Urinary Stone Disease

The Practical Guide to Medical and Surgical Management

  • Marshall L. Stoller
  • Maxwell V. Meng

Part of the Current Clinical Urology book series (CCU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Viraj A. Master, Maxwell V. Meng, Marshall L. Stoller
      Pages 3-26
    3. Joseph E. Dallera, Paramjit S. Chandhoke
      Pages 27-34
    4. Berenice Y. Reed, William L. Gitomer
      Pages 35-54
    5. Hsiao-Jen Chung, Harrison M. Abrahams, Maxwell V. Meng, Marshall L. Stoller
      Pages 55-68
    6. Ian Mandel, Neil Mandel
      Pages 69-81
  3. Metabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. G. Bennett Stackhouse, Marshall L. Stoller
      Pages 85-101
    3. Ojas Shah, Ross P. Holmes, Dean G. Assimos
      Pages 103-119
    4. Harrison M. Abrahams, Maxwell V. Meng, Marshall L. Stoller
      Pages 157-173
    5. Saeed R. Khan, Dirk J. Kok
      Pages 175-219
    6. Colonel Noah S. Schenkman, Major C. Gerry Henderson
      Pages 221-236
    7. Michael E. Moran
      Pages 237-257
    8. Clarita V. Odvina, Charles Y. C. Pak
      Pages 259-268
    9. Yeh Hong Tan, Glenn M. Preminger
      Pages 269-284
    10. William K. Johnston III, Roger K. Low
      Pages 285-298
    11. Bodo E. Knudsen, Darren T. Beiko, John D. Denstedt
      Pages 299-308
    12. D. Brooke Johnson, Margaret S. Pearle
      Pages 309-325

About this book

Introduction

Urinary stone disease has afflicted mankind for centuries and continues to be a significant medical ailment throughout the world. Contemporary management reflects the changes and evolution that have occurred in both medicine and, specifically, urology. Traditional open surgery has been nearly replaced by minimally invasive techniques, the result of technologic innovations, miniaturization of instruments, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Nevertheless, nephrolithiasis remains a chronic disease and our fundamental understanding of the pathogenesis, and molecular and genetic basis of stones as well as their prevention, remains rudimentary. All large calculi were once small calculi. Where do stones originate and what facilitates their retention, allowing them to grow? Although we rely on 24-hour urinary collections, clearly our current methods of directing medical therapy have limitations. In addition, interest in disease prevention continues to grow and understanding basic questions and the underlying pathophysiology of stone disease will help optimize management strategies. Future advances in urinary stone disease will be the result of collaboration among urologists, nephrologists, radiologists, dieticians, scientists, and partners in industry. Physicians must not be complacent with the current status quo or be overly eager to intervene because techniques are less invasive; rather, the goals should be a better understanding of the underlying disease process in order to identify those at risk, prophylax against stone development and recurrence, and improved nonsurgical therapies.

Keywords

kidney prevention prostate shock surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Marshall L. Stoller
    • 1
  • Maxwell V. Meng
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of UrologyUniversity of California, San Francisco, School of MedicineSan Francisco

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59259-972-1
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 2007
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-219-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-972-1
  • About this book