Part I: Epidemiology.- 1. Epidemiology of Kidney Stones in the European Union.- 2. Epidemiology of Stone Disease in North America.- 3. Epidemiology of Stone Disease in Pakistan.- 4. Epidemiology of Stone Disease in Northern India.- 5. Epidemiology of Stone Disease in Kerala, South India.- 6. Epidemiology of Stone Disease in China.- 7. Epidemiology of Stone Disease in South America.- 8. Epidemiology: South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.- 9. Epidemiology of Stone Disease in Australia.- 10. Epidemiology of Stone Disease in Saudi Arabia with an Overview of the Regional Differences.- 11. Epidemiology of Stone Disease in Iran.- 12. Epidemiology of Stone Disease Over a 40-Year Period in Japan.- 13. Epidemiology of Stone Disease in the Russian Federation and Post-Soviet Era.- 14. Renal Stone Disease in Different Racial Groups.- Part II: Etiology.- 15. Stone Composition and Morphology: A Window on Etiology.- 16. The Genetics of Kidney Stones.- 17. Familial Clustering of Stone Disease.- 18. Uric Acid Nephrolithiasis: Basic and Clinical Aspects.- 19. Oxalate and Urolithiasis.- 20. Anti-Inflammatory Proteins in Kidney Stone Matrix.- 21. Physiology of Renal Handling of Citrate.- 22. Urinary Citrate and Stone Disease.- 23. Renal Tubular Acidosis and Stone Formation.- 24. Nephrolithiasis and its Interrelationship with Vitamin D, Parathyroid Hormone, and Calcium.- 25. Current Understanding of the Role of Randall's Plaque.- 26. Melamine-Associated Urinary Stone.- 27. Trace Elements in Urolithiasis.- 28. Infection Stones.- 29. Epidemiological and Etiological Considerations.- Part III: Diagnosis .- 30. Diagnosis of Urinary Tract Stones: An Overview.- 31. Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis of Urinary Tract Stone Disease in Emergency Settings.- 32. The Utilization of Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Urolithiasis.- 33. The Role of Radiological Imaging.- 34. Radiation Exposure in Uroradiology.- 35. The Use of Low Dose CT Scanning.- 36. The Physics of Ultrasound and X-rays: A Primer for Urologists.- Section IV: Technology and Innovation.- 37. The Stone Surgeon/Lithotomists' Armamentarium: Today and Tomorrow.- 38. Physics and Technique of Shock Wave Lithotripsy (SWL).- 39. Laser Lithotripsy Physics.- 40. Bioeffects of Shock Wave Lithotripsy.- 41. History and Development of the Ureteroscope: What Does the Future Hold?.- 42. The Operating Room Technicians' and Nurses' Roles in Urologic Surgery.- 43. Innovation in Stone Disease.- Part V: Management Strategies.- 44. The Management of a Patient with an Acute Stone Problem.- 45. Open Surgery: Current Status and Techniques.- 46. Shock Wave Lithotripsy: Present Indications and Future Prospects.- 47. What You Should Know about Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy and How You Can Improve Your Performance.- 48. Examples of Clinical Problems that Might Be Encountered in Patients Treated with Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy.- 49. SWL of Renal and Ureteral Stones: The Chinese Experience.- 50. Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery (RIRS).- 51. Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL).- 52. Tubeless Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy.- 53. Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy: The Chinese Approach.- 54. Percutaneous Nephrostomy, Antegrade Stent Placement, and Radiological Control of Post- PCNL Bleeding.- 55. Management Strategies for Staghorn Stones.- 56. Ureteral Stone Management: An Overview.- 57. Ureteroscopy for Ureteric Stones.- 58. Tricks for Successful Ureteroscopy.- 59. Lasers in Stone Disease.- 60. Ureteric Stents: Their Use and Abuse.- 61. Ureteric Stenting: Tips and Tricks.- 62. Transperitoneal Laparoscopic and Retroperitoneoscopic Stone Treatment.- 63. Role of Robotic-Assisted Surgery in the Management of Urolithiasis.- 64. Management of Urinary Bladder Calculi.- 65. Current Status of Medical Expulsion Therapy for Urinary Calculi.- 66. Dissolution of Stones by Oral and Irrigative Therapy.- 67. Traditional Chinese Medicine for Treatment of Urinary Stones.- 68. Patient Safety and the Importance of Informe
Urolithiasis: Basic Science and Clinical Practice is a comprehensive text that assists urologists in defining the best choice of treatment for each case through a balanced presentation of underlying science, diagnostic methods and practical tips, with additional discussions on educational issues, costs and management of resources.
This user-friendly practical resource is replete with full-color illustrations and radiographs, covering all aspects of stone disease, and offering perspectives from Europe, the Americas, China, South Asia, Africa, and Australia. Topics include the biochemical and physiological basis of stone formation, treatment options, complications, assessment of techniques and technologies available, and guidelines on the prevention of stone recurrence.
Urolithiasis: Basic Science and Clinical Practice is the definitive text on stone disease and is a must read for young consultants starting a new practice, and urologists in residence and training.
Provide practical tips on how to do various stone procedures, when to chose the option, and what to do under difficult circumstances allowing residents and the recent graduates to have a complete resource available to them in a single reference book
Profuse illustrations and videos are available in numerous sections of the book allowing the reader to achieve a sense of reality in diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities
Easy through to difficult case scenario discussions lead the reader through a progression of more difficult options