Recent Advances in Endourology

Treatment of Urolithiasis

Editors: Akimoto, M., Higashihara, E., Kumon, H., Masaki, Z., Orikasa, S. (Eds.)

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Urolithiasis is not only one of the most frequently encountered diseases at uro­ logical clinics; it is also the disorder whose treatment has shown the most rapid progress in the past decade. In that period, medicine has experienced a real revolution, characterized by minimally invasive treatments, improvement of the quality of life, and cost-effectiveness in treatment outcomes. In urology, the revolution started with the development of endoscopic retrograde treatment of urolithiasis in the upper urinary tract, which led to development of the percuta­ neous antegrade maneuver in the latter half of the 1970s. The most remarkable event occurred in 1982, when clinical use of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy was introduced by the Munich group, represented by Dr. Christian Chaussy, at the 18th Congress of the International Society of Urology in San Francisco. With the advent of these new strategies, open surgery for urolithiasis has all but dis­ appeared. Today, with the availability of new technology and equipment, guide­ lines for the treatment of urolithiasis have changed in all developed countries. It is quite timely that the Meeting of International Consultation on Urolithiasis will be held in Paris in June 2001 to establish international guidelines for urolithiasis. Looking through this textbook for urolithiasis, I was greatly impressed to learn that we have already drawn up some guidelines. The book includes all the updated advances of urolithiasis presented by the most prominent and experi­ enced urologists from all around the world.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Clinical Practice Guidelines for Ureteral Stones: Implications in Japan and Limitations

    Higashihara, Eiji

    Pages 1-11

  • Management of Urolithiasis: Guidelines in the USA

    Ramakumar, Sanjay (et al.)

    Pages 12-22

  • Epidemiology of Urolithiasis in Japan

    Terai, Akito (et al.)

    Pages 23-36

  • Urolithiasis—Patient Evaluation and Medical Treatment

    Lifshitz, David A. (et al.)

    Pages 37-59

  • Contemporary Management of Distal Ureteral Calculi

    Gettman, Matthew T. (et al.)

    Pages 60-74

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Treatment of Urolithiasis
Editors
  • M. Akimoto
  • E. Higashihara
  • H. Kumon
  • Z. Masaki
  • S. Orikasa
Series Title
Recent Advances in Endourology
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
The Japanese Society of Endourology and ESWL
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-68517-3
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-68517-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-70312-9
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-68519-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 188
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