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This book is the new edition of this comprehensive guide to the medical and surgical management of kidney stones. Divided into three main sections, the text begins with discussion on the basic formation of kidney stones, followed by mineral metabolism and diseases that lead to the formation of stones, with the final section describing surgical management techniques. The second edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded with new topics including imaging methods, non invasive surgical techniques, and management in special cases such as pregnancy. This new edition also includes discussion on stones in children. With an internationally recognised author team led by US-based specialists, this 900-page text is highly illustrated with clinical photographs and diagrams. Previous edition published in 1995. Key Points Comprehensive guide to medical and surgical management of kidney stones Fully revised second edition, with many new topics Highly illustrated with clinical photographs and diagrams over 900 pages Internationally recognised, US-based author team
Prostate cancer is one of the commonest cancers in men in the
western world, and the prevalence is rising currently due to
improvements in screening and treatment. Serum PSA represents a
useful marker of disease. It has frequently a long natural history,
creating the opportunities for multiple sequential therapeutic
interventions. For patients with high risk local disease or with
metastases, endocrine therapy is central to management. Hormone
ablation has long been the mainstay of endocrine therapy in this
group of patients, though anti-androgens, oestrogens, and
corticosteroids can also cause remissions. In recent years
effective and well-tolerated chemotherapy regimens have been
developed and evaluated. Docetaxel has an established role, and a
range of biologically-targeted agents are in development.
Neoplastic mimics or "pseudotumors" can simulate neoplasms on all levels of analysis- clinical, radiologic, and pathologic--and thus represent particular diagnostic pitfalls for the pathologist that can ultimately lead to therapeutic misdirection.
This book provides the pathologist with detailed morphologic descriptions and diagnostic guidance in recognizing these neoplastic mimics as they occur in the genitourinary system. In addition, descriptions and diagnostic guidance are provided for the range of genitourinary lesions tumors that may mimic benign masses but are in fact neoplastic. Throughout the book comparisons of neoplastic mimics with true neoplasms are provided, at clinical, gross, and histologic levels. In the presentation of every entity, the points that contribute to differential diagnosis are emphasized.
More than 500 color images and this analysis of diagnostic mimics guide the pathologist through recognizing and distinguishing the unusual variants, morphologic anomalies and misleading features that may easily lead to an inaccurate interpretation and missed diagnosis. Since many of entities described are uncommon "Neoplastic Mimics in Genitourinary" emphasizes imaging and clinical correlations throughout to support the pathologist as consultant to the entire diagnostic and clinical management team. Every pathologist who sees genitourinary cases will find this book an invaluable working tool to ensure accurate diagnosis.
"Neoplastic Mimics in Genitourinary Pathology" features: Over 500 high-quality images showing the full range of neoplastic mimics in the genitourinary tract Concise, specific text descriptions make the book easy to use as a visual reference Expert authors guide the reader to recognizing and distinguishing misleading specimens
There is a clear need for a more comprehensive and inclusive body of information for supplementary and alternate treatment of urological conditions. To meet this need, our book will compile evidence-based information for clinicians, healthcare providers, and patients. As the first comprehensive educational guidebook focusing on alternative therapies for urological ailments, this book will be useful for healthcare providers as well as patients suffering from these conditions (including urinary tract infections, benign prostatic hyperplasia, kidney stones, incontinence, and pelvic pain) who are looking for alternative and supplementary remedies. Many physicians and patients are reluctant to use these remedies and this book will demystify this area in urology.
Clinics in Developmental Medicine No. 170
Elimination disorders (nocturnal enuresis, urinary incontinence and encopresis) are among the most common disorders of childhood. Some disorders are primarily genetically determined, in others environmental factors predominate. Also, the rate of comorbid behavioural disturbances differs greatly from one syndrome to another. Because of this variety and heterogeneity, each disorder requires specific approaches in assessment and treatment. This book provides an evidence-based overview of functional elimination disorders. It draws on the standardisation and terminology suggested by the International Children's Continence Society. Short case vignettes, photos and line drawings, as well as questionnaires and charts are provided. To enable a quick orientation for clinical purposes, each chapter is followed by summaries, guidelines and diagrams. It will be of interest to all professionals working in the field.
