© 2019

Nutritional and Medical Management of Kidney Stones

  • Haewook Han
  • Walter P. Mutter
  • Samer Nasser

Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Basics of Kidney Stone

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Elaine M. Worcester
      Pages 21-42
    3. Hala Yamout, Seth Goldberg
      Pages 43-52
    4. Rania El Tawil, Zeina Bachir
      Pages 53-59
  4. Diagnosis and Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Lawrence T. Zhang, Peter L. Steinberg
      Pages 83-90
  5. Prevention, Medical and Nutritional Managements for Different Types of Stones

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Wan Ahmad Hafiz Wan Md Adnan, Sagar U. Nigwekar
      Pages 93-106
    3. Donna E. Gjesvold
      Pages 107-116
    4. Shimontini Mitra, Robert A. Cohen
      Pages 117-122
    5. Anne-Marie Desai
      Pages 123-131
    6. Walter P. Mutter
      Pages 133-139
    7. Nikhil Agrawal, Kambiz Zandi-Nejad
      Pages 141-147
    8. Eric S. Kerns, Kenneth Ralto, Adam M. Segal
      Pages 149-155
    9. Diana El Jundi, Zeina Younes
      Pages 157-165
  6. Special Consideration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167

About this book


This text comprehensively covers the nutritional and medical management and prevention of kidney stones. Sections address types of stones, nutritional risks, medical and pharmaceutical managements, prevention of recurrence, and special consideration of stone risks among specific diseases such as obesity with gastric bypass, chronic kidney disease, and gastric intestinal disorders. Diagnosis of kidney stones, urinalysis and biochemical indices, dietary assessment, and medical nutrition therapy for specific types of kidney stones are also included. In addition, case studies are provided in the appendix. Cutting edge research is also highlighted in regards to pharmaceutical treatments and epidemiological findings in nutrition and kidney stones.


Nutrition in Medical Management of Kidney Stones will be a practical resource for health professionals in the fields of nutrition, nephrology, urology, and general medicine, as well as medical students, resident physicians, and allied health clinicians whose research, practice, and education includes nutrition and kidney stones.


Calcium stones Uric acid stones Struvite stones Cystine stones Gastrointestinal disease Nephrolithiasis

Editors and affiliations

  • Haewook Han
    • 1
  • Walter P. Mutter
    • 2
  • Samer Nasser
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of NephrologyHarvard Vanguard Medical AssociatesBostonUSA
  2. 2.Division of NephrologyNewton-Wellesley HospitalNewtonUSA
  3. 3.Department of NephrologyHarvard Vanguard Medical AssociatesBostonUSA

About the editors

Haewook Han
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
Department of Nephrology
Boston, MA 

Walter P. Mutter
Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Department of Nephrology
Newton, MA 

Samer Nasser
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
Department of Nephrology
Boston, MA 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Nutritional and Medical Management of Kidney Stones
  • Editors Haewook Han
    Walter P. Mutter
    Samer Nasser
  • Series Title Nutrition and Health
  • Series Abbreviated Title Nutrition,Health
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Humana, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-15533-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-15536-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-15534-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXI, 353
  • Number of Illustrations 22 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Clinical Nutrition
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“The book is an excellent resource for those involved in the clinical or dietary management of patients with kidney stones. It is most appropriate for practitioners or trainees in the fields of nephrology, urology, and dietetics. … This book is a comprehensive reference for kidney stones and their medical and nutritional management. Its layout and topics are clear. It is best suited for nephrologists, urologists, dieticians, and trainees in these fields.” (F Khasawneh, Doody’s Book Reviews, March 20, 2020)