Urinary Tract Stone Disease

Editors: Rao, Nagaraja P., Preminger, Glenn M., Kavanagh, John P. (Eds.)

  • Extensive coverage of all aspects of urinary stone disease
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Urinary Tract Stone Disease covers the entire subject of urinary stone disease from basic sciences to medical and surgical treatment of stones. The surgical management of urinary stone disease has advanced significantly since the introduction of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL), percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), ureteroscopy (URS), and more recently retrograde intra-renal surgery (RIRS) with small, flexible fibre-optic ureteroscopes. As a result, “cutting for stones” has become a rare procedure. These minimally invasive techniques are now also used in the paediatric population with great safety and success. This book consists of 60 chapters divided into 9 sections. The first 3 sections are devoted to basic sciences on subjects ranging from epidemiology of urinary calculi, to shock wave physics. The fourth section deals with diagnostic, laboratory, and research methods in the diagnosis and investigation of stones. Stone disease in children is dealt with in chapter 5, followed by 3 sections on surgical management of stones. Finally, there is an entire section on medical management of stones. With highly illustrated diagrams, photographs, and X-ray images throughout, this book is an excellent reference for urologists, nephrologists and non-medical scientists.

About the authors

Mr Nagaraja Rao is currently a Consultant Urological Surgeon at South Manchester University Hospital, an Honorary Consultant Urological Surgeon at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, and a Consultant Urological Surgeon at BUPA Hospital, Manchester. He is also a President of the Eurolithiasis Society and a Member of Section Office at the European Association of Urology. Dr John Kavanagh is Principal Research Biochemist at the University of Manchester, UK and is well known in the field of urinary stones. Dr Glenn M. Preminger is Professor of Urologic Surgery at the Division of Urologic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA. He specializes in the medical and surgical management of kidney stone disease and the use of shock wave lithotripsy, and minimally invasive treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He has conducted research in various aspects of urology, including minimally invasive treatments for urologic diseases, urinary tract obstructions, enlarged prostate, and renal and ureteral stones.

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“The 60 chapters in this reference on urinary stone disease are written by 109 authors. … serves as a resource for everyone interested in or needing to learn about urinary stones. This includes medical, surgical, and diagnostic groups. It offers the information with the relationships between specialties and can be of value in such cross-referencing. … This book achieves its goal to be a major reference on urinary tract stone disease. It is essential for readers interested and working in the field of stone disease.”­­­ (Demetrius Bagley, Doody’s Review Service, November, 2011)

“In this textbook, editors Nagaraja Rao, Glenn Preminger and John Kavanagh have collected various aspects of urinary stone disease. With the help of more than 100 contributors from 15 countries, all of them world-wide experts, the editors provided the reader with a comprehensive survey. The book is composed of 60 chapters divided in nine sections. … Clearly, this comprehensive book fills a need in urologic literature and represents a useful reference for physicians involved in urolithiasis management.” (Paul Meria, European Eurology Today, October/November, 2011)


Table of contents (60 chapters)

  • Epidemiology

    Curham, Gary C.

    Pages 3-8

  • Genetics and Molecular Biology of Renal Stones

    Gambaro, Giovanni (et al.)

    Pages 9-15

  • Physicochemical Aspects of Uro-crystallization and Stone Formation

    Kavanagh, John P.

    Pages 17-30

  • The Possible Roles of Inhibitors, Promoters, and Macromolecules in the Formation of Calcium Kidney Stones

    Ryall, Rosemary Lyons

    Pages 31-60

  • Renal Cellular Dysfunction/Damage and the Formation of Kidney Stones

    Khan, Saeed R.

    Pages 61-86

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urinary Tract Stone Disease
Editors
  • Nagaraja P. Rao
  • Glenn M. Preminger
  • John P. Kavanagh
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-84800-362-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84800-362-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84800-361-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 720
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