19 July 1994 Endobronchial photodynamic therapy for hemoptysis
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Hemoptysis (sometimes life threatening) is a frequent symptom of patients with endobronchial tumors. We recorded the amount of hemoptysis of 140 patients before treatment of the tumors with Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) and at subsequent follow up examinations. Follow up was 100. A hemoptysis scale of: 0 equals none; 1 equals streaks; 2 equals drops and clots; 3 equals large clots life threatening; 4 equals massive (life threatening requiring transfusions) was recorded.
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James S. McCaughan, James S. McCaughan, Thomas Williams, Thomas Williams, Philip Hawley, Philip Hawley, Cynthia Miller, Cynthia Miller, } "Endobronchial photodynamic therapy for hemoptysis", Proc. SPIE 2133, Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy III, (19 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.179966; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.179966

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