Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded

September 19, 2016

Biotech restores severe spinal cord injuries in Ukrainian fighter

Biotech restores severe spinal cord injuries in Ukrainian fighter

Ukrainian specialist doctors in biotechnology Have undertaken special treatment of yet another wounded Ukrainian soldier. A few days ago Roman underwent surgery using modern biotechnology. The uniqueness of this type of surgery is the treatment is to help in reconstruction of affected nerve tissue.

Finance for the cost of treatment was collected by the volunteers of The People’s Project through donations gathered by crowdfunding.

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Among other participants in the project «Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded», Roman’s injuries were unique, his spinal cord was affected causing paresis of both legs and feet. This meant that unlike other project participants he requires no regeneration of bone. While the operation went smoothly, talk of reovery is still premature but now the soldier has a chance at least. If successful, it will be a breakthrough in Ukrainian medicine and medicine worldwide.

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Roman was injured in the defense of Donetsk Airport. The shock wave created by a shell exploding nearby threw him hard against a wall seriously injuring his back. In the hospital, upon initial examination the extent of the injuries to his spinal cord became clear. Roman was suffering paresis in both legs below the knee. Eighteen months of treatment only confirmed the worst – all hope of restoring movement and sensation seemed lost. Realizing he faced lifelong disability, Roman joined the project Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded. Due to people’s donations, the cost of treatment was paid immediately, and specialists were on hand to assist the soldier.

Doctors are now proceding with caution: nerve cells recover very slowly and about any substantial restoration they can only speak of peripheral innervation. When it comes to the small pathways of nerves, expectations can be years waiting for a reasonable result. If we are serious about spinal cord injury, there is almost no hope. Such injuries almost always confine people to a wheelchair or bed without any hope of recovery.

The use of cellular technology to treat such injuries marks a breakthrough in science and medicine in particular. Until now, all work was limited to theory and broad application had not been attempted. American researchers at the Rush University Medical Center reported last year they were cautiously beginning such case studies. According to them, the introduction of specific stem cells into the site of the injury allows for the intensification and acceleration of the natural process of restoration of nerve tissue with the hope of further returning function to paralyzed limbs.

To date, there are four patients with a neurorehabilitation focus in the project. In particular Yuriy, one of the first participants in the project who has almost completed his basic course of treatment. In 2014-2015 cellular technology was used to restore his humerus, which was completely smashed. That left his bruised spinal cord, which being shot in the spine, his legs were left without sensitivity. This year the project began to restore the fighter’s nerve tissue, and with some success – his legs have become more sensitive and “more alive”. We are waiting for more significant results within a few months.

The use of cellular technology in the treatment of neurotrauma does not give an absolute guarantee of success and full recovery of the patient. But we must understand, this is an alternative to full disability and if treatment is administered the chances of recovery increase.

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Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded

15519 people

donated

30 023 299 UAH (1 086 420 USD)

of 30 441 922 UAH (1 101 568 USD) needed

98% raised

Updated 27.12.2018 at 16:56
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Requisites of the project Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded

PrivatBank for UAH transfers

Mykolaiv regional charitable foundation “BLAGOCHESTYA REGIONAL FUND”
PC CB PrivatBank
USREOU: 36143302
MFO: 326610
Account: 26004053210825
Purpose of payment: charity donation. Bioengineering rehabilitation for wounded

SWIFT-transfer in USD

Beneficiary: Mykolayiv Regional Charitable Foundation “Regional Foundation Blagochestya”
IBAN­code: UA803266100000026009053209659
Account: 26009053209659
Beneficiary address: UA 54000, Mykolaiv, Buznyka str. 5, 118
Beneficiary bank: Privatbank
50, Naberezhna Peremogy Street, Dnipropetrovsk, 49094, Ukraine
Swift code: PBANUA2X

Intermediary bank: JP Morgan Chase Bank,New York ,USA
Swift code: CHASUS33
Correspondent account: 001-­1­-000080
Description: Charitable donation for ‘Bioengineering rehabilitation for wounded’ project.
or
Intermediary bank: The Bank of New York Mellon, New York, USA
Swift code: IRVT US 3N
Correspondent account: 890-­0085-­754
Description: Charitable donation for ‘Bioengineering rehabilitation for wounded’ project.

SWIFT-transfer in EUR

Beneficiary: Mykolayiv Regional Charitable Foundation “Regional Foundation Blagochestya”
IBAN­code: UA413266100000026009053206287
Account: 26009053206287
Beneficiary address: UA 54000, Mykolaiv, Buznyka str. 5, 118
Beneficiary bank: Privatbank
50, Naberezhna Peremogy Street, Dnipropetrovsk, 49094, Ukraine
Swift code: PBANUA2X

Intermediary bank: Commerzbank AG ,Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Swift code: COBADEFF
Correspondent account: 400886700401
Description: Charitable donation for ‘Bioengineering rehabilitation for wounded’ project.


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