Urinary Stones: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Recurrence

Urinary Stones: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Recurrence


By (author) Albrecht Hesse, By (author) H.-G. Tiselius, By (author) R. Siener, By (author) B. Hoppe, Foreword by H.E. Williams


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  • Publisher: S Karger Ag
  • Format: Paperback | 242 pages
  • Dimensions: 198mm x 208mm x 12mm | 540g
  • Publication date: 5 September 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Basel
  • ISBN 10: 3805591497
  • ISBN 13: 9783805591492
  • Edition: 3, EnlargedRevised
  • Edition statement: 3rd revised and enlarged ed
  • Illustrations note: 36, in Color:16
  • Sales rank: 1,544,859

Product description

Although methods of urinary stone removal are becoming evermore effective, the prevalence of urolithiasis is continuously increasing. Epidemiological studies show that 5-10 per cent of the population suffer from urinary stones. Stone removal alone is not a curative measure. Depending on the stone composition, a recurrence rate of 60-100 per cent must be expected. Hence, analysis of the stone material and basic diagnosis of the metabolic origins of urolithiasis are imperative, as well as consistent recurrence prevention in high-risk patients. This revised and updated handbook meets these requirements. It is designed to assist clinicians and healthcare professionals by guiding them through the appropriate diagnostic examinations and the development of effective and safe plans for treatment and prevention. It takes the newest international and European guidelines for urinary stone therapy into account, and includes the latest findings in clinical and laboratory diagnosis, dietary therapy and medication. Furthermore, it offers specific solutions for the treatment of children. Its clear organization makes it a valuable and indispensable reference book, especially for urologists, nephrologists and pediatricians.

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Table of contents

Foreword; Preface to the first edition; Preface to the second edition; Preface to the third edition; Introduction; General aspects; The emergency stone - Treatment of patients with acute renal colic; Standard procedures - Treatment and care of patients with urinary stones; Type of stone; Calcium oxalate stones; Uric acid stones; Calcium phosphate stones; Struvite stones; Cystine stones; 2,8-Dihydroxyadenine stones; Xanthine stones; Ammonium urate stones; Appendix; Interventional procedures; Absorption/loading tests; Risk indices; Examinations under standardized diet conditions; Analytical methods; Unusual stone components/artifacts; Tables: Calcium, oxalate and purine contents of foods; Tables: Reference values for children; Crystals in the urinary sediment (colored illustrations); References; Subject index.