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The Kelalis-King-Belman Textbook of Clinical Pediatric Urology

5th Edition, December 21, 2006

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ISBN: 978-1-4665-9754-9
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  • Revision: 5th Edition, December 21, 2006
  • Published Date: December 21, 2006
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: CRC Press (CRC)
  • Page Count: 1426
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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Preface to the fifth edition

The textbook Clinical Pediatric Urology, known affectionately as ‘Kelalis, King and Belman', has been the primary resource for pediatric urologists, residents and fellows for 30 years. We are honored to have the opportunity to edit the fifth edition. To commemorate the origins of this book, the title has been changed to The Kelalis–King–Belman Textbook of Clinical Pediatric Urology. We are fortunate to have the assistance of Barry Belman and Lowell King, who have supplied a Foreword to this text. Their contributions, along with Steven Kramer, who served as coeditor of the fourth edition, and of course the late Panayotis Kelalis cannot be overestimated. We are indebted to their vision, and the strong foundation they created, and upon which the current text is built.

The specialty of pediatric urology continues to grow and change rapidly. In the United States, pediatric urologists will soon have the opportunity to earn a Certificate of Added Qualification in pediatric urology, in addition to the Urology Boards. More pediatric urology is being done by full-time specialists, and less by general urologists. Areas of great controversy in the past, such as the utility of laparoscopy in pediatric urology, are now better defined, whereas areas for which we thought we had the answers, such as the management of vesicoureteral reflux, seem to be completely up in the air. We are on the verge of an era of translation of basic science discoveries to clinical therapies – most notably in pharmacotherapy and tissue engineering. We hope that this book will enlighten in all of these areas, and supply guidance where it is needed most.

We reorganized the textbook, starting with chapters of general interest, and then proceeding through each of the systems or anatomical areas of interest to urologists. Within each section, we have tried to incorporate a basic science chapter. Understanding that this is a clinical text, these authors have been tasked with enlightening the reader with those basic science efforts that are likely to impact clinical care now or in the future. The embryology and radiology chapters have been distributed throughout the book, according to system. Finally, minimally invasive surgery is no longer sequestered in a chapter of its own, but is incorporated in each section of the book. We are indebted to our returning authors, who graciously accepted and enhanced our new format, and to our many new authors who have infused the text with their energetic contributions.

As always, this is intended as a reference work, but not necessarily the last word. We have tried to present controversy where it exists, but in the end all recommendations are made based on the experience and best belief of the authors. The authors have been chosen in every case for their expertise, experience and rationality. Although we, as editors, may not have agreed with everything our authors have stated, we consider each of them a master in their area, and have tried to minimize our influence on their message.

We are especially indebted to our publisher, Alan Burgess of Informa Healthcare, without whose trust and guidance this work would not have begun; and his development editor Kelly Cornish, and to our production editor Cathy Hambly without whose hard work it would not have been finished.