Books by Subject

Reproductive Medicine

  • Digital
    edited by Davor Jurkovic and Roy Farquharson.
    Cambridge2011
    Acute gynaecological problems are among the most common reasons for women of reproductive age to seek medical help. Emergency outpatient visits now outnumber elective clinical appointments in gynaecology. with a growing number of patients, increasingly complex diagnostic algorithms and a wide range of management options, the participation and training of senior doctors in this field is vital to ensure women receive the best possible treatment. This book provides a thorough overview of acute gynaecology and early pregnancy and has been designed to reflect the syllabus of the RCOG's Advanced Training Skills Module (ATSM) in 'Early pregnancy and emergency gynaecology'. It covers the diagnosis and management of routine clinical problems, such as miscarriage and tubal pregnancy, as well as less frequently seen presentations, such as uncommon forms of ectopic pregnancy and trophoblastic disease. The use of drugs in early pregnancy and management organisational aspects of care are also addressed.
  • Digital
    S.B. Brandes, A.F. Morey, editors ; foreword by Guido Barbagli.
    Springer2014
    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.
  • Digital
    Eberhard Nieschlag, Hermann M. Behre, Susan Nieschlag (editors).
    Springer2010
    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.
  • Digital
    edited by Heide Schatten, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA and Gheorghe M. Constantinescu, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, USA.
    Wiley2017
    Anatomy of the reproductive system / Gheorghe M. Constantinescu -- Anatomy of mammalian (endocrine) glands controlling the reproduction / Gheorghe M. Constantinescu -- Models for investigating placental biology / Laramie Pence and Bhanu P. Telugu -- Early developmental programming of the ovarian reserve, ovarian function and fertility / F. Mossa, S.W. Walsh, A.C.O. Evans, J.J. Ireland -- Small non-coding RNAs in gametogenesis / Lukasz Smorag and D.V. Krishna Pantakani -- The ovarian follicle of cows as a model for human / Marc-Andre Sirard -- Production of energy and determination of competence : past knowledge, present research and future opportunities in oocyte and embryo metabolism / Jason R. Herrick, Elena Silva, Rebecca L. Krisher -- Signal transduction pathways in oocyte maturation / Francois J Richard, Nicolas Santiquet, Annick Bergeron and Daulat Raheem Khan -- Pig models of reproduction / B.R. Mordhorst and R.S. Prather -- The mare as an animal model for reproductive aging in the woman / Elaine M. Carnevale -- Spotlight on reproduction in domestic dogs / Shirley J Wright -- Animal models of inflammation during pregnancy / Karen E. Racicot and Keith E. Latham -- Practical approaches, achievements, and perspectives in the study on signal transduction in oocyte maturation and fertilization : focusing on the African clawed frog xenopus laevis as an animal model / Ken-ichi Sato -- Prezygotic chromosomal examination of mouse spermatozoa / Hiroyuki Watanabe and Hiroyuki Tateno -- Molecular and cellular aspects of mammalian sperm acrosomal exocytosis / Florenza A. La Spina, Cintia Stival, Dario Krapf, Mariano G. Buffone -- Sperm chromatin dynamics associated with male fertility in mammals / Naseer A. Kutchy, Sule Dogan, Abdullah Kaya, Arlindo Moura, Erdogan Memili -- Epigenome modification and ubiquitin-dependent proteolysis during pronuclear development of the mammalian zygote (animal models to study pronuclear development) / Jan Nevoral and Peter Sutovsky -- Alterations of epignome induced by environment in reproduction / Zhao-Jia Ge, Shen Yin, Heide Schatten -- Towards development of pluripotent porcine stem cells by road-mapping early embryonic development / Stoyan Petkov, Kristine Freude, Kaveh Mashayekhi, Poul Hyttel and Vanessa Hall -- Applications of metabolomics in reproductive biology / Ana Luiza Cazaux Velho, Rodrigo Oliveira, Arlindo Moura, Abdullah Kaya, Erdogan Memili -- Cryopreservation of mammalian oocytes / Muhammad Anzar.
  • Digital
    edited by Dilly Anumba and Shehnaaz Jivraj.
    Cambridge2016
    During pregnancy, most women remain well and require little formal medical input, while a much smaller group develop complications with significant morbidity and mortality for their baby and, occasionally, for themselves. Providers of antenatal care must be able to distinguish between these two groups of women and arrange with them an appropriate and personalised plan of care. This book covers all aspects of identifying and caring for women who develop disorders during their pregnancies. This second edition has been comprehensively updated to reflect changes in clinical practice and new research since publication of the previous edition. The contents take into account that care of such women is provided by multidisciplinary teams of physicians, obstetricians, general practitioners and midwives.
  • Digital
    Luis Ronan Marquez Ferreira de Souza, Ana Luisa Alencar De Nicola, Harley De Nicola, editors.
    Springer2017
    This atlas gathers the most frequent imaging findings concerning alterations that cause infertility in both males and in females. Also, it discusses how the images should be analyzed and described, to serve as a guide for the physicians who request and perform these imaging tests. Infertility is a highly prevalent condition - about 10% of couples are infertile with males and females equally affected. This book offers professionals dealing with infertility, including endocrinologists, gynecologists and urologists, a useful guide to the diagnostic imaging tests that are essential in treating these patients. The Atlas of Imaging in Infertility is a valuable resource for physicians from different specialties managing cases of infertility.
  • Digital
    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.
    Cambridge2015
    Part A. Open Vitrification Method -- Part B. Closed Vitrification Method.
  • Digital
    Tomohiro Sasanami, editor.
    Springer2017
    1. Avian primordial germ cells -- 2. Sex-determingin mechanism in avians -- 3. Female reproductive system and immunology -- 4. Development and preservation of avian sperm -- 5. Avian egg and egg coat -- 6. Fertilization 1: sperm-egg interaction -- 7. Fertilization 2: polyspermic fertilizations -- 8. Molecular and neuroendocrine mechanisms of avian seasonal reproduction -- 9. Hormonal responses to a potential mate in male birds -- 10. Neuroendocrine control of broodiness -- 11. Sperm storage in the female reproductive tract: a conserved reproductive strategy for better fertilization success -- 12. Avian biotechnology.
