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Assessment of results of laser surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2533016     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The use of lasers in reproductive pelvic surgery has been established, based more on the reports of clinical experience than demonstration of improved efficacy as compared to other therapeutic modalities. Superiority of one type of laser over another has not been demonstrated. It is the author's opinion that the advantage of using lasers lies in the ability to treat pelvic pathology endoscopically rather than at laparotomy. We have been trained in the use of the laser and find it to be of great use; it is quite possible, however, that other physicians, trained in alternative endoscopic techniques, can achieve similar results. Of course, appropriate clinical trials are needed so that surgical treatments can be based on scientific knowledge rather than clinical impressions. Until such time that this information is available, however, experience gained from clinical observation and reports of clinical outcome do serve as guides for counselling and treating our patients.
M P Diamond
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Baillière's clinical obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0950-3552     ISO Abbreviation:  Baillieres Clin Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1989 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-03-05     Completed Date:  1990-03-05     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710782     Medline TA:  Baillieres Clin Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  649-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Trials as Topic
Genital Diseases, Female / surgery*
Laser Therapy / standards*

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