Calcium Urolithiasis: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Management

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  • ISBN-13: 9781468424539
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 7/28/2012
  • Series: Topics in Hematology Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1978
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction.- 2 Physical Chemistry of Stone Formation.- Scheme for Stone Formation.- Process of Nucleation.- Crystal Growth.- Crystal Aggregation.- Heterogeneous Nucleation.- Inhibitors of Crystallization.- Promoters of Crystallization.- Organic Matrix of Stones.- Future Research in the Physical Chemistry of Stone Formation.- References.- 3 Hypercalciurias.- Role of Hypercalciuria in Stone Formation.- Causes of Hypercalciuria.- Historical Considerations.- Diagnostic Criteria for Hypercalciurias.- Association with Hyperuricosuria.- Genetics of Absorptive and Renal Hypercalciurias.- Clinical Course.- Causes of the Intestinal Hyperabsorption of Calcium.- Treatment of Hypercalciurias.- “Harmful” Drugs.- Rational Basis for Therapy of Hypercalciurias.- Future Research in Hypercalciurias.- References.- 4 Primary Hyperparathyroidism and Other Causes of Hypercalcemia.- Definition of Hypercalcemia.- Primary Hyperparathyroidism.- Normocalcemic Primary Hyperparathyroidism.- Other Causes of Hypercalcemia.- References.- 5 Hyperuricosuric Calcium Urolithiasis.- Historical Background.- Cause of Calcium Urolithiasis in Hyperuricosuria.- Clinical Presentation of Hyperuricosuric Calcium Urolithiasis.- Treatment with Allopurinol.- Future Studies.- References.- 6 Hyperoxaluric Calcium Urolithiasis.- Historical Background.- Cause of the Hyperoxaluria.- Cause of Stone Formation.- Clinical Presentation.- Treatment of Secondary Hyperoxaluria.- Future Studies.- References.- 7 Practical Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Calcium Urolithiasis.- Ambulatory Evaluation.- Outline of the Procedure (Table IX).- Interpretation of Data.- Optimum Treatment of Calcium Urolithiasis.- Follow-Up Care.- Selection of Patients for Evaluation and Treatment.- References.
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