This introductory lecture discusses common non-glomerular disorders of the kidney. These include: cystic kidney diseases, urinary outlet obstruction, renal cell carcinomas, and nephrolithiasis. An overview of epidemiology, symptomatology, diagnosis and treatment is presented for each major class of non-glomerular disorder.

A detailed look at the pathophysiology of kidney stones, this presentation synthesizes and summarizes the key points of 60 clinical trials in nephrolithiasis. Brief mention is made of clinical characteristics and treatment options for various kidney stones.

A succinct review of the landmark clinical trials in nephrolithiasis. This presentation highlights the pathogenesis, epidemiology, clinical diagnosis and treatment of the four most common kidney stones in the US. Special attention is paid to the scientific evidence behind the pathogenesis of calcareous and uric acid stone formation.