Books by Subject

Reproductive Medicine

  • 2014 Springer
    S.B. Brandes, A.F. Morey, editors ; foreword by Guido Barbagli.
    Since the publication of the first edition of Urethral Reconstructive Surgery, important refinements have been added to the urologic surgical armamentarium. Extensively revised and updated, Advanced Male Urethral and Genital Reconstructive Surgery, Second Edition guides urologists in a practical manner on how to evaluate and manage complex urethral and male genital reconstructive challenges. Chapters have been added on wound healing, synchronous urethral strictures, non-transecting anastomotic urethroplasty (including muscle and vessel sparing), overlapping buccal grafts, male urethral slings, genital skin grafting, Peyronies surgery, priapism, pediatric strictures, and prosthetics. Such chapters greatly strengthen the overall appeal of the book. The volume closes with a new comprehensive appendix of preferred instruments. With broad contributions by international authorities in reconstructiveurologic surgery, Advanced Male Urethral and Genital Reconstructive Surgery, Second Edition is a valuable resource for all urologists, from residents to reconstructive surgeons.
  • 2010 Springer
    Eberhard Nieschlag, Hermann M. Behre, Susan Nieschlag (editors).
    1. Scope and goals of andrology / Eberhard Nieschlag -- 2. Physiology of testicular function / Gerhard F. Weinbauer ... [et al.] -- 3. Physiology of sperm maturation and fertilization / Trevor G. Cooper and Ching-Hei Yeung -- 4. Classification of andrological disorders / Frank Tüttelmann and Eberhard Nieschlag -- 5. Anamnesis and physical examination / Eberhard Nieschlag and Hermann M. Behre -- 6. Imaging diagnostics / Hermann M. Behre and Michael Zitzmann -- 7. Endocrine laboratory diagnosis / Manuela Simoni and Eberhard Nieschlag -- 8. Cytogenetic and molecular genetic investigations / Manuela Simoni and Peter Wieacker -- 9. Semen analysis / Trevor G. Cooper -- 10. Sperm quality and function tests / Ching-Hei Yeung and Trevor G. Cooper -- 11. Testicular biopsy and histology / Martin Bergmann and Sabine Kliesch -- 12. Diseases of the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland / Hermann M. Behre ... [et al.] -- 13. Disorders at the testicular level / Eberhard Nieschlag ... [et al.] -- 14. The aging male and late-onset hypogonadism / Claus Rolf, Michael Zitzmann, and Eberhard Nieschlag -- 15. Diseases of the seminal ducts / Hermann M. Behre ... [et al.] -- 16. Disorders of erection, cohabitation, and ejaculation / Hermann van Ahlen and Sabine Kliesch -- 17. Disorders of androgen target organs / Peter F. Wieacker, Hermann M. Behre, and Eberhard Nieschlag -- 18. Testicular dysfunction in systemic diseases / Gideon A. Sartorius and David J. Handelsman -- 19. Environmental influences on male reproductive health / Martin H. Brinkworth and David J. Handelsman -- 20. Gynecology relevant to andrology / Ulrich A. Knuth -- 21. Testosterone therapy / Eberhard Nieschlag and Hermann M. Behre -- 22. Empirical therapies for idiopathic male infertility / Eberhard Nieschlag and Axel Kamischke -- 23. Assisted reproduction / Christian De Geyter, Maria De Geyter, and Hermann M. Behre -- 24. Cryopreservation of human spermatozoa / Sabine Kliesch ... [et al.] -- 25. Psychology of fertility disorders / Regina Oberpenning, Fritz A. Muthny, and Frank Oberpenning -- 26. Sexual medicine and andrology / Klaus M. Beier -- 27. Male contribution to contraception / Eberhard Nieschlag -- 28. Vasectomy and refertilization / Udo H. Engelmann and Oliver Gralla -- 29. Approaches to hormonal male contraception / Eberhard Nieschlag and Hermann M. Behre -- 30. Pharmacological approaches to male contraception / Trevor G. Cooper and Ching-Hei Yeung -- 31. Ethical aspects of reproductive medicine / Klaus Demmer.
  • 2015 Cambridge
    Thomas Ebner, Department of Gynecological Endocrinology and Kinderwunsch Zentrum, Landes-Fauen-und Kinderklinik Link Linz, and Faculty of Medicine, Johannes Kepler, University of Linz, Linz, Austria, Pierre Vanderzwalmen, the IVF Centres of Professor Zech in Bregenz, Austria ; the IVF unit at the Centre Hositalier Inter-régional Edith cavell (CHIREC) in Braine l'alleud-Brussels, Belgium, Barbara Wirleitner, the IVF Centres of Professor Zech in Bregenz, Austria.
    Part A. Open Vitrification Method -- Part B. Closed Vitrification Method.
  • v. 1, 2009 Springer
    edited by Douglas T. Carrell, Catherine Racowsky, Peter N. Schnegel, Bradley J. Van Voorhis.
  • v. 3, 2013 Springer
    Peter N. Schlegel, Bart C. Fauser, Douglas T. Carrell, Catherine Racowsky, editors.
    Part I: Male Infertility -- 1. Supplements to Enhance Male Fertility / Peter N. Schlegel -- 2. Poor Quality Ejaculate Sperm: Do the Data Support the Use of Testis Sperm? / Robert D. Oates -- 3. The Aging Male and Impact on Offspring / Timothy G. Jenkins, Kenneth I. Aston, and Douglas T. Carrell -- 4. Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Men: Effects on Fertility and Health / Peter T.K. Chan -- Part II: Female Infertility -- 5. A Practical Approach to Recent Advancesin Ovarian Reserve Testing / Benjamin Leader and Valerie L. Baker -- 6. Maternal Age and Oocyte Aneuploidy: Lessons Learned from Trisomy 21 / Stephanie L. Sherman, Emily G. Allen, and Lora J.H. Bean1 -- 7. Fertility Preservation for Cancer Patients / Suneeta Senapati and Clarisa R. Gracia -- 8. Reproductive Surgery and Computer-Assisted Laparoscopy: The New Age of Subspecialty Surgery Is Here / Shane T. Lipskind and Antonio R. Gargiulo -- Part III: Assisted Reproduction Techniques -- 9. Advances in Systems for Embryo Culture / Roberta Maggiulli, Lisa Dovere, Filippo Ubaldi and Laura Rienzi -- 10. Patient-Tailored Approaches to Ovarian Stimulation in ART / Theodora C. van Tilborg, Frank J.M. Broekmans, Helen L. Torrance and Bart C. Fauser -- 11. Cryopreserved Oocyte Banking: Its Prospects and Promise / Kathryn J. Go, Zsolt Peter Nagy, and Ching-Chien Chang -- 12. Reproductive Tourism / Raphael Ron-El -- Part IV: Evolving Controversies in Contemporary Reproductive Medicine -- 13. Intrauterine Insemination: An Ineffective Treatment / Erica B. Johnstone and Jessie Dorais -- 14. IUI Is a Valuable and Cost-Effective Therapy for Most Couples / Lobke M. Moolenaar, Bradley J. Van Voorhis and Fulco van der Veens -- 15. Vitrification of Human Oocytes and Embryos: An Overview / Juergen Liebermann -- 16. Should We Eliminate Fresh Embryo Transfer from ART? / Daniel J. Kaser, Maria Assens, and Catherine Racowsky -- 17. ICSI Is a Revolutionary Treatment of Male Infertility That Should Be Employed Discriminately and Further Studied / Douglas T. Carrell -- 18. The Need for Long-Term Follow-Up of Children Conceived Through ICSI / Rachel Weinerman, Kurt T. Barnhart, and Suleena Kansal Kalra -- 19. Popularity of ICSI / Gianpiero D. Palermo, Queenie V. Neri, Trina Fields and Zev Rosenwaks -- Part V: Clinical Research Design -- Cohort Designs: Critical Considerations for Reproductive Health.
  • v. 2, 2011 Springer
    Catherine Racowsky, Peter N. Schlegel, Bart C. Fauser, Douglas T. Carrell, editors.
    Autoimmunity and Female Infertility: Fact vs. Fiction -- Minimal Stimulation IVF -- Current Understanding of Anti-Müllerian Hormone -- The Role of Obesity in Reproduction -- Endometrial Receptivity in Natural and Controlled Ovarian-Stimulated Cycles -- Current Understanding of Mullerian-Inhibiting Substance -- Evidence-Based Use of Progesterone During IVF -- Monozygotic Twinning and Perinatal Outcomes -- Multiple Pregnancy Vanishing Twin Syndrome -- The Effect of Cancer Therapies on Sperm: Current Guidelines -- Environmental Insults on Spermatogenesis -- Sperm DNA Damage: Causes and Guidelines for Current Clinical Practice -- The Emerging Role of the Sperm Epigenome and its Potential Role in Development -- ART and Epigenetic Disorders: Should We Be Concerned? -- Novel Approaches of Sperm Selection for ART: The Role of Objective Biochemical Markers of Nuclear and Cytoplasmic Integrity and Sperm Function -- The Role of the Oocyte in Remodeling of Male Chromatin and DNA Repair: Are Events During the Zygotic Cell Cycle of Relevance to ART? -- Proteomic/Metabolomic Analysis of Embryos: Current Status for Use in ART -- Ultrasound-Guided Embryo Transfer -- IMSI as a Valuable Tool for Sperm Selection During ART -- Thoughts on IMSI.
  • 2013 Cambridge
    edited by Alan Trounson, Californian Institute for Regenerative Medicine, San Francisco, CA, USA, Roger Gosden, Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY, USA, Ursula Eichenlaub-Ritter, Faculty of Biology, Institute of Gene Technology/Microbiology, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany.
    Insights into the amphibian egg to understand the mammalian oocyte / Kei Miyamoto and John B. Gurdon -- Ontogeny of the mammalian ovary / Anne Grete Byskov and Claus Yding Andersen -- Gene networks in oocyte meiosis / Swapna Mohan and Paula E. Cohen -- Follicle formation and oocyte death / Melissa E. Pepling -- The early stages of follicular growth / Alain Gougeon -- Follicle and oocyte developmental dynamics / Aaron J.W. Hsueh and Kazuhiro Kawamura -- Mouse models to identify genes throughout oogenesis / Jia Peng, Qinglei Li, and Martin M. Matzuk -- Structural basis for oocyte-granulosa cell interactions / Ursula Eichenlaub-Ritter and Carlos Plancha -- Differential gene expression mediated by oocyte-granulosa cell communication / Saiichi Furukawa and Koji Sugiura -- Hormones and growth factors in the regulation of oocyte maturation / Marco Conti -- Getting into and out of oocyte maturation / Hayden Homer -- Chromosome behavior and spindle formation in mammalian oocytes / Heide Schatten and Qing-Yuan Sun -- Transcription, accumulation, storage, recruitment, and degradation of maternal mRNA in mammalian oocytes / Santhi Potireddy, Dasari Amarnath, and Keith E. Latham -- Setting the stage for fertilization: transcriptome and maternal factors / Boram Kim and Scott A. Coonrod -- Egg activation: initiation and decoding of Ca² signaling / John Carroll and Karl Swann -- In vitro growth and differentiation of oocytes / Hang Yin and Roger Gosden -- Metabolism of the follicle and oocyte in vivo and in vitro / Helen M. Picton and Karen E. Hemmings -- Improving oocyte maturation in vitro / Jeremy G. Thompson and Robert B. Gilchrist -- Human genes modulating primordial germ cell and gamete formation / Valerie L. Baker, Ruth Lathi, and Renee A. Reijo Pera -- In vitro differentiation of germ cells from stem cells / Fumihiro Sugawa, Karin Hübner, and Hans R. Schöler -- Parthenogenesis and parthenogenetic stem cells / Tiziana A.L. Brevini and Fulvio Gandolfi -- Epigenetic consequences of somatic cell nuclear transfer and induced pluripotent stem cell reprogramming / Jose Cibelli, Victoria L. Mascetti, and Roger A. Pedersen -- Primate and human somatic cell nuclear transfer / Rita P. Cervera and Shoukhrat Mitalipov -- Gene expression in human oocytes / Gayle M. Jones and David S. Cram -- Omics as tools for oocyte selection / Marc-André Sirard and Isabelle Gilbert -- The legacy of mitochondrial DNA / Helen A.L. Tuppen, Mary Herbert, and Doug M. Turnbull -- Relative contribution of advanced age and reduced follicle pool size on reproductive success: the quantity-quality enigma / Frank Broekmans and Madeleine Dólleman -- Cellular origin of age-related aneuploidy in mammalian oocytes / Ursula Eichenlaub-Ritter and Roger Gosden -- Alterations in the gene expression of aneuploidy oocytes and associated cumulus cells / Dagan Wells -- Transgerational risks by exposure in utero / Miguel A. Velazquez and Tom P. Fleming -- Obesity and oocyte quality / Rebecca L. Robker and Robert J. Norman -- Safety of ovarian stimulation / Dominic Stoop, Ellen Anckaert, and Johan Smitz -- Oocyte epigenetics and the risks for imprinting disorders associated with assisted reproduction / Serge McGraw and Jacquetta M. Trasler -- Genetic basis for primary ovarian insufficiency / Luca Persani, Stephanie Sherman, and Lawrence Nelson -- Polar body screening for aneuploidy in human oocytes / Luca Gianaroli, M. Cristina Magli, and Anna P. Ferraretti -- Cryopreservation of oocytes / Alan Trounson and Laura Rienzi -- Transplantation of ovarian tissue or immature oocytes to preserve and restore fertility in humans / Sherman Silber, Natalie Barbey, and David Silber.
  • 2015 Springer
    Nicoletta Biglia, Fedro Alessandro Peccatori, editors.
    Epidemiology.- Managing breast cancer in young women -- Impact of breast cancer treatment on fertility.- Fertility preservation and ART -- Breast cancer during pregnancy.- Pregnancy after breast cancer -- Reproductive issues in BRCA mutation carriers.
  • 2016 Springer
    Edmund S. Sabanegh, Jr., editor.
    1. Demographics of cancer in the reproductive age male -- 2. Demographics of cancer in the reproductive age female -- 3. Physiology of spermatogenesis: opportunities for disruption -- 4. Fertility assessment in the male -- 5. Fertility assessment in the female -- 6. Fertility conditions associated with cancer development -- 7. Chemotherapy and fertility -- 8. Radiation therapy and fertility -- 9. Sperm banking for cancer patients --10.Fertility preservation strategies in the male cancer patient -- 11. Fertility preservation in the female cancer patient -- 12. Cancer treatment in pregnancy -- 13. Surgical approaches for sperm harvest in the azoospermic cancer patient -- 14. Stem cells and fertility -- 15. The role of assisted reproduction in the cancer patient -- 16. Third party reproduction -- Index.
  • 2011 Springer
    editor, John P. Mulhall ; associate editors, Luca Incrocci, Irwin Goldstein and C. Rosen.
    Functional Anatomy of the Male Sex Organs -- Functional Anatomy of the Female Sex Organs -- Physiology of Libido -- Physiology of Orgasm -- Physiology of Female Genital Sexual Arousal -- Physiology of Erection -- Physiology of Ejaculation -- Classifying Female Sexual Dysfunction -- Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder -- Disorders of Female Sexual Arousal -- Disorders of Female Orgasm -- Sexual Pain Disorders -- Erectile Dysfunction: Prevalence and Pathophysiology -- Androgen Deficiency -- Peyronie?s Disease -- Disorders of Ejaculation and Male Orgasm -- Priapism -- The Sexual Health Interview: Male -- The Sexual Health Interview: Female -- Communication About Sexuality and Cancer -- Validated Questionnaires in Female Sexual Function Assessment -- Validated Questionnaires in Male Sexual Function Assessment -- Evaluation of the Female with Sexual Dysfunction -- Evaluation of Male Sexual Dysfunction -- The Impact of Cancer on the Partner?s Sexuality -- Gay and Lesbian Patients with Cancer -- The Impact of a Cancer Diagnosis on Sexual Health -- Breast Cancer -- Gynecological Cancers -- Pelvic Surgery for Urological Cancers -- Pelvic Radiation in Men -- Pelvic Radiation in Women -- Impact of Chemotherapy and Hormone Therapy on Female Sexual Health -- Impact of Androgen Deprivation Therapy on Men?s Sexual Health -- Colorectal Cancer -- Stem Cell Transplant --Sexual Health in the Terminally Ill -- Survivorship: An Overview -- Nutriceuticals in Sexual Health -- Medical Treatments for Sexual Problems in Women -- Surgical Treatments for Sexual Problems in Women -- Sex Therapy in Female Sexual Dysfunction -- Erectile Dysfunction: Pharmacological Therapy -- Erectile Dysfunction: Devices -- The Management of Premature Ejaculation -- Testosterone Therapy in the Male Cancer Patient -- Sex Therapy in Male Sexual Dysfunction -- Restoring Intimacy in Relationships Affected by Cancer -- Dating and Disclosure for Cancer Survivors.