  • Digital
    Jacquelyne Luce.
    EBSCOhost2010
    Imagining queer parenthood -- Strategic outings -- Out for the children, or childhood outings? -- Misreadings -- Legal (re)framings -- Figuring anonymity -- Mediating knowing -- Contracting kinship -- Matters of health -- Screening pasts -- Screening futures -- Reflections.
  • Digital
    edited by Douglas T. Carrell, Catherine Racowsky, Peter N. Schnegel, Bradley J. Van Voorhis.
    Springerv. 1, 2009
  • Digital
    Catherine Racowsky, Peter N. Schlegel, Bart C. Fauser, Douglas T. Carrell, editors.
    Springerv. 2, 2011
    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.
  • Digital
    Peter N. Schlegel, Bart C. Fauser, Douglas T. Carrell, Catherine Racowsky, editors.
    Springerv. 3, 2013
    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.
  • Digital
    edited by Suresh C. Sikka, Wayne J.G. Hellstrom.
    ScienceDirect2017
    Bioenvironmental Issues Affecting Men's Reproductive and Sexual Health is structured into two parts related to men's reproductive and sexual health with eight sections designed to enable a logical flow of such knowledge. The book is focused on the biology of key organs involved in male reproduction and the environmental influences affecting their functions with particular emphasis on clinical aspects. Individual chapters within the book range from basic to translational aspects, but all hold clinical relevance. This is an essential reference for those working and learning in the field of human reproduction, reproductive toxicology and environmental influences on reproductive and sexual health.
  • Digital
    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.
    Cambridge2013
    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.
  • Digital
    Nicoletta Biglia, Fedro Alessandro Peccatori, editors.
    Springer2015
    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.
  • Digital
    Edmund S. Sabanegh, Jr., editor.
    Springer2016
    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.
  • Digital
    editor, John P. Mulhall ; associate editors, Luca Incrocci, Irwin Goldstein and C. Rosen.
    Springer2011
    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.
  • Digital
    [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.
    Cambridge2015
    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.
  • Digital
    by Gerardo H. Vázquez-Nin, María Luisa Escobar, M. De Felici, Olga Margarita Echeverría, Francesca Gioia Klinger.
    Springer2011
    [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.
  • Digital
    Marc A. Fritz, Leon Speroff, [editors].
    Ovid2011
    LWW Health Library2011
    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).
  • Digital
    Giorgio Cavallini, Giovanni Beretta, editors.
    Springer2015
    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.
  • Digital
    Alessandra Graziottin, Filippo Murina.
    Springer2011
    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.
  • Digital/Print
    Digital : WHO2014
    Print2014
    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.
  • Digital
    Tommaso Falcone, William W. Hurd, editors.
    Springer2013
  • Digital
    Tommaso Falcone, William W. Hurd, editors.
    Springer2017
    Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Ovarian Axis and Control of the Menstrual Cycle -- Female and Male Gametogenesis -- Normal Puberty and Pubertal Disorders -- Fertilization and Implantation -- Reproductive Imaging -- Amenorrhea -- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome -- Abnormal Uterine Bleeding -- Menopause -- OSTEOPOROSIS FOR THE FEMALE PATIENT -- Male Infertility -- Infertility -- Fertility Preservation -- Ovarian Reserve Testing -- RECURRENT EARLY PREGNANCY LOSS -- Ovulation Induction -- Assisted Reproductive Technology: Clinical Aspects -- Assisted Reproductive Technology: Laboratory Aspects -- Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis and Genetic Screening -- Hysteroscopic Management of Intrauterine Disorders: Polypectomy, Myomectomy, Endometrial Ablation, Adhesiolysis, and Removal of Uterine Septum -- Uterine Leiomyomas -- Tubal Disease and Ectopic Pregnancy -- Endometriosis -- Contraception and Sterilization -- Surgical Techniques for Management of Anomalies of the Müllerian Ducts.
  • Digital
    Vincenzo Mirone, editor.
    Springer2015
    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.
  • Digital
    [edited by] Botros Rizk, University of South Alabama, Jan Gerris, Ghent University.
    Cambridge2017
    Approximately five million children have been born worldwide as a result of assisted reproductive technology (ART). These techniques are now practised independently in most of the world's nations. Although the vast majority of ART parents and children are healthy following the procedures involved, there is an imperative to maintain a high standard of practice and monitor outcomes carefully. Interpretation of outcome data is difficult for a variety of reasons. As ART technologies evolve and new variants are established, the need for robust assessment of outcomes increases. This book gives a thorough review of potential complications of ART, with detailed analysis of outcome data for the various conditions described. A worldwide perspective is given throughout, with an international team of chapter authors.
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    Lisa R. Sammaritano, Bonnie L. Bermas, editors.
    Springer2014
    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.
  • Digital
    Rebecca H. Allen, Carrie A. Cwiak, editors.
    Springer2014
    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.
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    edited by Zsolt Peter Nagy, Alex C. Varghese, Ashok Agarwal.
    Springer2017
    Historical Background on Gamete and Embryo Cryopreservation -- Utility of Animal Models for Human Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation -- Current Challenges in Immature Oocyte Cryopreservation -- Role of Antioxidants and Antifreeze Proteins in Cryopreservation/Vitrification -- Slow Freezing of Human Sperm -- Technology of Aseptic Cryoprotectant-free Vitrification of Human ICSI Spermatozoa -- Human Epididymal and Testicular Sperm Cryopreservation -- Human Oocytes Slow-rate Freezing: Methodology -- Slow Freezing and Thawing of Human Cleavage Stage Embryos -- Human Oocyte Vitrification -- Human Embryo Vitrification -- Human Ovarian Tissue Slow Freezing -- Human Ovarian Tissue Vitrification -- Establishing an Oocyte Cryo Bank Network -- Development of a Nationwide Network for Ovarian Tissue Crypreservation -- Directional Freezing of Ovarian Tissue and Freeze-drying of Stem Cells for Fertility Preservation -- Sterile Plate-Based Vitrification of Adherent Human Pluripotent Stem Cells and Their Derivatives Using the TWIST Method -- Vitrification: A Reliable Method for Cryopreservation of Animal Embryos -- Cryopreservation Effect on Genetic Function: Neonatal Outcomes -- Gavi-Automated Vitrification Instrument -- A. Cryotec® Vitrification Thawing -- B. Solid Surface Vitrification -- C. Automated Vitrification of Mammalian Embryos on a Digital Microfluidic Device -- D. Irvine Scientific® Vitrification System -- E. Rapid-i: Closed Vitrification Device by Vitrolife -- F. Quinn’s Advantage Embryo Freeze Kit -- G. Vitrification of Blastocysts Using VitriBlast™ and ThermoBlast™ – Nidacon.
