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I-PDT intralesional photodynamic therapy for anal fistulas, at the XXI Meeting of the Spanish Association of Coloproctology (RNAEC)
Innovative intralesional photodynamic therapy I-PDT with Multidiode ™ 630 PDT laser for non-surgical treatment of anal fistulas will be the protagonist of INTERmedic’s stand at the XXI Meeting of the Spanish Association of Coloproctology (RNAEC). This year, the convention will be held from 17 to 19 May 2017 in Almeria (Spain). This laser equipment will be exposed in the INTERmedic booth, where you will be able to know the advantages of this revolutionary therapy, which is already being used with excellent results at the University Hospital of Elche (Spain), by the team of Dr. Antonio Arroyo.
Round table on perianal fistula treatments
The scientific program devotes a roundtable discussion on Friday, May 19 morning to the treatment of the perianal fistula, using laser energy devices or photodynamic therapy. Spanish surgeon Dr. Antonio Arroyo will expose his experience with both techniques and will talk about the results of the study carried out at the Hospital of Elche (Spain) with the I-PDT technique.
More information at www.rnaec2017.com
XXI Meeting of the Spanish Association of Coloproctology (RNAEC)
Almeria (Spain), 17-19 May 2017
Palace of Exhibitions and Congresses El Toyo Cabo de Gata
INTERmedic Stand: No. 2
Roundtable: Perianal Fistula: Biology or energy sources
Friday, 05/19/2017 – 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. – Parallel Room
Speaker: Dr. Antonio Arroyo
Intralesional photodynamic therapy, new technique for anal fistulas limiting potential lesions
Spanish medical magazine DiarioMedico.com collects in a report the work of Spanish surgeon Dr. Antonio Arroyo and his team at the General University Hospital of Elche (Alicante, Spain), in the investigation and application of a new treatment technique for anal fistulas using photodynamic therapy with INTERmedic’s Multidiode ™ 630 PDT laser.
Among the main advantages of this new technique are the patients’ cure rate – 80% according to the initial experience of Dr. Arroyo – and the lack of the complications caused by the common surgical treatment techniques for anal fistulas that usually cause injuries in the musculature of the anus and adjacent tissue. According to Dr. Arroyo in the report, these lesions “condemn the patient to global fecal incontinence rates of 10% to 20%, with recurrence rates of 20% to 40%.”
On the other hand, photodynamic therapy “is a safe and reproducible technique” in which “no side effects have been observed, except for mild pain in some patients,” Dr. Arroyo says. The data of this innovative technique, of which Elche Hospital is a pioneer, have been published in the prestigious medical publication Techniques of Coloproctology and have been awarded at the XXV International Conference on Coloproctology.
Click on the link to read the full article (in Spanish):
Intralesional photodynamic therapy, new technique for anal fistulas limiting potential lesions (DiarioMedico.com)