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Treating cerebral palsy with aculaser therapy
Author(s): Shahzad Anwar; Malik Muhammad Nazir Khan; Malik Mohammad Nadeem Khan; Faiza Munir Qazi; Abid Hareef Awan; Irfan Dar
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Paper Abstract

A single, open and non comparative study was conducted at Anwar Shah Trust for C.P. & Paralysis in collaboration with the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Children Hospital Lahore, Pakistan to evaluate the effects of ACULASER THERAPY in childern suffering from Cerebral Palsy (C.P.) and associated Neurological Disorders like epilepsy, cortical blindness, spasticity, hemiplegia, paraplegia, diplegia, quadriplegia, monoplegia, sensory-neural deafness and speech disorders. In all 250 childern were treated and the data was gathered during a period of 3 years from December 2003 till December 2006. These children were further classified according to the type of C.P. (spastic, athetoid, mixed) they suffered from and associated Neurological Disorders. This article shows results in C.P. childern who were treated with ACULASER THERAPY for minimum 6 weeks and more or had minimum of 15 treatment sessions and more. This article also shows that those childern who were given a break in the treatment for 1 month to 1 year did not show any reversal of the signs and symptoms. Analysis of the data showed that out of 171 children with Spasticity and Stiffness 147 showed marked improvement showing 87% success rate, out of 126 children with Epileptic fits, there was a significant reduction in the intensity, frequency and duration of Epileptic fits in 91 children showing 72% success rate, out of 48 children with Cortical Blindness 30 children showed improvement accounting for 63% efficacy rate, out of 105 children with Hearing Difficulties, 63 showed marked improvement accounting for 60% improvement rate, out of 190 children with Speech Disorders 122 showed improvement reflecting 64% improvement rate, out of 96 children with Hemiplegia 71 showed improvement in movement, tone and power accounting for 74% improvement rate, out of 76 children with Quadriplegia 52 showed improvement in gross and fine motor functions showing 69% success rate and out of 58 children with Paraplegia of lower limbs 44 showed improvement in weight bearing, standing and movement accounting for 76% improvement rate.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6846, Mechanisms for Low-Light Therapy III, 68460L (12 February 2008);
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Shahzad Anwar, Anwar Shah Trust for C.P. & Paralysis (Pakistan)
Malik Muhammad Nazir Khan, Children's Hospital & Institute of Child Health (Pakistan)
Malik Mohammad Nadeem Khan, Children's Hospital & Institute of Child Health (Pakistan)
Faiza Munir Qazi, Anwar Shah Trust for C.P. & Paralysis (Pakistan)
Abid Hareef Awan, Anwar Shah Trust for C.P. & Paralysis (Pakistan)
Irfan Dar, Mayo Hospital (Pakistan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6846:
Mechanisms for Low-Light Therapy III
Michael R. Hamblin; Ronald W. Waynant; Juanita Anders, Editor(s)

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