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    Patricia Carrascosa, Carlos Capuñay, Carlos E. Sueldo, Juan Mariano Baronio.
    Springer2014
    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.
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    edited by Patrick Quinn, Emeritus Vice-President, Research and Development, SAGE IVF, A CooperSurgical Company, Trumbull, CT, USA.
    Cambridge2014
    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.
  • Digital/Print
    G. Cliff Lamb, Nicolas DiLorenzo, editors.
    Digital : Springer2014
    Print2014
    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.
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    edited by Adam H. Balen [and others].
    Cambridge2010
    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disturbance, affecting 10-15% of women in the UK. The definition of PCOS has been much debated, while its pathophysiology appears to be multifactorial and is still being actively researched. There is no doubt that PCOS has a significant effect on quality of life and psychological morbidity and, as many specialists are involved in its management, a multidisciplinary approach is required. The 59th RCOG Study Group brought together a range of experts who treat women with PCOS. This book presents the findings of the Study Group, including: • a definition of PCOS • the accuracy of diagnostic interventions • the particular challenges of adolescent diagnosis and management • the correlation to ethnicity • current approaches to therapy • the potential individualisation of therapy • the role of the alternative therapies used to manage some aspects of PCOS.
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    volume editors, J. Jürimäe, A.P. Hills, T. Jürimäe.
    Karger2010
    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.
  • Digital
    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.
    Karger2011
    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
  • Digital
    Ri-Cheng Chian, Geeta Nargund, Jack Y.J. Huang, editors.
    Springer2017
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    Susanne Krege, editor.
    Springer2015
    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.
  • Digital
    Nabil Aziz, Ashok Agarwal, editors.
    Springer2017
    This case-based guide is written from the clinician's perspective, dealing with a defined male infertility problem, tracing the actual clinical pathway arriving at the diagnosis, and discussing the treatment options and the likely outcome. Rather than focusing on excessive theoretical details, each chapter presents a unique clinical vignette or scenario, the relevant aspects of which are followed throughout the entire chapter, correlating specific fertility issues with clinical findings, describing treatment options, prognoses and procedures (when indicated), and concluding with practical clinical pearls. Opening with chapters describing current diagnoses of male infertility and semen analysis, the subsequent cases presented cover a variety of relevant topics in male infertility, including anabolic steroid use, ejaculatory and erectile dysfunction, azoospermia, Klinefelter Syndrome, varicocele, cystic fibrosis and spinal cord injury. Additional chapters discuss choosing the right assisted conception technique and developing and managing a sperm bank. Practical and illustrative of a wide array of male fertility issues, The Diagnosis and Treatment of Male Infertility is a go-to resource for clinical andrologists, reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, primary care physicians and any professional working to treat the infertile male.
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    Orhan Bukulmez, editor.
    Springer2020
    This book brings together the most current research and the latest clinical approaches to the management of diminished ovarian reserve (DOR), one of the largest segments of the IVF patient population, both in the advanced reproductive age group as well as poor responders. Opening with a review of the definition and scope of the problem, as well as the current understanding of the natural history of DOR, subsequent chapters in part I outline dietary, hormonal, traditional supplements and conventional methods used to stimulate ovaries and improve ART outcomes. The main segment of chapters, comprising part II, present minimal and mild stimulation protocols and alternatives, frozen embryo transfer preparation, trigger agents and post-trigger testing, embryo culture and endometrial considerations, and a review of clinical outcomes. Part III discusses the utilization of contemporary technologies in the treatment of DOR, including fresh vs. frozen embryo transfer, cryopreservation and comprehensive chromosomal analysis. Future prospects are presented in part IV, such as the artificial oocyte and ovary development, early-age oocyte freezing, ovarian cortical tissue freezing and activation of the ovarian cortex. Utilizing the latest evidence and authored by an international array of thought leaders, Diminished Ovarian Reserve and Assisted Reproductive Technologies is an excellent resource for reproductive medicine and REI specialists, IVF lab professionals, and students and residents in these areas.
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    Hannah Cohen, Patrick O'Brien, editors.
    Springer2012
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    Hannah Cohen, Patrick O'Brien, editors.
    Springer2015
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    Susan Ward, Lisa Joels, Elaine Melrose, Srinivas Vindla.
    Cambridge2017
    This text offers 350 up-to-date practice questions for the DRCOG examination written by examiners to help candidates maximise their chances of success. Each question is followed by the answer and explanations from the examiner, offering useful insight into how to refine techniques and respond effectively. Recommendations for additional reading and sources of information used to set questions are given, allowing readers to prepare thoroughly and find materials for further study where needed. A complete mock test paper is also provided to help strengthen time management skills, enabling every candidate to enter the exam with confidence and proficiency.
  • Digital
    edited by Roy G. Farquharson, Mary D. Stephenson.
    Cambridge2017
    Updated in light of recent research findings on fertilization, implantation and early pregnancy, this new edition combines the expertise of a wide range of internationally renowned authors to produce an authoritative, multidisciplinary approach to the management of first-trimester complications. Several international guidelines and consensus statements have been released since publication of the first edition and this has stimulated new focussed research questions that are addressed. The book's key recommendations provide clinicians with the tools to improve the patient's experience of the management of first-trimester complications. By combining essential elements of scientific research and clinical care, Early Pregnancy continues to set a benchmark for evidence-based management and will be essential reading for obstetricians, gynaecologists, neonatologists, ultrasonographers, and nurses seeking an understanding of the reproductive science of early pregnancy.
  • Digital
    Togas Tulandi, editor.
    Springer2015
    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.
