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Bmj Usa: Letter

RAPID RESPONSE FROM BMJ.COM: Tarred with the same brush: not all lasers are the same

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 19 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:E126
  1. Tim R Larner, urologist (
  1. Guys Hospital, London

    From BMJ USA 2002;July:395

    Editor—I am concerned that the term “laser therapy” may lead readers to apply the presented data to all laser interventions for benign prostatic hypertrophy.

    The specific laser therapy investigated is a non-contact laser and, although not actually specified, this probably refers to a side-firing neodymium:YAG laser. This modality of …

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