Urolithiasis: Medical and Surgical Management of Stone Disease, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover


Medical and Surgical Management of Stone Disease, 1st Edition

Edited by Margaret S. Pearle, Stephen Y. Nakada

CRC Press

250 pages | 60 B/W Illus.

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Urolithiasis, or stone disease occurs in 7% of women and 12% of men at some point, and these statistics are rising. Furthermore, for those who form a stone, the likelihood of a recurrence is nearly 50% within 5 years of initial diagnosis. Therefore, the need for effective, minimally invasive alternatives for stone eradication and prevention is critical. Because stone disease comprises a large part of any urologist’s practice, a thorough knowledge of the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of stone disease is critical in order to understand and implement treatment strategies to prevent stone formation. Likewise, a working knowledge of the surgical treatments, instrumentation and outcomes is necessary to arm patients with sufficient information to make an informed decision and to provide the appropriate treatment modality for a given stone situation. In Urolithiasis: Medical and Surgical Management, the authors provide a complete guide to the management of stone disease from both a medical and surgical prospective. This book should be an invaluable resource for those who treat stone disease in any capacity, whether surgically or medically, acutely or long-term.


"Undoubtedly this book is a handy reference since it examines urolithiasis with a comprehensive and insightful approach, enhancing medical management which is sometimes ignored by urologists after performing stone removal." Prof.Dr. Paul Meria in EAU Newsletter January 2010

"Clearly outlined and supported by incisive text and rich illustrations, this is a reference book that will prove handy for specialists wanting to closely examine the various facets of stone disease management." Prof.Dr. Paul Meria in EAU Newsletter January 2010

Table of Contents

I. Metabolic Aspects of Stone Disease

1. Epidemiology of Stone Disease Gary C. Curhan

2. Pathogenesis of Renal Calculi Brian R. Matlaga

3. Basic Metabolic Evaluation for Nephrolithiasis Michael N Ferrandino and Glenn Preminger

4. Role of Diet in Stone Prevention Kristina Penniston

5. Role of Imaging in Management of Urolithiasis Gyan Pareek

6. Evaluation and Management of the Patient with Acute Renal Colix Bhavin N Patel, Corey M Passman, and Dean G Assimos

7. Pathophysiology and Management of Calcium Stones Elaine M Worcester

8. Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management of Uric Acid Stones Khashayer Sakhaee

9. Pathophysiology and Management of Cystine Stones John R Asplin

10. Pathophysiology and Management of Infection Stones Sangtae Park

II. Surgical Management of Stone Disease

11. Shock Wave Lithotripspy: Indications and Technique Amy E. Krambeck and James E. Lingeman

12. Percutaneous Nephrostolithotomy: Indications and Technique Reem Al-Bareeq, Geoffrey R. Wignall, and John D. Denstedt

13. Flexible Ureterorenoscopy: Indications and Technique Olivier Traxer

14. Renal Calculi: Treatment outcomes Benjamin K. Canales and Manoj Monga

15. Ureteral Calculi: Treatment outcomes Michael K. Louie and Ralph Clayman

16. Stones in Patients with Renal Anomalies: Techniques and Outcomes Alana Desai and Ramakrishna Venkatesh

III. Pediatric Stone Management

17. Medical and Surgical Management Bruce Slaughenhoupt

About the Editors

Pearle\, Margaret S.; Nakada\, Stephen Y.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Urology