Photodynamic Therapy for Oral Leukoplakia and Erythroleukoplakia

2010-07-15 12:00:00 | BioPortfolio


Photodynamic therapy for oral leukoplakia and erythroleukoplakia


Photodynamic therapy for oral leukoplakia and erythroleukoplakia

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Oral Leukoplakia


photodynamic therapy


National Taiwan University Hospital




National Taiwan University Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2010-07-15T12:00:00-0400

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Photodynamic Therapy Using Aminolevulinic Acid in Treating Patients With Oral Leukoplakia

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A Phase II Trial to Assess the Effects of Green Tea in Oral Leukoplakia

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Celecoxib in Preventing Cancer in Patients With Oral Leukoplakia and/or Head and Neck Dysplasia

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Fenretinide in Treating Patients With Leukoplakia of the Mouth

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Estimation of oral leukoplakia treatment records in the research of the Department of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery, Medical University of Gdansk.

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Antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy to treat Chemotherapy-induced oral lesions: Report of three cases.

Salivary and serum interleukin-6 levels in proliferative verrucous leukoplakia.

Cytokines and chemokines have been analysed in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma and potentially malignant disorders. We selected interleukin-6 (IL-6) because it is a multifunctional interleu...

Potentiation of hypericin-mediated photodynamic therapy cytotoxicity by MK-886: Focus on ABC transporters, GDF-15 and redox status.

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Immunoexpression of tenascin as a predictor of the malignancy potential of oral leukoplakia associated with a tobacco habit.

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A white patch seen on the oral mucosa. It is considered a premalignant condition and is often tobacco-induced. When evidence of Epstein-Barr virus is present, the condition is called hairy leukoplakia (LEUKOPLAKIA, HAIRY).

The purified component of HEMATOPORPHYRIN DERIVATIVE, it consists of a mixture of oligomeric porphyrins. It is used in photodynamic therapy (HEMATOPORPHYRIN PHOTORADIATION); to treat malignant lesions with visible light and experimentally as an antiviral agent. It is the first drug to be approved in the use of PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY in the United States.

The type species of LYMPHOCRYPTOVIRUS, subfamily GAMMAHERPESVIRINAE, infecting B-cells in humans. It is thought to be the causative agent of INFECTIOUS MONONUCLEOSIS and is strongly associated with oral hairy leukoplakia (LEUKOPLAKIA, HAIRY;), BURKITT LYMPHOMA; and other malignancies.

Infection with human herpesvirus 4 (HERPESVIRUS 4, HUMAN); which may facilitate the development of various lymphoproliferative disorders. These include BURKITT LYMPHOMA (African type), INFECTIOUS MONONUCLEOSIS, and oral hairy leukoplakia (LEUKOPLAKIA, HAIRY).

A white patch lesion found on a MUCOUS MEMBRANE that cannot be scraped off. Leukoplakia is generally considered a precancerous condition, however its appearance may also result from a variety of HEREDITARY DISEASES.

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