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Oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma is a common cancer of the head and neck region. Due to the frequency of diagnoses, high rate of mortality, mutilating nature of classic therapy and numerous complications, new methods of treatment are being sought. One promising solution for treatment which is utilized in many fields of oncology is photodynamic therapy. The purpose of this article is to present a general overview of the use of photodynamic therapy in preclinical in vitro studies.
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Name: Photodiagnosis and photodynamic therapy
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a relatively new method of treating various pathologies. In this retrospective study with prospective intent, a total of 22 patients with T1/T2 N0 cutaneous squamous cell...
The anti-carcinogenic effects of anthocyanin are well documented. Oral squamous cell carcinoma is one of the most common and lethal cancer types due to its high degree of malignancy and poor prognosis...
The financial burden of treatment for oral squamous cell carcinoma in Australia has never been reported and there is a paucity of international data. Here we report the direct costs of treatment of su...
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) overexpression is characteristic in head and neck cancers and is associated with tumour regrowth following photodynamic therapy (PDT).
The aim of this study was to develop a novel photosensitizer from traditional plant extracts and to investigate the photodynamic therapy (PDT) effect and mechanism of action of the novel photosensitiz...
This randomized phase II clinical trial studies how well photodynamic therapy with HPPH works compared to standard of care surgery in treating patients with oral cavity cancer. Photodynami...
The aim of this randomized, controlled clinical trial was to treat oral halitosis in healthy adults with photodynamic therapy associated with periodontal treatment and follow them up for 3...
The purpose of this study is to study 50 patients with multiple Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) who will be receiving Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) as treatment for their tumors. This study wants ...
The aim of this study is to test the safety and efficacy of photodynamic therapy (PDT) with the medication Ameluz® performed with the PDT-lamp BF-RhodoLED® in comparison to the respectiv...
The purpose of the study is to assess the role of lymphoscintigraphy as a simple and widely accessible method with a favorable cost/benefit ratio in improving oral cavity and oropharyngeal...
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.
A heterogeneous aggregate of at least three distinct histological types of lung cancer, including SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA; ADENOCARCINOMA; and LARGE CELL CARCINOMA. They are dealt with collectively because of their shared treatment strategy.
A carcinoma derived from stratified squamous epithelium. It may also occur in sites where glandular or columnar epithelium is normally present. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
A broad approach to appropriate coordination of the entire disease treatment process that often involves shifting away from more expensive inpatient and acute care to areas such as preventive medicine, patient counseling and education, and outpatient care. This concept includes implications of appropriate versus inappropriate therapy on the overall cost and clinical outcome of a particular disease. (From Hosp Pharm 1995 Jul;30(7):596)
A mixed adenocarcinoma and squamous cell or epidermoid carcinoma.
Dentistry is the study, management and treatment of diseases and conditions affecting the mouth, jaw, teeth and their supporting tissues (Oxford Medical Dictionary) The work of a dentist ranges from regular patient check-up to orthodontics and surgery....
There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma Basal cell carcinoma, or BCC, is a cancer of the basal cells at the bottom of the epidermis. It’s very common ...
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