photodynamic therapy


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photodynamic therapy

n.
A type of phototherapy in which a nontoxic light-sensitive compound that has been injected into a patient is exposed selectively to light, whereupon it becomes toxic to targeted malignant and other diseased cells.
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In addition, the company owns the Photodynamic Therapy technology for oncology and dermatology applications, licensed to BioCeltran Co., Ltd., a Korea based Company (Bioceltran).
Photodynamic therapy in periodontal and peri-implant diseases.
Lyn Bazley, unit manager, said: "This has helped us extend our photodynamic therapy service to those who can't travel to the hospital."
The pattern of tumor markers like MPO, [beta]-D-glucuronidase and rhodanese in our study clearly show that photodynamic therapy using embelin as a photosensitizer certainly possess clinical applications.
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a two-step procedure.
The search was performed by two researchers and limited to studies involving human subjects published in the English language, using the following keywords: ("Biofilms"[Mesh] OR "Dental Plaque"[Mesh]) AND (photodynamic therapy OR antimicrobial photodynamic therapy OR light therapy).
These include various modes of radiotherapy and photodynamic therapy. Radiation and proton beam therapy are effective modalities for diffuse hemangiomas but can only be administered in specialized centers.
Previously, we reported the development and in vitro characterization of MSNs that were sequentially functionalized with the fluorescent contrast agent ATTO647N embedded within the MSN's silica framework for tracking, the cRGDyK peptide conjugated onto the MSN's exterior for targeting the [[alpha].sub.v][[beta].sub.3] integrin expression, and the photosensitizer Pd-porphyrin (PdTPP) covalently linked within the MSN's protective nanochannels for photodynamic therapy [40-42].
Influence of photodynamic therapy on expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), VEGF receptor 3, and pigment epithelium-derived factor.
Einstein undertook a dose-finding study of hexaminolevulinate (HAL) gel coupled with photodynamic therapy in 262 patients with grade 1 or 2 cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN1, CIN2).