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Usefulness of threshold dose to prevent damage of underlying tissue by PDT treatment: an in-vitro study on chondrocytes
Author(s): R. Placzek; G. Kempka; W. Ruether; Joerg G. Moser
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Paper Abstract

Arthritic synovitis is best cured by total removal of the inflamed synovia (equals synovectomy). This can be performed by open chirurgy, by arthroscopy, or by radiosynoviothesis, i.e., injection of (beta) -radiating rare earth metals into the joint cavity. All these procedures are more or less non-quantitative and may lead to a recidive. The idea was to destroy the inflamed synovia by PDT without destruction of the underlying tissue (cartilage and bone). So, the sensitivity of the cartilage-building cells, which can be grown in cell culture, has to be studied.

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Date Published: 1 March 1995
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 2371, 5th International Photodynamic Association Biennial Meeting, (1 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.203406
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R. Placzek, Heinrich-Heine-Univ. (Germany)
G. Kempka, Bayer Research Ctr. (Germany)
W. Ruether, Heinrich-Heine-Univ. (Germany)
Joerg G. Moser, Heinrich-Heine-Univ. (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2371:
5th International Photodynamic Association Biennial Meeting
Denis A. Cortese, Editor(s)

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