  • 2015 Cambridge
    [edited by] Nick S. Macklon, University of Southampton, UK, Human M. Fatemi, the Centre for Reproductive Medicine, NOVA-IVI Fertility, Abu Dhabi/UAE, Robert J. Norman, the University of Adelaide, Australia, Pasquale Patrizio, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA.
    1. Type 2 diabetes mellitus -- 2. A woman with hypertension -- 3. Increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) -- 4. Assisted reproduction in a subfertile couple with serodiscordant HIV infection -- 5. A woman with renal impairment -- 6. A male with oligozoospermia and muscle weakness subsequently diagnosed with myotonic dystrophy -- 7. Never say never to a Klinefelter patient -- 8. A man with retrograde ejaculation -- 9. A patient with severe lupus -- 10. One partner is a carrier of thalassemia, one a carrier of sickle cell anemia -- 11. A patient with Kallmann syndrome -- 12. A patient with severe endometriosis needing IVF -- 13. Recurrent miscarriage due to a balanced translocation -- 14. A patient found to have Cushing syndrome -- 15. Postpartum pituitary problems -- 16. Large bilateral endometriomas -- 17. A patient with a thin endometrium -- 18. A poor responder -- 19. Recurrent implantation failure -- 20. Fertility preservation in an adolescent with Turner syndrome -- 21. A young woman with a low AMH -- 22. The patient who bleeds in the early luteal phase -- 23. Threatened OHSS in a long GnRH agonist protocol -- 24. An endometrial polyp detected during ovarian stimulation for IVF -- 25. Fluid in the endometrial cavity during IVF treatment -- 26. Tubal embryo transfer -- 27. Mild-approach ART in a patient with polycystic ovary syndrome -- 28. A slim patient with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) -- 29. Recurrent cycles with retrieval of immature germinal vesicle (GV) oocytes -- 30. Think heterotopic pregnancy -- 31. A woman with a hydrosalpinx -- 32. A PCOS patient with microprolactinoma, autoimmune thyroid disease, and congenital thrombophilia -- 33. IVF outcome in the same patient before and after myomectomy -- 34. A patient with factor XI deficiency and immune thrombocytopenia -- 35. Abnormal cavity; abnormal fertility? -- 36. A male partner with 'flu -- 37. Selecting the day of triggering final oocyte maturation when follicle growth is asynchronous -- 38. Late-onset ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) -- 39. The patient with recurrent poor embryo quality -- 40. A high progesterone level during ovarian stimulation -- 41. Repeated fertilization failure with normal sperm and MII oocytes -- 42. A complete uterine septum -- 43. Endometritis detected prior to IVF -- 44. LH rise on the day of GnRH antagonist commencement -- 45. Controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) in a woman with normal ovarian reserve -- 46. Errors in dosing medications -- 47. Monozygotic triplets after single embryo transfer -- 48. A teenager facing total body irradiation -- 49. A 30-year-old woman with breast cancer -- 50. A spontaneous pregnancy in Turner syndrome -- 51. Fertility after conservative surgery for recurrent borderline ovarian tumor -- 52. Successful pregnancy after radical trachelectomy and McDonald cerclage placement in a 42-year-old with invasive cervical adenocarcinoma -- 53. Childbearing after conservative management of endometrial cancer -- 54. Fertility preservation in a female of reproductive age with ovarian cancer -- 55. Mother daughter triplet surrogacy: the first reported case -- 56. Known sperm donation -- 57. A 5-year-old with pelvic rhabdomyosarcoma -- 58. Co-fatherhood -- 59. Sensorineural hearing loss following ovarian stimulation.
  • 2011 Springer
    by Gerardo H. Vázquez-Nin, María Luisa Escobar, M. De Felici, Olga Margarita Echeverría, Francesca Gioia Klinger.
    [Publisher-supplied data] The ovary is a suitable organ for studying the processes of cell death. Cell death was first described in the rabbit ovary (Graaffian follicles), the phenomenon being called chromatolysis. To date, it is recognized that various forms of cell death (programmed cell death, apoptosis and autophagy) are essential components of ovarian development and function. Programmed cell death is responsable for the ovarian endowment of primordial follicles around birth; in the prepuberal and adult period, apoptosis is a basic mechanism by which oocytes are eliminated by cancer therapies and environmental toxicants; in the ovarian cycle, follicular atresia and luteal regression involve follicular cell apoptosis. Finally, abnormalities in cell death processes may lead to ovarian disease such as cancer and chemoresistance. In this book, after an introductory description of various forms of cell death and of the ovary development and function in mammals, the processes of cell death in ovarian somatic cells and oocytes are described at cytological, physiological and molecular levels and analyzed in the embryonic, prepuberal and adult ovary. A complex array of molecular pathways triggered by extrinsic and intrinsic signals able tor induce or suppress cell death in the same cell, according to cell type and ovary developmental stage, emerges. Physiological interactions with the axis hypothalamus-hypophysis as well as ovarian internal functional signal are also critically reviewed to explain the abortive development of follicles before the beginning of the ovarian cycle. The book conveys information useful to the updating of biologists and physicians who are interested to the ovary biology and functions. Hopefully it should provide also clues for stimulating novel experiments in the study of cell death in the mammalian ovary still at an early stage.
  • 2011 Ovid
    Marc A. Fritz, Leon Speroff, [editors].
    Molecular biology for clinicians -- Hormone biosynthesis, metabolism, and mechanism of action -- The ovary-embryology and development -- The uterus -- Neuroendocrinology -- Regulation of the menstrual cycle -- Sperm and egg transport, fertilization, and implantation -- The endocrinology of pregnancy -- Normal and abnormal sexual development -- Normal and abnormal growth and pubertal development -- Amenorrhea -- Chronic anovulation and the polycystic ovary syndrome -- Hirsutism -- Menstrual disorders -- Abnormal uterine bleeding -- The breast -- Menopause and the perimenopausal transition -- Postmenopausal hormone therapy -- Obesity -- Reproduction and the thyroid -- Family planning, sterilization, and abortion -- Oral contraception -- Vaginal and transdermal estrogen-progestin contraception -- Long-acting methods of contraception -- Intrauterine contraception -- Barrier methods of contraception and withdrawal -- Female infertility -- Recurrent early pregnancy loss -- Endometriosis -- Male infertility -- Induction of ovulation -- Assisted reproductive technologies -- Ectopic pregnancy -- Appendix-I: Interpreting epidemiologic reports -- Appendix-II: Selected laboratory values and the international system of units (SI Units).
  • 2015 Springer
    Giorgio Cavallini, Giovanni Beretta, editors.
    This book provides andrologists and other practitioners with reliable, up-to-date information on all aspects of male infertility and is designed to assist in the clinical management of patients. Clear guidance is offered on classification of infertility, sperm analysis interpretation and diagnosis. The full range of types and causes of male infertility are then discussed in depth. Particular attention is devoted to poorly understood conditions such as unexplained couple infertility and idiopathic male infertility, but the roles of diverse disorders, health and lifestyle factors and environmental pollution are also fully explored. Research considered stimulating for the reader is highlighted, reflecting the fascinating and controversial nature of the field. International treatment guidelines are presented and the role of diet and dietary supplements is discussed in view of their increasing importance. Clinicians will find that the book's straightforward approach ensures that it can be easily and rapidly consulted.
  • 2011 Springer
    Alessandra Graziottin, Filippo Murina.
    Epidemiology of Vulvar Pain and its Sexual Comorbidities -- Vulvodynia -- What's Behind the Name? -- Vulvodynia and Dyspareunia -- How Should they be Addressed? -- Postpartum Dyspareunia and Vulvodynia -- What Women with Vulvodynia Complain of: Evaluation of Vulvar Pain -- How Vulvodynia Originates: the Pathophysiology of Vulvar Pain -- How to Make a Comprehensive Diagnosis of Vulvodynia and its Comorbidities -- How to Treat Vulvodynia.
  • 2014 WHO
    The Clinical practice handbook for safe abortion care is intended to facilitate the practical application of the clinical recommendations from the second edition of Safe abortion: technical and policy guidance for health systems (World Health Organization [WHO] 2012). While legal, regulatory, policy and service-delivery contexts may vary from country to country, the recommendations and best practices described in both of these documents aim to enable evidence-based decision-making with respect to safe abortion care.
    Also available: Print – 2014
  • 2013 Springer
    Tommaso Falcone, William W. Hurd, editors.
  • 2015 Springer
    Vincenzo Mirone, editor.
    Andrology is a discipline united in a mission to achieve and maintain the sexual health of men, and more broadly couples, over the entire lifespan. In this volume, undisputed leading experts from Europe and beyond come together to cover the field in its entirety, providing a guide that will be of value to urologists and other physicians in their daily clinical practice. It is designed for a wide audience, including both those coming into contact with andrological issues for the first time and more experienced readers requiring updated guidelines and advice on the most controversial and thorny issues. A wide range of topics is covered, including male genital abnormalities, disorders of pubertal development, gender identity disorders, Peyronieℓ́ℓs disease, sexual dysfunction, hypogonadism and infertility, urogenital infections, urogenital cancers, and andrological emergencies. Clinical Andrology will prove an invaluable quick consulting tool, rigorous in its scientific content but at the same time easy to read and rich in images and tables.
  • 2014 Springer
    Lisa R. Sammaritano, Bonnie L. Bermas, editors.
    Most general rheumatologists and OB/GYNs have limited experience in caring for rheumatic disease patients during pregnancy, and many do not have ready access to expert colleagues in this area. Contraception and Pregnancy in Patients with Rheumatic Disease fills this gap by presenting the basics of contraception, fertility treatment, and pregnancy in rheumatic disease patients. This comprehensive resource begins by introducing key concepts that clinicians need to know when assessing the pregnant rheumatic disease patient. It goes on to cover specific rheumatic conditions in pregnancy, including systemic lupus erythematosus, antiphospholipid syndrome, systemic sclerosis, inflammatory myositis, and more. The book concludes by explaining additional related reproductive issues such as contraception, neonatal lupus, and long-term outcome of children of rheumatic disease patients. With advances in rheumatology therapies, obstetric monitoring, and reproductive medicine technologies, increasing numbers of women with rheumatic diseases are pursuing pregnancy. Summarizing the current state of knowledge and presenting a general approach for assessment of the rheumatic disease, this book serves as an invaluable reference tool for both rheumatologists and OB/GYNs.
  • 2014 Springer
    Rebecca H. Allen, Carrie A. Cwiak, editors.
    Women with chronic medical problems are at higher risk for complications during pregnancy and, therefore, they are especially in need of appropriate preconception and contraception care. Furthermore, many women with chronic medical problems do not obtain adequate preconception and contraception care. Despite published guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is a substantial gap in medical practice regarding the use of contraception in women with co-existing medical problems. Contraception for the Medically Challenging Patient fills the gap that currently exists in the knowledge of correct contraceptive prescribing practice and shows that inappropriate contraindications can easily become a barrier to effective contraception use among women. Chapters highlight obsolete views about appropriate candidates for contraception and address the complex contraceptive needs of today's medically challenging patients with HIV/AIDS, uterine fibroids, or cardiac, neurologic or thyroid disease. The book gives attention to recommendations on the use of contraception in women with medical problems such as diabetes, obesity, epilepsy, and lupus, among others, and provides comprehensive information regarding the effects that certain drugs may have on contraceptive hormone levels. While national guidelines do exist for contraceptive eligibility, this book discusses in more detail the evidence behind the guideline recommendations and the nuances that clinicians confront in daily practice.
  • 2014 Springer
    Patricia Carrascosa, Carlos Capuñay, Carlos E. Sueldo, Juan Mariano Baronio.
    This book provides a comprehensive review of CT Virtual Hysterosalpingography, a new non-invasive diagnostic technique that allows the evaluation of the entire gynecologic tract in a single study, by combining the benefits of hysterosalpingography (HSG) with multidetector Computed Tomography (CT). The addition of 64-row CT scanners with HSG has significantly improved visualization and assessment of the uterine cavity and fallopian tubes, and allows for the diagnosis of polyps, myomas, uterine anomalies and tubal pathology with a high degree of accuracy. CT Virtual Hysterosalpingography is written and edited by the leaders in the field and covers all aspects of the technique, from its origin and technical principles through to descriptions of the normal anatomy and most common pathologies. This will be an essential text for Gynecologists, Infertility Specialists, Radiologists and Reproductive Endocrinologists who would want to learn about this technique and how it can be implemented in their practice.
  • 2014 Cambridge
    edited by Patrick Quinn, Emeritus Vice-President, Research and Development, SAGE IVF, A CooperSurgical Company, Trumbull, CT, USA.
    1. Overview / Patrick Quinn -- 2. Media and embryo interactions / Patrick Quinn -- 3. Female tract environment and its relationship to ART media composition / Henry J. Leese and Sarah Louise Whitear -- 4. Buffering systems in IVF / Natalie A. Clark and Jason E. Swain -- 5. Essential features in media development for spermatozoa, oocytes and embryos / David Mortimer -- 6. Macromolecular supplementation of embryo culture media / Thomas B. Pool -- 7. Monozygotic twinning and assisted reproduction. Laboratory or clinical? / Marius Meintjes; 8. Amino acids and ammonium Deirdre Zander-Fox and Michelle Lane; 9. Growth factors and cytokines in embryo development Sarah A. Robertson and Jeremy G. Thompson; 10. Osmolality Jay M. Baltz; 11. pH control in the embryo culture environment Joe Conaghan -- 12. In vitro maturation of immature human oocytes / Ri-Cheng Chian, Shan-Jun Dai and Yao Wang -- 13. Oocyte and embryo cryopreservation media Diana Patricia Bernal, Ching-Chien Chang and Zsolt Peter Nagy -- 14. International regulation of ART media/ Theresa Jeary -- 15. Culture of embryos in dynamic fluid environments / Andre Monteiro da Rocha and Gary Daniel Smith -- 16. Time-lapse imaging of embryo development: using morphokinetic analysis to select viable embryos / Markus H.M. Montag, Kamilla S. Pedersen and Niels B. Ramsing -- 17. Optimizing culture conditions / Kathleen A. Miller -- 18. Low cost IVF / Luca Gianaroli, M. Cristina Magli and Anna P. Ferraretti -- 19. Incubators old and new / Eduardo Kelly and Takeo Cho -- 20. Incubator management / William R. Boone and H. Lee Higdon, III -- 21. Summary and conclusions / Patrick Quinn -- Index.
  • 2014 Springer
    G. Cliff Lamb, Nicolas DiLorenzo, editors.
    This book addresses the impacts of current and future reproductive technologies on our world food production and provides a significant contribution to the importance of research in the area of reproductive physiology that has never been compiled before. It would provide a unique opportunity to separate the impacts of how reproductive technologies have affected different species and their contributions to food production. Lastly, no publication has been compiled that demonstrates the relationship between developments in reproductive management tools and food production that may be used a reference for scientists in addressing future research areas. During the past 50 years assisted reproductive technologies have been developed and refined to increase the number and quality of offspring from genetically superior farm animal livestock species. Artificial insemination (AI), estrous synchronization and fixed-time AI, semen and embryo cryopreservation, multiple ovulation and embryo transfer (MOET), in vitro fertilization, sex determination of sperm or embryos, and nuclear transfer are technologies that are used to enhance the production efficiency of livestock species.
    Also available: Print – 2014
  • 2010 Karger
    volume editors, J. Jürimäe, A.P. Hills, T. Jürimäe.
