Here is a list of all the people who have contributed to Patient Information on Kidney and Ureteral Stones.
Dr. Thorsten Bach
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Bach (Hamburg, Germany) is Head and Chair of the Department of Urology at the Asklepios Hospital Harburg in Hamburg, Germany. In 2008 Prof. Bach was granted a Fellowship by the Endourological Society, specialising in Endourology and Minimal-Invasive Urology, with main focus on interventional stone treatment and laser treatment of benign prostatic obstruction. He specialises in laser treatment of the prostate, utilizing Greenlight, Holmium- and Thulium laser. On the latter, Prof. Bach carried out and published fundamental research. He also published numerous articles and book chapters in his field and has been elected member of the German Working Group on Urolithiasis as well as the EAU Section of Urolithiasis (EULIS) and EAU Section of Urotechnology (ESUT).
Prof. Bach is a member of the German Guidelines Committee on Urolithiasis as well as member of the EAU Guidelines Panel on Non-neurogenic Male LUTS. He is serving as EAU Patient Information Consultant for the EAU and recently joined the Scientific Committee of Europa Uomo.
Dr. Murat Binbay
Dr. Murat Binbay (Istanbul, Turkey) is Associate Professor in Urology. He received his M.D. degree from Istanbul University Istanbul Medical Faculty in 1999 and completed his urologic training at the Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul in 2005.
He has served as co-director for center of minimal invasive surgery & endourology at Haseki Training and Research Hospital since June 2012.
His clinical interests include the minimally invasive management of urinary tract stones including SWL, PNL and URS. In addition, he coordinates the comprehensive metabolic evaluation and preventative medical treatment offered at the Haseki Training & Research Hospital.
He is an executive committee member of the International Young Urologist Association and a member of urolithiasis section in the Young Academic Urologist Group of the EAU.
Ms. Nicola Dickens
Ms. Nicola Dickens (London, UK) is a Urology Nurse Specialist and currently works for Barts Health NHS Trust in London. She is currently completing a Master’s Degree in Advanced Nursing Practice at City University, London.
Ms. Dickens has been working within urology for 13 years. Her focus is on stone disease and endourology and she has developed a number of nurse-led clinics for patients with stones. She regularly presents at national and international conferences on stone disease.
Ms. Bente Thoft Jensen
Ms. Bente Thoft Jensen (Århus, Denmark) has a master’s degree in Public Health and has been working in Urology since 1992. Currently, she is a PhD student at Århus University and working as a research-nurse at the Urology Department of Århus University Hospital-Skejby, Denmark. Her focus is on developing cancer care and research in urology nursing. She has been the chair of the European Association of Urology Nurses (EAUN) since 2007. She has been active in several national and international committees and nursing advisory boards and is a member of the steering committee of the Global Association of Urology Nursing (GAUN).
Professor Thomas Knoll
Professor Thomas Knoll (Sindelfingen, Germany) attended the University of Heidelberg Medical School, where he received his M.D. degree in 1998. He completed his Urology and General Surgery residency at Mannheim University Hospital in 2004 and became a staff member and vice-chair at the Department of Urology, Mannheim University Hospital in 2007. In 2004, he received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees for scientific work on urinary stone disease and health economics, respectively. Professor Knoll is currently Professor and Chair of Urology at the Department of Urology, Klinikum Sindelfingen, University of Tübingen. He is Vice-Chair of the EAU Guidelines Working Group on Urolithiasis and Chairman of the German Working Group. In 2005, he received the German Urological Society’s Wolfgang Hepp Award for his extensive scientific work on urolithiasis.
Dr. Francesco Sanguedolce
Dr. Francesco Sanguedolce (Barcelona, Spain) is an Italian urologist currently working in the UK at the North West London Hospitals, Northampton General Hospital, and Charing Cross Hospital-London Imperial College. He previously worked for 2 years at the Urolithiasis Unit of the Fundació Puigvert-Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain. He is a PhD since 2011, when he graduated with honours and mention of Doctor Europaeus at the Universitá di Bologna-Italy, presenting a thesis on Urinary Stones. He is a Fellow of the European Board in Urology since 2008. Currently, he is a member of the EAU Young Urology Office and the chairman of the Urolithiasis-endourology section of the EAU Young Academic Urologists Group.
Dr. Christian Türk
Dr. Christian Türk (Vienna, Austria) is Assistant Medical Director of the Department of Urology at the Rudolf-Hospital in Vienna. He received his M.D. degree in 1975 and then specialized in Urology, focusing on minimally-invasive surgery and SWL treatment. He has been the responsible assistant medical director of the lithotripsy centre at the Rudolf-Hospital since 1986. Dr. Türk is Chairman of the EAU Guidelines Working Group on Urolithiasis.
Apart from the medical experts, several stone patients have been involved in the production of patient information. They have critically reviewed the information so that it is understandable for the general public. They made sure that the questions they had during their diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up, were answered in the information. For privacy reasons, the names of the patients are not disclosed.