Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Photodynamic Therapy

From Basic Science to Clinical Research

Edited by Natalia Mayumi Inada

University of Sao Paulo


Hilde Harb Buzzá

University of Sao Paulo

Kate Cristina Blanco

University of Sao Paulo

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Lucas Danilo Dias

University of Sao Paulo

Today, in the face of resistant microorganisms, aggressive cancers unresponsive to conventional treatments, and the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for advanced and innovative protocols for combating and treating disease is paramount. This book presents basic concepts of photodynamic therapy along with data from clinical research on its use in treating oncologic and other diseases. It also presents innovative strategies in photodynamic therapy, including information on polymer nanoparticles. This book was prepared with great care and by many valuable hands so that we can expand the dissemination of Photodynamic Therapy, as well as motivate for new research.

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Photodynamic TherapyFrom Basic Science to Clinical ResearchEdited by Natalia Mayumi Inada

Published: May 5th 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77705

ISBN: 978-1-83968-061-8

Print ISBN: 978-1-83968-060-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-068-7

Copyright year: 2021

Books open for chapter submissions

2071 Total Chapter Downloads

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1. Electron Transfer-Supported Photodynamic Therapy

By Kazutaka Hirakawa


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2. Can PDT Alter the Glycosylation of the Tumor Cell Membrane?

By Bruno Henrique Godoi, Juliana Ferreira Strixino, Newton Soares da Silva and Cristina Pacheco Soares


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3. Sonodynamic and Photodynamics Used as a Combined Therapy in the Treatment of Malignant Neoplasms: Facts and Open Questions

By Heber Lopes de Mello, Luiz Anastacio Alves, Evellyn Araujo Dias, Sabrina de Sá Pereira Magalhães, Vinicius Cotta-de-Almeida and Rodrigo da Cunha Bisaggio


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4. Clinical Usage of Photodynamic Therapy

By Niral M. Patel and Ali I. Musani


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5. Anatomically Adjustable Device for Large-Area Photodynamic Therapy

By Alessandra Keiko Lima Fujita, Daniel José Chianfrome, Vinicius Sigari Moreira, Anderson Luiz Zanchin, Priscila Fernanda Campos de Menezes and Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato


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6. Application of Photodynamic Therapy in the Treatment of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

By Marko Vuletić, Božana Lončar Brzak, Igor Smojver, Luka Marković, Mato Sušić and Dragana Gabrić


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7. Strategies to Improve Drug Delivery in Topical PDT

By Michelle Barreto Requena, Mirian Denise Stringasci, José Dirceu Vollet-Filho and Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato


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8. Photodynamic Treatment of Staphylococcus aureus Infections

By Christian Erick Palavecino, Camila Pérez and Tania Zuñiga


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9. Cell Death after Photodynamic Therapy Treatment in Unicellular Protozoan Parasite Tritrichomonas foetus

By Newton Soares da Silva, Aline Margraf Ferreira, Carolina Weigert Galvão, Rafael Mazer Etto and Cristina Pacheco Soares


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10. Evaluation of the Antimicrobial Efficacy of Different Types of Photodynamic Therapy on the Main Pathogenic Bacteria of Peri-Implantitis

By Dragana Gabrić, Ana Budimir, Ivona Bago, Luka Marković, Verica Pavlić and Bleron Azizi


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11. Antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy of the Respiratory Tract: From the Proof of Principles to Clinical Application

By Natalia M. Inada, Lucas D. Dias, Kate C. Blanco, Giulia Kassab, Hilde H. Buzzá and Vanderlei S. Bagnato


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12. Nanomaterials for Enhanced Photodynamic Therapy

By Lucas F. de Freitas


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13. Synergic Influence of Parameters Involved in the Polymeric Nanoparticle Preparation on the Efficacy of Photodynamic Therapy

By Barbara Silva Figueiredo, Julyana Noval de Souza Ferreira, Vannyla Viktória Viana Vasconcelos, Priscila Ponate de Souza, Rafaela Vergna De Angeli and André Romero da Silva


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