Urolithiasis: Symptoms, Management and Prevention Strategies


Joseph Fletcher (Editor)

Series: Renal, Metabolic and Urologic Disorders
BISAC: MED088000

Urolithiasis is one of the oldest documented medical ailments with archeological evidence showing that humans have suffered from kidney and bladder stones for centuries. Urolithiasis is a common multifactorial problem with multi-effect on the patients’ quality of life and an economic burden on the individual and the health system of the country. Various intrinsic and extrinsic factors are associated with the risk for stone formation. Among intrinsic factors are race, sex, and genetics.

Finding the cause of urolithiasis or establishing it early in life will reduce the consequence and complications of kidney stone disease and hence reduction of the cost in the treatment by establishing preventative measures in addition to patient education. Genetic factors play an important role in the etiology of urolithiasis as a polygenic (common) or monogenic (rare) forms, however its knowledge and early diagnosis is important for achieving the goals of reducing patient suffering as well as economic burdens that inevitably follow a diagnosis. This book discusses the symptoms, management and prevention strategies of urolithiasis.

(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Use of Metallic Stents for Chronic Ureteral Obstruction (pp. 1-22)
Adam O. Kadlec, Arpeet Shah, Luke Frederick and Thomas M. Turk (Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Urology, Maywood, IL, USA, and others)

Chapter 2 – Modern Stone Management: Prevalence and Practice Patterns for Treatment of Upper Tract Calculi (pp. 23-36)
Daniel T. Oberlin, MD and Sarah C. Flury, MD (Department Of Urology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA)

Chapter 3 – Emergency Shockwave Lithotripsy: Past, Present and Future (pp. 37-56)
Andreas Bourdoumis, MD and Theodora Stasinou, MD (Locum Consultant Urological Surgeon, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, UK, and others)

Chapter 4 – Hereditary Kidney Stones (pp. 57-94)
Mohammed S. Al-Marhoon (Urology Division, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine and Health Sciences Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman)

Chapter 5 – Surgical Management of Paediatric Urolithiasis (pp. 95-106)
Hosni Khairy Salem (Urology Department, Kasr Alainy School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt)


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