Written specifically for urological trainees by a distinguished team of contributors, this third edition of The Scientific Basis of Urology provides the reader with a thorough coverage of urology. Every area, function, illness and treatment of the urinary tract, along with specific discussions of the relevant anatomy and physiology, is included in clearly written text, abundantly illustrated with full color photographs and diagrams. Each chapter takes the basic principles of its topic area and expands upon them to ensure maximum understanding.
Entirely new chapters in the Third Edition:
- Genetic and Biological Alterations in Cancer
- The Scientific Basis of Male Hypogonadism
- Minimally Invasive Technologies in the Treatment of Renal and Prostate Cancer
- Preoperative Assessment
Table of Contents
An Introduction to Cell Biology. The Cell and Cell Division. Inflammation. Immunology. The Nature of Renal Function. Radiological Imaging of the Urinary Tract. Upper Urinary Tract Obstruction. Interactive Obstruction Uropathy: Observations and Conclusions from Studies on Humans. Urinary Tract Infection. The Scientific Basis of Urinary Stone Formation. Pathophysiology and Management of Shock. Acute Renal Failure. Chronic Renal Failure. Structure and Function of the Lower Urinary Tract. The Physiological Properties of the Lower Urinary Tract. The Scientific Basis of Urodynamics. The Scientific Basis of Male Hypogonadism. Male Sexual Function. The Prostate and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. Genetic and Biological Alterations in Cancer. General Biology of Cancer and Metastases. Tumor Suppressor Genes and Oncogenes. The Molecular Genetics and Pathology of Renal Cell Carcinoma. Transitional Cell Carcinoma of the Bladder. Prostate Cancer. Testis Cancer. Principles of Radiotherapy. The Principles of Chemotherapy. Embryology. Urological and Biochemical Aspects of Transplantation Biology. Tissue Transfer in Urology. Energy Sources in Urology. Urological Instrumentation. Minimally Invasive Technologies in the Treatment of Renal and Prostate Cancer. Preoperative Assessment. Screening in Urology. Clinical Trial and Evidence Based Medicine for Urologists.