Advances in Photodynamic Therapy Research

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Eric V. Young (Editor)

Series: New Developments in Medical Research
BISAC: MED062000

Advances in Photodynamic Therapy Research first presents some basic concepts about the photodynamic diagnosis and treatment of neoplastic diseases. Some important considerations to improve photodynamic therapy outcomes are addressed based on experiments employing different light sources and application protocols.

The most important clinical applications of this technique include cancer therapy as well as the treatment of microbial infections. Photodynamic therapy is also a promising approach for the treatment of oral diseases such as periodontitis, oral leukoplakia, oral lichen planus, herpes simplex viral infections, and root canal infections.

The authors summarize recent advances, mainly from their laboratory, on the development of conjugated polymer nanoparticles as advanced photosensitizers for photodynamic therapy and photodynamic inactivation applications. (Imprint: Nova)

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Preface

Chapter 1. Some Aspects for Improving Photodynamic Therapy
(María Eugenia Etcheverry, Agustina Corti, Miguel Ángel Pasquale and Mario Garavaglia, Institute of Theoretical and Applied Physical Chemistry, Chemistry Department, National University of La Plata, La Plata, Argentina, and others)

Chapter 2. New Advances in Photodynamic Therapy in Dentistry
(Reza Fekrazad, Farshid vahdatinia and Khatereh Khorsandi, Professor of Periodontology, Radiation Sciences Research Center, Laser Research Center in Medical Sciences, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, and others)

Chapter 3. The Therapeutic Revolution of Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles in Photodynamic Therapy and Photodynamic Inactivation
(Luis E. Ibarra, Sol R. Martínez, Rodrigo A. Ponzio and Rodrigo E. Palacios, Instituto de Biotecnología Ambiental y Salud, Dto. Biología Molecular, Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto y CONICET, Rio Cuarto Cordoba, Argentina, and others)

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