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1 May 2007 Low intensity laser treatment of nerve injuries
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Proceedings Volume 6534, Fifth International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine; 65343P (2007) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.741565
Event: Fifth International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine, 2006, Wuhan, China
Abstract
The neural regeneration and functional recovery after nerve injuries has long been an important field in neuroscience. Low intensity laser (LIL) irradiation is a novel and useful tool for the treatment of many injuries and disorders. The aim of this study was to assess the role of LIL irradiation in the treatment of peripheral and central nerve injuries. Some animal experiments and clinical investigations have shown beneficial effects of LIL irradiation on neural tissues, but its therapeutic value and efficacy are controversial. Reviewing the data of experimental and clinical studies by using the biological information model of photobiomodulation, we conclude that LIL irradiation in specific parameters can promote the regeneration of injured peripheral and central nerves and LIL therapy is a safe and valuable treatment for superficial peripheral nerve injuries and spinal cord injury. The biological effects of LIL treatment depend largely on laser wavelength, power and dose per site and effective irradiation doses are location-specific.
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Xiao-Guang Liu, Timon Cheng-Yi Liu, and Qing-Ming Luo "Low intensity laser treatment of nerve injuries", Proc. SPIE 6534, Fifth International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine, 65343P (1 May 2007); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.741565
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