Photodynamic therapy improved healing in many wound models in humans. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Contribution of photodynamic therapy in wound healing: A systematic review.
Photodiagnosis Photodyn Ther. 2018 Mar ;21:294-305. Epub 2017 Dec 28. PMID: 29289704
OBJECTIVE: We researched articles that used photodynamic therapy (PDT) for skin wound healing in humans.
METHODS: The systematic review was conducted through scientific articles that investigated the action of PDT on wound healing in humans, published from July 2005 to March 2017, in the data bases PubMed and LILACS.
RESULTS: The main types of wound described in selected articles in this review were chronic ulcer and non-melanoma skin cancer. For accomplishing the PDT, second generation of photosensitizing agents with laser or light emitting diode were used. The studies demonstrated that PDT contribute in several ways to the wound healing process: leading to cellular death; reducing or increasing inflammation; stimulating fibroblasts proliferation and, consequently, of collagen and elastin; raising transforming growth factor beta and metalloproteinases. Based on this, PDT provided good results in wound healing process, acting in several steps and accelerating tissue repair.
CONCLUSIONS: PDT improved healing in many wound models in humans, revealing itself as a promising therapeutic modality for stimulating wound healing and remodelling.