A Bednarkiewicz

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Photodynamic inactivation (PDI) may be a very promising alternative method for the antimicrobial treatment of periodontitis. Several studies have demonstrated the sensitivity of subgingival flora to PDI using toluidine blue, methylene blue, and chlorin e6 derivatives. In the present study we report the activity of the Fotolon sensitizer, composed of chlorin(More)
Lanthanide doped nanoparticles (Ln:NPs) hold promise as novel luminescent probes for numerous applications in nanobiophotonics. Despite excellent photostability, narrowband photoluminescence, efficient anti-Stokes emission and long luminescence lifetimes, which are needed to meet the requirements of multiplexed and background free detection at prolonged(More)
Time-domain fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) and hyper-spectral imaging (HSI) are two advanced microscopy techniques widely used in biological studies. Typically both FLIM and HSI are performed with either a whole-field or raster-scanning approach, which often prove to be technically complex and expensive, requiring the user to accept a compromise among(More)
Fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) is very demanding from a technical and computational perspective, and the output is usually a compromise between acquisition/processing time and data accuracy and precision. We present a new approach to acquisition, analysis, and reconstruction of microscopic FLIM images by employing a digital micromirror device (DMD) as(More)
A quantitative, non-destructive cellular autofluorescence based in vitro imaging assay has been developed and applied to study the cytotoxicity of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and HgCl2 on Balb/c 3T3 cells. A phenomenological double logistic model was proposed to quantify and relate the observed kinetic changes of fluorescence to the toxic potency of(More)
The lanthanide nano-compounds are well suited to serve as fluorescent and magnetic contrast agents and luminescent labels. Although they are considered as promising materials for bio-imaging and bio-sensors in vivo or in vitro, the amount of data is still insufficient for deep understanding the toxicity of these nanomaterials. This knowledge is of great(More)
An efficient anti-Stokes white broadband emission induced by 976 nm laser diode in lithium ytterbium tetraphosphate (LiYbP4O12) nanocrystals was investigated. The emission occurs at room temperature and atmospheric pressure. Its intensity demonstrates an evident threshold dependence on the temperature and excitation density characteristic to avalanche(More)
Pure cubic phase ultra-small a-NaYF 4 :4 % Eu 3? colloidal nanoparticles were synthesized by thermal decomposition reaction using three various capping ligands, i.e., oleic acid, trioctylphosphine oxide, and hexadecylamine. To expose as many Eu 3? ions as possible to interactions with the surface-bounded ligands, the nanoparticles were fabricated to have(More)
The goal of practical photodynamic therapy (PDT) dosimetry is to optimize the distribution of a light dose delivered to tissue by selecting the irradiation time and geometry to match the geometry and optical properties of the tumor and surrounding tissue. Homogeneous irradiation is among one of the sources of correct PDT dosimetry. The goal of this study is(More)
BACKGROUND Although several methods for atherosclerosis detection are available, none of them seems to be accurate enough to identify the vulnerable atheromatous plaque. Photodynamic diagnosis (PDD) and therapy (PDT) - a new method evaluated for neoplasm treatment, is a modern approach for detecting and treating atherosclerosis. AIM To asses in vitro the(More)