Transcranial Light Therapy May Help TBI Patients

.

Transcranial Light Therapy May Help TBI Patients

Two cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) have shown positive results towards the transcranial light therapy. Experts say that the treatment is created to address the patients with acute stroke, chronic and major depression cases.

The first patient involved in the study had a closed-head TBI resulting from an automobile accident. Neurocognitive testing showed that two years after the accident her reasoning, verbal, and executive function skills all remained significantly impaired. The second patient suffered from multiple concussions without loss of consciousness.

The treatment involves the use of near-infrared light-emitting diodes (LEDs) placed on the forehead and scalp. The clinical trials of transcranial light therapy have reduced brain damage in preclinical models of stroke, improve memory in middle-aged mice, and improve outcomes in clinical stroke.

Two patients suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) showed improvement in depression and anxiety for two weeks after a single light treatment.

Margaret A. Naeser, PhD, of Boston University and the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, and colleagues say the clinical evidences supports the light therapy. The near-infrared/LED light therapy has improved the cognitive function in two patients with chronic TBI.


Latest News

Researchers says dogs might help detect hypoglycemia in diabetes patients
Millions of Dressers and Chests Recalled by IKEA  Following Deaths and Injuries
Pepsi to Reintroduce Diet Coke with Aspartame
Volkswagen Agrees to Pay $14.7 Billion as Settlement in the U.S Related to Diese
Hawaii enrols all gun owners into FBI Database for monitoring
Ten people injured at California rally
IMF’s Christine Lagarde Says Impact of Brexit will Depend on What Move Policy Ma
Oil Prices Tumble with British Pound Facing a Fresh Fall
Gang violence kills two people at dance studio in Fort Worth
George Willto leaveRepublican Party because of Trump
DoubleLine Capital Sold Off All its European Equities Holdings following a Huge
Qualcomm Files Complaint against Meizu with Beijing Authorities over Intellectua