Accession Number : ADA614411


Title :   Low-level Laser Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 15 Sep 2013-14 Sep 2014


Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL BOSTON


Personal Author(s) : Vakoc, Benjamin J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a614411.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 10


Abstract : Traumatic Brain Injury or TBIs are common across both military and civilian populations. In the US, the CDC reports an annual TBI incidence of 1.7 million, with 580,000 TBI-associated deaths in the decade 1997-2007. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is unique among the many therapies tested clinically for TBI. Its mechanism of action is biostimulation by nearinfrared (NIR) light. In the proposed work, through both clinical and preclinical investigations, we plan to further investigate the safety and utility of LLLT for acute TBI.


Descriptors :   *LASERS , *STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY) , *TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES , LOW LEVEL , NEAR INFRARED RADIATION , SAFETY , THERAPY


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Lasers and Masers


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE