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Aculaser therapy for the treatment of cerebral palsy
Author(s): Shahzad Anwar; Malik Muhammad Nazir Khan; Malik Mohammad Nadeem Khan; Faiza Munir Qazi; Abid Hareef Awan; Haseeb Ullah Ammad
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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, sensoryneural deafness and speech disorders. In all 500 children were treated and the data was gathered during a period of 4 years from December 2006 till December 2010. 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 a minimum of 08 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 342 children with Spasticity and Stiffness 294 showed marked improvement showing 87% success rate, out of 252 children with Epileptic fits, there was a significant reduction in the intensity, frequency and duration of Epileptic fits in 182 children showing 72% success rate, out of 96 children with Cortical Blindness 60 children showed improvement accounting for 63% efficacy rate, out of 210 children with Hearing Difficulties, 126 showed marked improvement accounting for 60% improvement rate, out of 380 children with Speech Disorders 244 showed improvement reflecting 64 % improvement rate, out of 192 children with Hemiplegia 142 showed improvement in movement, tone and power accounting for 74% improvement rate, out of 152 children with Quadriplegia 104 showed improvement in gross and fine motor functions showing 69% success rate and out of 116 children with Paraplegia of lower limbs 88 showed improvement in weight bearing, standing and movement accounting for 76% improvement rate.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8211, Mechanisms for Low-Light Therapy VII, 82110I (9 March 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.903856
Show Author Affiliations
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)
Haseeb Ullah Ammad, Pakistan Society for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled (Pakistan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8211:
Mechanisms for Low-Light Therapy VII
Michael R. Hamblin; Juanita Anders; James D. Carroll, Editor(s)

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