    An overview of physical growth and maturation / Hills, A.P., Byrne, N.M. -- Role of various cytokines and growth factors in pubertal development / Casazza, K., Hanks, L.J., Alvarez, J.A. -- Body composition differences in normal weight, obese-overweight, and anorexic adolescents : role of adipocytokines / Ondrak, K.S., Hackney, A.C. -- Inflammatory cytokines and metabolic risk factors during growth and maturation : influence of physical activity / Rubin, D.A., Hackney, A.C. -- Visfatin and adiponectin levels in children : relationships with physical activity and metabolic parameters / Mäestu, J., Jürimäe, J., Jürimäe, T. -- Ghrelin and obestatin concentrations during puberty : relationships with adiposity, nutrition, and physical activity / King, N.A., Gibbons, C.H., Martins, C. -- Menstrual irregularities and energy deficiency in physically active women : the role of ghrelin, PYY, and adipocytokines / Scheid, J.L., De Souza, M.J. -- Influence of ghrelin and adipocytokines on bone mineral density in adolescent female athletes with amenorrhea and eumenorrheic athletes / Russell, M., Misra, M. -- Bone turnover markers during pubertal development : relationships with growth factors and adipocytokines / Jürimäe, J., Mäestu, J., Jürimäe, T. -- Exercise training, physical fitness, and the growth hormone-insulin-like growth factor-1 axis and cytokine balance / Eliakim, A., Nemet, D. -- Growth hormone-insulin-like growth factor-1 and inflammatory response to a single exercise bout in children and adolescents / Nemet, D., Eliakim, A. -- Effect of acute and chronic exercise on ghrelin and adipocytokines during pubertal development / Kraemer, R.R., Castracane, V.D.
  • 2011 Karger
    Matías Jimenéz-Ayala, Beatriz Jimenéz-Ayala Portillo ; including contributions by Frances Alameda. Carmen Alvarez-Santin, Belen Lloveras, Dina R. Mody, Ritu Nayar, Manuel Nevado Santos, Lara Pijuan, Fernando Pinedo Moraleda, Maria Carmen Rodriguez Alvarez, Volker Schneider, Adela Sica, Michael Thrall.
    Cytopathological techniques for the diagnosis of glandular lesions of the genital tract -- Bethesda System Classification of glandular lesions on cervical cytology -- Cytopathology of the benign glandular lesions of the cervix and glandular cytopathology of the vagina -- Cytopathology of adenocarcinoma in situ of the endocervix and its differential diagnosis -- Cytopathology of the malignant invasive lesions of the endocervix -- Endometrial hyperplasias -- Endometrial adenocarcinoma : current status and future of prevention and early diagnosis -- Cytopathology of ovarian lesions : the intraoperative approach -- Glandular lesions of the vulva -- Glandular lesions of the fallopian tube -- Metastatic glandular lesions -- Ancillary techniques for the diagnosis of glandular lesions of the female genital tract
  • 2015 Springer
    Susanne Krege, editor.
    This book presents the views of leading European experts on the diagnosis and management of testicular cancer, with coverage of current hot topics in the field. It opens by providing an overview of the recommendations in the most recent consensus paper from the European Germ Cell Cancer Consensus Group, which is based on interdisciplinary cooperation among urologists, medical oncologists, radio-oncologists, pathologists, and basic scientists. The remainder of the book focuses on areas of controversy in the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of testicular cancer. In each case the evidence base is discussed and results from the most recent studies are reviewed, drawing attention to new findings that might alter treatment recommendations. The treatment-related chapters cover a broad range of issues, including the best approach in patients with poor-prognosis and recurrent disease and those with long-term toxicities. Relevant aspects of survivorship care are also addressed. The book will help clinicians and practitioners to achieve the goals of minimizing therapy and its side-effects without reducing efficacy in low stage disease, improving the cure rate in advanced disease, and enhancing follow-up and long-term survivorship.
  • 2015 Springer
    Hannah Cohen, Patrick O'Brien, editors.
  • 2012 Springer
    Hannah Cohen, Patrick O'Brien, editors.
  • 2015 Springer
    Togas Tulandi, editor.
    Comprised exclusively of clinical cases covering ectopic pregnancy, this concise, practical casebook will provide clinicians in reproductive medicine and obstetrics/gynecology with the best real-world strategies to properly diagnose and treat the various forms of the condition they may encounter. Each chapter is a case that opens with a unique clinical presentation, followed by a description of the diagnosis, assessment and management techniques used to treat it, as well as the case outcome and clinical pearls and pitfalls. Cases included illustrate different management strategies ? from treatment with methotrexate to surgical interventions ? as well as types of ectopic pregnancy, such as ovarian, interstitial, heterotopic and abdominal forms, among others. Pragmatic and reader-friendly, Ectopic Pregnancy: A Clinical Casebook will be an excellent resource for reproductive medicine specialists, obstetricians and gynecologists, and family and emergency medicine physicians alike.
  • 2013 ClinicalKey
    Bruce A. White, Susan P. Porterfield.
    Introduction to the endocrine system -- Endocrine function of the gastrointestinal tract -- Energy metabolism -- Calcium and phosphate homeostasis -- Hypothalamus-pituitary complex -- The thyroid gland -- The adrenal gland -- Life cycle of the male and female reproductive system -- The male reproductive system -- The female reproductive system -- Fertilization, pregnancy, and lactation.
  • 2015 Springer
    Sajal Gupta, Avi Harlev, Ashok Agarwal.
    Introduction -- Predisposing and protective factors of endometriosis -- Theories on endometriosis -- Oxidative stress and endometriosis -- Role of iron in the pathogenesis of endometriosis -- Role of environmental pollutants in endometriosis -- Endometriosis and ovarian cancer -- Endometriosis: impact on quality of life -- Diagnosis of endometriosis -- Management of endometriosis -- Concluding remarks.
  • 2014 Springer
    Bengt Källén.
    Authored by Bengt Kallen, professor emeritus in embryology at Lund University in Sweden. The subject of this book is to describe the occurrence of congenital malformations among children born and what risk factors exist. Population data are presented for a number of malformations, ascertained with the use of data from the Swedish national health registers for the period 1998-2010 corresponding to some 1.3 million births, together with prospectively collected information on a group of exposures of possible interest.
  • 2011 Springer
    Sophie Rousseaux, Saadi Khochbin, editors.
    pt. 1. Medical aspects and questions raised on the molecular basis of epigenome involvement in reproduction -- pt. 2. Fundamental aspects of genome and epigenome reprogramming during gametogenesis -- pt. 3. Re-organization of nuclear compartmetns during gametogenesis -- pt. 4. Fundamental aspects of gene expression regulation during gametogenesis.
  • 2013 Springer
    Fady I. Sharara, editor.
    Introduction: the scope of the topic -- Racial and ethnic groups of interest in fertility research -- The impact of sociocultural and economic factors -- Fertility differences among ethnic groups -- Disparities between black and white women in assisted reproductive technology -- Assisted reproductive outcomes in hispanic patients -- Reproductive and assisted reproductive technology (ART) outcomes in East Asian women -- Differences in fertility and assisted reproduction in South Asian women -- Ethnicity and IVF -- Ethnic disparity in oocyte donation outcome -- Frozen embryo transfer outcomes among racial and ethnic groups -- Understanding racial disparity in adverse pregnancy outcome -- Racial diversity and uterine leiomyoma -- The effect of obesity on fertility and ART success among ethnic groups -- Polycystic ovary syndrome across racial and ethnic groups -- Ethnicity and ovariean response: the role of FSH receptor genotype -- Ethnic differences in fertility and assisted reproduction: ethnic disparity in stem cell availability and research -- How can we bridge the gap? Role of insurance mandate -- Toward a better understanding of racial disparities in utilization and outcomes of IVF treatment in the USA.
  • 2016 Springer
    Diana Vaamonde, Stefan S du Plessis, Ashok Agarwal, editors.
    Overview of the male reproductive system.- Overview of the female reproductive system.- Overview of Fertilization, Gestation and Parturition.- Conceptual and terminological foundations for the sciences of physical exercise: new perspectives.- Sports Physiology and Endocrinology (Endurance vs. Resistance Exercise).- General adaptations to exercise. Acute vs. chronic and strength vs. endurance training.- Impact of physical activity and exercise on male reproductive potential. Semen alterations.- Hormonal changes associated with physical activity and exercise training.- Common male reproductive tract pathologies associated with physical activity, exercise and sport.- Consequences of the Use of Anabolic Androgenic Steroids In Male Athletes' Fertility.- Impact of physical activity and exercise on female reproductive potential.- Hormonal and Reproductive Changes Associated with Physical Activity and Exercise.- Risk Biotypes and the Female Athlete Triad.- Consequences Of The Use Of Anabolic Androgenic Steroids On Female Athletes' Fertility.- Impact of intense physical activity on puberty and reproductive potential of young athletes.- Physical activity and pregnancy.- Impact of combined oral contraceptive use on exercise and health in female athletes.- Oxidative Stress and Infertility: a Possible Link to Exer cise.- Nutritional Deficiencies and Impairment of Fertility in Athletes -- Recommendations and therapeutic guidelines for exercise-related reproductive disorders -- Exercise strategies as therapeutic treatment for fertility disorders (obesity, PCOS, etc).
  • 2015 Springer
    Grigoris F. Grimbizis [and more], editors.
    Part 1: basics -- 1. Normal embryological development of the female genital tract -- 2. Pathogenesis and aetiology of female genital malformations -- 3. Implantation in women with uterine congenital malformations -- 4. Classification of female genital malformations.-Part 2: Screening and diagnosis of female genital malformations -- 5. Hysterosalpingography -- 6. 2D Ultrasound and sonohysterography for the diagnosis of Female Genital Anomalies -- 7. 3D Ultrasound -- 8. Magnetic resonance imaging for the Diagnosis of Female Genital Anomalies -- 9. Diagnosis of Uterine Congenital Anomalies: Endoscopy -- 10. Current Work-Up for Screening And Diagnosing Female Genital Malformations -- Part 3: Clinical implications of the female genital malformations -- 11. Prevalence in the general and selected populations -- 12. Health problems related to female genital malformations: obstructive and complex anomalies -- 13. Fertility in women with uterine anomalies -- 14. Pregnancy outcome in women with uterine anomalies -- 15. Cervical Weakness in women who have uterine anomalies: Impact on pregnancy outcomes.- Part 4: Treatment of vaginal aplasia / techniques and results -- 16. Frank dilators -- 17. Vulvo-Perineoplasty Creatsas Vaginoplasty -- 18. Neovagina formation with expansion of vaginal vault -- 19. Neovagina formation with the use of peritoneum -- 20. Neovagina formation with the use of bowel -- 21. Vaginal Aplasia: Critical Overview of Available Treatment Options -- Part 5: Treatment of obstructive anomalies -- 22. Vaginal septae and imperforate hymen -- 23. Treatment of Obstructing Anomalies: Cervical aplasia -- 24. Treatment of Patients with Non-communicating Horns with Cavity -- Part 6: Treatment of uterine malformations -- 25. T-shaped uterus -- 26. Septum resection: Techniques and Post-Treatment Reproductive Performance -- 27. Bicorporeal uterus: treatment options -- 28. Bicorporeal Uterus: Laparoscopic Metroplasty -- Part 7: Disorders of sex development -- 29. Disorders of Sex Development: Classification and Treatment.
  • 2014 Springer
    Jennifer E. Dietrich, editor.
    Female Puberty: A Comprehensive Guide for Clinicians is a practical reference, covering the full range of issues related to pubertal development. Developed to answer pointed clinical questions and to provide a thorough review of the literature, the book covers both the basics and the complexities of puberty, encompassing psychosocial development to pubertal nuances in highly specialized populations. Comprehensive in scope, this title offers concepts that are concisely conveyed and chapters that complement each other well. Complex subjects such as details of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis are covered in a readily understandable manner, and bullet points throughout the text serve as helpful reminders to the reader. An invaluable contribution to the literature, Female Puberty: A Comprehensive Guide for Clinicians will be of great interest to all health providers concerned with female reproductive health - including obstetrician gynecologists, reproductive endocrine specialists, pediatricians, pediatric specialists, family practitioners, and allied health professionals.
  • 2010 Springer
    Ursula-F. Habenicht, R. John Aitken, editors.
    Part 1. Female Reproduction -- New Insights into Ovarian Function / JoAnne S. Richards and Stephanie A. Pangas -- Estrogen Signaling in the Regulation of Female Reproductive Functions / J. K. Findlay, S. H. Liew, E. R. Simpson and K. S. Korach -- Progesterone Receptors and Ovulation / Orla M. Conneely -- Contraception Targets in Mammalian Ovarian Development / Eileen A. McLaughlin and Alexander P. Sobinoff -- Proteomics of Embryonic Implantation / T. Garrido-Gómez, F. Dominguez and C. Simón -- Evaluation of Plasma Membrane Calcium/Calmodulin-Dependent ATPase Isoform 4 as a Potential Target for Fertility Contro / Elizabeth J. Cartwright and Ludwig Neyses -- Part 2. Male Reproduction -- New Insights into Sperm Physiology and Pathology / R. John Aitken, Mark A. Baker, Geoffry N. De Iuliis and Brett Nixon -- The Epididymis as a Target for Male Contraceptive Development / B. T. Hinton and T. G. Cooper -- Sperm-Zona Pellucida Interaction: Molecular Mechanisms and the Potential for Contraceptive Intervention / Matthew D. Dun, Lisa A. Mitchell, R. John Aitken and Brett Nixon -- Mouse Models as Tools in Fertility Research and Male-Based Contraceptive Development / Duangporn Jamsai and Moira K. O'Bryan -- Part 3. New options: From target to product -- Male Hormonal Contraception / E. Nieschlag -- Family Planning: Today and in the Future / Michael J. K. Harper.
  • 2015 Cambridge
    edited by Sharon N. Covington, Psychological Support Services, Shady Grove Fertility Reproductive Science Center, Rockville, MD, Intramural Research Program on Reproductive and Adult Endocrinology, National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, USA.
    Collaborative reproductive health care model / Sharon N. Covington and David Adamson -- Reproductive psychology and fertility counseling / Susan C. Klock -- Fertility counseling for individuals / Linda D. Applegarth -- Fertility counseling for couples / Brennan D. Peterson -- Spirituality in fertility counseling / Eileen A. Dombo and Megan Flood -- Reproductive psychiatry and fertility counseling / Katherine Williams -- Counseling recipients of anonymous donor gametes / Patricia L. Sachs and Carol B. Toll -- Counseling anonymous gamete donors / Laura Joseph and Uschi Van den Broeck -- Counseling surrogate carrier participants / Tara H. Simpson and Hilary Hanafin -- Counseling known participants in third-party reproduction / Erica J. Mindes and Laura S. Covington -- Last chance or too late? : counseling perspective older parents / Julianne E. Zweifel -- Counseling single women and single men choosing parenthood / Lauri A. Pasch and Sarah R. Holley -- Counseling gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender patients / Sarah R. Holley and Lauri A. Pasch -- Adoption / Anne F. Malavé -- Fertility preservation counseling / Allison Rosen -- Pregnancy and loss counseling / Irving G. Leon -- The view from the fertility counselor's chair / Janet Jaffe -- Disclosure : helping families talk about assisted reproduction / Jean M. Benward -- An evidence-based approach to counseling for fertility treatment compliance / Sofia Gameiro and Jacky Boivin -- Ethical aspects of fertility counseling / Joann Paley Galst and Judith E. Horowitz -- Legal issues for fertility counselors / Margaret Swain and William Petok -- Cross-border reproductive services and fertility counseling / Petra Thorn and Eric Blyth.
  • 2012 Springer
    Emre Seli, Ashok Agarwal, editors ; foreword by Charles J. Lockwood.
  • 2013 Cambridge
    editor-in-chief, John P. Mulhall ; associate editors, Linda D. Applegarth, Robert D. Oates, Peter N. Schlegel V.
