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Red/near-infrared irradiation therapy for treatment of central nervous system injuries and disorders

Fitzgerald, Melinda; Harvey, Alan R.; Hodgetts, Stuart; Vink, Robert; Van Den Heuvel, Corinna; Natoli, Riccardo; Valter, Krisztina; Provis, Jan; Hart, Nathan S.; Dunlop, Sarah A.


Irradiation in the red/near-infrared spectrum (R/NIR, 630 – 1000 nm) has been used to treat a wide range of clinical conditions, including disorders of the central nervous system (CNS), with several clinical trials currently underway for stroke and macular degeneration. However, R/NIR irradiation therapy (R/NIR-IT) has not been widely adopted in clinical practice for CNS injury or disease for a number of reasons, which include the following. The mechanism/s of action and implications of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-03-15
Type: Journal article
Source: Reviews in the Neurosciences 24.2 (2013): 205-226
DOI: 10.1515/revneuro-2012-0086


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