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Bhubaneswar's 4-year-old Akshat Chand Now Can Walk Independently and Climb Stairs Post Stem Cell Therapy
Bone Marrow Derived Stem Cells Therapy, A Novel Therapeutic Treatment Option & A New Revolution in The Medical World for Patients with Neurological Disorders.
Bhubaneswar, 24th October, 2018:
Mast. Akshat Chand, 4 year old boy from Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, a case of Cerebral Palsy. Akshat's mother Mrs. Swati suffered jaundice during the 1st trimester of her pregnancy. Inspite this illness, the sonography conducted in the 4th month turned out to be normal. Akshat was born during 10th month by a cesarean delivery and did not exhibit immediate breathing and heart beats. Also, his nasal cavity and windpipe was choked with placental fluids. He was admitted to NICU immediately and later shifted to a bigger hospital for the next 9 days. Thereon, he was taken to Vishakhapatnam where his stay in NICU continued. His C-Reactive proteins were found to be alarmingly high reaching a value of 68, 0 to 6 being the normal range. He was administered antibiotics via injections to bring down the infection. Upon returning home, rigorous physiotherapy sessions were started as his right hand was under performing. This continued for 3 months and improvements were seen. Akshat also started walking, although 2 months delayed than normal.
During the 10th month, Akshat suffered viral fever shooting his body temperature very high and leading to severe seizure attack lasting for about 25 to 30 minutes bringing his improvements to a standstill and also showed some regression. Seizures reoccurred for a couple of times more until the age of 1 for about 2-3 minutes each. Akshat was given medications every time for the same and the seizure episodes subsided. Akshat was also given supplementary homeopathy medicines to reduce the risk of common cold for around 1 year ranging from 2.5 years to 3.5 years. Little Akshat also underwent eye surgery (both eyes) to correct Squint Eyes.
During mid 2017, Mr. Devesh Chand and family learned about NeuroGen BSI via internet and conducted the preliminary telephonic counselling. They were invited for a personal consultation during a free medical camp conducted at Bhubaneshwar. Upon doing so, without wasting further time, Akshat was brought to NeuroGen BSI for treatment.
On examination the chief complaints found in Akshat were that he was dependent for all day living activities. Had poor visual tracking and attention span was low. His eye contact was brief. His speech was affected, restricted to monosyllabic. He was not toilet trained. Right body was under performing. Improper sitting and standing posture.
At NeuroGen BSI, Akshat underwent 7 days treatment of NRRT (Neuro Regenerative Rehabilitation Therapy), a combination of Stem Cell Therapy followed by Rehabilitation comprising of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Aquatic Therapy, Applied Behavioral Analysis, Speech Therapy, etc.
At NeuroGen BSI, Akshat underwent Stem Cell Therapy along with a customized rehabilitation program. The aim of the rehabilitation program was to develop dissociations and gait training, therapies to increase the strength of the affected areas without fatigue and to increase overall stamina of the patient. He was given exercises that would help him improve his balance, walking, stair climbing, cognition, posture and his grip. These exercises carried out in a systematic pattern with sufficient intervals to the patient. Together, the aim of the rehabilitation program was to improve his overall quality of life. Mr. and Mrs. Chand found new hope with NeuroGen's Stem Cell Therapy. Similar therapies were continued upon going back home.
The improvements seen in Akshat after Stem Cell Therapy are that Akshat's higher mental functions have improved, specifically cognition and orientation. Sitting and standing balance has improved. Tightness has reduced. Eye contact has stabilized and increased in duration. Speech has improved, can frame and speak sentences. For all day living activities, he is mostly age appropriate.
Akshat showed tremendous improvements after first session of the treatment and hence, his parents decided to repeat the same after an interval of 6 months. Akshat has undergone 3 such sessions till date and is making his movements towards leading a normal life.
Dr. Nandini Gokulchandran said "Cerebral palsy affects approximately one to three out of every thousand children born. However, it is much higher in infants born with very low weight and in premature infants. Most of the causes of cerebral palsy do not have specific, curative treatments. However, children with cerebral palsy present many medical problems that can be treated or prevented. The initial stage of treatment involves an interdisciplinary team, consisting of a pediatrician, preferable one with experience in neurodevelopment disorders, a neurologist (or other neurological practitioner), a mental health practitioner, an orthopedic surgeon, a physical therapist, a speech therapist, and an occupational therapist. Each member of the team has important, independent contributions to make in the care of the affected child. Although, these treatment option help improve the quality of life for these patients, they do not solve the problem to its core. Modern medicine and research have together thrown light on the potential use of stem cells for curbing the disastrous effects seen in cerebral palsy."
Dr. Richa Bansod, Head of Surgical Services at NeuroGen BSI said " We are happy to see little Akshat grow into an independent child. Stem Cell Therapy brings life changing improvements in the patients. Stem Cell Therapy definitely changed the life of parents along with bringing in more positivity and motivation in their struggle".
There are certain disorders, where despite the best available medical and rehabilitative treatments, till date, medical science has not been able to give the patients satisfactory relief in their medical and physical symptoms or help them to regain the abilities to integrate with society. Mental retardation, Autism, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, paralysis, etc. are such type of disorders. A look at the development of the advances in the medical sciences shows that the solutions to difficult untreatable disorders have always come from a multi-disciplinary approach. It is only when people from different specialties pool their knowledge, skills and resources, that breakthroughs happen in incurable or difficult to treat medical conditions.
Dr. Alok Sharma concluded saying "For all those millions of patients who had been told earlier that nothing can be done medically for your illness, we can now say to you with reasonable confidence that with the availability of stem cell therapy combined with neuro-rehabilitation, "Achhe Din Aane Wale Hain!" (Better days are on the way!)