26 August 2005 Five years experience of photodynamic therapy with new chlorin photosensitizer
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Clinical results of photodynamic therapy (PDT) with a novel natural second generation chlorin-type photosensitizer "Radachlorin", mainly consisting of sodium chlorine e6, are presented. This sensitizer possesses a number of advantages over sensitizers of hematoporphyrin and phthalocyanine types. In particular, Radachlorin is excreted from organism much faster (in 1-2 days), as a result the problem of patient light hypersensitivity for a few months is non-actual for Radachlorin. As light source there was used a 662 nm diode laser specially designed for PDT with Radachlorin. The 5 year clinical results of PDT application to 89 patients with different malignant tumors are summarized and analysed. It is shown in particular that PDT with Radachlorin is a radical high efficient method for treatment of basal cell carcinoma of skin. At intravenous introduction in drug dose 0.5 mg/kg with light fluence 300-350 J/cm2 or in dose 1 mg/kg with fluence 200-250 J/cm2 the method gives full recovery in almost 100% cases with excellent cosmetic effect. The method was successfully combined with surgical operations, laser ablations, radio- and chemotherapy. Preoperative and intraoperative PDT favors improvement of results in complex treatment of malignant tumors. The method has a potential as palliative measure; in a number of incurable cases it allowed us to achieve recanalization of obturated hollow organs, eliminate the inflammatory complications, and as a result to improve life quality.
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Valery A. Privalov, Valery A. Privalov, Alexander V. Lappa, Alexander V. Lappa, Elena V. Kochneva, Elena V. Kochneva, } "Five years experience of photodynamic therapy with new chlorin photosensitizer", Proc. SPIE 5863, Therapeutic Laser Applications and Laser-Tissue Interactions II, 586310 (26 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.633098; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.633098

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