Patient Name:Fikret

OVERVIEW

Patient Name: Fikret

Gender:           Male

Age: 52

Nationality: Bosnia

Days Admitted to Hospital: 21 days

Treatment: Stem Cell Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Supportive Treatment.

Diagnosis:

  1. Motor neuron disease: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis;
  2. Type 2 moderate respiratory failure;
  3. Depression;
  4. Degenerative changes on cervical、thoracic、lumber vertebra;
  5. Hyperlipidemia;
  6. Upper respiratory infection

 

History

Our patient Fikret who comes from Bosnia, has been suffering from limited mobility of upper limbs and muscle atrophy for four years. His dyspnea in horizontal position has been aggravating for half year. He has turned to ReLife International Medical Center to require hospitalization to receive Mesenchymal Stem Cells Therapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

 

Medical Condition before Stem Cell Treatment

The patient grew normally, with normal nutrition, he was conscious, hoarseness. His pronunciation was not clear; he was in active position and cooperated with doctors while doing physical examination. His pharyngeal congested slightly, his lips was slight cyanotic. No dry and wet rales were heard in both lungs; heart rate 108 T / min, heart rate even, no noise was heard in each valve auscultation area, Abdomen was soft, and liver and spleen untouched; His spine has natural curves. The muscle on shoulders, biceps brachii, triceps brachii, lower left arm have atrophied obviously as the same as the muscle on the thenar and hypothenar. The movement of his left shoulder joint was limited; the movements of left wrist joints, interphalangeal joint and partial elbow joint were also limited. The left hand cannot hand objective; the limited movement didn’t show on both legs. The muscle strength of neck graded Ⅴ-; the muscle strength of left upper arm graded Ⅲ, and that of left forearm grade Ⅲ-, grip strength of left hand graded 0-Ⅰ.; Muscle strength of right upper limb graded Ⅳ, muscle strength of lower limbs graded Ⅴ. Experiment of grip force: left hand: 0kg, right hand: 13.6kg. Reflexes decreased on left upper limb; reflexes of tendon and knees existed; Bilateral Babinski: negative. Bilateral Hoffmann: negative. Bilateral palm jaw reflex was negative. The deep sensibility of extremities was normal as well as position sense.

Stem Cell Treatment & TCM for Twenty-One Days

After admission, several medical protocols were applied, including: MSC (Mesenchymal Stem Cell) Therapy combined with Traditional Chinese Medicine (acupuncture, Chinese massage, Chinese herbal soup) and Supportive Treatment.

 

Medical Condition after Stem Cell Treatment

After the treatment, the muscle on his shoulders, biceps brachii, triceps brachii, lower left arm became plumper than before as the same as the muscle on the thenar and hypothenar. There is more flexibility on his left shoulder joint, elbow joint and left wrist joint. Handshake movement has showed on his left hand. The muscle strength of neck graded Ⅴ-; the muscle strength of left upper arm graded Ⅲ+, and that of left forearm grade Ⅲ, grip strength of left hand graded 0-Ⅰ.; Muscle strength of right upper limb graded Ⅳ+, muscle strength of lower limbs graded Ⅴ. Experiment of grip force: left hand: 0kg, right hand: 16.2kg. Muscle tone of upper limbs has increased slightly than before; reflexes of tendon and knees existed; Bilateral Babinski: negative. Bilateral Hoffmann: negative. Bilateral palm jaw reflex was negative; the deep sensibility of extremities was normal as well as position sense.