photochemotherapy


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photochemotherapy

 [fo″to-ke″mo-ther´ah-pe]
treatment by means of drugs (such as methoxsalen) that react to ultraviolet radiation or sunlight.

pho·to·ra·di·a·tion

(fō'tō-rā'dē-ā'shŭn),
Treatment of cancer by intravenous injection of a photosensitizing agent, such as hematoporphyrin, followed by exposure to visible light of superficial tumors or of deep tumors by a fiberoptic probe.

photochemotherapy

/pho·to·che·mo·ther·a·py/ (-ke″mo-ther´ah-pe) treatment by means of drugs (e.g., methoxsalen) that react to ultraviolet radiation or sunlight.

photochemotherapy

[-kē′mōther′əpē]
Etymology: Gk, phos + chemeia, alchemy, therapeia, treatment
a kind of chemotherapy in which the effect of the administered drug is enhanced by exposing the patient to light. Also called photodynamic therapy. See also chemotherapy.

phototherapy

Mainstream medicine
Bright light therapy, see there.

Experimental oncology
A therapy in which various conditions (colorectal cancer, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, head and neck cancer, Kaposi sarcoma, psoriasis, skin cancer) are treated by light after previous administration of the agent haemoporphyrin.

photochemotherapy

Extracorporeal photochemotherapy, photopheresis, phototherapy Oncology A therapy in which a photosensitizer–eg, a hematoporphyrin derivative, is administered, post light exposure; PCT is used to eradicate, or ↓ size of superficial transitional cell carcinomas of the urinary bladder, systemic sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases

pho·to·ra·di·a·tion

(fō'tō-rā'dē-ā'shŭn)
Treatment of cancer by intravenous injection of a photosensitizing agent (e.g., hematoporphyrin), followed by exposure to visible light of superficial tumors or of deep tumors by a fiberoptic probe.
Synonym(s): photochemotherapy.

photochemotherapy

use of light (e.g. ultraviolet light) together with drugs (e.g. psoralen) to treat skin diseases (e.g. treatment of psoriasis with psoralens and long-wave ultraviolet light [PUVA])

photochemotherapy

treatment by means of drugs (e.g. methoxsalen) that react to ultraviolet radiation or sunlight.
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Comparative efficacy of psoralen - UVA photochemotherapy versus narrow band UVB phototherapy in the treatment of psoriasis.
UVB phototherapy and photochemotherapy (PUVA) in the treatment of polymorphic light eruption and solar urticaria.
Schneider LA, Hinrichs R, Scharffetter-Kochanek K: Phototherapy and photochemotherapy.
Treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma by extracorporeal photochemotherapy.
Focusing on the concept of photochemistry and photochemotherapy, we examined three potentially useful Brazilian medicinal plants and found their extracts to show light-mediated antimicrobial activities.
Guidelines of care for phototherapy and photochemotherapy.
Influence of a mindfulness meditation-based reduction intervention on rates of skin clearing in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis undergoing phototherapy (UVB) and photochemotherapy (PUNA).
The observed photoprotective activities of oral or topical PL reveal a new avenue in examining the potentially useful field of systemic photoprotection and suggests that PL can be used as adjunct treatment and can make photochemotherapy and phototherapy possibly safe and effective when the control of cutaneous phototoxicity to PUVA or UVB is a limiting factor in such phototherapies.
The duration of clinical remission of photochemotherapy and narrow-band UV-B phototherapy in the treatment of psoriasis: a retrospective study.
1998, Influence of MBSR intervention on rates of skin clearing in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis undergoing phototherapy (UVB) and photochemotherapy (PUVA), Psychosomatic Medicine, 60, 5, 625-632.