N G van der Veen

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The photobleaching of 5-aminolaevulinic acid (ALA)-induced protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) was investigated during superficial photodynamic therapy (PDT) in normal skin of the SKH HR1 hairless mouse. The effects of light dose and fluence rate on the dynamics and magnitude of photobleaching and on the corresponding PDT-induced damage were examined. The results show(More)
We have studied different single and fractionated illumination schemes after systemic administration of 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) to Improve the response of nodular tumors to ALA-mediated photodynamic therapy. Tumors transplanted on the thigh of female WAG/Rij rats were transdermally illuminated with red light (633 nm) after systemic ALA administration(More)
The kinetics of fluorescence in tumour (TT) and subcutaneous tissue (ST) and the vascular effects of photodynamic therapy (PDT) were studied using protoporphyrin IX (PpIX), endogenously generated after i.v. administration of 100 and 200 mg kg-1 5-aminolaevulinic acid (ALA). The experimental model was a rat skinfold observation chamber containing a thin(More)
Fluorescence photobleaching of protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) during superficial photodynamic therapy (PDT), using 514 nm excitation, was studied in UVB-induced tumor tissue in the SKH-HR1 hairless mouse. The effects of different irradiance and light fractionation regimes upon the kinetics of photobleaching and the PDT-induced damage were examined. Results show(More)
Bacteriochlorin a (BCA), a derivative of bacteriochlorphyll a, is an effective photosensitiser in vitro and in vivo. BCA has a major absorption peak at 760 nm where tissue penetration is optimal. This property, together with rapid tissue clearance promises minor skin photosensitivity. The tissue localising and photodynamic properties of BCA were studied(More)
Using fluorescence imaging, the tissue-localizing properties of five photosensitizers were studied in vivo in tumours in 'sandwich' observation chambers and in tumours growing on thigh muscle. The preliminary results indicate that of the three photodynamically active dyes tested (haematoporphyrin derivative, Photofrin II and aluminium phthalocyanine(More)
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) using protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) induced by topically applied 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) seems a promising alternative for the treatment of superficial non-melanoma skin cancer and actinic keratosis. In this study, the kinetics of new PpIX fluorescence arising after a PDT treatment that had photobleached the original fluorescence(More)
In this study the kinetics and localisation of protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) fluorescence in skin and skin tumours were examined after topically (20% for 4h) or systemically (200 mg/kg,i.p.) administered 5-aminolaevulinic acid (ALA). As a model we used hairless mice with skin lesions (actinic keratoses and squamous cell carcinoma), which were induced by daily(More)
The fluorescence pharmacokinetics of a series of metallosulfophthalocyanines, chelated with either aluminum or zinc and sulfonated to different degrees, was studied by fluorescence measurements in vivo. Dyes were administered systemically to female WAG/RIJ rats with an isogeneic mammary carcinoma transplanted into the subcutis in a transparent observation(More)