  • Digital
    Douglas T. Carrell, Catherine Racowsky, Peter N. Schlegel, Alan H. DeCherney, editors.
    Springer2018
    Previously known as Biennial Review of Infertility, the fifth installment in this series brings together the most current research and clinical evidence on male and female infertility, emerging assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and evolving controversies in reproductive medicine. In this latest volume, parts one and two discuss recent developments in male and female infertility respectively, including fertility preservation in the male adolescent cancer patient, the clinical relevance of sperm RNA, the management of subclinical hypothyroidism, and the effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Part three covers the latest in ART, such as evidence-based morphological approaches for embryo selection and culturing human embryos. The final section highlights controversies in reproductive medicine, including the use of preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) and blastocyst transfer, as well as the ethics surrounding a maximum BMI for IVF. Providing an ongoing appraisal of current knowledge, and featuring contributions from leading experts in the field, Emerging Topics in Reproduction, Volume 5 is a worthy addition to the series and an ideal resource on the latest topics for reproductive medicine and REI specialists, OB-GYNS, andrologists, and any clinician working with infertility.
  • Digital
    Bruce A. White, John Harrison, Lisa Mehlmann.
    ClinicalKey2019
    "Gain a foundational understanding of how endocrine and metabolic physiology affects other body systems in health and disease, including the clinical dimensions of reproductive endocrinology. Endocrine and Reproductive Physiology, a volume in the Mosby Physiology Series, explains the fundamentals of this complex subject in a clear and concise manner, while helping you bridge the gap between normal function and disease with pathophysiology content throughout the book"--Publisher's description.
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    Manuela Simoni, Ilpo T. Huhtaniemi, editors.
    Springer2017
    This book provides a comprehensive overview of endocrinology of the male reproductive system, explaining how it works and how, sometimes, it fails to work. World-class specialists present state of the art knowledge on all aspects, including anatomy, physiology, molecular biology, genetics, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations of testicular diseases, endocrine aspects of andrological and sexual diseases, and therapy. Extensive consideration is given to sexual development, testicular function, the clinical approach to disorders of male reproduction, male hypogonadism, sexual dysfunction, and male infertility. In addition, sociodemographic, psychological, and ethical aspects of male reproductive disorders are discussed. The book is intended as a major reference for endocrinologists, andrologists, and sexologists, as well as basic and clinical scientists. It is published as part of the SpringerReference program, which delivers access to living editions constantly updated through a dynamic peer-review publishing process.
  • Digital
    Sajal Gupta, Avi Harlev, Ashok Agarwal.
    Springer2015
    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.
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    Bengt Källén.
    Springer2014
    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.
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    Sophie Rousseaux, Saadi Khochbin, editors.
    Springer2011
    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.
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    Fady I. Sharara, editor.
    Springer2013
    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.
  • Digital
    Diana Vaamonde, Stefan S du Plessis, Ashok Agarwal, editors.
    Springer2016
    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).
  • Digital
    Grigoris F. Grimbizis [and more], editors.
    Springer2015
    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.
  • Digital
    Jennifer E. Dietrich, editor.
    Springer2014
    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.
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    Felice Petraglia, Bart CJM Fauser, editors.
    Springer Live2019-Continuously updated edition
    Part I Hypothalamic-Pituitary-ovary axis disorders: The hypothalamus-pituitary-ovary axis -- The menstrual cycle and related disorders -- The Polycystic ovary syndrome -- The menstrual disorders related to endocrine diseases -- The menstrual disorders related to systemic diseases -- Hormones and sex behaviour -- Hormonal contraception -- Part II Uterine disorders: Endometriosis -- Uterine fibroids and adenomyosis -- Abnormal uterine bleeding -- Part III Infertility: Epidemiology and causes -- Diagnostic protocols -- Hormonal treatments -- Assisted reproductive technologies -- Part IV Menopause: Premature ovarian insufficiency -- The climacteric syndrome -- Long term effects -- HRT -- Menopause and bone metabolism -- Part V Pregnancy: Endocrinology of maternal-placental axis -- The "great obstetrical syndromes" -- Part VI Breast: Hormones, breast disorders and lactation.
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    Ursula-F. Habenicht, R. John Aitken, editors.
    Springer2010
    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.
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    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.
    Cambridge2015
    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.
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    Emre Seli, Ashok Agarwal, editors ; foreword by Charles J. Lockwood.
    Springer2012
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    Allison L. Goetsch, Dana Kimelman, Teresa K. Woodruff.
    Springer2017
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    editor-in-chief, John P. Mulhall ; associate editors, Linda D. Applegarth, Robert D. Oates, Peter N. Schlegel V.
    Cambridge2013
    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.
  • Digital
    Alan Cameron [and others].
    Cambridge2011
    A solid understanding of fetal medicine is essential for the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology. This comprehensive book, which has been extensively updated to reflect current clinical practice and developments in the field since publication of the original edition, provides a thorough overview of fetal medicine, covering: screening for chromosomal abnormalities; prenatal diagnostic techniques; the routine anomaly scan; fetal structural abnormalities; fetal therapy; prenatal diagnosis and management of non-immune hydrops fetalis; termination of pregnancy for fetal abnormality; fetal growth restriction; twin pregnancy; and fetal infection. The book is primarily designed to provide a comprehensive summary for candidates preparing for the Part 2 MRCOG examination, and as such covers the RCOG curriculum for fetal medicine. It is also a valuable guide for all healthcare professionals working in the field, including trainees, consultants and midwives.
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    edited by Mark D. Kilby, Anthony Johnson, Dick Oepkes.
    Cambridge2019
    Updated by a team of internationally renowned experts, this book gives a thorough overview of fetal pathophysiology and an evidence base for in utero: both medical (non-invasive) and surgical treatments. Many topics are expanded to cover recent advances, including: stem cell transplantation; tissue scaffolding; minimally invasive approaches to 'open fetal surgery'; the etiology, prevention and treatment of preterm birth and PROM; the genetic etiologies of fetal disease; and gene therapy. In addition, there are in-depth discussions as to the role of open fetal myelomeningocele repair and several fetoscopic approaches to therapy. The international editors have added important new chapters on reducing stillbirth and prenatal counselling. This book is an invaluable reference guide to the latest fetal therapy options, and an essential, in-depth study book for maternal-fetal and neonatology specialists.