    1. Functional anatomy of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis and the male reproductive tract -- 2. Spermatogenesis -- 3. The semen analysis -- 4. Physiology of ejaculation -- 5. History and physical examination -- 6. Abnormalities of semen parameters -- 7. Azoospermia -- 8. Varicocele -- 9. Disorders of ejaculation -- 10. Androgen deficiency in the male -- 11. Infertility and male sexual dysfunction -- 12. Radiation effects on spermatogenesis -- 13. Chemotherapy effects on spermatognesis -- 14. Effects of therapy for solid tumors -- 15. Lymphoma and leukemia -- 16. Stem cell transplantation -- 17. Fertility preservation in men with germ cell tumors -- 18. Effects of therapy for brain cancer -- 19. Male infertility following childhood cancer: special considerations for fertility preservation in children -- 20. Facilitating discussion about fertility preservation -- 21. Development of a program to address fertility preservation and parenthood after cancer treatment -- 22. Psychological consultation and assessment -- 23. Nutraceuticals in fertility preservation -- 24. Application of spermatogenesis suppression therapies for fertility preservation -- 25. Semen cryobiology and sperm banking -- 26. Ethical and legal considerations of sperm and tissue cryopreservation -- 27. The use of ejaculationinduction procedures in cancer patients -- 28. Sperm extraction in the pre-therapy patient -- 29. Fertility preservation in the pediatric population, germ cell culture and transplantation -- 30. Exogenous androgens, effect on spermatogenesis -- 31. Fertility preservation in the female with cancer -- 32. Psychosocial issues surrounding the use of sperm donation -- 33. Medical therapy for male infertility -- 34. Management of the varicocele in the treated patient -- 35. Sperm extraction in the treated patient -- 36. Postmortem sperm extraction -- 37. Fertility following antineoplastic therapy in the male, intrauterine insemination and the assisted reproductive technologies -- Index.
  • 2015 Springer
    Bart C.J.M. Fauser, Andrea R. Genazzani, editors.
    This volume offers an up-to-date overview on the major areas of gynecological endocrinology, presenting the latest advances in adolescent gynecological endocrinology, assisted reproduction, menstrual-related disorders, sexuality and transsexualism, polycystic ovary syndrome, myometrial pathology and adenomyosis, obesity and metabolic syndrome, hormonal contraception, premature ovarian failure and menopause. In each chapter the recent advances deriving from basic science and clinical investigations are related to the practical management of the condition under consideration, taking into account the need for individualized therapies. The book is published within the ISGE Book Series, a joint venture between the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology and Springer and is based on the 2014 International School of Gynecological and Reproductive Endocrinology Winter Course. It will be an important tool for obstetricians and gynecologists, endocrinologists and experts in women?s health as well as interested GPs.
  • 2014 Springer
    Andrea R. Genazzani, Mark Brincat, editors.
    This volume represents an up-to-date overview on the major areas of gynecological endocrinology, providing the reader with a complete explanation of female endocrine regulation and metabolism and relevant disorders and treatment. It is published within the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology (ISGE) Series and is based on the 2013 International School of Gynecological and Reproductive Endocrinology Summer Course. The book covers a very wide range of topics from primary amenorrhea to menopause, from the impact of ovarian surgery on fertility to fertility cryopreservation, from metabolic syndrome and polycystic ovary to premature ovarian failure and from the clinical impact of selective progesterone receptor modulators to the use of progesterone in prevention of premature labor. It will be an important tool for obstetricians and gynecologists, endocrinologists and experts in women's health as well as interested GPs.
  • 2011 Springer
    Catherine Mills.
    Issues in reproductive ethics, such as the capacity of parents to choose children, present challenges to philosophical ideas of freedom, responsibility and harm. This book responds to these challenges by proposing a new framework for thinking about the ethics of reproduction that emphasizes the ways that social norms affect decisions about who is born. The book provides clear and thorough discussions of some of the dominant problems in reproductive ethics - human enhancement and the notion of the normal, reproductive liberty and procreative beneficence, the principle of harm and discrimination against disability - while also proposing new ways of addressing these. The author draws upon the work of Michel Foucault, especially his discussions of biopolitics and norms, and later work on ethics, alongside feminist theorists of embodiment to argue for a new bioethics that is responsive to social norms, human vulnerability and the relational context of freedom and responsibility. This is done through compelling discussions of new technologies and practices, including the debate on liberal eugenics and human enhancement, the deliberate selection of disabilities, PGD and obstetric ultrasound.
  • 2014 Springer
    He-Feng Huang, Jian-Zhong Sheng, editors.
    The book Gamete and Embryo-fetal Origins of Adult Diseases introduces various diseases resulting from the abnormal gametogenesis and embryo development, which manifests as growth retardation, birth defects, or increased susceptibility to chronic metabolic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer in childhood and adult life, even fertility disorders and the risk of transgenerational transmission. Six common kinds of these diseases are discussed in separate chapters. The authors explore the connections between these diseases and epigenetic reprogramming, rapid cell differentiation and organ formation and environmental influences, including assisted reproductive technology and adverse intrauterine environments. With a summary of findings on the causes and progression of adult diseases at the phase of gametogenesis and embryo development, this book provides insights into the pathogenesis of disease and aids in the treatment and prevention of disease, meeting the requirement for improving the quality of the newborn population, and effectively preventing and curing major diseases at an early stage. This book offers new perspectives and will be an enlightening resource for obstetricians, paediatricians, epidemiologists, endocrinologists and sanitarians.
  • 2014 Springer
    Elisabetta Baldi, Monica Muratori, editors.
    There are several types of damage that can be found in the male gamete. Genetic damage in spermatozoa can originate during spermatogenesis, or it can originate during transit in both male and female genital tracts. Damage can also be due to aging, environmental or iatrogenic conditions, as well as to the protocols to cryopreserve and to select spermatozoa in assisted reproduction techniques. This book provides a comprehensive resource for all possible DNA damages in sperm, the relation to fertility and infertility, and possible transgenerational heritable effects.
    Also available: Print – 2014
  • 2016 Springer
    Nao Suzuki, Jacques Donnez, editors.
    This book is a practical guide to the cryopreservation and transplantation of oocytes, embryos, and ovarian and testicular tissue for fertility preservation. Illustrated with a wealth of figures and photos, it provides updated techniques for clinicians, technicians, and researchers. This book also gives insights into in vitro activation (IVA), in vitro growing (IVG), and in vitro maturation (IVM), with both basic research and future directions. These techniques combined with cryopreservation will improve the chances of reproduction. Cryopreservation is essential to protect fertility in cancer patients who undergo treatment with radioiodine or chemotherapy, which may cause damage to their reproductive organs, and also for primary ovarian insufficiency patients. The book also includes a chapter on the risk of the presence of malignant cells in ovarian tissue. Both editors are pioneering researchers in this field.
  • 2013 Cambridge
    Eleonora Porcu, Patrizia Maria Ciotti, Stefano Venturoli.
    "Human oocyte cryopreservation has undergone rapid growth, with technical improvement and increasing clinical application over the last ten years. Storing eggs is ethical and gives many young women their most realistic chance of conception. Cryopreservation, however, is still considered by many as an experimental technique and conflicting reports are published as to its efficacy. For these reasons, it is necessary to give reproductive researchers and practitioners comprehensive and systematic information about the field. This book describes and analyses the history of human oocyte freezing, the main steps of technical evolution, and the pros and cons of different techniques. In addition, the clinical applications, long-term outcome, efficiency and safety of oocyte cryopreservation are detailed. The Handbook of Human Oocyte Cryopreservation gives a complete picture of the field today and is a valuable text for embryologists, cryobiologists, reproductive medicine practitioners and anyone involved in researching and implementing the technique"--Provided by publisher.
  • 2011 Springer
    conference ; Maria I. New, Joe Leigh Simpson, editors.
    Pt. 1. Genetic disorders of steroids : speakers -- pt. 2. Prenatal diagnosis of congenital adrenal hyperplasia : speakers -- pt. 3. Treatment of congenital adrenal hyperplasia : speakers -- pt. 4. Receptor defects : speakers -- pt. 5. Psychological aspects of intersex : speakers -- pt. 6. Embryology of sex differentiation : speakers -- pt. 7. Disorders of sex differentiation : speakers -- pt. 8. Hormonal hypertension : speakers -- pt. 9. Skeletal biology : speakers -- pt. 10. Posters.
    Also available: Print – 2011
  • 2010 ScienceDirect
    Laurence A. Cole, Stephen A. Butler.
    Part A: Introduction -- 1. The Expanding World of hCG -- 2. History and Introduction to Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG): One Name for at Least Three Independent Molecules -- 3. Introduction to Pregnancy Implantation, Villous Formation, and Hemochorial Placentation -- Part B: Genetics, Synthesis, Secretion, Structure, and Degradation of hCG -- 4. The Molecular Genetics of hCG -- 5. Structure, Synthesis, Secretion, and Function of hCG -- 6. Comparison of the Structures of hCG and Hyperglycosylated hCG -- 7. Structures of Free a- and ss-Subunits -- 8. Glycobiology of hCG -- 9. Degradation Products of hCG, Hyperglycosylated hCG, and Free ss-Subunit -- 10. Three-Dimensional Structure of hCG -- Part C: Biological Function of hCG -- 11. Paradigm Shift on the Targets of hCG Actions -- 12. The hCG Receptor -- 13. Biological Function of Hyperglycosylated hCG -- 14. Biological Function of the Free ss-Subunit: Expression and Treatment Target in Cancer -- Part D: Clinical Applications -- 15. Use of hCG in Reproductive Dysfunction -- 16. hCG in Assisted Reproduction -- 17. Illicit Use of hCG in Dietary Programs and Use to Promote Anabolism -- Part E: hCG Tests -- 18. Antibodies for Intact hCG, for Total hCG, for Free Subunits, Glycosylation Variants, and for hCG Fragments -- 19. Quantitative hCG Assays -- 20. False Positive hCG Assays -- 21. Specificity of Different hCG Assays -- 22. Point-of-Care Pregnancy Tests -- 23. Over-the-Counter Pregnancy Tests -- 24. hCG Standards -- Part F: Test Applications -- 25. Background hCG -- 26. Pregnancy Testing -- 27. Predicting Spontaneously Aborted (SAB) Pregnancies -- 28. hCG, Hyperglycosylated hCG, and Free ss-Subunit in Predicting Down Syndrome Pregnancies and Preeclampsia -- 29. hCG in Monitoring Gestational Trophoblastic Diseases -- 30. Use of Hyperglycosylated hCG as a Unique Marker of Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasms -- 31. Pituitary hCG and Familial hCG -- 32. hCG, Free ss-Subunit, and ss-Core Fragment as Markers of Malignancies -- Part G: Basic Methods -- 33. hCG and Hyperglycosylated hCG Purification and Analysis from Serum, Urine, and Culture Fluids -- 34. Dissociation, Desialylation, and Cleavage of hCG -- 35. hCG and Free ss-Subunit Producing Cell Lines -- Part H: Evolution, Summary, and the Future -- 36. Evolution of hCG, Evolution of Humans, and Evolution of Human Pregnancy Disorders and Cancer -- 37. Summary: hCG a Remarkable Molecule -- 38. hCG and the Future.
  • 2015 Springer
    Gautam Allahbadia, Claudio Chillik, editors.
    This concise work on embryo transfer is yet another contribution to the persevering effort to disseminate latest information on the science and skill of performing a traumatic and successful embryo transfer. It is the most critical culmination of the assisted reproductive technology (ART) stimulation cycle, and a rate-limiting step in dictating the success of treatment. The well-worded chapters draw the reader's attention to significant aspects before initiating the actual embryo transfer, such as possible causes of failure at the embryo transfer stage, uterine evaluation, mock embryo transfer (ET), experience of the physician, and the use of ultrasound-guidance to monitor ET. The protocol for difficult transfers, variables that affect the success of ET, and the influence of the catheter used for ET have also been dealt with. The unique feature of this book is its pragmatic approach that can translate into solutions to the numerous frustrating ART failures that more often than not, may be attributed to an inefficient ET procedure. It helps the reader understand the integrity of embryo transfer, unravel its obvious simplicity and bridge the success between the several steps of ART. By highlighting the impeding problems associated with ET procedure and providing valid, scientific solutions, this stimulating edition will help the readers improve the ART success rates in their clinical practice. .
  • 2014 Springer Protocols
    edited by Zev Rosenwaks, Paul M. Wassarman.
    General aspects of fertility and infertility / Mark A. Damario -- Genetics of male fertility / Yi-Nan Lin and Martin M. Matzuk -- Genetics of female infertility due to anomalies of the ovary and mullerian ducts / Joe Leigh Simpson -- Gene polymorphisms in female reproduction / Livio Casarini and Manuela Simoni -- Understanding the spermatozoon / Queenie V. Neri ... [et al.] -- Derivation of human embryonic stem cells (hESC) / Nikica Zaninovic, Qiansheng Zhan, and Zev Rosenwaks -- Endocrinology of the menstrual cycle / Robert L. Barbieri -- Assisted reproductive techniques / Jack Yu Jen Huang and Zev Rosenwaks -- Novel markers of male infertility / Michael Funaro and Darius A. Paduch -- Luteal phase support in ART treatments / Yuval Or, Edi Vaisbuch, and Zeev Shoham -- General principles of cryopreservation / Roger G. Gosden -- In vitro maturation of immature human oocytes for clinical application / Ri-Cheng Chian and Yun-Xia Cao -- GnRH antagonist-based protocols for in vitro fertilization / David Reichman and Zev Rosenwaks -- Ovarian stimulation for IVF : mild approaches / O. Hamdine, F. J. Broekmans, and B. C. J. M. Fauser -- IVF stimulation : protocols for poor responders / Owen K. Davis -- Oocyte retrieval and quality evaluation / Lucinda Veeck Gosden -- Sperm retrieval and quality evaluation / Peter J. Stahl, Peter N. Schlegel, and Marc Goldstein -- Treatment of male infertility / Gianpiero D. Palermo, Justin Kocent, Devin Monahan, Queenie V. Neri, and Zev Rosenwaks -- Techniques for slow cryopreservation of embryos / Lucinda Veeck Gosden -- Cryopreservation of eggs / Zsolt Peter Nagy ... [et al.] -- Ovarian tissue cryopreservation and transplantation : a realistic, effective technology for fertility preservation / Dror Meirow, Hila Raanani, and Hannah Biderman -- Detection of monogenic disorders and chromosome aberrations by preimplantation genetic diagnosis / Kangpu Xu and David Reichman -- Embryo culture and selection : morphological criteria / Aparna Hegde and Barry Behr -- Embryo selection using metabolomics / D. Sakkas -- Embryo transfer / Anate Aelion Brauer and Glenn Schattman -- Safety of intracytoplasmic sperm injection / Gianpiero D. Palermo, Queenie V. Neri, and Zev Rosenwaks -- Human germ cell differentiation from pluripotent embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells / Jose V. Medrano, Carlos Simon, and Renee Reijo Pera.
  • 2013 Springer
    editors, David K. Gardner, Denny Sakkas, Emre Seli, Dagan Wells.
  • 2009 Springer
    Walter K.H. Krause, Rajesh K. Naz, [editors].
  • 2012 Springer
    Elizabeth S. Ginsburg, Catherine Racowsky, editors.
    In Vitro Fertilization: A Comprehensive Guide represents the next frontier in the integrated clinical and laboratory practice of ART. Uniquely balanced, the book provides the necessary understanding of the key laboratory techniques involved in ART and the complex aspects of clinical care. Featuring the contributions of world leaders in the field, the guide begins with the evaluation of the infertile woman and man. It then moves on to discuss treatment protocols and adjunctive treatments. Techniques for oocyte retrieval and insemination, embryo culture and transfer, and micromanipulation procedures are explored in detail. This comprehensive book covers all aspects of IVF and includes special sections on oocyte and embryo donation as well as gestational carriers, making it ideal for practicing clinicians. Advances such as pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and screening, in vitro maturation, and means of fertility preservation, including oocyte and ovarian tissue cryopreservation, are also covered. The book concludes with dedicated chapters on quality assessment and improvement, regulation and legal concerns, and stress and ART. Readers will gain complete in-depth knowledge of the most current therapies and techniques, enabling optimal care and counsel of their infertile patients.
  • 2013 Springer
    Alexander S. Kauffman, Jeremy T. Smith, editors.
    Also available: Print – 2013
  • 2006 ScienceDirect
    editor-in-chief, Jimmy D. Neill.
    v. 1. Gametes, fertilization and embryogenesis -- Female reproductive system -- Male reproductive system -- Pituitary and hypothalamus -- v. 2. Reproductive behavior and its control -- Reproductive processes and their control -- Pregnancy -- Lactation.
