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Practical Urology: Essential Principles and Practice

Essential Principles and Practice

  • Christopher R. Chapple
  • William D. Steers
  • Novel format - each clinical chapter is always preceded by a scientific foundation chapter


Part of the Springer Specialist Surgery Series book series (SPECIALIST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Basic Sciences In Urology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bernhard T. Mittemeyer, Allan L. Haynes Jr.
      Pages 3-28
    3. Klaus Steger, Wolfgang Weidner
      Pages 57-68
    4. Ferekh Salim
      Pages 69-89
    5. Florian M. E. Wagenlehner, Wolfgang Weidner, Kurt G. Naber
      Pages 91-103
    6. Mitchell H. Rosner
      Pages 105-114
    7. Daniel M. Kaplon, Stephen Y. Nakada
      Pages 115-122
    8. Karl-Erik Andersson
      Pages 123-138
    9. Andreas Meissner, Martin C. Michel
      Pages 139-145
    10. Dorit E. Zilberman, Michael N. Ferrandino, Glenn M. Preminger
      Pages 147-159
    11. Peter E. Clark
      Pages 161-174
    12. Hendrik Van Poppel, Filip Ameye
      Pages 175-186
    13. Sean C. Kumer, Kenneth L. Brayman
      Pages 187-195
    14. Glenn M. Cannon, Richard S. Lee
      Pages 197-206
    15. Marcus J. Drake, Ahmed M. Shaban
      Pages 207-218
    16. Paolo Verze, Vincenzo Mirone
      Pages 219-238
    17. William D. Steers
      Pages 239-248

About this book


Practical Urology – Essential Principles and Practice focuses on aspects of urology which are often forgotten in contemporary practice, but nevertheless are the subject of incremental advances and form the basis of much of the non-oncological practice. 

This book reviews the upper tract, pelvo-ureteric junction obstruction, recent advances in renal calculus disease, pharmacology of the bladder and functional disorders of the lower urinary tract.  It also addresses aspects of physiology of the lower tract and important issues of neurourology and urogynaecology.  Alongside this, with Laparoscopy becoming increasingly important, the subject is extensively covered in the context of an essential update on laparoscopic anatomy. 

Practical Urology – Essential Principles and Practice provides an important contribution to those who wish to have a global overview of what is new in functional urology.


Bladder Incontinence Renal Urinary Urology

Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher R. Chapple
    • 1
  • William D. Steers
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Urology, J FloorRoyal Hallamshire HospitalSheffieldUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Dept. UrologyUniversity of Virginia Health SystemCharlottesvilleUSA

About the editors

Christopher C R Chapple BSc MD FRCS (Urol), Professor of Urology and Consultant Urological Surgeon, Urology Rat esearch Department, The Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the journal Neurourology & Urodynamics. His particular interest is in functional reconstruction of the lower urinary tract and the underlying pharmacologic control mechanisms, and he has developed a regional and supra-regional referral practice. He serves many international urological associations and journals

William D Steers, MD, Hovey Dabney Professor of Urology; Chair, Department of Urology, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908, USA. His clinical interest is in Voiding and Sexual Dysfunction, urinary incontinence, neurogenic bladder, BPH, robotic surgery, and prostate cancer. His latest awards include: 2006 American Urologic Foundation Outstanding Past Scholar Award, 2004 Trustee- American Board of Urology, 2003 President- Health Services Foundation, 2002 Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology - Poster Award , 2000 Americas Top Doctors - Castle Connolly, 1999 Dornier Innovative Research Award.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Practical Urology: Essential Principles and Practice
  • Book Subtitle Essential Principles and Practice
  • Editors Christopher R. Chapple
    William D. Steers
  • Series Title Springer Specialist Surgery Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-84882-033-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-7132-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-84882-034-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 569
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Urology
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From the reviews:

“This book not only brings readers up to date on cutting-edge technologies and scientific principles, it is also a well-balanced discussion of clinical outcomes. … Healthcare providers involved in the delivery of care to urological patients with benign or malignant disease will thoroughly appreciate this book. … The authors have compiled a comprehensive book that is a great reference on urological diagnostic and surgical tools, methods, and techniques, and the ongoing research of upcoming technologies.” (Jaspreet Singh, Doody’s Review Service, January, 2012)