The introduction of lasers into operative medicine and advances in fiberoptic technology have made a significant contribution to minimally invasive surgery. This book was written to raise awareness of the capabilities and advant ages of lasers in urological surgery and to make this tech nology more widely accessible. The book reflects the cumulative experience of 25 years of laser research and clinical application, starting in 1972 with studies on laser tissue interactions, endoscopic studies with fiberoptic "sutures;' and the first clinical use of lasers in 1975 and 1976. These early efforts were followed by the develop ment oflaser lithotripsy in the early 1980 s and a Lubeck based research program leading to the development of a "smart" laser lithotriptor (Lithognost) in the late 1980s. There have been recent advances in the field of photo dynamic diagnosis based on the use of locally adminis tered photo sensitizers, a development that will redefine the role of the Nd:YAG laser in the treatment of bladder cancer. Perhaps the most interesting concept is the inter stitiallaser therapy of prostatic hyperplasia and, perhaps one day, certain forms of prostatic cancer. We have also developed a technique, first described in 1986, for the laser treatment of schistosomal bladder lesions. I dedicate this book to the many pioneers oflaser medi cine and to all the colleagues and research assistants who accompanied me on this journey. I cannot name them all; their names can be found in more than 300 publications.
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This book presents an overview of laser physics and biophysics, safety prescriptions, and the clinical application of lasers in urology. Exact instructions are provided for applying lasers in the various areas of minimally invasive urologic surgery. Numerous figures and diagrams make the individual steps clear and easy to imitate, enabling surgeons to quickly learn how to use the laser correctly in open and endoscopic procedures. The reader will learn how lasers work, how to interpret tissue effects, and what must be considered when using lasers.Language Notes:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German
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Descrizione libro Springer, 1997. Condizione libro: Very Good. 1st Edition. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP88570812
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: good. 449 Gramm. Codice libro della libreria M0354062452X-G
Descrizione libro Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, 1997. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. No Jacket. Text/BRAND NEW. Boards/NF w/scratches to back. DJ/None (as Issued?). Signed by Alfons G. Hofstetter to fEP, which also carries affiliation stamps. Representing some 25 years of experience of laser research and clinical application, the volume offers an overview of laser physics and biophysics, safety prescriptions, and the clinical application of lasers in urology. Guidelines for applying lasers in the various areas of surgery supported by figures and diagrams. The contributors to this volume, mainly from faculties and clinics in Munich (like the editor) and Berlin, include Baumgartner, Berlien, Ehsan, Frank, Friesen, Gorisch, the editor, Klammert, Kriegmar, Lubos, Muller, Muchster, Rothenberger, Schmeller, Schneede, Waidelich, and Wondrazek. 158 pages. Signed by Editor. Codice libro della libreria 202042
Descrizione libro Springer, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. This item is printed on demand. Codice libro della libreria SONG354062452X