  • 2007 Springer
    by Yael Hashiloni-Dolev.
  • 2011 Springer
    edited by Edmund S. Sabanegh, Jr.
    Initial consultation for male infertility -- Interpretation of basic semen analysis and advanced semen testing -- Azoospermia: diagnosis and management -- Ejaculatory dysfunction -- Genetic issues with male infertility -- Endocrinopathies in male infertility -- Female infertility: implications to management of male factor -- Variocele: to fix or not to fix -- Medical management of male infertility -- Surgical reconstructions for obstruction -- Techniques for sperm harvest -- Sperm banking: when, why, and how? -- Assisted reproduction and male factor fertility: which type is right? -- Ethical dilemmas in male infertility.
  • 2014 Springer
    Stefan S. du Plessis, Ashok Agarwal, Edmund S. Sabanegh, Jr, editors.
  • 2012 Springer
    Sijo J. Parekattil, Ashok Agarwal, editors.
    Part 1. Male Infertility Diagnosis and Management -- Causes of Male Infertility / Herbert J. Wiser, Jay Sandlow and Tobias S. Köhler -- Laboratory Evaluation for Male Infertility / Ryan Mori and Edmund Sabanegh Jr. -- Imaging Modalities in the Management of Male Infertility / Marcello Cocuzza and Sijo J. Parekattil -- Endocrinopathies / Sam Haywood, Eric L. Laborde and Robert E. Brannigan -- Molecular Mechanisms of Antioxidants in Male Infertility / Kathleen Hwang and Dolores J. Lamb -- Surgical Treatment for Male Infertility / Sandro C. Esteves and Ricardo Miyaoka -- Microsurgery for Male Infertility: The AIIMS Experience / Rajeev Kumar -- Advanced Techniques of Vasoepididymostomy / Wayland Hsiao and Marc Goldstein -- Grafting Techniques for Vasectomy Reversal / Henry M. Rosevear and Moshe Wald -- Mini-Incision Vasectomy Reversal Using the No-Scalpel Vasectomy Instruments and Principles / Darby J. Cassidy, Keith Jarvi, Ethan D. Grober and Kirk C. Lo -- Robotic Microsurgery for Male Infertility and Chronic Orchialgia / Jamin V. Brahmbhatt and Sijo J. Parekattil -- Robot-Assisted Vasectomy Reversal / Peter Frank De Wil, Vincenzo Ficarra, George A. de Boccard and Alexandre Mottrie -- Robotic-Assisted Varicocelectomy / Tung Shu and Run Wang -- Epidemiological Considerations in Male Infertility / Mark A. Faasse and Craig S. Niederberger -- Male Infertility from the Developing Nation Perspective / Kasonde Bowa and John S. Kachimba -- Ethical Dimensions of Urology: Four Case Studies / Marc S. Cohen and Ray E. Moseley -- Management of Fertility in Male Cancer Patients / Daniel H. Williams IV -- Genetic Aspects of Male Infertility / Orhan Bukulmez -- Novel Approaches in the Management of Klinefelter Syndrome / Fnu Deepinder -- ART and Its Impact on Male Infertility Management / Alice Rhoton-Vlasak and Kenneth C. Drury -- Part 2. Spermatozoa Metabolism -- Fuel/Energy Sources of Spermatozoa / M. M. Misro and T. Ramya -- Oxidative Stress / Fanuel Lampiao, C. J. Opperman, Ashok Agarwal and Stefan S. du Plessis -- Loss of Intracellular Antioxidant Enzyme Activity During Sperm Cryopreservation: Effects on Sperm Function After Thawing / Juan G. Alvarez -- Part 3. Common Male Infertility Disorders -- Varicocele / Sandro C. Esteves -- Infection in Infertility / Ralf Henkel -- Ejaculatory Dysfunction and Vasodynamics / Aleksey P. Ignatov and Paul J. Turek -- Environmental Factors / Claudio Telöken, Samuel Juncal and Túlio M. Graziottin -- Exogenous Medication or Substance-Induced Factors / Kubilay Inci and Levent Mert Gunay -- Sperm DNA Damage and Antioxidant Use: Roles in Male Fertility / Ashok Agarwal and Aspinder Singh -- Common Male Infertility Disorders: Aging / Fabio Pasqualotto, Edson Borges Jr. and Eleonora Pasqualotto -- Apoptosis and Male Infertility / S. Vaithinathan, Shereen Cynthia D'Cruz and P. P. Mathur -- Impact of Spinal Cord Injury / Viacheslav Iremashvili, Nancy L. Brackett and Charles M. Lynne -- Obesity and Male Fertility / Stephanie Cabler, Ashok Agarwal and Stefan S. du Plessis -- Part 4. Nutrition and Antioxidants Role for Male Reproductive Health -- Nutritional Pathways to Protect Male Reproductive Health / Tung-Chin Hsieh and Paul Shin -- Natural Antioxidants / Giancarlo Balercia, Antonio Mancini and Gian Paolo Littarru -- Synthetic Antioxidants / Edmund Y. Ko, John C. Kefer, Ashok Agarwal and Edmund Sabanegh -- Antioxidant Therapy for the Enhancement of Male Reproductive Health: A Critical Review of the Literature / Kelton Tremellen -- In Vitro Studies of Antioxidants for Male Reproductive Health / Armand Zini and Maria San Gabriel -- Part 5. Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Male Fertility -- Micro-testicular Sperm Extraction / Doron Sol Stember and Peter Schlegel -- Sperm Processing and Selection / Sonja Grunewald and Uwe Paasch -- Antioxidants in Sperm Cryopreservation / Tamer Said and Ashok Agarwal -- Antioxidants in ICSI / Nicolas Garrido, Sandra García-Herrero, Laura Romany, José Remohí and Antonio Pellicer, et al. -- Antioxidants in IMSI / Monica Antinori -- Role of Sperm-Hyaluronic Acid Binding in the Evaluation and Treatment of Subfertile Men with ROS-Affected Semen: Assessment of Sperm with Oxidative Damage and HA-Mediated ICSI Sperm Selection / Ciler Celik-Ozenci and Gabor Huszar -- Extended Embryo Culture Supplementation / Alex C. Varghese, Eulalia Pozo-Guisado, Ignacio S. Alvarez and Francisco Javier Martin-Romero -- Part 6. Special Topics -- Best Practice Guidelines for the Use of Antioxidants / Francesco Lanzafame, Sandro La Vignera and Aldo E. Calogero -- Harmful Effects of Antioxidant Therapy / Adam F. Stewart and Edward D. Kim.
  • 2015 Springer
    Richard Bronson editor.
    Novel topics compiled in this one-of-a-kind volume provide tantalizing hints for clinical application through future translational research. Only recently have we come to ask what role the male might play in pregnancy loss and embryo implantation failure, beyond contributing an abnormal set of paternal chromosomes at fertilization. This volume explores the recent evidence that these conditions might also be related to the transmission of previously unrecognized chromosomal micro-deletions and duplications, or via the epigenetic dysregulation of early embryonic gene function by spermatozoal microRNAs or alterations in sperm DNA methylation patterning, or by DNA damage secondary to either reactive oxygen species or environmental toxicants. In addition, the composition of seminal plasma has been found to be highly complex, containing many factors that play important roles in altering the uterine environment and the female immune system permissive of embryo implantation and trophectoderm outgrowth leading to successful pregnancy. Coverage includes an examination of both spermatozoa and seminal fluid component factors.
    Also available: Print – 2015
  • 2014 Cambridge
    edited by Siladitya Bhattacharya and Mark Hamilton.
  • 2014 Springer
    Daniel J. Culkin, editor.
    Management of Penile Cancer provides a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the major issues specific to the field of penile cancer. The sections of the book are structured to review the overall scope of issues of penile cancer, including diagnosis and staging, surgical approaches, and the treatment of advanced disease. As multidisciplinary care is an integral part of the treatment of penile cancer, this book is unique in the inclusion of collaborating authors from a variety of integrated disciplines, including urology, radiation oncology, medical oncology, and reconstructive surgery. Written by recognized experts in their field, Management of Penile Cancer is a unique and valuable resource in the field of penile cancer, both for those currently in training and for those already in clinical or research practice.
  • 2013 Springer
    Peter H.C. Lim, editor.
    Men's Health is a concise, didactic compendium that covers three important aspects of male sexual health:- Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome; Premature Ejaculation and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).The chapters that deal with Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome cover the epidemiology of the condition in the local context, the science behind the condition, its clinical presentation and treatment choices.The section on Premature Ejaculation advises the health practitioner on how to investigate this condition and describes the various treatment options available to the patient.The chapters on Sexually Transmitted Infections cover special aspects of the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of STIs occurring in Men which are not normally highlighted in the usual texts on STI management.Written by experts in the field, Men's Health is a valuable and timely resource for urologists, andrologists, endocrinologists as well as other health professionals practicing in these areas.
  • 2014 Springer
    John P Mulhall, Wayland Hsiao editors.
    In the last decade, much of the clinical interest in the field of infertility has focused on advancing reproductive techniques and has often under-appreciated the role that male sexuality plays in reproductive problems. Male sexual function is an integral part of reproduction, and the treatment of sexual dysfunction is an important component for any couple seeking fertility. In some cases, treatment of sexual dysfunction may obviate the need for more invasive cures through advanced reproductive techniques. Thanks to recent clinical and scientific advances in male sexual medicine, the management of men's sexual dysfunction is often more effective and less invasive than how it was historically described. Men's Sexual Health and Fertility is the only resource that focuses on the interplay and interconnections between male sexual dysfunction and male factor infertility, gathering insightful data from a panel of experts in male sexual medicine for clinicians who treat couples with fertility issues due to male sexual dysfunction. Chapters discuss advances in the field of men's sexual medicine, including the latest treatment for erectile dysfunction, the most up-to-date understanding of the physiology and pathophysiology of ejaculation, and the growing body of evidence that low testosterone and male infertility are intimately related. As such, this book provides important information in order to be able to better understand the link between sexual dysfunction and infertility and, most importantly, to better treat male sexual dysfunction in the infertile couple.
  • 2013 Springer
    Jay I. Sandlow, editor.
    Male Infertility Microsurgical Training / Philip S. Li, Ranjith Ramasamy and Marc Goldstein -- Microsurgery Training: What Should a Resident Know? Should All Microsurgeons be Fellowship Trained? / Ethan Grober and Peter N. Kolettis -- Microsurgical Subinguinal Varix Ligation: Techniques and Technical Pearls / Joshua A. Bodie and Jay I. Sandlow -- Vasovasostomy Techniques for Microsurgery Specialists / Kalen Rimar, Landon Trost and Robert E. Brannigan -- Epididymovasostomy: Tips and Tricks of the Trade / James F. Smith and Ajay K. Nangia -- Sperm Retrieval Techniques in Obstructive Azoospermia: MESA, PESA, and TESA / Anand Shridharani and Jay I. Sandlow -- Microsurgical Testicular Sperm Extraction: Technical Considerations / Peter N. Schlegel -- Noninfertility Scrotal Microsurgery / Akanksha Mehta and Marc Goldstein -- Testis-Sparing Surgery for Testicular Masses / Oleksandr Stakhovskyi and Michael A. S. Jewett -- Robotic Microsurgery for Male Infertility / Sijo J. Parekattil, Ahmet Gudeloglu and Jamin V. Brahmbhatt -- The Role of Microsurgical Reconstruction in the Era of ICSI / Karen Baker and Edmund Sabanegh Jr -- Tubal Microsurgery / Jeffrey M. Goldberg and Tommaso Falcone -- Microsurgical Penile Revascularization, Replantation, and Reconstruction / Jeffrey Lee Rosenblum and Arthur L. Burnett.
  • 2015 Springer
    Gautam N. Allahbadia, Markus Nitzschke, editors.
    This contributed volume regenerates the significance of and respect for natural phenomenon in the background of the risks and complications seen in ART such as ovarian hyperstimulation and multiple pregnancies. Balancing the clinical practice between the beneficial natural physiology and the prolific use of stimulation drugs for ART may help eliminate risks that may prove clinically, financially and psychologically expensive. It underscores the fact that 'greater' is not always synonymous with 'better' with regard to the oocyte yield. While highlighting the risks involved with the use of high-dose gonadotropins, the book presents a stratification of patients who might benefit from the 'soft' minimal and natural cycle IVF stimulation protocols that may be used. Additionally, clinicians can understand the significance of cryopreservation technology, now a useful adjunct to minimal stimulation protocols, with its manifold future advantages. Written by an international team of experts, this handbook emphasizes how minimal stimulation and natural cycle IVF can lead to a milder, safer and more effective approach to ART. .
  • 2014 Springer
    Gopal H. Badlani, editor.
    "Minimally Invasive Therapy for Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse provides a detailed insight into "when, why, what and how" of various minimally invasive surgical procedures for surgical management of SUI, OAB & POP. The volume provides detailed diagrammatic and pictorial step-by-step descriptions of the techniques and management of complications related to these procedures. This book also presents an up to date, one-stop reference for anything pertaining to MIT of these pelvic disorders. Written by experts in the field, Minimally Invasive Therapy for Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse is a comprehensive resource designed for both the urologist and urogynecologist treating patients with urinary disorders and pelvic organ prolapsed, as well as for residents in training."--Publisher's website.
  • 2008 Springer
    edited by C. Yan Cheng.
    Spermatogenesis and cycle of the seminiferous epithelium / Rex A. Hess and Luiz Renato de Franca -- Testicular development and spermatogenesis : harvesting the postgenomics bounty / Antoine D. Rolland, Bernard Jogou and Charles Pineau -- Estrogens and spermatogenesis / Chandrima Shaha -- Selenium, a key element in spermatogenesis and male fertility / Carla Boitani and Rossella Puglisi -- Extracellular matrix and its role in spermatogenesis / Michelle K.Y. Siu and C. Yan Cheng -- Inflammatory networks in the control of spermatogenesis : chronic inflammation in an immunologically privileged tissue? / Moira K. O'Bryan and Mark P. Hedger -- Transcription regulation in spermatogenesis / Wing-Yee Lui and C. Yan Cheng -- Proteases and their cognate inhibitors of the serine and metalloprotease -- Subclasses, in testicular physiology / Brigitte Le Magueresse-Battistoni -- Antioxidant systems and oxidative stress in the testes / R. John Aitken and Shaun D. Roman -- Nitric oxide and cyclic nucleotides : their roles in junction dynamics and spermatogenesis / Nikki P.Y. Lee and C. Yan Cheng -- The sertoli cell cytoskeleton / A. Wayne Vogl, Kuljeet S. Vaid and Julian A. Guttman -- Blood-testis barrier, junctional and transport proteins and spermatogenesis / Brian P. Setchell -- Cross-talk between tight and anchoring junctions : lesson from the testis / Helen H.N. Yan ... [et al.] -- The role of the leydig cell in spermatogenic function / Renshan Ge, Guorong Chen and Matthew P. Hardy.
    Also available: Print – 2008
  • 2010
    Ramez Naam.
    Status: Not Checked OutLane Catalog Record
    Introduction. Healing and enhancing -- 1. Designer bodies -- 2. Designer minds -- 3. Created equal -- 4. Methuselah's genes -- 5. Designer lifespans -- 8. Methuselah's world -- 7. A child of one's own -- 8. Designer children -- 9. The wired brain -- 10. World wide mind -- 11. Life without limits.
  • 2016 Springer
    Dagmar Wilhelm, Pascal Bernard, editors.
    1. The reproductive system -- 2. Non-coding RNAs: an introduction -- 3. How many non-coding RNAs does it take to compensate male/female genetic imbalance? -- 4. The piRNA pathway guards the germline genome against transposable elements -- 5. Non-coding RNA in spermatogenesis and epididymal maturation -- 7. Non-coding RNAs in mammary gland development and disease -- 8. Non-coding RNAs in prostate cancer: from discovery to clinical applications -- 9. Non-coding RNAs in uterine development, function and disease -- Index.
    Also available: Print – 2016
  • 2015 Springer
    Ashok Agarwal, Edson Borges Jr., Amanda S. Setti, editors.
