Photodynamic Therapy with ALA: A Clinical Handbook (Comprehensive Series in Photochemical)

Photodynamic Therapy with ALA: A Clinical Handbook (Comprehensive Series in Photochemical)

By: Barbara Krammer (editor), Roy Pottier (editor), Herbert Stepp (editor), Reinhold Baumgartner (editor), Betz Betz (contributor), Curnow Curnow (contributor), Hugh Barr (contributor), The European Society of Photobiology (contributor), Paola Jori (series_editor), Donat-Peter Hader (series_editor)Hardback

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Description

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is increasingly being used amongst health practitioners in combating a variety of diseases. One common strategy used during this light activated process is to induce the accumulation of significant amounts of a photosensitising agent in the diseased tissue. The naturally occurring amino acid 5-aminovulinic acid (ALA) is used to produce high levels of the photosensitizer, Protoprophyin IX, in the therapy known as ALA-PDT. Written by experts in the field Photodynamic therapy with ALA outlines a variety of clinical approaches to the topic, outlining current applications. These include the use of ALA-PDT and ALA-FD (fluorescence diagnosis) in the areas of dermatology, urology, brain, otorhinolaryngology, gynaecology and gastroenterology. Also included is a chapter that comprehensively reviews the scientific principles of ALA-PDT. Primarily aimed at a clinical audience Photodynamic therapy with ALA should provide a comprehensive review and useful insight into ALA-PDT.

Contents

INTRODUCTION; Basic Principles; ALA/MAL-PDT in Dermatology; ALA-PDT and ALA-FD in Urology; ALA-PDT and ALA-FD in the brain - new prospects for treating malignant gliomas; ALA-FD AND ALA-PDT in Otorhinolaryngology; ALA-PDT in Gynaecology; ALA-PDT in Gastroenterology; POTENTIAL FUTURE INDICATIONS; APPENDIX

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780854043415
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 290
  • ID: 9780854043415
  • weight: 594
  • ISBN10: 0854043411

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