The Management of Lithiasis

The Rational Deployment of Technology

  • Jamsheer Talati
  • Roger A. L. Sutton
  • Farhat Moazam
  • Mushtaq Ahmed

Part of the Developments in Nephrology book series (DINE, volume 38)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Epidemiology and Aetiology of Urinary Tract Calculi

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Amanullah Memon, Jamsheer Talati
      Pages 3-10
    3. Sarwat Hussain
      Pages 11-20
    4. Jamsheer Talati, Farakh Khan, Hermie Drago, Ernest Lall, Naemuz Zafar Khan, Ardesheer Talati et al.
      Pages 21-33
    5. Salah R. El-Faqih, Imtiaz Hussain
      Pages 35-41
    6. Karim Hamawy, Sarwat Hussain, Yvonne M. O’Meara
      Pages 43-49
    7. Roger A. L. Sutton, Jamsheer Talati
      Pages 51-56
    8. Roger A. L. Sutton
      Pages 57-68
  3. Choices in the Management of Urinary Tract Calculi

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Jamsheer Talati
      Pages 79-83
    3. Jamsheer Talati
      Pages 85-88
    4. James E. Lingeman, Farhat Abbas
      Pages 95-105
    5. Graham Watson, Tariq K. Shah
      Pages 107-112
    6. Jamsheer Talati
      Pages 115-117
    7. Tariq Shah, Sarwat Hussain
      Pages 125-132
    8. Jamsheer Talati
      Pages 133-136
    9. Jamsheer Talati
      Pages 137-150
    10. Graham Watson, Tariq Shah
      Pages 151-153
    11. Ziaul Amin Hotiana, Jamsheer Talati
      Pages 155-158
  4. Enhancement of Efficacy and Safety of Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Mohammed Khursheed, Jamsheer Talati
      Pages 161-164
    3. Nageeb Basir
      Pages 165-167
    4. Jamsheer Talati
      Pages 169-170
    5. Jamsheer Talati
      Pages 171-173
    6. John A. Belis, Gregory Halenda
      Pages 177-181
    7. Jamsheer Talati
      Pages 191-194
    8. Jamsheer Talati
      Pages 195-199
    9. Jamsheer Talati, Muneer Amanullah, Salman Adil
      Pages 201-213
    10. Jamsheer Talati, Salam Khan
      Pages 215-218
  5. High Technology at Affordable Cost

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Jamsheer Talati
      Pages 221-224
    3. Nadeem Mustafa Khan, Mansur Dhanani
      Pages 227-233
    4. R. Vleeming, Joop W. Noordzij, Th. M. De Reijke, Noshir F. Dabhoiwala
      Pages 235-243
    5. Jamsheer Talati
      Pages 245-251
    6. Jamsheer Talati
      Pages 253-255
    7. Meher Kakalia
      Pages 257-262
  6. Prevention of Urinary Tract Calculi

About this book


The last twenty years has seen the biggest revolution in the treatment of renal tract stone that has ever been experienced in the history of urolithiasis. The treatment of upper tract renal stone has progressed from the days of a very traumatic and morbid procedure to the relatively innocuous, walk in/walk out therapy of extracorporeal lithotripsy. This progression of events has resulted in a complete reappraisal of management of all types of urinary calculi. From an initial reluctance to treat many stones because of the trauma involved, we have now passed to a situation where smaller and asympto­ matic stones may be pre-emptively treated before the treatment of serious clinical problems. It is true to say that in Westemized societies the problem of urolithiasis has almost completely been solved by the advent of advanced technology. In this volume, attention is drawn to the fact that there are still persistent difficulties in treating urolithiasis in the less developed and less affluent societies. The differences in epidemiology of urolithiasis in various areas of the world are highlighted, noting a rapid decrease in the incidence of bladder calculi in impover­ ished areas where affluence increases. Coupled with this progression of affluence however is the well documented increase in the incidence of upper tract renal stones of oxalate nature. This scenario has been almost universal across all coun­ tries in the last few decades.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jamsheer Talati
    • 1
  • Roger A. L. Sutton
    • 1
  • Farhat Moazam
    • 1
  • Mushtaq Ahmed
    • 1
  1. 1.The Aga Khan University Medical CenterKarachiPakistan

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