Jolanda van den Boogert

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UNLABELLED In this study, the biodistribution of 5-aminolaevulinic acid (ALA) and accumulation of protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) in rats have been examined. Two groups of 21 WAG/Rij rats are given 200 mg/kg ALA orally or intravenously. Six rats serve as controls. At 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12 and 24 h after ALA administration, ALA and porphyrin concentrations are measured(More)
Besides esophagectomy and antireflux therapy with intensive endoscopic surveillance, endoscopic ablation therapy is a new treatment modality for Barrett's esophagus (BE) with high-grade dysplasia (HGD). Endoscopic surgical ablation can be performed by either a thermal, chemical, or mechanical method. This article describes the current management of patients(More)
The effect of fractionating the 633 nm illumination of 5-aminolaevulinic (ALA)-based photodynamic therapy (PDT) of the normal rat oesophagus was studied. Fractionation of the illumination could enhance the PDT effect in two ways: (a) delay of the vascular shutdown or relaxation of the vasoconstriction induced by ALA-PDT and (b) use of newly formed(More)
Experimental therapies for Barrett's esophagus, such as 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA)-based photodynamic therapy (PDT), aim to ablate the premalignant Barrett's epithelium. However, the reproducibility of the effects should be improved to optimize treatment. Accurate irradiation with light of a proper wavelength (633 nm), fluence and fluence rate has shown to(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Administration of 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) induces accumulation of the photosensitive compound protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) in certain tissues. PplX can be used as photosensitizer in photodynamic therapy (PDT). More selective or higher PpIX accumulation in the area to be treated could optimize the results of ALA-PDT. Porphobilinogen(More)
BACKGROUND Benign laryngotracheal stenosis causes considerable morbidity. In a retrospective study, we describe the results of our surgical treatment. METHODS Between June 1999 and June 2002, 14 adults with laryngotracheal stenosis were referred to our hospital. Stenosis resulted from mechanical ventilation in 11 patients, from Wegener's granulomatosis in(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Photodynamic therapy may selectively destroy Barrett's epithelium in the esophagus. To optimize photosensitizer administration, the kinetics of 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA)-induced porphyrin accumulation in the normal and Barrett's-like esophagus were studied in the rat. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS Animals received 200(More)
BACKGROUND Photodynamic therapy with 5-aminolevulinic acid-induced photosensitization could selectively eliminate esophageal epithelial lesions. This study aimed at optimizing laser parameters for 5-aminolevulinic acid photodynamic therapy of the normal rat esophagus. METHODS Sixty rats received 200 mg/kg 5-aminolevulinic acid orally and were illuminated(More)
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