© 2016

The Role of Bacteria in Urology

  • Dirk Lange
  • Ben Chew

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Joey Lo, Way Ho Choi, Justin Y. H. Chan, Dirk Lange
    Pages 7-19
  3. Ryan Chanyi, Jeremy P. Burton, Peter A. Cadieux
    Pages 21-32
  4. Samir Bidnur, Ryan K. Flannigan
    Pages 33-39
  5. Logan N. Schultz, James Connolly, Ellen Lauchnor, Trace A. Hobbs, Robin Gerlach
    Pages 41-49
  6. Manoj Monga, Sarah Tarplin
    Pages 51-61
  7. Brian R. Kullin, Sharon J. Reid, Valerie R. Abratt
    Pages 63-75
  8. Roland Seiler, Peter C. Black
    Pages 85-97
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 99-102

About this book


This useful book addresses the pathogenic, therapeutic and preventative roles of bacteria in urology. The authors look at the basic mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis that lead to disease, as well as the non-pathogenic mechanisms that contribute to the prevention and treatment of patients. The guidelines from the major international associations are also covered, including the recommended antibiotic treatments for urinary tract infections.

The Role of Bacteria in Urology brings together basic science and clinical views in one book to give scientists and clinicians an even field that may raise ideas for future collaborative research.


Bacterial Pathogenesis Bacterial Resistance Mechanisms Infection Urinary Tract Infection Urologic Disease Urosepsis

Editors and affiliations

  • Dirk Lange
    • 1
  • Ben Chew
    • 2
  1. 1.Basic Science ResearchThe Stone Centre at Vancouver General HospitalVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Clinical ResearchThe Stone Center at Vancouver General HospitalVancouverCanada

About the editors

Dr. Dirk Lange is a microbiologist who earned his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario) on understanding the role of the capsular polysaccharide in the pathogenesis of Campylobacter jejuni.

Dr. Lange completed his post-doctoral fellowship at The Stone Centre at VGH with Dr. Ben Chew, where he contributed significantly to the area of urinary biomaterial design, providing a basic science perspective to understanding ureteral stent related morbidity. Due to his significant contributions to the research program at the Stone Centre, Dr. Lange was recruited to the Department of Urologic Sciences as an Assistant Professor in 2011, and is also the Director of Basic Science Research at the Stone Centre.

Dr. Ben Chew specializes in the surgical and medical treatment of kidney stone disease. Dr. Chew’s research focuses on how kidney stones form and in particular how we absorb certain compounds and minerals through the intestinal tract.  By altering how we absorb compounds, his research hopes to be able to change a patient’s risk factors for developing more stones.

 In 2017, Dr. Chew will be the Co-President of the World Congress of Endourology international meeting to be held in Vancouver, BC.  He teaches other urologists internationally with lectures and hands-on laboratories as part of an initiative, The Stone Institute, to help improve the care of patients all over the world.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Role of Bacteria in Urology
  • Editors Dirk Lange
    Ben Chew
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-17731-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-35709-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-17732-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 102
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Obstetrics/Perinatology/Midwifery
    Infectious Diseases
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