  • Digital
    Bart C.J.M. Fauser, Andrea R. Genazzani, editors.
    Springer2015
    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.
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    Andrea R. Genazzani, Mark Brincat, editors.
    Springer2014
    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.
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    Sherman Silber, MD.
    Springer2018
    This book analyzes the basic science and treatment of male factor infertility with Dr. Silber's characteristic honesty and clear thinking. It describes finally what works and what doesn't work. It will inspire everyone in reproductive medicine (Gynecologists, Urologists, Embryologists and Endocrinologists) who wish to better understand male infertility.
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    Catherine Mills.
    Springer2011
    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.
  • Digital
    He-Feng Huang, Jian-Zhong Sheng, editors.
    Springer2014
    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.
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    Elisabetta Baldi, Monica Muratori, editors.
    Digital : Springer2014
    Print2014
    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.
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    edited by Elisabetta Baldi, Monica Muratori.
    Springer2019
    There are several types of damage that can be found in the male gamete. This book covers the genetic damage in spermatozoa that can originate during spermatogenesis, or during transit in both male and female genital tracts. Damage can also be due to ageing, environmental or iatrogenic conditions, as well as to the protocols to cryopreserve and to select spermatozoa in assisted reproduction techniques. The purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive resource for all possible DNA damages in sperm, the relation to fertility and infertility, and possible transgenerational heritable effects.
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    volume editor, Peter Vogt.
    Karger2017
    Genetic basis of male and female infertility / R. Mallepaly, P.R. Butler, A.S. Herati, D.J. Lamb -- Genetics of premature ovarian failure : new developments in etiology opportunity / Y. Qin, J.L. Simpson, Z.-J. Chen -- Genetics of Klinefelter syndrome : experimental exploration / J. Wistuba, C. Brand, M. Zitzmann, O.S. Damm -- Human Y chromosome and male infertility : forward and back from azoospermia factor chromatin structure to azoospermia factor gene function / P.H. Vogt, U. Bender, J. Zimmer, T. Strowitzki -- Genetics and pathophysiology of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator in male reproduction : new evidence of a direct effect on the male germline / A. Touré -- The genetics of androgen receptor signalling in male fertility / L. O'Hara, L.B. Smith -- The genetics of postmeiotic male germ cell differentiation from round spermatids to mature sperm / T. Lehtiniemi, N. Kotaja -- The epigenetics of sperm chromatin / M.B. Shamsi, L. Simon, D.T. Carrell -- Characteristic features of male germline development in primates / R. Behr -- Genetic and epigenetic mouse models of human male infertility / M. Godmann, S. Zemter, C. Kosan -- In vitro spermatogenesis and its potential clinical implication for patients / J.-B. Stukenborg, K. Jahnukainen.
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    edited by Mohamed Arafa, Haitham Elbardisi, Ahmad Majzoub, Ashok Agarwal.
    Springer2020
    This unique, case-based guide provides a thoughtful and comprehensive overview of the genetic basis of male infertility for the practicing clinician. In addition to discussing the molecular foundations of sperm production and the consequences of genetic abnormalities on various stages of sperm development, it examines the clinical aspects of acknowledged genetic disorders and their implications on male fertility. In so doing, it offers the necessary tools required by the clinician for the diagnosis and treatment of infertile men with genetic abnormalities. Moreover, it provides essential algorithms that may aid in counseling patients in the clinic. The text is arranged in four thematic sections for easy reference. The genetic foundation of male reproduction is presented in part 1, including regulation of sperm production, the structure of sperm chromatin, and spermatogenesis. The impact of genetic abnormalities on male infertility is the subject of part 2, covering sperm defects, mitochondrial function and DNA fragmentation. The clinical case material in part 3 illustrates real-world examples of genetic etiologies and the current diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for conditions such as vas asplasia, cryptorchidism, immotile cilia syndrome, sperm aneuploidy and other challenging scenarios. Casting forward, the fourth and final section presents an overview of future possibilities for management of genetic causes of male infertility, including gene editing. Fully exploring the clinical context of these genetic conditions in a practical manner that appeals to the practicing clinician, Genetics of Male Infertility is an exciting and essential text for reproductive medicine specialists, andrologists, urologists, researchers and all other clinicians treating infertile patients.
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    Nao Suzuki, Jacques Donnez, editors.
    Springer2016
    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.
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    Birgit Zirn, Karl Mehnert, eds.
    Springer2019
    Supported by figures, tables and photos, this book illustrates the basics of genetic diagnostics, prenatal and reproductive medicine, syndromology and familial cancers. It also includes numerous illustrated examples of the most frequent genetic diseases, making it a valuable resource in genetic counselling. This book is an essential tool for genetic counsellors, paediatricians, gynaecologists and all healthcare professionals who explain genetic issues to their patients. Useful also for teaching students. .
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    edited by E. Scott Sills, Medical director, Center for Advanced Genetics, Carlsbad, California.
