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Photodynamic therapy for superficial basal cell carcinoma and Bowen's disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16436340     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an effective treatment for superficial basal cell carcinoma (BCCs) and Bowen's disease. Several studies have reported complete response rates of 80-95% and an excellent cosmetic outcome. Bowen's disease and superficial basal cell carcinomas characteristically affect older patients who may also have associated difficulties with mobility. Using a portable PDT light source we were able to deliver PDT in a community setting with the aim of providing a more convenient service for patients. This randomised study confirmed that community delivered PDT is a viable treatment option and can be administered safely in the community by a trained dermatology nurse. The results from patient questionnaires suggest that community delivered PDT is more convenient to the patient, and also cost effective.
T H Clayton; J Tait; C Whitehurst; V M Yates
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of dermatology : EJD     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1167-1122     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Dermatol     Publication Date:    2006 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-26     Completed Date:  2006-05-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9206420     Medline TA:  Eur J Dermatol     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  39-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Lancaster Royal Infirmary, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy, Needle
Bowen's Disease / drug therapy*,  mortality,  pathology
Carcinoma, Basal Cell / drug therapy*,  mortality,  pathology
Great Britain / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Staging
Photochemotherapy / methods*
Prospective Studies
Risk Assessment
Skin Neoplasms / drug therapy*,  mortality,  pathology
Survival Rate
Treatment Outcome

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