This SpringerBrief analyzes varicocele from a novel approach, and provides the reader with a comprehensive view of its scientific and clinical significance. The Brief covers all the important aspects of varicocele related to infertility, from epidemiology to assisted reproduction techniques, contemplating pathophysiology, semen analysis, specialized sperm function tests, and clinical management including all available treatment options form three distinct perspectives, i.e., current concepts, consensus and controversies. Each topic is addressed using the same template, offering the best information from all angles to readers. This SpringerBrief is aimed at both clinicians and scientists involved in the study and care of male and female fertility, and is written by a team of three internationally recognized authors with expertise in andrology and male infertility. The text is the first of its kind, and presents an invaluable tool both for the basic scientists with an interest in reproductive medicine and for clinicians working in the field of infertility.
This fully revised and updated second edition of Sexual Health and Genital Medicine in Clinical Practice covers the range of conditions seen in genitourinary medicine, sexual health and sexually transmitted infection clinics, making it a useful and practical guide to all health practitioners in this area. This book is aimed at medical practitioners who require a quick reference guide to help with diagnosis and management of genital problems. In addition, it provides essential guidance on what to do next when faced with a patient presenting with a genital complaint, whether the patient can be successfully treated with a drug regimen or needs to be referred up to the Sexual Health and Genital Medicine specialist. Sexual Health and Genital Medicine in Clinical Practice will be of particular interest to residents on their rotations through this field of medicine, doctors in training, specialist nurses, and primary care practitioners.
"A Doody's Core Title 2012"
"Emerging Cancer Therapeutics" is a trinary, hard cover, periodical that is designed to provide an up-to-date evidence-based review of a dedicated emerging cancer therapy topic of interest to clinicians and scientists who are involved in the care of patients receiving cancer treatment. It will serve as both a reference and instructional tool for students, housestaff, fellows, practicing clinical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, cancer biologists, and interdisciplinary colleagues throughout the oncology spectrum.
With contributions from experts across the United States and Canada, "Prostate Cancer" details the current management of prostate cancer and reviews new therapies in development for prostate cancer, with an emphasis on castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Coverage includes discussion of multiple new agents that have been shown to impact overall survival or improve skeletal-related events in metastatic CRPC as well as articles covering new data on screening and prevention, integration of surgery and radiation with newly emerging medical therapies, and coverage of the newest developments in immunotherapy. This book is a valuable tool for clinicians, nurses, researchers, medical students, residents, and fellows.
Included in "Prostate Cancer"
Upper Urinary Tract Urothelial Carcinoma was at one time felt to be a somewhat rare entity. With the success of various treatments for bladder urothelial carcinoma, the incidence of this disease in the uretere and kidney is rising. Many medical subspecialists encounter these complex patients and a multimodality treatment plan is often required for care.
Qualifizierte Diagnostik des Urinsediments! Dieses Lehrbuch vermittelt umfassend in Theorie und Praxis die qualifizierte Diagnostik des Urinsediments. Es erkl rt die Grundlagen der Urinsedimentdiagnostik und gibt dar ber hinaus auch versierten Untersuchern zahlreiche Tipps. Exzellente Digitalfotografien in der Hellfeld- und Phasenkontrast-Mikroskopie zeigen eindeutig alle morphologischen Merkmale und unterst tzen das sichere Erkennen und Differenzieren der Bestandteile des Urinsediments. F r Nephrologen, Urologen, Gyn kologen, Internisten, Allgemeinmediziner, Studierende der Medizin, MTLAs und medizinisches Fachpersonal. Die 3. Auflage wurde umfassend aktualisiert, einige Kapitel g nzlich erneuert und durch zahlreiche neue hochaufl senden mikroskopischen Aufnahmen als auch durch Kurzvideos als Zusatzmaterial erweitert.
This volume provides the essential theory as well as practice for the study of urine and body fluids other than urine. It is a concise compendium of information both of a practical as well as a clinical resource for understanding conditions of patients with whom the laboratory analyst has contact. It informs the reader not only of the how to perform certain tests but also of the why these tests are clinically important and therefore helps in obtaining the best clinical data possible.
Focal therapy is a promising option for selected patients who have localized low or intermediate-risk prostate cancer, providing a compelling alternative between active surveillance and radical therapies by targeting the index lesion and preserving as much tissue as possible. Numerous cohort studies have already investigated multiple focal techniques, such as cryotherapy, high-intensity focused ultrasound, brachytherapy, photodynamic therapy, laser therapy, irreversible electroporation and cyberknife methods, all of which have demonstrated positive oncological outcomes with 70 to 90 % negative follow-up biopsy. These various ablative techniques have produced only minor side-effects concerning urinary function, a low rate of erectile dysfunction, and have demonstrated a limited rectal toxicity. As a result, the primary end-point has now shifted and a new strategy needs to be established for patient follow-up and for defining treatment failure. Written by international experts in the field, this book is mainly focused on new techniques, all of which are amply illustrated. Technical Aspects of Focal Therapy in Localized Prostate Cancer will be of great practical value to all urologists and oncologists.