    Cambridge2016
    1. Surrogacy's past, present and future / Peter R. Brinsden -- 2. The ideal surrogate: Santa Claus, Easter Bunny or Tooth Fairy? / Celia Burrell and Leroy C. Edozien -- 3. Gestational surrogacy, ethics and the family / Stuart John Oultram, Caroline Jones and Lucy Frith -- 4. Gestational surrogacy and the feminist perspective / Jennifer A. Parks -- 5. Surrogacy's changing social profile / Leslie M. Whetstine and Bradley G. Beach -- 6. Addressing global inequalities in surrogacy / Sheela Saravanan -- 7. Surrogacy as medical tourism: philosophical issues / David M. Pena-Guzman and G. K. D. Crozier -- 8. LGBT issues in surrogacy: present and future challenges / Elizabeth F. Schwartz -- 9. The emotional work of a 'labor of love': an ethnographic account of surrogacy arrangements in the United States / Zsuzsa Berend -- 10. Psychological and interpersonal factors in gestational surrogacy / Emily Koert and Judith C. Daniluk -- 11. Saying no to surrogacy: a European view / Eduardo Corral Garcia -- 12. Gestational surrogacy agreements: enforcement and breach / I. Glenn Cohen and Katherine L. Kraschel -- 13. Routine embryo screening and surrogacy: current challenges and future directions for preimplantation genetic testing / E. Scott Sills, Robert E. Anderson and Mary McCaffrey -- 14. Gestational surrogacy in Argentina / Fabiana Marcela Quaini -- 15. Gestational surrogacy in Australia / Pip Trowse -- 16. Surrogate motherhood in Belgium / Liesbet Pluym and Guido Pennings -- 17. Gestational surrogacy in Canada / Erin L. Nelson -- 18. A baby's citizenship and kinship ties after surrogate birth: the case in France / Jennifer Merchant and Karene Parizer-Krief -- 19. Gestational surrogacy in the Republic of Georgia / Mariam Kukunashvili and Matuta Bjalava -- 20. Cross-border reproductive surrogacy in India / Amrita Pande -- 21. Reproductive surrogacy in Iran / Mitra Zandi and Zohreh Vanaki -- 22. Gestational surrogacy in the Republic of Ireland / Deirdre Madden -- 23. Surrogacy in Israel: state-controlled surrogacy as a mechanism of symbolic control / Elly Teman -- 24. Gestational surrogacy in Japan / Yuri Hibino -- 25. Gestational surrogacy in Korea / Jung-Ok Ha -- 26. Gestational surrogacy in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg / Olivier P. Hance -- 27. Gestational surrogacy in Malaysia / Nehaluddin Ahmad and Gary I. Lilienthal -- 28. Reproductive surrogacy in New Zealand / D. Gareth Jones -- 29. Gestational surrogacy in Nigeria / Abayomi Bolaji Ajayi and Victor Dayo Ajayi -- 30. Gestational surrogacy in Norway / Marit Melhuus and Aslak Syse -- 31. Gestational surrogacy in Portugal and Brazil / Marianna Chaves -- 32. Gestational surrogacy in the Russian Federation / Konstantin Svitnev -- 33. Gestational surrogacy practice in Sweden / Outi Hovatta -- 34. Gestational surrogacy in Thailand / Somsin Petyim -- 35. Gestational surrogacy in Ukraine / Mykola Gryshchenko and Alexey Pravdyuk -- 36. Surrogacy in the United Kingdom: present and future challenges / Kirsty Horsey -- 37. Reproductive surrogacy in the United States of America: trajectories and trends / Steven H. Snyder -- 38. Gestational surrogacy concerns: the American landscape / Jennifer Lahl -- 39. Gestational surrogacy in California / Stephanie M. Caballero -- 40. Gestational surrogacy in the District of Columbia and Maryland, USA / Diane S. Hinson, Jennifer Ahern and Michelle Misler -- 41. Surrogacy in Missouri / Tim Schlesinger.
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    Eleonora Porcu, Patrizia Maria Ciotti, Stefano Venturoli.
    Cambridge2013
    "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.
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    edited by David K. Gardner, Carlos Simón.
    TandFonline2017
    IVF : the first four decades / Mae Wu Healy, Micah J. Hill, and Alan DeCherney -- Evaluation and preparation of the infertile couple for in vitro fertilization / David R. Meldrum -- Carrier screening / Stephanie Hallam and Gregory Porreca -- Testing ovarian reserve / Daniela Galliano, Nuria Pellicer, and Antonio Pellicer -- Basics of ovarian stimulation / Sandra J. Tanahatoe, Frank J.M. Broekmans, and Bart C.J.M. Fauser -- Role of antagonists in human IVF : the tool to a safer and more patient friendly IVF / Evangelos Papanikolaou and Robert Najdecki -- Ultrasonography in IVF / Roger A. Pierson -- Oocyte retrieval / Nina Resetkova and Michel M. Alper -- In vitro maturation for clinical use / Melanie L. Walls and Roger Hart -- Sperm preparation for IVF and ICSI / Christopher J. De Jonge and Nancy Bossert -- Assisted fertilization / Zsolt Peter Nagy -- Analysis of fertilization / Basak Balaban -- Human embryo development and assessment of viability / David K. Gardner and Markus Montag -- Embryo culture systems / David K. Gardner and Michelle Lane -- Polar body, cleavage stage and trophectoderm biopsy / Antonio Capalbo, Laura Rienzi, Danilo Cimadomo, and Filippo Maria Ubaldi -- Preimplantation genetic testing / Nathan R. Treff and Carmen Rubio -- Oocytes and embryo cryopreservation / Ana Cobo -- Quality control and quality assurance in the IVF laboratory / David Mortimer and Sharon T. Mortimer -- Oocyte donation / Irene Woo and Richard J. Paulson -- Endometrial receptivity / Sujata Lalitkumar, Eva Gomez, Maria Ruiz-Alonso, Diana Valbuena, Felipe Vilella, and Carlos Simón -- Embryo transfer / Giulia Mariani and Jose Bellver -- Multiple vs singleton births : consequences and prevention / Ernesto Bosch -- Monitoring and evaluation of infertility treatments : is there a priority for monitoring of cognitive function in children born from ART and other treatments? / Michael J. Davies, Vivienne M. Moore.
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    conference ; Maria I. New, Joe Leigh Simpson, editors.
    Digital : Springer2011
    Print2011
    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.
  • Digital
    edited by Gabor Kovacs, Lois Salamonsen.
    Cambridge2019
    The last step in the IVF treatment cycle, embryo transfer, is also the process with the highest failure rate. No matter how good the laboratory technique is, a successful pregnancy will not be achieved without meticulous preparation of the uterus to accept the embryo. This book reviews the scientific evidence on endometrial receptivity, including histological, hormonal, biochemical, and immunological factors. Practical and concise, it supports gynecologists and embryologists to make evidence-based decisions that can influence the success rates of implantation and live births. Part of a series of books offering treatments and strategies for fertility and conception to optimize IVF outcomes, this volume is for all clinicians and embryologists working in reproductive medicine.
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    Laurence A. Cole, Stephen A. Butler.
    ScienceDirect2010
    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.
  • Digital
    Gautam Allahbadia, Claudio Chillik, editors.
    Springer2015
    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. .
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    edited by Zev Rosenwaks, Paul M. Wassarman.