  • 2006 Springer Protocols
    edited by Paul J. Verma, Alan O. Trounson.
    Cloning of exotic/endangered species: (desert bighorn sheep) / James "Buck" Williams ... [et al.] -- Handmade somatic cell cloning in cattle / Gábor Vatja, Ian M. Lewis, and R. Tayfur Tecirlioglu -- Genetic modification of sheep by nuclear transfer with gene-targeted somatic cells / A. John Clark, Sarah Burl, and Chris Denning -- Transgenesis using nuclear transfer in goats / Anthoula Lazaris ... [et al.] -- Nuclear reprogramming : an overview / Takashi Tada -- Expression of imprinted genes in cloned mice / Takashi Kohda, Fumitoshi Ishino, and Atsuo Ogura -- Nuclear remodeling assay in xenopus egg extract / Koichi Gonda and Nobuaki Kikyo -- In vitro reprogramming of nuclei and cells / Anne-Mari Håkelien ... [et al.] -- Techniques for nuclear transfer to mouse embryonic stem cells / Danielè Pralong and Paul J. Verma -- Gene expression and methylation patterns in cloned embryos / Christine Wrenzycki ... [et al.] -- Are there any normal clones? / Ian Wilmut -- Future and applications of cloning / Alan O. Trounson. Origin and progress of nuclear transfer in nonmammalian animals / Marie A. Di Berardino -- In vitro maturation and embryo production in cattle / Marc-André Sirard and Karine Coenen -- Activation of oocytes after nuclear transfer / Zoltán Macháty -- Culture medium preferences of pre-implantation cloned mouse embryos / Björn Heindryckx, Josiane Van der Elst, and Marc Dhont -- Maintenance of pregnancy in pigs with limited viable embryos / Tim King and Paul A. De Sousa -- Health and neonatal care of bovine clones / Jacqui T. Forsyth and David N. Wells -- Optimization of procedures for cloning by somatic cell nuclear transfer in mice / Young Gie Chung, Shaorong Gao, and Keith E. Latham -- Production of cloned calves using roscovitine-treated adult somatic cells as donors / Kazuchika Miyoshi, Sezen Arat, and Steven L. Stice -- A double nuclear transfer technique for cloning pigs / Irina A. Polejaeva, Shawn Walker, and Keith Campbell -- Nuclear transfer in nonhuman primates / Shoukhrat M. Mitalipov and Don P. Wolf --
  • 2015 Springer
    Emily S. Jungheim, editor.
    Introduction to Obesity and Fertility -- Obesity and the HPO axis -- Childhood and Adolescent Obesity: Implications for Reproductive Health and Function -- Nutrition in Human Fertility -- Preconceptional Obesity and Fetal Outcomes?Transdisciplinary Evidence for Obesity?s Effects on Fertility -- Fertility Treatment Outcomes in Obese Women -- Early Pregnancy in Obese Women -- Obesity in Pregnancy -- Contraceptive Counseling in Obese Women -- Obesity and Ovarian Aging (Diminished Ovarian Reserve and Menopause) -- Obesity, Reproductive Outcomes, and Access to Infertility Treatments: A Clinical and Ethical Debate -- Surgical Interventions and Reproductive Function in Obese Women -- Conclusions: Establishing an Ethically and Medically Sound Framework for Integrating BMI Limits Into Infertility Care for Obese Women.
  • 2005 Springer
    edited by Phillip E. Patton and David E. Battaglia.
    Essentials of sperm biology / Sharon T. Mortimer -- Endocrinology of male infertility / R. Dale McClure -- Sperm preparation for insemination / Grace M. Centola -- Specialized sperm testing: pros and cons / Kirk C. Lo ... [et al.] -- Genetic testing for male infertility / Robert D. Oates -- Optimizing success in a donor insemination program / Phillip E. Patton -- Ethical and legal considerations of donor insemination in the United States / Karen E. Adams -- Laboratory accreditation / William Byrd -- Office evaluation of male infertility / Darius A. Paduch and Eugene F. Fuchs -- Varicocele and infertility / Ulrike Zenke and Paul Turek -- Strategic therapies for ejaculatory disorders and erectile dysfunction in the infertile man / Mustafa F. Usta and Wayne J. G. Hellstrom -- Vasectomy reversal / Eugene F. Fuchs and Darius A. Paduch -- Infection and male infertility / Emmett F. Branigan -- Obstructive and nonobstructive azoospermia / Kinloch Nelson and Peter Schlegel -- Testis biopsy and the infertile male / Sherman J. Silber -- Intracytoplasmic sperm injection: the process, the outcomes, and the controversies / David E. Battaglia -- Treatment of human immunodeficiency virus-discordant couples / Joseph E. Peña and Mark V. Sauer -- Sperm and egg retrieval for posthumous reproduction: practical, ethical, and legal considerations / Lisa V. Brock and Anna C. Mastroianni -- Gender selection: separating fact from fiction / David S. Karabinus and Keith L. Blauer.
  • 2015 Springer
    Jonathan D. Emery, Marie Fidela R. Paraiso, editors.
    Recent trends in medicine have pushed many gynecologic procedures to the outpatient setting, whether in-office, in small medical ambulatory surgery centers, or in procedure rooms. Office-Based Gynecologic Surgical Procedures covers both basic and advanced procedures, from biopsy and saline ultrasound to cystoscopy. It answers the "How?", "What?", and "When?" of setting up, preparing for, and confidently performing office procedures. While appropriate training and certification in these procedures such as cystoscopy and hysteroscopy is needed, this book is an excellent resource for advice and tips on how to safely transition from the technique used in the operating room. It also provides the necessary algorithms and in-depth instructions pertinent to performing these types of procedures effectively in the office setting. A chapter on patient safety in the office is also included. Office-Based Gynecologic Surgical Procedures is ideal for established OBGYNs in practice who want to expand their range of procedures offered in-office, fellows in Women's Health, advanced nurse practitioners, recent OBGYN residency graduates, and family medicine physicians eager to familiarize themselves with women's health procedures.
  • 2014 Springer
    Teresa K. Woodruff, Marla L. Clayman, Kate E. Waimey, editors.
    Oncofertility integrates the two previously distinct fields of cancer treatment and fertility research and aims to explore and expand the reproductive future of cancer survivors. In order to achieve the goal of fertility preservation, the Oncofertility community must focus on communication and the way data is provided and received. Concomitant with the rapidly changing technology of Oncofertility, there have been radical shifts and advances in the way health educators and clinicians can produce and share information. As success rates of reproductive techniques such as egg freezing and banking continue to rise, providing increasing opportunities for young cancer patients to preserve their fertility prior to the onset of cancer treatments, communication among professionals in oncology, reproductive medicine, and psychosocial work, among others, becomes crucial, and clinical demand for Oncofertility information is expected to rise considerably. Oncofertility Communication describes and addresses the myriad channels through which the multiple audiences involved in Oncofertility can be served with appropriate and accurate information about cancer-related fertility issues. The text answers frequently asked questions and provides invaluable insights to scientific and health care professionals about communication among the diverse Oncofertility audiences. It incorporates timely discussions about traditional and emerging electronic communication tools and discusses the impact of health care policy changes on the Oncofertility field.
  • 2010 Springer
    Teresa K. Woodruff, Laurie Zoloth, Lisa Campo-Engelstein, Sarah Rodriguez, editors.
    Part I. The Science and Technology of Oncofertility -- Reproductive health after cancer -- Designing follicle-environment interactions with biomaterials -- Gamete preservation -- To transplant or not to transplant: that is the question -- Clinical cases in oncofertility -- Cancer genetics: risks and mechanisms of cancer in women with inherited susceptibility to epithelial ovarian cancer -- Protecting and extending fertility for females of wild and endangered mammals -- -- Part II. Historical and Legal Perspectives -- Placing the history of oncofertility -- Medical hope, legal pitfalls: potential legal issues in the emerging field of oncofertility -- Domestic and international surrogacy laws: implications for cancer survivors -- -- Part III. Clinical and Theoretical Ethics -- Adoption after cancer: adoption agency attitudes and perspectives on the potential to parent post-cancer -- Ovarian tissue cryopreservation and bioethical discourse -- Lessons of oncofertility for assisted reproduction -- Morally justifying oncofertility research -- Ethical dilemmas in oncofertility: an exploration of three clinical scenarios -- Participation in investigational fertility preservation research: a feminist research ethics approach -- Reproductive "choice" and egg freezing -- Impact of infertility: why ART should be a higher priority for women in the global south -- Oncofertility and informed consent: addressing beliefs, values, and future decision making -- -- Part IV. Religious Perspectives -- Bioethics and oncofertility: arguments and insights from religious traditions -- Sacred bodies: considering resistance to oncofertility in Muslim communities -- Unlikely motherhood in the Qur'an: oncofertility as devotion -- Technology and wholeness: oncofertility and Catholic tradition -- Jewish perspectives on oncofertility: the complexities of tradition -- -- Part V. Ramifications for Education and Economics -- Oncofertility Saturday academy: a paradigm to expand the educational opportunities and ambitions of high school girls -- a web-based patient education resource supporting decision making under severe emotional and cognitive overload -- Anticipating ovarian tissue cryopreservation in the health-care marketplace: a willingness to pay assessment -- Perspectives on oncofertility from demography and economics -- For the sake of consistency and fairness: why insurance companies should cover fertility preservation treatment for iatrogenic infertility -- -- Part VI. Repercussions of Oncofertility for Patients and Their Families -- Health provider perspectives on fertility preservation for cancer patients -- Counseling and consenting women with cancer on their oncofertility options: a clinical perspective -- Fertility-related treatment choices of cancer patients: cancer-related infertility and family dynamics -- Whose future is it?: ethical family decision making about daughters' treatment in the oncofertility context -- -- Part VII. Healthcare Provider Stories and Final Thoughts -- Choosing life when facing death: understanding fertility preservation decision-making for cancer patients -- Discussing fertility preservation with breast cancer patients -- Warning: Google can be hazardous to your health: fertility preservation is an important part of cancer care -- Role of a patient navigator in fertility preservation -- Judaism and reproductive technology -- Reading between the lines of cancer and fertility: a provider's story -- Rewarding experience for a pediatric urologist -- Final thoughts.
    Also available: Print – 2010
  • 2007 Springer
    edited by Teresa K. Woodruff, Karrie Ann Snyder.
    Part I. Introduction -- The emergence of a new discipline: oncofertility / Teresa K. Woodruff -- Part II. Fertility risk and treatment options -- Fertility management for women with cancer / Sanjay K. Agarwal and R. Jeffrey Chang -- Fertility preservation in adult male cancer patients / Robert E. Brannigan -- Managing fertility in childhood cancer patients / Kimberley J. Dilley -- Fertility risk in pediatric and adolescent cancers / Clarisa R. Gracia and Jill P. Ginsberg -- Part III. Oncofertility techniques and research -- Bioengieneering and the ovarian follicle / Min Xu, Teresa K. Woodruff, and Lonnie D. Shea -- The science of cryobiology / Steven F. Muller and John K. Critser -- Ovarian tissue cryopreservation and transplantation: banking reproductive potential for the future / David Lee -- Progress, history and promise of ovarian cryopreservation and transplantation for pediatric cancer patients / Yasmin Gosiengfiao -- Part IV. Health care decision-making -- Oncofertility and the social sciences / Karrie Ann Snyder -- Shared decision making: fertility and pediatric cancers / Marla L. Clayman, Kathleen M. Galvin, and Paul Arnston -- Part V. Ethical and psychosocial impact of cancer-related infertility -- Today's research, tomorrows cures: the ethical implications of oncofertility / Leilah E. Backhus and Laurie Zoloth -- The psychosocial context of cancer-related infertility / Matthew J. Loscalzo and Karen L. Clark -- Childhood cancer: fertility and psychosocial implications / Karen E. Kinahan, Aarati Didwania, and Carrie L. Nieman -- Fertility preservation and adolescent cancer patients: lessons from adult survivors of childhood cancer and their parents / Carrie L. Nieman ... [et al.] -- Part VI. Training in a new medical discipline and medical guidelines -- Oncofertility: a new medical discipline and the emerging scholar / Laxmi A. Kondapalli -- Oncofertility Consortium consensus statement: guidelines for ovarian tissue cryopreservation / Leilah E. Backhus ... [et al.] -- Part VII. Patient stories and oncofertility -- Personal accounts of cancer and infertility / provided by Fertile Hope.
    Also available: Print – 2007
  • 2013 Springer
    S. Samuel Kim, editor.
    Fertility preservation has become one of the most important and fast growing fields of reproductive medicine. Although there are several strategies for fertility preservation in female, most of them are still considered experimental. It is important to perfect the existing technologies, but also developing new strategies should be actively sought. The future development of fertility preservation strategies should be based on the sound scientific knowledge and principles. One of the main objectives of fertility preservation in females is prevention of oocyte depletion. The mechanisms of oocyte loss and survival in the ovary are complex, which include genetic control both in germ cells and in somatic cells, DNA damage and repair mechanism, apoptosis and autophagy, and other poorly understood molecular mechanisms.To develop clinically effective and safe strategies for fertility preservation, it is essential to know and understand the fundamentals of oocyte and ovarian biology at the molecular level. Thus, the purpose of this edition is to review the current progress in research related to molecular and genetic control of oocyte development that can be applied to fertility preservation. The main topics that are discussed in this publication include molecular signaling mechanisms of oocyte activation and loss, genomic integrity of oocytes, and epigenetics.
    Also available: Print – 2013
  • 2013 Springer
    Giovanni Coticchio, David F. Albertini, Lucia De Santis, editors.
    The oocyte is the largest and most mysterious cell in the body of mammalian organisms. Through its growth and maturation, it reaches extreme levels of specialization, while maintaining at the same time a condition of totipotency. Its unique ability, in co-operation with the spermatozoon, to give rise to a fully developed organism formed from hundreds of different tissues and myriads of individual cells has inspired intellectuals of all ages.Oogenesis finds impetus and purpose in casting scientific perspective towards this unique cell for the benefit of scientists and assisted reproductive technology (ART) specialists. The authors of the chapters are distinguished authorities in their respective areas of competence. From the opening of the book the reader is lead on a fantastic voyage from the formation of the primordial oocyte to the development of the early embryo, passing through crucial processes of oogenesis, such as co-ordination of oocyte and follicle growth, gene expression and organelle reorganization during growth and maturation, epigenetic mechanisms, regulation of meiosis, totipotency, cell polarity, oogenesis in vitro and maternal regulation of early development.
  • 2005 Springer
    edited by Gregory A. Broderick.
    Physiology and pharmacology of erectile dysfunction / Rafael Carrion ... [et al.] -- Epidemiology of erectile dysfunction / Jonathan D. Schiff and John P. Mulhall -- Pharmacology of phosphodiesterase inhibitors / Erwin Bischoff -- Sildenafil citrate, the classical PDE5 inhibitor: a five-year review of its efficacy and safety in the arena of erectile dysfunction / Harin Padma-Nathan -- Tadalafil: clinical trials experience / Culley C. Carson, III -- Vardenafil: clinical trials experience / Ajay Nehra -- Erectile dysfunction assessment and management in primary care practice / Louis Kuritzky and Martin Miner -- When to refer the patient with erectile dysfunction to a specialist / Ira D. Sharlip -- Erectile dysfunction: assessing risk and managing the cardiac patient / Thorsten Reffelmann and Robert A. Kloner -- Is diabetic erectile dysfunction more difficult to treat? / Pierre Theuma and Vivian A. Fonseca -- Depression and antidepressant-associated erectile dysfunction / Raymond C. Rosen -- Intracavernous, transurethral, and topical therapies for erectile dysfunction in the era of oral pharmacotherapy: salvaging first-line therapy, failures with combination therapies / Hans-Martin A. Fritsche, Mustafa F. Usta, and Wayne J.G. Hellstrom -- Androgen deficiency of the aging male: enhancing erectile response to oral pharmacotherapy / Alvaro Morales and Jeremy P.W. Heaton -- Central activation of erection and clinical experience / Jeremy P.W. Heaton, Alvaro Morales, and Michael A. Adams -- Sustaining the cure: oral pharmacotherapy failures salvage with vacuum devices and penile implants / Ronald W. Lewis -- Prevention and treatment of erectile dysfunction utilizing lifestyle changes and dietary supplements: what works and what is worthless? / Mark A. Moyad -- Pharmacological strategies in the management of rapid ejaculation / Chris G. McMahon -- Sexual dysfunction after radical prostatectomy and the use of PDE-5 inhibitors / Andrew McCullough -- Female sexual dysfunction: is there a magic pill? / Ridwan Shabsigh ... [et al.].