Offering a comprehensive guide to contraception and sexual health, the new edition of this practical handbook has been fully updated. It takes an integrated approach to sexual health, and now includes additional content on sexually transmitted infections as well as assessment skills. Giving clear and detailed information about all contraceptive methods, including how to use them, contra-indications, interactions and common patient anxieties, the Handbook of Contraception and Sexual Health is an essential read for all nurses, midwives and allied health professionals working in community heath and primary care settings. All chapters are fully updated with the latest research and methods Includes additional chapters on the Consultation Process, Progestogen pills, and STIs, and a newly written anatomy and physiology chapter Each chapter takes into account relevant UKMEC guidelines and includes self-assessment exercises
This volume provides practitioners with a practical, easy to read, well organized approach to the performance and analysis of urodynamics in order to optimize their usage clinically. Chapters are structured around specific types of patterns seen on urodynamic tracings. These urodynamic tracings are annotated and fully interpreted by the authors. Multiple examples of each type of tracing are provided with expert commentary. The expert commentary expands on the potential clinical significance of the tracing, provides a differential diagnosis, and, where appropriate, discusses its importance diagnostically, prognostically and the implications for clinical management. The text contains chapters on virtually all the relevant urodynamic findings and clinical conditions seen in practice, including lower urinary tract conditions in both adults and children, neurogenic and non-neurogenic dysfunction, and other commonly seen conditions such as lower urinary tract obstruction, vaginal prolapse, and detrusor overactivity. The material is also presented in a practical manner, with special consideration to the latest national and international guidelines. Written by authorities in the field, Rapid and Practical Interpretation of Urodynamics is a valuable resource that fills a key gap by providing a systematic method of interpretation of urodynamic tracings in an easy to understand textbook that will benefit urologic trainees and experienced urologists alike.
Based on the experience of two Italian referral centers, the book depicts the characteristic findings obtained when using MR imaging to study the male and female pelvis including the obstetric applications. Each chapter provides a comprehensive account of the use of the imaging technique of examination, including the most recent advances in MR imaging, the anatomy and MR possibilities in the identification, characterization and staging of the different pelvic diseases highlighting its diagnostic possibilities. The advances in fetal MRI, representing the cutting edge of pelvic MR imaging, will also be depicted. The text is complemented by numerous illustrations, as well as clinical cases that make this a very practice-oriented work, presenting the role of diagnostic imaging in every-day clinical activity. The volume will prove an invaluable guide for both residents and professionals with core interest in gynecology, obstetrics and urology.
This book provides an overview of the current state-of-art in combining advances in biomedical imaging with intraoperative navigation and preoperative planning for urologic surgery. These advances hold great promise in improving diagnostic and therapeutic urologic interventions to improve patient outcomes. Leading experts in this exciting emerging field covers early clinical and pre-clinical applications of optical, ultrasound, cross-sectional and computer-assisted imaging in urologic surgery.
"Advances in Image-Guided Urologic Surgery" provides a unique and valuable resource for audience with clinical and research interest in minimally invasive surgery, endourology, urologic oncology, imaging and biomedical engineering.
This encompassing volume gathers contributions by renowned experts in the field of pediatric urology to offer a systematic and complete review of the field. The book opens with a general section covering the basis of renal function from the fetus to adulthood, diagnostic imaging, anesthesia and infections. In subsequent sections on the kidneys, upper urinary tract, bladder, urethra and genitalia, specific anomalies are described in depth, from embryological, clinical and diagnostic aspects through to surgical treatment options. Detailed attention is devoted to the role of new technologies such as endoscopic and robotic surgery, but without disregarding the classical principles of pediatric urologic surgery. Urogenital tumors are fully covered and the book closes with a large chapter on renal transplantation. Numerous black and white and color illustrations will assist the reader in better understanding the various anomalies and the surgical procedures.
"Treat yourself and your man-root to a thorough and often uproarious read-through. Your health prospects will be pointing at the ceiling in no time."—Peter Moore, former editor of Men's Health
Men are notoriously reluctant to see a doctor. Only three in five men report going for an annual physical, and over 40 percent only ever visit the clinic when their symptoms become unbearable. Many know little or nothing about their bodies, with dire consequences for their well-being.