    Springer2014
    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.
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    editors, David K. Gardner, Denny Sakkas, Emre Seli, Dagan Wells.
    Springer2013
  • Digital
    edited by Heide Schatten.
    Wiley2017
    Sperm Selection Techniques and their Relevance to ART / Luke Simon, Monis B Shamsi, Douglas T Carrell -- In Vitro Maturation of Human Oocytes: Current Practices and Future Promises / Catherine MH Combelles -- Molecular Biology of Endometriosis / Jayasree Sengupta, G Anupa, Muzaffer Ahmed Bhat, Debabrata Ghosh -- Novel Immunological Aspects for the Treatment of Age-induced Ovarian and Testicular Infertility, Other Functional Diseases, and Early and Advanced Cancer Immunotherapy / Antonin Bukovsky -- Mitochondrial Manipulation for Infertility Treatment and Disease Prevention / Tetsuya Ishii -- Novel Imaging Techniques to Assess Gametes and Preimplantation Embryos / Jason E Swain -- Clinical Application of Methods to Select In Vitro Fertilized Embryos / Kirstine Kirkegaard, Thomas F Dyrlund, Hans Jakob Ingerslev -- New Horizons/Developments in Time-Lapse Morphokinetic Analysis of Mammalian Embryos / Serdaroğullari Munevver, Necati Findikli, Mustafa Bahceci -- The Non-Human Primate Model for Early Human Development / Stuart Meyers, Renee Riejo-Pera -- Cytoskeletal Functions, Defects, and Dysfunctions Affecting Human Fertilization and Embryo Development / Heide Schatten, Qing-Yuan Sun.
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    Walter K.H. Krause, Rajesh K. Naz, editors.
    Springer2017
    This book offers comprehensive coverage of both basic and clinical aspects of immune reactions responsible for infertility. It has four sections focusing on Sperm antigens, Antisperm antibodies (ASAs), Clinical impact of ASAs, and Immune contraception, and include contributions from leading experts in these fields. This new edition of the book offers a comprehensive update that reflects the very significant advances in reproductive immunology that have been achieved over the past five years, especially related to the sperm proteome, sperm-egg binding/fusion proteins, gene knockout studies, and immunocontraception. Reproductive immunology continues to be a fast-growing discipline in which new knowledge is emerging almost every day. Immune Infertility is a model source of vital and reliable information on the latest scientific developments in the field. It will be of value for clinicians, scientists, students, residents, and fellows working in reproductive biology, obstetrics and gynecology, and urology.
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    Erma Z. Drobnis, Ajay K. Nangia.
    Springer2017
    The over-arching goal of this volume is to help infertility practitioners evaluate and manage their patients with poor semen quality.The authors review the existing literature on the effects of medications on male fertility, and provide detailed information about what is known, giving the number of individuals and population characteristics for studies of medication effects on male fertility. Medications are designed to treat illness and reduce symptoms, but all have undesirable adverse effects such as headache or stomach upset. Some adverse reactions can even be life-threatening, so it is no surprise that some drugs have negative effects on male reproduction. Medical practitioners rarely consider a mans reproductive plans when prescribing medications. Men are routinely treated with drugs that can impair or abolish fertility. Although practitioners in the field of reproductive medicine generally realize that certain drugs impact negatively on reproductive health, there are limited resources providing evidence-based knowledge useful in counseling patients. Tables throughout this volume summarize the information for each drug, providing a handy reference for clinical use.
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    edited by Kay Elder, Bourn Hall Clinic, Cambridge, Brian Dale Centre for Assisted Reproduction, Naples.
    Cambridge2019
    Review of cell and molecular biology -- Endocrine control of reproduction: controlled ovarian hyperstimulation for ART -- Gametes and gametogenesis -- Sperm-oocyte interaction -- First stages of development -- Implantation and early stages of fetal development -- Stem cell biology -- The clinical in-vitro fertilization laboratory -- Quality management in the IVF laboratory -- Sperm and ART -- Oocyte retrieval and embryo culture -- Cryopreservation of gametes and embryos -- Micromanipulation techniques -- Preimplantation genetic diagnosis -- Epigenetics and assisted reproduction.
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    Kay Elder, Brian Dale ; with contributions from Yves Ménézo, Joyce Harper, John Huntriss.
    Cambridge2010
    "This fully updated new edition of a successful and popular practical guide is an indispensable account of modern in-vitro fertilization practice. Initial chapters cover theoretical aspects of gametogenesis and embryo development at the cellular and molecular level, while the latter half of the book describes the requisites for a successful IVF laboratory and the basic technologies in ART. Advanced techniques, including pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, vitrification and stem-cell technology, are comprehensively covered, providing up-to-date analyses of these groundbreaking technologies. This edition includes: New practical techniques, including preservation of fertility for cancer patients, stem-cell biology/technology, vitrification and in-vitro maturation A 'refresher' study review of fundamental principles of cell and molecular biology The latest information available from animal and human research in reproductive biology Packed with a wealth of practical and scientific detail, this is a must for all IVF practitioners"--Provided by publisher.
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    Elizabeth S. Ginsburg, Catherine Racowsky, editors.
    Springer2012
    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.
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    edited by Zsolt Peter Nagy, Alex C. Varghese, Ashok Agarwal.
    Springer2019
    Now in its revised and expanded second edition - including over 20 new chapters - this comprehensive textbook remains a unique and accessible description of the current and developing diagnostic and treatment techniques and technologies comprising in vitro fertilization (IVF). Arranged thematically in sections, each chapter covers a key topic in IVF in a sensible presentation. Parts one and two describe the planning, design and organization of an ART unit and IVF laboratory and equipment and systems, respectively. The sections that follow provide detailed descriptions of IVF techniques, embryo culture methods, sperm processing and selection, insemination procedures, micromanipulation, embryo evaluation, cryopreservation, and embryo transfer. Concluding sections address issues of management and regulation of ART labs across the globe, as well as special topics and emerging techniques and devices. Chapter authors, all experts in the field, contribute their expertise from around the world. With the addition of learning key points and review questions at the beginning and end of each chapter, this new edition of In Vitro Fertilization is a readily accessible, high quality instructional resource for reproductive medicine trainees at all levels. Practicing reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, and embryologists also will find value in the book, as will infertility researchers.
