Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy in cancer patients

Luana De Campos, Cesar Migliorati, Alyne Simões

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Abstract

Antineoplastic treatments, such as ionizing head and neck radiotherapy and chemotherapy, can induce several oral complications in cancer patients. Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) has been used as a topical antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral treatment. This technique for delivery of antimicrobial therapy is non-invasive, quick, easy to perform, safe, effective against many species of pathogenic microorganisms, cost-effective, and can also be used to reduce bleeding. Therefore, aPDT is a promising new therapy for cancer patients, with the goal of reducing oral complications of cancer treatment. The clinical anecdotal reports in this chapter, suggests that aPDT is a safe and effective treatment to control infection and bleeding, as well for the stimulation of wound repair. However, the use of aPDT technology in cancer patients is new and not scientifically tested controlled studies are necessary to confirm whether or not the effect of aPDT is beneficial to cancer patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLasers in Dentistry
Subtitle of host publicationGuide for Clinical Practice
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages340-345
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781118987742
ISBN (Print)9781118275023
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 20 2015

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Photochemotherapy
Neoplasms
Therapeutics
Hemorrhage
Mouth Neoplasms
Infection Control
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Neck
Radiotherapy
Head
Technology
Costs and Cost Analysis
Drug Therapy
Wounds and Injuries

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  • Dentistry(all)

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De Campos, L., Migliorati, C., & Simões, A. (2015). Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy in cancer patients. In Lasers in Dentistry: Guide for Clinical Practice (pp. 340-345). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118987742.ch43

Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy in cancer patients. / De Campos, Luana; Migliorati, Cesar; Simões, Alyne.

Lasers in Dentistry: Guide for Clinical Practice. Wiley-Blackwell, 2015. p. 340-345.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

De Campos, L, Migliorati, C & Simões, A 2015, Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy in cancer patients. in Lasers in Dentistry: Guide for Clinical Practice. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 340-345. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118987742.ch43
De Campos L, Migliorati C, Simões A. Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy in cancer patients. In Lasers in Dentistry: Guide for Clinical Practice. Wiley-Blackwell. 2015. p. 340-345 https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118987742.ch43
De Campos, Luana ; Migliorati, Cesar ; Simões, Alyne. / Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy in cancer patients. Lasers in Dentistry: Guide for Clinical Practice. Wiley-Blackwell, 2015. pp. 340-345
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