Providing the most comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of this exciting biomedical field, Handbook of Photomedicine gathers together a large team of international experts to give you a complete account of the application of light in healthcare and medical science. The book progresses logically from the history and fundamentals of photomedicine to di

chapter 1|8 pages

Introduction: Historical Vignettes from the Field of Photomedicine

ByMichael R. Hamblin, Ying-Ying Huang

chapter 2|14 pages

History and Fundamentals of Lasers and Light Sources in Photomedicine

ByEdward Victor Ross, Lee Miller

chapter 3|10 pages

Light–Tissue Interactions

ByPradeep Kumar Gupta, Mahesh Kumar Swami, Harishankar Patel

chapter 4|8 pages

History and Fundamentals of Photodynamic Therapy

ByTyler G. St. Denis and Michael R. Hamblin

chapter 5|12 pages

History and Fundamentals of Low-Level Laser (Light) Therapy

ByAsheesh Gupta, Michael R. Hamblin

chapter 6|14 pages

UV Effects on the Skin

ByKris Nys, Patrizia Agostinis

chapter 7|12 pages

Photocarcinogenesis Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer

ByGary M. Halliday, Scott N. Byrne, J. Guy Lyons, Diona L. Damian

chapter 8|8 pages

Autoimmune Photodermatoses

ByJohn L. M. Hawk

chapter 9|6 pages

Photoaggravated Dermatoses

ByPierGiacomo Calzavara-Pinton and Raffaella Sala

chapter 10|16 pages


ByRui Yin, Michael R. Hamblin

chapter 11|12 pages

UVR-Induced Immunosuppression

ByMary Norval, Prue H. Hart

chapter 12|10 pages

The Porphyrias

ByEric Gou, Karl E. Anderson

chapter 13|10 pages


ByChanisada Wongpraparut, Henry W. Lim

chapter 14|10 pages

Botanical Antioxidants for Photochemoprevention

ByEiman Mukhtar, Vaqar Adhami, Hasan Mukhtar

chapter 15|8 pages

Reversal of DNA Damage to the Skin with DNA Repair Liposomes

ByPeter Wolf

chapter 16|10 pages

Climate Change and Ultraviolet Radiation Exposure

ByMohammad Ilyas

chapter 17|20 pages

Photochemistry and Photobiology of Vitamin D

ByMichael F. Holick

chapter 18|6 pages

UVB Phototherapy for Psoriasis

ByEdidiong Ntuen Kaminska, PierGiacomo Calzavara-Pinton, and Bernhard Ortel

chapter 19|8 pages

PUVA Therapy

ByJuliana Basko-Plluska, Herbert Hönigsmann, Bernhard Ortel

chapter 20|8 pages

Extracorporeal Photopheresis

ByFiona Dignan, Julia Scarisbrick

chapter 21|14 pages

Ultraviolet C Therapy for Infections

ByTianhong Dai, Michael R. Hamblin

chapter 22|40 pages

Recent Advances in Developing Improved Agents for Photodynamic Therapy

ByPenny Joshi, Courtney Saenz, Joseph R. Missert, Ravindra K. Pandey

chapter 23|8 pages

5-Aminolevulinic Acid and Its Derivatives

ByAsta Juzeniene, Patrycja Mikolajewska

chapter 25|12 pages

Light Dosimetry for Photodynamic Therapy: Basic Concepts

ByHenricus J. C. M. Sterenborg, Robert L. P. van Veen, Jan-Bonne Aans, Arjen Amelink, Dominic J. Robinson

chapter 26|10 pages

Multimodality Dosimetry

ByJarod C. Finlay

chapter 27|12 pages

Cell Death and PDT-Based Photooxidative (Phox) Stress

ByAbhishek D. Garg, Patrizia Agostinis

chapter 28|8 pages

Vascular and Cellular Targeted PDT

ByShannon M. Gallagher-Colombo, Theresa M. Busch

chapter 29|18 pages

Photodynamic Therapy for Increased Delivery of Anticancer Drugs

ByElodie Debefve, Yabo Wang, Thorsten Krueger, and Hubert van den Bergh

chapter 30|12 pages

Targeting Strategies in Photodynamic Therapy for Cancer Treatment

ByMarlène Pernot, Céline Frochot, Régis Vanderesse, Muriel Barberi-Heyob

chapter 31|14 pages

Enhancing Photodynamic Treatment of Cancer with Mechanism-Based Combination Strategies

ByLei Zak Zheng, R. Bryan Sears, Iqbal Massodi, Stanley Kimani, Tayyaba Hasan

chapter 32|12 pages

Nanoparticles for Photodynamic Cancer Therapy

ByGirgis Obaid, David A. Russell

chapter 33|6 pages

Drug Delivery Strategies for Photodynamic Therapy

ByRyan F. Donnelly

chapter 34|12 pages

Antimicrobial PDT for Clinical Infectious Diseases

ByAnja Eichner, Fernanda Pereira Gonzales, Tim Maisch

chapter 35|14 pages

PDT and the Immune System

ByFatma Vatansever, Michael R. Hamblin

chapter 36|16 pages

Detection of Bladder Cancer by Fluorescence Cystoscopy: From Bench to Bedside— the Hexvix Story