  • Digital
    edited by Gabor Kovacs, Peter Brinsden, Alan DeCherney.
    Cambridge2018
    The birth of Louise Joy Brown - the world's first baby born following in-vitro fertilization - heralded a medical revolution. Forty years later, many thousands of babies are born each year following IVF. Assisted reproduction is a global industry with a multi-billion dollar turnover. It is a complex mix of science, clinical management, bioethics, and commercial imperatives. Many of the pioneers of IVF are still with us and have a fascinating tale to tell. Here, they relate the story of the development of IVF and related technologies in a way that will prove invaluable to future generations of practitioners seeking to understand the genesis of the specialty. This is not an academic history: rather it takes an informal and anecdotal approach; informing and entertaining for generations of past, present and future medical and scientific specialists of IVF, alongside the millions of parents, who celebrated the successes of IVF treatment worldwide.
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    edited by Adel Elkady, Prabha Sinha, Soad Ali Zaki Hassan.
    Cambridge2019
    Verified by current World Health Organization and country-specific classifications, this comprehensive single volume effectively engages with the diagnosis and management of viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic diseases that affect women in pregnancy. This comprehensive book provides focused, relevant information on newer viruses causing epidemics, including Dengue, Chikungunya and the Zika virus. With today's ease of world migration, this text covers infections found in both tropical and temperate climates, highlighting newer and rapid diagnostic methods, particularly for resource-poor settings, and clinicians working in remote and diverse locations. Designed for professionals with busy schedules, this guide provides efficient solutions and relevant information regarding investigation, diagnosis and treatment of common maternal infections, worldwide.
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    Stefano Palomba, editor.
    Springer2018
  • Digital
    Gianpiero D. Palermo, E. Scott Sills, editors.
    Springer2018
    Male-Factor Infertility: Factoring in the Male Experience -- Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection: History, Indications, Technique and Safety -- The Role of Reproductive Genetics in Modern Andrology -- Effect of Paternal Age on Reproductive Outcomes: Data from Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection and Oocyte Donation -- New Paradigms in de Novo Creation of Functional Human Spermatozoa: A Review of Biological Progress towards Clinical Application -- Assessment of Sperm DNA Integrity and Implications for Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection Outcomes -- Sperm Evaluation Using the Comet Assay -- Automated Morphology Detection from Human Sperm Images -- Clinical Approaches to Male Factor Infertility -- Intracytoplasmic Morphologically Selected Sperm Injection (IMSI): An Overview -- The Human Y-Chromosome: Evolutionary Directions and Implications for the Future of?Maleness? -- Implications of Sperm Source on ICSI Outcome: Assessment of TESE and Other Surgical Sperm Retrieval Methods -- Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI): Applications and Insights.
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    Alexander S. Kauffman, Jeremy T. Smith, editors.
    Digital : Springer2013
    Print2013
  • Digital
    edited by R. John Aitken, David Mortimer, Gabor T. Kovacs.
    Cambridge2020
    "This chapter describes techniques for the preparation of human spermatozoa for assisted conception. Traditional swim-up techniques depend on the intrinsic motility of human spermatozoa and have been used as the basis for new microfluidics devices that exploit the capacity of these cells for chemotaxis, rheotaxis or thermotaxis. Unfortunately, such self-migration strategies tend to lose effectiveness with pathological samples exhibiting poor levels of motility and/or diminished counts. With such compromised starting material, active selection of spermatozoa can be achieved by exploiting differences between sperm populations in their density or charge. Density gradient centrifugation selects spermatozoa with minimal residual cytoplasm that are highly motile and have good morphology, even though the induction of sperm DNA damage in certain patients may be problematical. Alternatively, methodologies based on differences in sperm charge, appear to hold promise for the rapid, efficient isolation of highly motile human spermatozoa that consistently exhibit low levels of DNA damage"-- Provided by publisher.
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    Karthik Gunasekaran, N Pandiyan, editors.
    Springer2017
    The book aims to bring into focus the current understanding of male reproduction and the pathological basis of failure to reproduce in men. Infertility in men is a common disorder. However, attempts at scientific study of male infertility are of very recent origin. Many questions about the physiology and pathophysiology of male reproduction are still not clear. The chapters are written by authorities in the field with great clinical experience. The primary focus would be on clinical perspective; however emphasis would also be placed on basic research and molecular biology. .
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    Stefan S. du Plessis, Ashok Agarwal, Edmund S. Sabanegh, Jr, editors.
    Springer2014
  • Digital
    Sijo J. Parekattil, Ashok Agarwal, editors.
    Springer2012
    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.
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    Sijo J. Parekattil, Sandro C. Esteves, Ashok Agarwal, editors.
    Springer2020
    A groundbreaking contribution to the literature now in its revised and expanded second edition, this textbook offers a comprehensive review of diagnostic and treatment techniques for male infertility. This state-of-the-art, evidence-based textbook incorporates new multidisciplinary and complementary medicine approaches to create a first-of-its-kind guide to treatment strategies for male infertility and beyond. While this new edition is primarily designed as a reference for students and residents in reproductive medicine and andrology, it will be equally useful as well for professionals in urology, reproductive endocrinology, embryology, and research fields who are interested in the role that antioxidants play in male infertility. World-renowned experts in these areas have been selected to participate in this work. Careful selection of the highest quality content will span the whole range of topics in the area of male infertility, providing a complete review of well-established and current diagnostic and treatment techniques for male infertility. The incorporation of 20 new chapters will enhance the books appeal by including the most recent advances brought to the male infertility arena. Additionally, this edition incorporates new features, including bulleted key points, review criteria and select video clips demonstrating some of the most fascinating male infertility treatment modalities. A dedicated new section on current guidelines on male infertility will enlighten readers on how to most optimally manage male infertility clinical scenarios. Covering all aspects of diagnosis and management, ART, lifestyle factors and associated conditions for male infertility, Male Infertility: Contemporary Clinical Approaches, Andrology, ART and Antioxidants will be a readily accessible, high quality reference for medical students and residents, and will be of significant value to professionals working in the various fields treating this condition as well.

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