Martijn Triesscheijn

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Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is increasingly being recognized as an attractive, alternative treatment modality for superficial cancer. Treatment consists of two relatively simple procedures: the administration of a photosensitive drug and illumination of the tumor to activate the drug. Efficacy is high for small superficial tumors and, except for temporary(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Although the use of video-assisted thoracoscopy has improved the diagnostic accuracy in patients presenting with pleural diseases, not all biopsies performed are conclusive and staging of the disease is not always optimal. Fluorescence diagnosis (FD) with 5-aminolaevulinic acid (5-ALA) has been used in the diagnostic workup for various(More)
To reveal migration trails of antigen-responsive B cells in lymphoid tissue, we analyzed immunoglobulin (Ig)M-V(H) and IgG-V(H) transcripts of germinal center (GC) samples microdissected from three reactive human lymph nodes. Single B cell clones were found in multiple GCs, one clone even in as many as 19 GCs. In several GCs, IgM and IgG variants of the(More)
We have previously shown that the efficacy of photodynamic therapy (PDT) using the photosensitizer meso-tetra-hydroxyphenyl-chlorin (mTHPC) correlated with plasma drug levels at the time of illumination rather than drug levels in human tumor xenografts or mouse skin. These results suggested that vascular-mediated effects could be important determinants of(More)
We investigated the feasibility of using optical coherence tomography (OCT) for noninvasive real-time visualization of the vascular effects of photodynamic therapy (PDT) in normal and tumor tissue in mice. Perfusion control measurements were initially performed after administrating vaso-active drugs or clamping of the subcutaneous tumors. Subsequent(More)
Meso-tetra-hydroxyphenyl-chlorin (mTHPC) is a hydrophobic photosensitizer that binds to plasma lipoproteins after intravenous injection. In vitro experiments with human plasma have shown that mTHPC initially binds to an unknown protein and subsequently redistributes to lipoprotein fractions. It has been suggested that this might explain the unusual(More)
OBJECTIVES Multiple primary tumours are a common problem in the head and neck cancer patients. Curative surgery or radiotherapy of these tumours can be very mutilating or even impossible. This study aims at evaluating meta-tetrahydroxy-phenyl chlorin-mediated photodynamic therapy for second or multiple primary tumours in the head and neck. DESIGN(More)
The phototoxic effect of meso-tetra-hydroxyphenyl-chlorin (mTHPC)-mediated photodynamic therapy (PDT) on human microvascular endothelial cells (hMVEC) was compared with that on human fibroblasts (BCT-27) and two human tumor cell lines (HMESO-1 and HNXOE). To examine the relationship between intrinsic phototoxicity and intracellular mTHPC content, we(More)
Meso-tetra-hydroxyphenyl-chlorin (mTHPC)-mediated photodynamic therapy (PDT) has shown to be effective in the treatment of patients with multiple basal cell carcinoma (BCC). In the present study we further optimized the drug-light interval and examined the correlation between plasma drug levels and treatment efficacy. Thirteen patients with multiple BCC (a(More)
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