FAQ

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How does the treatment benefit me?

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The purpose of the treatment is to make a better life quality mainly in the respects of physique, gross and fine motor movement, spasm and pain relief. The majority of patients experience benefits during hospitalization right after the first or second injection, more improvements would appear gradually in the upcoming 6 months after discharge.

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How do you measure the results?

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The results are mainly measured by EEG AND EMG, CSF and Urodynamics tests. International classification systems are also used to scale the treatment results. For example, we use ASIA 2000 for Spinal Cord Injury and GMFCS (Gross Motor Function Classification System) and (Gross Motor Function Measure) for Cerebral Palsy.

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Can my condition worsen after being treated?

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From our clinical data, we don’t see a patient’s condition worsen after treatment. In a short period after treatment especially for stereotactic brain surgery, patients may have a headache or slight fever, which would be stopped within 3 days. Patients who had CT-guided injection would mostly experience radiant, running pain in their arms and legs, but that also stops in 3 days.

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Except for stem cells, are there any other products which will be injected into the intrathecal space?

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No other products but only stem cells and physiological saline will be injected.

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Will the cells you use be differentiated into specialized cells?

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Definitely no. We can guarantee you that the cells we use will never be differentiated but only expanded.

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Do you have approval of stem cell treatment?

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Yes. The Military Health Ministry issued us an approval to practice the treatment.

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Are you prepared for any accidental medical situation? Who will take care of me in such cases?

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Since we are a general hospital, our relevant departments and Emergency Care Units are always well prepared for any of these emergency cases, however such emergency seldom happen.

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What do I need to do after discharge?

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We will issue a discharge document with instructions. Every patient’s discharge instruction might varies. We will keep in touch and conduct a phone call follow-up interview.

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Do you suggest patients on ventilators?

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Generally speaking, we do not allow patients on ventilators. But under some exceptional circumstances, it’s feasible.

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What rights do I have as a patient?

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You have the right to know the purpose and effectiveness of any medications. In addition, you can ask for explanations to the surgery risks and details of your treatment plan. You’re also allowed to quit the treatment program at any time you want.

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How do you prevent the stem cells from infectious diseases?

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The most frequent and significant infectious diseases which may happen during transfusion, such as hepatitis, HIV, syphilis, and TB, have been prudently tested in advance in the donor samples. In fact, we haven’t experienced a single case of disease infection.

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How about tumor genesis?

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The stem cells we're using is bone marrow stem cells and mesenchymal stem cells of umbilical cord. Which will not cause any tumor, on the contrary, we're treating tumor and cancers with stem cells.