Low-level Laser Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury
Annual rept. 15 Sep 2013-14 Sep 2014
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL BOSTON
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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.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Lasers and Masers