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Endobronchial photodynamic therapy for hemoptysis
Author(s): James S. McCaughan; Thomas Williams; Philip Hawley; Cynthia Miller
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Paper Abstract

Hemoptysis (sometimes life threatening) is a frequent symptom of patients with endobronchial tumors. We recorded the amount of hemoptysis of 140 patients before treatment of the tumors with Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) and at subsequent follow up examinations. Follow up was 100. A hemoptysis scale of: 0 equals none; 1 equals streaks; 2 equals drops and clots; 3 equals large clots life threatening; 4 equals massive (life threatening requiring transfusions) was recorded.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2133, Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy III, (19 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.179966
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James S. McCaughan, Laser Medical Research Foundation and Grant Medical Ctr. (United States)
Thomas Williams, Laser Medical Research Foundation and Grant Medical Ctr. (United States)
Philip Hawley, Laser Medical Research Foundation and Grant Medical Ctr. (United States)
Cynthia Miller, Laser Medical Research Foundation and Grant Medical Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2133:
Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy III
Thomas J. Dougherty, Editor(s)

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