Uric acid lithiasis

  • Editors
  • O. Sperling
  • W. Vahlensieck
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Georg Stockhausen
    Pages 1-3
  3. James B. Wyngaarden
    Pages 5-7
  4. W. Löffler, W. Gröbner, N. Zöllner
    Pages 8-18
  5. William N. Kelley
    Pages 19-24
  6. Peter Leskovar, R. Hartung, A. Siebert, E. Wellnhofer
    Pages 25-31
  7. U. A. Liberman, R. Samuel, A. Halabe, O. Sperling
    Pages 32-35
  8. Françoise Roch-Ramel, Christian Schäli
    Pages 36-42
  9. B. Fellström, U. Backman, B. G. Danielson, G. Johansson, S. Ljunghall, B. Wikström
    Pages 48-51
  10. H. A. Simmonds, J. S. Cameron, M. J. Dillon, T. M. Barratt, K. J. Van Acker
    Pages 52-57
  11. Dieter Scholz, P. O. Schwille, W. Engelhardt, A. Sigel
    Pages 66-69
  12. A. Halabe, R. Samuel, U. A. Liberman, O. Sperling
    Pages 70-74
  13. Bernhard Lux, Jess. Braun, P. May
    Pages 75-80
  14. D. Bach, A. Hesse, A. Strenge, W. Vahlensieck
    Pages 91-98
  15. U. Backman, B. G. Danielson, B. Fellström, G. Johansson, S. Ljunghall, B. Wikström
    Pages 106-109
  16. K.-H. Bichler, S. Korn, I. Lämmert, A. Haußmann
    Pages 110-113
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 114-114

About these proceedings


Kidney stones is a common and ancient disease. Yet, many questions concerning their etiology, treatment, and prevention are still open. The Harnstein-Symposien Bonn-Wien is an organization designed to bring together scientists from the various fields relevant to urolithiasis: medicine, urology, biochemistry, etc. In the framework of this organiza­ tion an International Workshop was held in Tel Aviv on December 10 and 11 1980 to discuss the various aspects of uric acid lithiasis. Uric acid stones have been known to mankind for thousands of years. Urate-contain­ ing stones were found in Egyptian mummies and in a three-thousand-year old mummy from Arizona. Evidently, with the constant increase in standard of living, associated with increased amount of purine intake, which we are facing in this century, the fre­ quency of uric acid lithiasis is on the increase. In the second half of this century, signi­ ficant progress has been made in the knowledge of the mechanisms of uric acid over­ production, as well as in the understanding of the etiology, prevention, and tretament of uric acid stones. As a result, uric acid lithiasis can be prevented and when present it can be treated well. Moreover most uric acid stones can be dissolved in vivo. This workshop included reviews from some of the leading authorities on the various aspects of uric acid metabolism in man: biochemistry, pathology, renal handling, nutri­ tion, etc. , and these reviews and results of new studies are presented here.


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Steinkopff-Verlag Darmstadt 1981
  • Publisher Name Steinkopff
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7985-0594-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-85318-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0071-7975
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