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Laser therapy for upper urinary tract transitional cell carcinoma: indications and management.
CONTEXT Ureteroscopically guided laser techniques are commonly used in the treatment of upper urinary tract transitional cell carcinoma (UUTT); however, there is an ongoing debate with regard toExpand
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Photodynamic ablation of high-grade dysplasia and early cancer in Barrett's esophagus by means of 5-aminolevulinic acid.
BACKGROUND & AIMS The first therapeutic experiences with the conventional photosensitizer dihematoporphyrinester in the treatment of Barrett's esophagus show the curative potential of photodynamicExpand
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Pharmacokinetics of 5-aminolevulinic acid-induced protoporphyrin IX in skin and blood.
The fluorescence and photosensitivity of endogenously synthesized protoporphyrin IX (PPIX) is increasingly used for the diagnosis and treatment of malignant and certain non-malignant diseases. AExpand
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The diode laser: a novel side-firing approach for laser vaporisation of the human prostate--immediate efficacy and 1-year follow-up.
OBJECTIVES A prototype diode laser was used to evaluate the feasibility and postoperative outcome of diode laser vaporisation of the prostate in patients with bladder outlet obstruction (BOO)Expand
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High-power diode laser at 980 nm for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia: ex vivo investigations on porcine kidneys and human cadaver prostates
Diode laser systems at 980 nm have been introduced for the treatment of lower-urinary-tract-symptoms (LUTS) suggestive of benign prostatic enlargement (BPE). However, the coagulation and vaporizationExpand
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Photodynamic diagnosis using 5-aminolevulinic acid for the detection of positive surgical margins during radical prostatectomy in patients with carcinoma of the prostate: a multicentre, prospective,
BACKGROUND Surgical margin status after radical prostatectomy (RP) is a significant risk factor for tumour recurrence. It is an intriguing concept to find a fluorescence marker for photodynamicExpand
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Effects on the mitosis of normal and tumor cells induced by light treatment of different wavelengths
Although the background of laser therapy by means of low level energy and power is still only partially understood, there are nevertheless promising reports from clinical studies concerning painExpand
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Investigation on radiofrequency and laser (980 nm) effects after endoluminal treatment of saphenous vein insufficiency in an ex-vivo model.
OBJECTIVES An ex-vivo model for the experimental evaluation of endoluminal thermal procedures for occlusion of saphenous veins was developed. Radiofrequency obliteration (RFO) and endovenous laserExpand
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Ex vivo and in vivo investigations of the novel 1,470 nm diode laser for potential treatment of benign prostatic enlargement
Perioperative haemorrhage is still the major complication of transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) for benign enlargement of the prostate. Photoselective vaporisation of the prostate (PVP)Expand
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Laser treatment of hyperplastic inferior nasal turbinates: A review
Since the early 80s various types of lasers have been used for the reduction of hyperplastic inferior nasal turbinates. Up to now many studies have revealed a variety of important information. ToExpand
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