Nephrolithiasis: Risk Factors, Treatment and Prevention


Melody Shneider (Editor)

Series: Renal, Metabolic and Urologic Disorders
BISAC: MED088000

Nephrolithiasis is the third most common diagnosis involving the urinary tract, exceeded only by urinary tract infections and prostate conditions. Uric acid nephrolithiasis accounts for 5–10% of all kidney stones in the general population in the United States (US) and is noted to be increasing in other parts of the world like Japan, previously known to have a low incidence of this condition. This increase is attributable, at least in part, to westernized eating habits. Other factors which influence the development of kidney stones include age, sex and ethnicity. This book discusses in further details, the risk factors, treatment options and ways to prevent nephrolithiasis. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


An Overview of Nephrolithiasis Risk Factors, Prevention and Management
(Monica C. Chiang, Taniya N. De Silva, and Gabriel I. Uwaifo, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Department of Medicine; LSU Health Sciences Center-New Orleans, LA, USA)

Uric Acid Nephrolithiasis
(Milagros Zegarra, Rupam Ruchi, Kimberly Hammer, and Tze Shien Lo, VAMC-Fargo VA, USA, and others)

The Role of Ureteroscopy in the Management of Urolithiasis
(Peter Tsambarlis, John Richgels, Christopher Coogan, Kalyan Latchamsetty, PGY2 Urology Resident, Rush University Medical Center, and others)

Renal Calcium and Urate Handling and Diet in Idiopathic Calcium Stone Formers
(Valerie Walker, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton UK and Damian G. Griffin, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Galway University Hospital, Galway, Republic of Ireland)
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Contemporary Prevention Strategies for Nephrolithiasis: A Risk Stratification Approach
(Andreas Bourdoumis, Theodora Stasinou, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, Exeter, UK)

Nephrolithiasis in Polycystic Kidney Disease: Risk Factors, Treatment and Prevention
(Alma Idrizi, Myftar Barbullushi, Marsida Kasa, Nereida Spahia, Enton Kaçulini, Merita Rroji, Saimir Seferi, Erjola Bolleku, Xhoana Xhaferri and Alketa Koroshi, Department of Internal Medicine, Service of Nephrology, University Hospital Center “Mother Teresa”, Tirana, Albania)

Nephrolithiasis: Risk Factors, Treatment and Prevention in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease
(Neetika Garg, and Theodore I. Steinman, Fellow in Nephrology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and others)


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