Early Non-Operative Treatment of Severe Acute Pancreatitis

Lu Renda
2001 Prehospital and Disaster Medicine  
Abstracts -12th World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine, Lyon, France procedures could be extended to disaster situations. Objective: To investigate the effects of transplation of fetal nervous and hemopoetic cells into patients with spinal cord injuries. Methods: The cells from fetal nervous and hemopoietic tissues (gestational age 16-22 weeks) were implanted subarachnoidally into eight patients (21-to-49 year old) with severe, traumatic, spinal cord injures at various
more » ... spine levels. The trauma was incurred from automobile accidents. The remoteness of the occurrence of the trauma was from 1 month to 6 years before the transplantation was performed. Before transplantation treatment, the neurological state of each of the patients was consistently a grade =93A=94 of spinal injury according to Francel classification. In seven cases, cell transplantation was preceded by resection of a connective tissue cyst that has formed within the site of traumatic injury. Results: A noticeable clinical improvement was observed in 6 of 8 cell-grafted patients. The neurological state of 4 and 2 patients became to be clinically consistent with =93C=94 and =93B=94 grade of spinal injury, respectively. No clinical effect was noted in two patients both of whom had the longest time elapsed from the trauma (3 and 6 years). No serious complications of transplantation treatment was noted. Conclusion: The results presented point out a clinical relevance of transplantation approach to treating consequences of spinal cord injury.
doi:10.1017/s1049023x00036220 fatcat:epu3svel7bg2ndgfz4h2iul2ey