Matthieu P E Zellweger

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Precursor lesions of oesophagus adenocarcinoma constitute a clinical dilemma. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an effective treatment for this indication, but it is difficult to optimise without an appropriate animal model. For this reason, we assessed the sheep model for PDT in the oesophagus with the photosensitiser(More)
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) based on the use of photoactivable porphyrins, such as protoporphyrin IX (PpIX), induced by the topical application of amino-levulinic acid (ALA) or its derivatives, ALA methyl-ester (m-ALA), is a treatment for superficial basal cell carcinoma (BCC), with complete response rates of over 80%. However, in the case of deep,(More)
The changes in the autofluorescence characteristics of the bronchial tissue is of crucial interest as a cancer diagnostic tool. Evidence exists that this native fluorescence or autofluorescence of bronchial tissues changes when they turn dysplastic and to carcinoma in situ. There is good agreement that the lesions display a decrease of autofluorescence in(More)
Measuring tissue oxygenation in vivo is of interest in fundamental biological as well as medical applications. One minimally invasive approach to assess the oxygen partial pressure in tissue (pO2) is to measure the oxygen-dependent luminescence lifetime of molecular probes. The relation between tissue pO2 and the probes’ luminescence lifetime is governed by(More)
BACKGROUND Photodynamic therapy (PDT) with Metvix® is a good therapeutic option to treat actinic keratosis, but it presents drawbacks (pain, lesion recurrences, heterogeneous outcome), emphasizing the possible need to individualize treatment. OBJECTIVE We assessed whether PDT clinical outcome and pain during treatment were correlated with protoporphyrin(More)
Fluorescence cystoscopy enhances detection of early bladder cancer. Water used to inflate thebladder during the procedure rapidly contains urine, which may contain fluorochromes. This frequently degradesfluorescence images. Samples of bladder washout fluid (BWF) or urine were collected (15 subjects). We studiedtheir fluorescence properties and assessed(More)
The outcome of light-based therapeutic approaches depends on light propagation in biological tissues, which is governed by their optical properties. The objective of this study was to quantify optical properties of brain tissue in vivo and postmortem and assess changes due to tissue handling postmortem. The study was carried out on eight female New Zealand(More)
BACKGROUND Photodynamic therapy (PDT) with precursors of photoactivable porphyrins is a well-established treatment modality for skin pathologies as well as hair removal. Pain is a major side effect thereof, and it affects the treatment compliance and acceptance. METHODS Five male subjects underwent a PDT procedure on normal skin, either with a diode laser(More)
BACKGROUND Low-dose photodynamic therapy PDT (photoinduction) can modulate tumor vessels and enhance the uptake of liposomal cisplatin (Lipoplatin®) in pleural malignancies. However, the photo-induction conditions must be tightly controlled as overtreatment shuts down tumor vessels and enhances normal tissue drug uptake. MATERIAL AND METHODS In a pleural(More)
The hydrodynamic rebalancing laser (HRL) procedure is an ophthalmic therapy based on the administration of subthreshold infrared (810 nm) laser light to selected areas on the retina to treat various retina diseases. Heterogeneities of tissue response are observed, including undesired retinal damages. Variations of tissue absorbance were hypothesized to(More)