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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KEY WORDS: 5-aminolevulinic acid, Clinical therapeutic effect, Genital wart, Photodynamic therapy, Safety.
In addition, the company owns the Photodynamic Therapy technology for oncology and dermatology applications, licensed to BioCeltran Co.
In addition, most of the patients preferred the treatment with daylight photodynamic therapy (DLPDT), reported Dr.
Lyn Bazley, unit manager, said: "This has helped us extend our photodynamic therapy service to those who can't travel to the hospital.
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).
One of the possible roles for fullerenes in medicine is in the light-based treatment called photodynamic therapy, a non-surgical approach used to treat solid tumors and many non-malignant diseases.
14) Such complications can be reduced when root canal therapy is performed in combination with photodynamic therapy.
Sarasota's Milam Bogart Dermatology recently became the first in the area to offer newer--and arguably more effective--red-light photodynamic therapy, which seems to be especially successful in the treatment of severe, recalcitrant pre-cancers.
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a method of treating malignant tumors that produces photodynamic damage of tumor cells by photochemical reactions.
In strict terms photodynamic therapy is as old as life on earth and a classical example is photosynthesis by plants.
Currently, expensive lights and lasers supply the red light for photodynamic therapy, and so the treatment can only be performed in hospitals.
Elsevier (Philadelphia, PA) has begun the publication of two new journals, including Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association and Photodiagnosis & Photodynamic Therapy.