  • 2016 Springer
    Steven D. Fleming, Alex C. Varghese, editors.
  • 2016 Springer
    Gautam N. Allahbadia, Yoshiharu Morimoto, editors.
  • 2014 Springer
    Roy Homburg.
    The second edition of this highly successful book updates the reader on progress and developments in the field of ovulation induction and controlled ovarian stimulation. Furthermore, it provides the busy clinician with a reliable overview of the principles involved and the management needed. As with the previous edition, the emphasis throughout this book is on logical evidence and evidence-based solutions, supplemented with Professor Roy Homburgs extensive clinical experience gleaned from more than forty years working in the field. A number of highly useful algorithms and explanatory tables reinforce this approach, ensuring that the reader is presented with easy-to-grasp, well-presented information that maximizes clarity and understanding. Ovulation Induction and Controlled Ovarian Stimulation: A Practical Guide offers a concise, no-nonsense, practical guide to ovulation induction and controlled ovarian stimulation and will be an essential resource for general gynaecologists, fertility specialists and trainees, health workers and students.
  • 2015 Springer
    Jean-Claude Emperaire ; foreword by Bruno Lunenfeld.
  • 2013 Cambridge
    [edited by] Douglas T. Carrell.
    1. The reproductive fitness of the human male gamete / Douglas T. Carrell -- 2. The sperm genome: effect of aneuploidies, structural variations, single nucleotide changes and DNA damage on embryogenesis and development / Kenneth I. Aston and Donald F. Conrad -- 3. The sperm epigenome: a role in embryogenesis and fetal health? / Douglas T. Carrell and Jessie Dorais -- 4. Imprinted gene anomalies in sperm / C. Joana Marques and Mário Sousa -- 5. Has the renewed interest in sperm RNA led to fresh insights? A critical review and hypothesis / David Miller and David Iles -- 6. The role of the sperm centrosome in reproductive fitness / Heide Schatten and Qing-Yuan Sun -- 7. The male biological clock / Harry Fisch -- 8. The role of aging on fecundity in the male / Csilla Krausz and Chiara Chianese -- 9. Aging, DNA damage, and reproductive outcome / Aleksander Giwercman and Jens Peter Bonde -- 10. Paternal aging and increased risk of congenital disease, psychiatric disorders, and cancer / Simon L. Conti and Michael L. Eisenberg -- 11. Sexual function in the aging male / John R. Gannon, Jeremy B. Myers and William O. Brant -- 12. Supplements and replacement therapies for the aging male and their effects on reproductive fitness / Armand Zini and Naif Al-hathal -- 13. Environment and lifestyle effects on fertility / Marc A. Beal and Christopher M. Somers; 14. Obesity and male infertility: is there an effect on embryogenesis? Oumar Kuzbari and Ahmad O. Hammoud; Part III. Clinical Laboratory Concepts and Considerations: 15. ICSI: does the sperm matter? Gianpiero D. Palermo, Queenie V. Neri and Zev Rosenwaks -- 16. Sperm selection and ART outcome: a means to overcome the effects of aging and abnormal spermatogenesis? / Denny Sakkas -- 17. Variability of human semen quality: caution in interpreting semen analysis data / Kenneth I. Aston -- 18. Semen characteristics and aging: technical considerations regarding variability / Lars Björndahl.
  • 2014 ClinicalKey
    edited by George L. Mutter, Jaime Prat.
    Covering a comprehensive range of common, rare, benign and malignant lesions, Pathology of the Female Reproductive Tract, 3rd Edition, authored by an international panel of subspecialty experts, brings you the latest scientific and diagnostic information for diseases of the female reproductive tract. From basic concepts of pathophysiology and diagnostic criteria to clinical correlation, this updated medical reference book delivers an integrated and practical approach to diagnosis and management of women with reproductive tract disorders. Quickly and easily access key information with user-friendly bullet points, diagnostic flowcharts, decision-making algorithms, summary tables, and take-home messages, as well as a "Road Map" at the beginning of each chapter for effortless navigation.Avoid diagnostic errors with the help of practical, expert advice on common pitfalls in differential diagnosis. Browse the complete contents from any location with online access at Expert Consult.
  • 2007 ClinicalKey
    Harold Fox, Neil J. Sebire.
    Appendix 1: Placental weight -- Appendix 2: Medicolegal aspects of placental pathology. Pathology of the placenta: an introduction and overview -- The development and structure of the placenta -- Physiology of the placenta -- Abnormalities of placentation and of placental development -- Macroscopoic abnormalities of the placenta -- Histological abnormalities of the placenta -- The placenta in pregnancies of abnormal duration -- The placenta in maternal disorders -- The placenta in abnormalities and disorders of the fetus -- The placenta in miscarriage -- Infections and inflammatory lesions of the placenta -- The placenta in multiple pregnancy -- Immunopatholgoy of the placenta -- Non-trophoblastic tumours of the placenta -- Gestational trophoblastic disease -- Pathology of the umbilical cord -- Pathology of the membranes -- Correlation of ultrasonic and pathological findings.
    Also available: Print – 2007
  • 2013 Springer
    Tiziana A.L. Brevini, Fulvio Gandolfi.
    This addition to the Springer Brief in Stem Cells series focuses on aspects related to the specific mechanisms that ensure and control pluripotency and cell commitment in domestic animal species. This topic is generating rapidly-increasing interest due to the great potential for domestic animal species to be used as intermediate biomedical models, between the mouse and the human. The Brief addresses why we need large animal models for regenerative medicine. It also describes early embryo development with a careful and specific analysis of the regulatory mechanisms driving cleavage, polarization and genome activation in domestic species. How pluripotency is compartmentalized in domestic species as well as the different aspects that make the derivation of stem cells in domestic species very difficult are also addressed.
  • 2013 Karger
    volume editors, Djuro Macut, Marija Pfeifer, Bulent Okan Yildiz, [and] Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis.
    Polycystic ovary syndrome : definitions, phenotypes and diagnostic approach / S. Livadas, E. Diamanti-Kandarakis -- Pathophysiology of polycystic ovary syndrome : the role of hyperandrogenism / S. Catteau-Jonard, D. Dewailly -- Genetics of polycystic ovary syndrome / T.M. Barber, S. Franks -- Obesity, adipokines and metabolic syndrome in polycystic ovary syndrome / E. Carmina -- Dyslipidemia and oxidative stress in PCOs / D. Macut, J. Bjekić-Macut, A. Savić-Radojević -- Cardiovascular risk and subclinical cardiovascular disease in polycystic ovary syndrome / K. Bajuk Studen, M. Jensterle Sever, M. Pfeifer -- Insulin sensitizers in polycystic ovary syndrome / R. Pasquali, A. Gambineri -- Hirsutism : from diagnosis to use of antiandrogens / K. Unluhizarci, Z. Karaca, F. Kelestimur -- Combined oral contraceptives in polycystic ovary syndrome : indications and cautions / G. Bozdag, B.O. Yildiz -- Infertility treatment in polycystic ovary syndrome : lifestyle interventions, medications and surgery / D. Panidis ... [et. al.] -- Endocrinopathies and other disorders inducing a polycystic ovary syndome phenotype / K.I. Alexandraki, G.A. Kaltsas -- Non-classic adrenal hyperplasia due to the deficiency of 21-hydroxylase and its relation to polycystic ovarian syndrome / D. Pignatelli.
  • 2014 Springer
    Lubna Pal, editor.
    Presenting an overview of the current understanding of the pathophysiology of PCOS and a paradigm for the clinical evaluation and management of the disorder, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is written in an easy to digest, concise format that, with bulleted key points introducing each chapter, is suitable for the trainee and the busy clinician. The breadth and depth of coverage of today's queries and controversies will be of particular interest to the specialist and researcher. An international group of leading experts addresses the varied etiologies of PCOS, comprehensively covering the contemporary treatment approaches and long-term implications of PCOS, a common yet poorly understood disorder. Chapters on treatment will be of particular relevance to the clinician and the trainee as they cover conventional therapies, lifestyle, and diet, as well as address emerging strategies such as the use of statins and surgery in PCOS management. Spanning the breadth of clinical presentations and morbidities related to the diagnosis of PCOS, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is an exceptional resource for primary care providers, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, and others involved in the care of these patients, and provides the essential tools to aid clinicians in initiating a timely diagnostic workup and appropriate interventions to address both the immediate and long-term sequelae related to PCOS.
  • 2014 Springer
    Peter Sutovsky, editor.
    Sperm proteases and extracellular ubiquitin-proteasome system involved in fertilization of ascidians and sea urchins -- ISGylation: a conserved pathway in mammalian pregnancy -- Src-family tyrosine kinases in oogenesis, oocyte maturation and fertilization: an evolutionary perspective -- Posttranslationally modified tubulins and other cytoskeletal proteins: their role in gametogenesis, oocyte maturation, fertilization and pre-implantation embryo development -- Deubiquitinating enzymes in oocyte maturation, fertilization and preimplantation embryo development -- Posttranslational modifications of zona pellucida proteins -- Role of aberrant protein modification, assembly, and localization in cloned embryo phenotypes -- Role of posttranslational protein modifications in epididymal sperm maturation and extracellular quality control -- Ubiquitin-proteasome system in spermatogenesis -- Role of posttranslational modifications in C. elegans and Ascaris spermatogenesis and sperm function.
    Also available: Print – 2014
  • 2012 Springer
    Zsolt Peter Nagy, Alex C. Varghese, Ashok Agarwal, editors.
    Part 1. Setting Up and Running an IVF Laboratory / Building the Laboratory / Dean E. Morbeck and Marlena Duke -- Air Quality Management / Johan Guns, Ronny Janssens and Martine Vercammen -- Organizational Aspects of the Laboratory in a Tertiary Care ART Center / Nancy L. Bossert and Christopher De Jonge -- Quality Control Management / William R. Boone and H. Lee Higdon -- Daily, Weekly, and Regular Preparations for the IVF Laboratory / Michael A. Britt and Klaus E. Wiemer -- Risk and Safety in the IVF Clinic / Peter Sjoblom and Julius Hreinsson -- Journey of Human Gametes In Vitro: 1978-2010 / Zeev Shoham. Part 2. IVF Laboratory Equipment and Culture Systems -- Essential Instruments and Disposable Supplies for an IVF Laboratory / Leslie Weikert, Christa Fralick and Klaus E. Wiemer -- Co2 and Low-O2 Incubators / Marius Meintjes -- IVF Workstations / Nicolas Prados and Alex C. Varghese -- Culture Media in IVF: Decisions for the Laboratory / Jason E. Swain and Thomas B. Pool. Part 3. In Vitro Fertilization -- Oocyte Denuding / Roberta Maggiulli, Filippo Ubaldi and Laura Rienzi -- Assessment of Oocyte Quality / Basak Balaban, Turgay Barut and Bulent Urman -- Polarization Microscopy / Markus Montag, Maria Köster and Hans van der Ven -- Cumulus Cell Gene Expression in Assessment of Oocyte Quality / Dagan Wells. Part 4. Embryo Culture Methods -- Short Culture: Day 1/Day 2/Day 3 Embryo Culture / Patrick Quinn -- Extended Culture in IVF / David K. Gardner and Michelle Lane -- In Vitro Maturation of Human Oocytes / Baris Ata, Jack Huang and Ri-Cheng Chian -- In Vivo Embryo Culture Device / Claude Ranoux -- Microfluidics for Gamete Manipulation and Embryo Culture / Gary D. Smith, Charles Bormann and Shuichi Takayama. Part 5. Sperm Processing and Selection -- Sperm Assessment: Traditional Approaches and Their Indicative Value / Margot Flint, Fanuel Lampiao, Ashok Agarwal and Stefan S. du Plessis -- Sperm Assessment: Novel Approaches and Their Indicative Value / De Yi Liu, Harold Bourne, Claire Garrett, Gary N. Clarke and Shlomi Barak, et al. -- Sperm Processing for IVF / Ralf Henkel -- PESA/TESA/TESE Sperm Processing / Sandro C. Esteves and Sidney Verza -- Processing Sperm Samples in HIV-Positive Patients / Thamara Viloria, Marcos Meseguer, Antonio Pellicer, José Remohí and Nicolás Garrido -- Intracytoplasmic Morphologically Selected Sperm Injection / P. Vanderzwalmen, Magnus Bach, Batsuren Baramsai, A. Neyer and Delf Schwerda, et al. -- Sperm Testing and ICSI Selection by Hyaluronic Acid Binding: The Hyaluronic Acid-Coated Glass Slide and Petri Dish in the Andrology and IVF Laboratories / Gabor Huszar -- Electrophoretic Sperm Separation / Steven Fleming and John Aitken -- Magnetic-Activated Cell Sorting of Human Spermatozoa / Enver Kerem Dirican -- Polscope-Based Sperm Selection / Luca Gianaroli, Cristina Magli, Andor Crippa, Giorgio Cavallini and Eleonora Borghi, et al.. Part 6. Insemination Procedures -- Intrauterine Insemination / Gautam N. Allahbadia and Rubina Merchant -- Conventional IVF Insemination / Liesl Nel-Themaat, Thomas Elliott, Ching-Chien Chang, Graham Wright and Zsolt Peter Nagy -- Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection / Gianpiero D. Palermo, Queenie V. Neri, Devin Monahan, Takumi Takeuchi and Peter N. Schlegel, et al. -- Mechanism of Human Oocyte Activation During ICSI and Methodology for Overcoming Low or Failed Fertilization / Dmitri Dozortsev and Mohammad Hossein Nasr-Esfahani. Part 7. Micromanipulators and Micromanipulation -- Hydraulic Manipulators for ICSI / Hubert Joris -- Research Instruments Micromanipulators / Steven Fleming and Catherine Pretty -- Eppendorf Micromanipulator: Setup and Operation of Electronic Micromanipulators / Ehab Abu-Marar and Safa Al-Hasani -- The Leica Microsystems' IMSI System / Christiane Wittemer, Bruno Laborde, Frederic Ribay and Stephane Viville -- Automated Robotic Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection / Zhe Lu, Xinyu Liu, Xuping Zhang, Clement Leung and Navid Esfandiari, et al. -- Oocyte Treatment and Preparation for Microinjection / Thomas Ebner -- Livestock Production via Micromanipulation / Akira Onishi and Anthony C. F. Perry. Part 8. Embryo Evaluation, Grading, and Assisted Hatching -- Pronuclear Scoring in Human In Vitro Fertilization / Lynette Scott -- Cumulative Morphological Assessment of Embryo Quality / Barry Behr and Aparna Hegde -- Metabolomics: The ViaMetrics-E Procedure for Assessing Embryo Viability / D. Sakkas, L. Botros, M. Henson, K. Judge and P. Roos -- Oxygen Consumption as an Indicator of Oocyte and Embryo Viability / Ana S. Lopes -- Gene Expression Changes During Human Early Embryo Development: New Applications for Embryo Selection / Samir Hamamah, Said Assou, Imène Boumela and Hervé Dechaud -- Amino Acid Turnover as a Biomarker of Embryo Viability / Christine Leary, Danielle G. Smith, Henry J. Leese and Roger G. Sturmey -- Real-Time Embryo Monitoring Device for Embryo Selection / Gábor Vajta and Thorir Hardarson -- Assisted Hatching in IVF / Itziar Belil and Anna Veiga. Part 9. Biopsy Procedures on Oocytes and Embryos -- Polar Body Biopsy / Markus Montag, Maria Köster, K. van der Ven and Hans van der Ven -- Cleavage-Stage Embryo Biopsy / Alan R. Thornhill -- Embryo Biopsy for PGD: Current Perspective / Steven J. McArthur, Don Leigh, Maria Traversa, James Marshall and Robert P. S. Jansen -- Microarrays and CGH for PGD of Chromosome Abnormalities and Gene Defects / Gary Harton and Santiago Munné. Part 10. Cryopreservation -- Sperm Cryopreservation / Fabio Firmbach Pasqualotto, Eleonora Bedin Pasqualotto, Edson Borges and Ashok Agarwal -- Slow Freezing of Oocytes / Giovanni Coticchio and Lucia De Santis -- Vitrification: Research in Animal Models / Gábor Vajta -- Oocyte Vitrification / Ana Cobo -- Slow Freezing of Embryos / Liesl Nel-Themaat, Ching-Chien Chang, Thomas Elliott, Patricia Bernal and Graham Wright, et al. -- Vitrification of Embryos / Juergen Liebermann, Joe Conaghan, Zsolt Peter Nagy and Michael Tucker -- Directional Freezing of Reproductive Cells, Tissues, and Organs / Amir Arav -- Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation / Jennifer L. Kulp, J. Ryan Martin and Pasquale Patrizio. Part 11. Embryo Transfer -- Assessment of Uterine Receptivity / Hakan Cakmak and Hugh S. Taylor -- Single Embryo Transfer / Thorir Hardarson and Matts Wikland -- Ultrasound-Guided Embryo Transfer (Abdominal/Vaginal): An Evidence-Based Evaluation / Ahmed M. Abou-Setta -- Cumulus-Aided Embryo Transfer / Firuza R. Parikh, Nandkishor J. Naik, Dattatray J. Naik and Dhanajaya Kulkarni. Part 12. Management and Regulation in the ART Laboratory -- Data Management in the ART Laboratory: Requirements and Solutions / Timothy Brown, Bruce R. Gilbert and Bruce R. Gilbert -- Regulation, Licensing, and Accreditation of the ART Laboratory / Doris Baker -- Legislation in the United Kingdom / Rachel Cutting -- Regulation, Licensing, and Accreditation of the ART Laboratory in Europe / Julius Hreinsson and Peter Sjoblom -- Regulation, Licensing, and Accreditation of ART Laboratories in India / B. N. Chakravarty and Rita Modi -- Troubleshooting in the Clinical Embryology Laboratory: The Art of Problem-Solving in ART / Kathryn J. Go, Jay C. Patel and Rick Dietz. Part 13. Special Topics -- The Role of Mitochondria in the Establishment of Developmental Competence in Early Human Development / Jonathan Van Blerkom -- Nuclear and Cytoplasmic Transfer: Human Applications and Concerns / Josef Fulka and Helena Fulka -- Cytoskeletal Architecture of Human Oocytes with Focus on Centrosomes and Their Significant Role in Fertilization / Heide Schatten, Vanesa Y. Rawe and Qing-Yuan Sun -- Molecular Mining of Follicular Fluid for Reliable Biomarkers of Human Oocyte and Embryo Developmental Competence / Jonathan Van Blerkom.
