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Dr DJ Davies Research

Applications of direct to brain low energy near infra-red phototherapy in traumatic brain injury (TBI)

October 19th, 2021

Background

Approximately 213 million individuals throughout the European Union and North America are living with the deleterious effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) (Tagliaferri et al. 2006).

Currently, the treatment options available are limited, without any disease modifying treatment (Carney et. al. 2017).

Appropriate dose of near infra-red light is known to provide significant therapeutic benefit by process of photobiomodulation (Karu 2005).

Project Summary

To develop functional direct contact intra-cranial and intra-spinal phototherapy devices, with a view to its potential use as a disease modifying treatment in traumatic brain injury (TBI).

We believe that optimised delivery of new infra-red light directly to brain tissues may augment the already proposed improvements to the neuro-reparative response within the context of TBI, where even modest benefits could translate into significant patient outcome.

Contact
C/o Tony Bell at University of Birmingham
The University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom
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