ByGeorges Wagnières, Patrice Jichlinski, Norbert Lange, Pavel Kucera, and Hubert van den Bergh

chapter 37|8 pages

Photochemical Internalization: From Bench to Bedside with a Novel Technology for Targeted Macromolecule Therapy

ByKristian Berg, Anette Weyergang, Anders Høgset, Pål K. Selbo

chapter 38|16 pages

The Story of Tookad: From Bench to Bedside

ByAvigdor Scherz, Yoram Salomon

chapter 39|14 pages

Photodynamic Therapy in Ophthalmology

ByPatrycja Nowak-Sliwinska, Andrea Weiss, Michel Sickenberg, and Hubert van den Bergh

chapter 40|10 pages

Photodynamic Therapy in Dermatology

ByAlexis Sidoroff

chapter 41|10 pages

Photodynamic Therapy in the Gastrointestinal Tract

ByDrew Schembre

chapter 42|10 pages

Photodynamic Applications in Brain Tumors

BySam Eljamel

chapter 43|8 pages

Photodynamic Therapy for Malignant Pleural Disease

ByCharles B. Simone, Melissa Culligan, Joseph S. Friedberg, Keith A. Cengel

chapter 44|6 pages

Clinical Photodynamic Therapy in the Chinese Region

ByYih-Chih Hsu, Zheng Huang

chapter 45|12 pages

Photodynamic Therapy and Fluorescent Diagnostics in the Russian Federation

ByElena G. Vakulovskaya

chapter 46|14 pages

Chromophores (Photoacceptors) for Low-Level Laser Therapy

ByTiina I. Karu

chapter 47|28 pages

Low-Level Laser Therapy Signaling Pathways

ByDa Xing, Shengnan Wu

chapter 48|6 pages

Irradiation Parameters, Dose Response, and Devices

ByJames D. Carroll

chapter 50|14 pages

Low-Level Laser Therapy for Wound Healing

ByLilach Gavish

chapter 51|12 pages

Low-Level Laser Therapy in the Treatment of Pain

ByRoberta Chow

chapter 52|8 pages

Low-Level Laser Therapy in Arthritis and Tendinopathies

ByJan Magnus Bjordal, Rodrigo A. B. Lopes-Martins

chapter 54|14 pages

Low-Level Laser Therapy for Stroke and Brain Disease

ByTakahiro Ando, Ying-Ying Huang, Michael R. Hamblin

chapter 55|8 pages

Low-Level Light Therapy for Nerve and Spinal Cord Regeneration

ByNivaldo A. Parizotto

chapter 56|10 pages

Low-Level Laser Therapy in Dentistry

ByDaiane Thais Meneguzzo, Leila Soares Ferreira

chapter 57|22 pages

Low-Level Laser Therapy and Stem Cells

ByHeidi Abrahamse

chapter 58|12 pages

Low-Level Light Therapy for Cosmetics and Dermatology

ByPinar Avci, Theodore Nyame, Michael R. Hamblin

chapter 59|20 pages

Laser and Intense Pulsed Light Treatment of Skin

ByRui Yin, Garuna Kositratna, R. Rox Anderson

chapter 60|12 pages

Therapeutic Uses of Lasers in Eye Care

ByCharles Wormington

chapter 61|16 pages

Lasers Used in Dentistry

ByKirpa Johar and Vida de Arce

chapter 62|6 pages

Lasers Used in Urology

ByNaeem Bhojani, James Lingeman

chapter 63|6 pages

Lasers Used in Otolaryngology

ByJames A. Burns, Anca M. Barbu

chapter 64|6 pages

Laser Targeting to Nanoparticles for Theranostic Applications

ByJames Ramos, Huang-Chiao Huang, Kaushal Rege

chapter 65|8 pages

Laser Immunotherapy

ByTomas Hode, Xiaosong Li, Mark Naylor, Lars Hode, Peter Jenkins, Gabriela Ferrel, Robert E. Nordquist, Orn Adalsteinsson, John Lunn, Michael R. Hamblin, Luciano Alleruzzo, and Wei R. Chen

chapter 66|12 pages

Tissue Repair by Photochemical Cross-Linking

ByIrene E. Kochevar, Robert W. Redmond

chapter 67|14 pages

Optical Guidance for Cancer Interventions

ByBrian C. Wilson, Robert Weersink

chapter 68|10 pages

Phototherapy for Newborn Jaundice

ByBrendan K. Huang, Michael A. Choma

chapter 69|8 pages

Biological Evidence of the Efficacy of Light Therapy in Psychiatric Disorders

ByAnne-Marie Gagné, Marc Hébert

chapter 70|14 pages

Future Developments in Photomedicine and Photodynamic Therapy

ByThierry J. Patrice