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Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-907X
PAIVA FILHO, Odilar and BRAZ, José Reinaldo Cerqueira. Laser surgery and anesthesia. Rev. Bras. Anestesiol. [online]. 2004, vol.54, n.1, pp. 99-107. ISSN 1806-907X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-70942004000100014.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Laser surgeries pose risks both to patients and the medical staff. This article aimed at presenting basic notions for laser usage and rules for improving laser procedures safety. CONTENTS: Notions of physics applied to laser, safety rules and procedures in case of adverse events with laser application are presented. CONCLUSIONS: When operated by trained professionals, and provided safety rules are followed, laser is useful and safe both for patients and the medical staff.
Keywords : ANESTHESIA; EQUIPMENTS; laser.