Special Issue on Photodynamic Therapy in the Treatment of Infectious Diseases and Therapy

Submission Deadline: Jul. 15, 2020

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This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Maíra Terra Garcia
      Bioscience and Oral Diagnosis Department, São Paulo State University, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
  • Guest Editor
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    • Cheyenne Souza
      Bioscience and Oral Diagnosis Department, São Paulo State University, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
    • Jessica Santos
      Bioscience and Oral Diagnosis Department, São Paulo State University, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
    • Janaina Alvarenga
      Bioscience and Oral Diagnosis Department, São Paulo State University, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
    • Renata Moraes
      Departament of Bioscience and Oral Diagnosis, Sao Paulo State University, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
    • Andre Pereira
      Research & Development Institute, Universidade do Vale do Paraiba, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
    • Leonardo Leonel
      Research & Development Institute, Universidade do Vale do Paraiba, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
    • Raquel Menezes
      Bioscience and Oral Diagnosis Department,São Paulo State University, São José dos Campos, Brazil
    • Evelyn Santos
      Bioscience and Oral Diagnosis Department,São Paulo State University, São José dos Campos, Brazil
    • Livia Figueiredo-godoi
      Bioscience and Oral Diagnosis Department,São Paulo State University, São José dos Campos, Brazil
  • Introduction

    In the recent years the microbial resistance has arisen as a major public health problem, accounting for approximately 700,000 deaths annually worldwide. In the attempt to control this issue several alternative approaches to antibiotics are being explored. Among them, the photodynamic therapy has emerged as one of the best alternative treatments for localized and generalized infections caused by a variety range of microorganisms. Therefore, this special edition aims to summarize and propagate the most recently discoveries in photodynamic therapy for the treatment of infectious diseases of medical and dental interest as well as provide guidelines for the use of this modality in the hospitals and dental clinics. This special edition will also provide insights on the applicability of the photodynamic therapy in different microorganisms, the action of several photosensitizers available in the market and the new possibilities that are been studied, and offers a space to exchange multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary experiences between healthy professionals. Therefore, in this edition literature reviews, clinical studies, case reports and original articles may be submitted as long as they contribute to the scientific and clinical knowledge in the Laser therapy field. In order to be selected the articles will be evaluated regarding their scientific merit and contribution to the current knowledge.
    Aims and Scope:
    1. Photodynamic therapy
    2. Microorganisms
    3. Biofilm
    4. Photosensitizers
    5. Antimicrobial resistance
    6. Sensibility

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ijidt.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.