  • 2012 Cambridge
    edited by Eric R.M. Jauniaux, Botros R.M.B. Rizk.
    1. Introduction / Botros R.M.B. Rizk and Eric R.M. Jauniaux -- 2. Early pregnancy failure after ART / Lesley Regan -- 3. Gynaecologic problems in early pregnancy after ART / Davor Jurkovic -- 4. Management of pregnancies following OHSS / Botros R.M.B. Rizk and Raphael Ron-El -- 5. Prenatal diagnosis after ART / Ron Maymon -- 6. Pregnancy after IVF: the obstetric perspective / Michael Ludwig -- 7. Pregnancy complications of different ART techniques / Gamal Serour -- 8. Multiple pregnancies after ART / Eric R.M. Jauniaux -- 9. Children born after ART / Tajinder Singhrao and Alastair Sutcliffe -- 10. Pregnancy after ICSI / Paul Devroey and Willem Verpoest -- 11. Pregnancy outcome after oocyte and embryo cryopreservation / Eleanora Porcu -- 12. Pregnancy after fertility preservation / Melanie Davies -- 13. Pregnancy after ovarian transplantation / Sherman Silber -- 14. Ethical and legal perspectives of ART pregnancies / Francoise Shenfield -- 15. ART pregnancies: the historical perspective / Basil C. Tarlatzis and Eric R.M. Jauniaux -- Index.
  • 2014 Springer
    Tarek El-Toukhy, Peter Braude, editors.
    This unique book offers a comprehensive yet practical user-friendly guide to preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). It provides understanding of and insight into the complete procedure, its recent clinical and laboratory developments and its future prospects, whilst offering an easy point of reference for patient enquiries. Concluding with perspectives on the ethical and social issues often encountered by healthcare professionals counselling patients with regards to PGD. Each chapter within Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis in Clinical Practice is written by established authorities in their fields. An essential resource for PGD specialists and non-specialists, and for all practitioners working within the disciplines of fertility, reproductive medicine and medical genetics.
  • 2016 Springer
    Nanette F. Santoro, Amber R. Cooper, editors.
    Presenting the most current and relevant information on the diagnosis and management of primary ovarian insufficiency, also known as premature ovarian failure (POI/POF), this book presents two equally important voices. The first is the scientific, evidence-based voice discussing the latest information on POI/POF in a concise and logical fashion: etiologies, symptoms, genetics, mechanisms, associated conditions, as well as psychological and lifestyle considerations. The second voice presents the first-person stories of affected women, who are often faced with a diagnosis of irreversible infertility at a very young age and who somehow learn to live with great uncertainty about their ability to create a family - a core identity issue for many women. It is thus not simply a clinical, case-based presentation, but a more collaborative effort between clinicians who are well-versed in the field and women who have POI/POF. Primary Ovarian Insufficiency: A Clinical Guide to Early Menopause will therefore be an excellent practical yet personal reference for OB/GYNs, reproductive medicine specialists, and any clinician, nurse or health care worker treating women living with POI/POF.
  • 2015 Springer
    Surveen Ghumman, editor.
    1. Detection of ovulation and aetiology of anovulation -- 2. Evaluation prior to controlled ovarian stimulation -- 3. Therapeutic intervention of endometrial pathology before ovarian stimulation -- 4. Obesity and its impact on ovarian stimulation -- 5. Oral ovulogens in IUI and IVF -- 6. Ovarian stimulation in IUI -- 7. Protocols for gonadotropin use -- 8. Human menopausal gonadotropin, pure FSH, and recombinaant FSH: a comparative analysis -- 9. GnRH agonists in controlled ovarian stimulation -- 10. GnRH antagonist in ovarian stimulation -- 11. GnRH agonist versus antagonist in ART -- 12. Mild stimulation protocol -- 13. Individualizing ovarian stimulation protocols in ART -- 14. Impact of mutations and polymorphisms of gonadotrophins and their receptors on the outcome of controlled ovarian stimulation -- 15. The role of androgens in controlled ovarian stimulation -- 16. The role of LH in controlled ovarian stimulation -- 17. Ovulation trigger: HCG vs. GnRH agonist -- 18. The pharmacoeconomics of ovarian stimulation -- 19. Endocrine monitoring of ART cycles -- 20. Ultrasonography in controlled ovarian stimulation -- 21. Effect of ovarian stimulation on the endometrium -- 22. Luteal support: what to use when? -- 23. Endometrial support beyond hormones -- 24. Prediction of poor responders and current concepts in management -- 25. Premature rise of progesterone during ovarian stimulation -- 26. Empty follicle syndrome -- 27. Luteinizing unruptured follicle -- 28. Endometriosis: surgical management and optimal ovarian stimulation protocol for ART -- 29. Hyperprolactinemia -- 30. Polycystic ovarian syndrome and response to stimulation -- 31. Role of laparoscopic ovarian drilling in polycystic ovarian syndrome and its effect on ART -- 32. Ovulation induction in hypogonadotropic hypogonadism -- 33. Ovarian stimulation protocols in fertility preservation -- 34. Ovarian stimulation in cancer patient -- 35. Epidenetics and ovarian stimulation -- 36. Effect of ovarian stimulation protocols on oocyte and embryo quality -- 37. Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome: can we eliminate it as a complication of ART? -- 38. Multifetal pregnancy reduction.
  • 2010 ScienceDirect
    2010 ClinicalKey
    edited by Marianne J. Legato ; section editors, William Byne ... [et al.].
    Chapter 1. The Effects of Gender in Neonatal Medicine / Tove S. Rosen, David Bateman -- Chapter 2. Sexual Development, Growth, and Puberty in Children / Gaya S. Aranoff, Jennifer J. Bell -- Chapter 3. Gender Differences in Pediatric Pulmonary Disease / Beverley J. Sheares -- Chapter 4. Gender-Specific Aspects of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology / James H. Garvin Jr. -- Chapter 5. Gender Differences in Neurological Conditions of Children / David M. Kaufman -- Chapter 6. Gender and Sports: Past, Present, and Future / Jordan D. Metzl -- Chapter 7. Gender Differences in the Functional Organization of the Brain / Ruben C. Gur, Tamara Bockow, Raquel E. Gur -- Chapter 8. Sexual Differentiation of Brain Structure and Function / Margaret M. McCarthy -- Chapter 9. The Sexed and Gendered Brain / William Byne -- Chapter 10. Age and Gender-Specific Patterns of Neurologic Illness / Joan Amatniek, Karin Sorra, Lauren Frey, W. Allen Hauser -- Chapter 11. Gender Differences in Stroke / Rebecca F. Gottesman, Argye E. Hillis -- Chapter 12. Gender Differences in Disorders that Present to Psychiatry / Mary V. Seeman -- Chapter 13. Hormone Replacement Therapy and Cognitive Function / Mary Sano, Diane Jacobs, Katya Gaynor -- Chapter 14. Gender and the Heart: Sex-Specific Differences in the Normal Myocardial Anatomy and Physiology / Marianne J. Legato, Jaswinder K. Leghe -- Chapter 15. Gender-Specific Aspects of Selected Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors: A Summary of the Epidemiologic Evidence / Shari S. Bassuk, JoAnn E. Manson -- Chapter 16. Dyslipidemia Management in Women and Men: Exploring Potential Gender Differences / Kavita Sharma, Christian D. Nagy, Roger S. Blumenthal -- Chapter 17. Gender Differences in the Role of Stress and Emotion in Cardiovascular Function and Disease / David E. Anderson, Margaret A. Chesney -- Chapter 18. The Role of Sex and Gender in Cardiothoracic Surgery / Sandhya K. Balaram, Justin D. Blasberg -- Chapter 19. Gender Differences in Asthma / Robert H. Lim, Lester Kobzik -- Chapter 20. Gender Issues in Venous Thromboembolism / Susan Murin, Kathryn Bilello, Lisa Moores, Aaron Holley -- Chapter 21. Sleep in Women: Gender Differences in Health and Disease / Shirin Shafazand -- Chapter 22. Are Women More Susceptible to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease? / Kenneth R. Chapman -- Chapter 23. The Gender-Specific Aspects of Lung Cancer / Rebecca L. Toonkel, Charles A. Powell -- Chapter 24. Gender-Specific Considerations in Pulmonary Hypertension / Deborah Shure -- Chapter 25. Sex and Gender Differences in Pulmonary Manifestations of Autoimmune Disease / Muddassir Aliniazee, Marilyn K. Glassberg -- Chapter 26. Benign Metastasizing Leiomyoma and Lymphangioleiomyomatosis: Lung Diseases of Women / Muddassir Aliniazee, Marilyn K. Glassberg -- Chapter 27. Gender Differences in Susceptibility, Outcomes, and Pathophysiology of Sepsis / Kristy A. Bauman, MeiLan K. Han -- Chapter 28. Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Women / Melissa Munsell, Marc Sonenshine, Mary L. Harris -- Chapter 29. Disorders of Defecation in Women / Susan L. Gearhart -- Chapter 30. Idiopathic Gastroparesis: Gender Aspects / Henry P. Parkman -- Chapter 31. Liver Disease in Women / Karen Krok, Ayman Koteish -- Chapter 32. Gender Differences in Irritable Bowel Syndrome / Octavia Pickett-Blakely, Linda A. Lee, Gerald Mullin -- Chapter 33. Contraception / Karen Feisullin, Carolyn Westhoff -- Chapter 34. Infertility: The Male / Howard H. Kim, Peter N. Schlegel, Marc Goldstein -- Chapter 35. Infertility and In Vitro Fertilization / Elizabeth Barbieri, Sonya Kashyap, Pak H. Chung -- Chapter 36. Female Sexual Health / Barbara D. Bartlik, Julie A. Kolzet, Nazia Ahmad, Tahmina Parveen, Sarah Alvi -- Chapter 37. Male Sexual Dysfunction / Serkan Deveci, John P. Mulhall -- Chapter 38. Pelvic Pain: Urogenital Female Disorders / Andrew T. Goldstein, Lara J. Burrows -- Chapter 39. Lower Urogenital Tract Dysfunction in Men and Women / Doreen E. Chung, Alexis E. Te, Renuka Tyagi -- Chapter 40. Aging and the Lower Urogenital System / Catherine E. DuBeau -- Chapter 41. Menopause / Gloria Bachmann, Nora J. Doty -- Chapter 42. The Differences between Male and Female Breast Cancer / Coral Omene, Amy Tiersten -- Chapter 43. Difference in Germ Cell Tumors of the Reproductive Tract in Men and Women / Nicole LaNatra, Amy Tiersten -- Chapter 44. Gender Differences in Hereditary Cancer Syndromes: Risks, Management, and Testing for Inherited Predisposition to Cancer / Wendy K. Chung -- Chapter 45. Gender Differences in Emerging Infectious Diseases / Sharon Lewin -- Chapter 46. Sexually Transmitted Infections in Men and Women / Anne M. Rompalo, Khalil G. Ghanem -- Chapter 47. Infections in Pregnancy / Emilia Mia Sordillo, Bruce Polsky -- Chapter 48. Adult Immunization in Women and Men / Sally L. Hodder, Debra Chew, Shobha Swaminathan -- Chapter 49. Gender Differences in Autoimmune Diseases: Immune Mechanisms and Clinical Applications / Nabih I. Abdou, Virginia Rider -- Chapter 50. Hormones and Cytokines: Gender-Specific Effects / Maurizio Cutolo -- Chapter 51. Prolactin and Autoimmunity / Sara E. Walker -- Chapter 52. Sex Hormones and Immune Function / Robert G. Lahita -- Chapter 53. Pregnancy and Autoimmune Rheumatic Disease / Carl A. Laskin, Christine A. Clark, Karen A. Spitzer -- Chapter 54. Oral Contraceptives and Autoimmune Diseases / Taraneh Mehrani, Michelle Petri -- Chapter 55. Gender-Specific Issues in Organ Transplantation / Hilary Sanfey Chapter 56. Endogenous Sex Hormones and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Men and Women / Sherita Hill Golden -- Chapter 57. Thyroid Disorders and Pregnancy / Matthew Kim -- Chapter 58. Sexual Function and Dysfunction in Men and Women / Karen Elizabeth Boyle, Arthur L. Burnett -- Chapter 59. Osteoporosis in Men and Women / Kendall F. Moseley, Suzanne M. Jan de Beur -- Chapter 60. Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Men and Women / Diala El-Maouche, Adrian Dobs.

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Large number of high quality software and database programming titles from O'Reilly. Other software titles are also available from Sams and Prentice Hall. Limited to 7 concurrent users.Vast collection of software and database programming titles from multiple publishers, including Microsoft Press.Largest provider of engineering-related eBooks; includes titles in computer science and biomedical engineering.Over 4,000 full-text e-books covering scientific and technical information from CRC Press and others. Many handbooks and single volume reference sources.Includes peer-reviewed life science and biomedical research protocols compiled from Methods in Molecular Biology, Methods in Molecular Medicine, Methods in Biotechnology, Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology, Neuromethods, the Biomethods Handbook, the Proteomics Handbook, and Springer Laboratory Manuals.Contains full text access to selected biomedical and nursing books.

Provides online, full-text access to Springer's journal titles as well as journals from other publishers.

Subjects include: life sciences, chemical sciences, environmental sciences, geosciences, computer science, mathematics, medicine, physics and astronomy, engineering and economics. Also includes eBooks.

Collection of over 8 thousand fulltext titles in engineering, math, and basic and applied biomedical research. Coverage is from 1967 to the present.A library of ebooks on a wide array of topics, digitized and made available online in conjunction with the original publishers.