..walking, talking

CP affects people in many different ways and this is largely due to the location of injury in the brain. Therefore CP is described in a number of ways including the parts of the body being affected and the way in which it affects movement:

⊗   Quadriplegia / Bilateral
       All limbs (both arms and legs) are affected
⊗   Diplegia / Bilateral
       Limbs are affected (both legs)
⊗   Hemiplegia / Unilateral
       Limbs are affected (left arm, left leg)
⊗   Spastic (about 86 % of CP)
       Most common CP, muscles appear stiff and tight
⊗   Dyskinesia (about 6 % of CP)
       Movements are involuntary resulting in unusual twisting postures in one part
……of the body, like arm or leg or throughout the whole body.

⊗  Ataxia (about 5 % of CP)
       Characterized by shaky movements. Ataxia causes an interruption of muscle
……control in the arms and legs resulting in a lag of balance and coordination.

⊗   Mixed Type (about 3 % of CP)
       Example: combination of Spasticity and Dyskinesia

Protocol for Neurological Treatments 

Treatment

In our associated clinic in Delhi, India, we are treating Cerebra Palsy patients with safe, passage two, expanded mesenchymal stem cells from umbilical cord tissue via IV and Intrathecal injections.

The costs for treating Cerebral Palsy with stem cells will depend on many factors including current health and the existence of any other underlying medical conditions. To pre-qualify for our stem cell treatment, our medical team has, therefore, to review the patient’s relevant medical information including the recent blood tests. Upon approval, a complete treatment plan including its costs will be provided. To learn more about the treatment with expanded Mesenchymal stem cells, please contact us today.

Duration:

The Cell treatment for Cerebral Palsy will require a minimum stay of seven nights in Delhi in a private en-suite hospital room for double occupancy with a partner. Please note it is mandatory for all patients to arrive with a caregiver. Each adult patient (16 years or older) is allowed to have one caregiver stay in the hospital with them for free. Young patients (15 years old or younger) may have two caregivers with them in the hospital room for free. Any additional caregivers will need to make plans at a nearby hotel.

Treatment at the designated clinic in New Delhi:

During a doctors consultancy, we are reviewing jointly existing medical data, like MRI or CT and if applicable: EEG, explaining informed consent statement and making additional diagnostic tests in order to determine the final treatment procedure.

Treatment:

We, in our partner clinics in India, are usually treating Cerebral Palsy patients with safe, passage 2, expanded umbilical cord tissue stem cells in a combination of Intravenous (IV) and Lumbar Puncture (LP) Injections. Our European partner clinics are treating patients with non-expanded autologous stem cells from adipose tissue or bone marrow 

Additional Service:

Picking the Patient and partner up from the airports, by our local patient coordinator organize the stay in the hospital help patients and their partner to enjoy their stay in India and bring them back to the airport, besides the qualified treatment in our partner clinic.

Terms & Conditions:

The patient is part of our patient funded, non-refundable investigational stem cell treatment protocol. In case the patient will not be able to appear at the confirmed treatment date we accept a one-time rescheduling without additional charges.

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