In Happy Down Below, men’s health specialist Dr. Oliver Gralla provides a clever and highly entertaining remedy to that situation. Packed with colorful anecdotes and quirky illustrations, this cheeky guidebook offers practical tips and clear, accessible explanations for helping men (and women) better understand the male body, learn to care for it, and become more comfortable speaking about it with their doctors when things go wrong. With plenty of relatable metaphors and a light, conversational tone, Dr. Gralla provides simple, research-based answers to questions such as: Do male enhancement pills actually work? Why does erectile dysfunction happen and how is it treated? What is a “normal” penis―and how big is it really? And much, much more.
This volume is an essential and comprehensive review of all aspects of minimally invasive urology. Specifically, the book evaluates minimally invasive approaches to all aspects of clinical urology. Unlike prior texts that focus on a specific technology or a specific disease, this unique reference provides a broad-based view of minimally invasive urology. As such, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, endoscopic surgery, and single-site surgery are all reviewed within the context of renal cancer, renal reconstruction, bladder cancer, prostate cancer, female urology, transplant donor nephrectomy, stone disease, stricture disease, and benign prostatic hyperplasia. The text concludes with chapters on informed consent and cost, which are also quite relevant to the practicing urologist.
Authored by a wide array of leaders in the field known for both their clinical prowess and commitment to education, "Minimally Invasive Urology: An Essential Clinical Guide to Endourology, Laparoscopy, LESS and Robotics" provides a critical resource for clinicians, surgeons, operating room technicians, operating room managers and hospital administration.
The clinical management of urolithiasis is now in a new era of ureteroscopic lithotripsy. Ureteroscopic lithotripsy has become an effective and safe treatment for both renal and ureteral stones, and its indications have been expanding. The advantages of ureteroscopy over shock-wave lithotripsy are its ability to directly access stones throughout the entire urinary collecting system either unilaterally or bilaterally, and to actively remove stone fragments. For large renal stones, percutaneous nephrolithotomy is now a standard treatment, but its major complication rates are not negligible. Ureteroscopic lithotripsy is a type of endoscopic surgery that is performed through the natural orifice, which thus avoids the onset of any renal parenchymal damage. New surgical techniques which combine percutaneous and transurethral approaches have been developed. Ureteroscopes and their working devices have rapidly improved, and further improvements will lead to even better outcomes in the next decade. This book presents the latest knowledge and the skills used for ureteroscopic surgery for urolithiasis. It consists of four sections (Indications, Instrumentations, Techniques and Evaluations). This book provides essential information for urologists who want to learn the techniques of this type of endourological surgery.
This book addresses the fundamental importance of the proper assessment and treatment of sexual disorders in patients with mental disorders with regard to their treatment outcomes and adherence to therapies. In fact, patients with mental disorders often suffer from sexual dysfunctions and in many cases, pharmacological treatment causes sexual-dysfunction side-effects. However, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders and psychotic disorders are often also characterized by sexual symptoms that have a profound impact on sexual function. The psychopathology of sexual behavior investigates deficits in the mind-body relationship that are expressed through sexual symptoms such as erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, vaginismus, orgasmic disorders, or lack of sexual desire. These symptoms can be considered both prodromal and as a consequence of psychological or psychiatric suffering. Written by a multidisciplinary team of experts, this book offers a valuable guide for psychiatrists, andrologists, gynecologists and psychologists.
Bladder Dysfunction in the Adult: The Basis for Clinical Management succinctly describes all that the healthcare professional needs to know when treating lower urinary tract symptoms. The book describes how to assess and treat every group of patients likely to be affected with bladder problems, and the underlying mechanisms responsible. Women with stress incontinence, men with enlarged prostates, people with neurological disease and the elderly are all discussed in particular detail. For all professionals treating or learning to treat patients with urinary storage or voiding problems, the concise presentation and thorough coverage provides treatment recommendations and clear explanations. Authored by recognized experts in their respective fields, Bladder Dysfunction in the Adult: The Basis for Clinical Management is a comprehensive resource that allows the reader to develop the knowledge, understanding, and confidence to deal with the many clinical challenges of bladder dysfunction.
The topics covered in this book have been specifically chosen to give guidance to surgeons established in practice and those embarking on their careers. Examples include the changing management in the treatment of the catastrophic abdominal wall, perianal Crohn's disease in the biological era, decision making in rectal cancer that responds to radiotherapy, and the assessment of outcomes in colorectal cancer surgery. Recent years have seen the introduction of technical advances with respect to robotics in colorectal surgery and trans-anal total meso-rectal excision, and which are rapidly becoming established in clinical practice. Chapters also cover those aspects of colorectal practice, which are common to all, and provide guidance on management of topics including complications of radiotherapy, management of pouch dysfunction and iatrogenic complications in pelvic cancer surgery.
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