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Phototherapy promotes regeneration and functional recovery of injured peripheral nerve.
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PMID:  15072645     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Numerous attempts have been made to enhance and/or accelerate the recovery of injured peripheral nerves. One of the methods studied is the use of phototherapy (low power laser or light irradiation) to enhance recovery of the injured peripheral nerve. A critical analysis of the literature on the employment of phototherapy for the enhancement of the regeneration process of the rat facial and sciatic nerve (after crush injury or transection followed by surgical reconstruction) is provided, together with the description of some of the most suitable basic biological mechanisms through which laser radiation exerts its action on peripheral nerve regeneration.
Juanita J Anders; Stefano Geuna; Shimon Rochkind
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurological research     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0161-6412     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol. Res.     Publication Date:  2004 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-16     Completed Date:  2004-05-19     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7905298     Medline TA:  Neurol Res     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  233-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland 20854, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Facial Nerve Injuries / pathology,  therapy*
Nerve Regeneration / physiology*
Phototherapy / methods*
Recovery of Function / physiology*

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