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Clinical efficiency of applying low-intensity laser therapy in treating dyscirculatory encephalopathy
Author(s): M. V. Putilina; V. I. Kozlov; V. I. Vakhtin
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Paper Abstract

An investigation was made of applying laser therapy combined with drug preparations in treating 300 patients affected by dyscirculatory encephalopathy. Neurological and neuropsychological examinations together with electroencephalography, rheoencephalography, computerized tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging were used to assess the patients' states prior to and after the treatment. It was found that the combined application of laser therapy and drug preparations produced a more pronounced therapeutic effect as compared with that produced by the separate application of laser therapy and drug preparations. The results obtained allowed us to conclude that the 0.89 micrometers laser infrared radiation increased patients' susceptibility to drugs. Moreover, the combined laser therapy improved the cerebral bloodflow and activated the metabolic and plastic functions of neurons. This decreased or eliminated late complications provoked by the cerebral blood circulation insufficiency.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 2001
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4422, Low-Level Laser Therapy, (26 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.425522
Show Author Affiliations
M. V. Putilina, Burdenko Voronezh State Medical Academy (Russia)
V. I. Kozlov, Burdenko Voronezh State Medical Academy (Russia)
V. I. Vakhtin, Burdenko Voronezh State Medical Academy (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4422:
Low-Level Laser Therapy
Tatiana I. Solovieva, Editor(s)

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