Photodynamic Therapy, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3642396291
  • ISBN-13: 9783642396298
  • DDC: 615.831
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 312 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Photodynamic Therapy: From Theory to Application brings attention to an exceptional treatment strategy, which until now has not achieved the recognition and breadth of applications it deserves. The authors, all experts and pioneers in their field, discuss the history and basic principles of PDT, as well as the fundamentals of the theory, methods, and instrumentation of clinical diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Non-oncological applications such as the use of PDT in control of parasites and noxious insects are also discussed. This book serves as a standard reference for researchers and students at all levels, clinical specialists interested in the topic and those in industry exploring new areas for development. A comprehensive exposition of both the theory and application of PDT, this book fills the gaps in the current literature by bringing together both basic understanding of the process of PDT and an expanded vision of its applications.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editor.
About the Foreword Author.
1: History.
2: History of Photodynamic Therapy.
3: Theory and Mechanism.
4: Fundamentals of Photophysics, Photochemistry, and Photobiology.
5: Molecular Biological Mechanisms in Photodynamic Therapy.
6: Methods and Instrumentation.
7: Diagnostic and Laser Measurements in PDT.
8: Implementation of Laser Technologies in Clinical PDT.
9: Photochemical Internalization: A Novel Technology for Targeted Macromolecule Therapy.
10: Oncological Applications.
11: PDT in Dermatology.
12: Photodynamic Diagnosis and Therapy for Brain Malignancies from the Bench to Clinical Application.
13: Photodynamic Therapy for Thoracic Oncology.
14: Photodynamic Therapy for Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy.
15: Non-Oncological Applications.
16: Functional Targeting of Bacteria: A Multimodal Construct for PDT and Diagnostics of Drug-Resistant Bacteria.
17: Photodynamic Therapy: A Novel Promising Approach for the Treatment of Spontaneous Microbial Infections in Pet Animals.
18: Photodynamic Control of Malaria Vector, Noxious Insects and Parasites.
About the Authors.