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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Yoshiike T, Sindhvananda J, Aikawa Y, et al: Topical psoralen photochemotherapy for atopic dermatitis: evaluation of two therapeutic regimens for inpatients and outpatients.
Thus, our data support the view [29-31, 52] that in laser photochemotherapy the mild hyperthermia (around 44[degrees]C) produced by irradiation can enhance synergistically the HPD-photoinduced tumour eradication.
All the volunteers, whether they had received interleukin-4 or photochemotherapy, showed significantly improved psoriasis symptoms during 6 weeks of treatment and 6 weeks of follow-up, Martin Rocken, a dermatologist at the Eberhard Karls University in Tubingen, Germany.
80) In patients with psoriasis who receive TNF-[alpha] blockers, long-term pharmacovigilance is required for skin cancer, as a significant number of these patients with severe disease will have also received photochemotherapy (PUVA).
The application of antioxidants in investigations and optimization of photochemotherapy.
The report of the Photochemotherapy Follow-Up Study confirms and extends the group's previous finding that after two years of treatment PUVA "could promote" the development of this skin cancer.
Voluntary ex ante transparency notice: buy apparatus for izventelesno photochemotherapy with 8-mop and purchase sets.
For the treatment of patients with psoriasis, photochemotherapy should be restricted to patients with severe, recalcitrant, disabling psoriasis which is not adequately responsive to other forms of therapy, and only when the diagnosis is certain.
Khellin, a naturally occurring furochromone, used for the photochemotherapy of skin diseases: mechanism of action.
Kabat-Zinn J, Wheeler E, Light T: Influence of mindfullness meditation based stres reduction intervention on rates of skin clearing in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis undergoing phototherapy (UVB) and photochemotherapy (PUVA).