Over 500 pages of detailed tables, flowcharts and figures make this book a huge resource for all medical professionals dealing with disorders of reproduction. Chapters cover a wide-range of topics from amenorrhea to ART. This completely revised and updated 2nd Edition is sure to be a classic pocket reference for clinicians ranging from nurses to medical students, residents, fellows and practicing physicians. Carefully referenced and filled with tables, flowcharts, figures and packed with helpful hints this handbook will prove indispensable.
Based on the gold standard procedures and protocols developed at Boston IVF, this new edition of a bestselling text continues to provide a structured approach to treating the infertile couple that can be of benefit to the gynecologist, reproductive endocrinologist, and reproductive medicine nurse alike. Both clinical and laboratory techniques are included, with material on preconception care. New to this edition are chapters on fertility care for the LGBT community, endometriosis, elective egg freezing, and effective nursing.
Finally, a concise and practical guide to reproductive endocrinology and infertility for the non-specialist! Written and designed especially for use by the ob/gyn clinician in general practice, Essential Reproductive Medicine addresses the full range of reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI) issues, from the fundamentals of reproductive medicine through disorders of the endocrine system, infertility, contraception, and menopause. Featuring the insights of the world’s leading authorities, Essentials is clinically focused and logically organized, to reflect how the clinician should approach the REI patient. STATE-OF-THE-ART COVERAGE INCLUDES: *Diagnostic evaluation and treatment of the infertile couple, including male infertility *Disorders of the endocrine system, including sexual development, puberty, the adrenal and thyroid glands, polycystic ovarian disease and obesity *Endometriosis and tubal disease *Clinical trials for reproductive medicine *Assisted reproductive technologies *Recurrent pregnancy loss *Hormonal and non-hormonal contraception *Perimenopause/Transition *The benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy *Alternative treatments for aging women including phytoestrogens and herbals *And much more FEATURES: *Easy-to-use format enhances readability, and speeds access to specific information, maximizing comprehension of even the most difficult topics *Highly focused chapters guide you systematically through evaluation, diagnosis, and management *Handy tables highlight differential diagnoses, clinical features, and appropriate lab evaluation *“Key Points" summarizes each chapter’s critical information *Targeted, high-yield reference lists assist further research or study Designed for optimal clinical utility, Essential Reproductive Medicine provides authoritative guidance to REI, and serves as a concise yet comprehensive, and highly affordable alternative to existing tomes in the literature.
Compiled by two experts in Reproductive Medicine, with contributions from internationally respected specialists, this innovative text lets the whole team in Reproductive Medicine get literally on the same page. Taking a cook-book approach to the operational procedures in the laboratory and in the clinic, it details what needs to be prepared in advance, what needs to be prepared earlier the same day, and what steps to take before, during, and after the procedure itself. This is an essential tool for ensuring all staff - whether experienced or starters - can be confident in their tasks and are in touch with what is expected of them and their colleagues.
Written and edited by experts in the field, this collection from Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine reviews our understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in conception, pregnancy, labor, and birth, and how molecular techniques are being applied to reproductive and perinatal health. The contributors discuss the gene expression profiles and epigenetic characteristics of sperm, the ovary, the endometrium, and the placenta, as well as the molecules involved in feto-maternal communication, including various endocrine, vascular, and immune factors. They also consider how we can harness this knowledge to improve fertility, conception rates, and embryo implantation success, leading to healthy, full-term pregnancies.The authors also review innovative technologies to diagnose genetic disorders at the fetal and neonatal stages and the social and ethical dilemmas these pose. The volume is therefore an indispensable reference for all scientists and physicians interested in deepening our understanding of human reproductive biology and improving our chances of having healthy children.
The most convenient, easy-to-use clinical manual for outpatient medicine and family practiceA Doody's Core Title for 2017!Formerly authored by Dr. Mark Mengel, Family Medicine: Ambulatory Care and Prevention delivers information on the most common complaints, problems, conditions, and diseases encountered by family medicine clinicians and other primary care providers who practice in an ambulatory setting. Evidence-based information and algorithms on diagnosis and treatment, including strength of recommendation ratings, is presented in a way that busy clinicians can access and implement immediately. Practical, specific treatment information, including medication dosing, side effects, and important drug interactions is included.Unlike similar texts which are organized by organ system, this manual is structured according to typical patient presentations in primary care settings of common symptoms and signs, follow-up needs for chronic physical or mental illness, and reproductive health concerns. In addition, the book provides information on screening and preventative healthcare recommendations.In all chapters, authors have integrated principles of clinical decision, evidence-based medicine, and cost-effective clinical management.
THE INSIDER'S GUIDE TO ACING THE FAMILY MEDICINE BOARDS--WRITTEN BY PHYSICIANS WHO PASSED Apply the proven First Aid formula for exam success! Features: A complete one-stop review of the most frequently tested topics NEW full-color design NEW integrated vignette Q&As prepare you for what you will see on exam day Insider tips and study strategies for outstanding performance Hundreds of high-yield tables, diagrams, and illustrations Key facts in the margins reinforce must-know information Mnemonics make learning and memorization fast, fun, and easy Great as a refresher for recertification
120 case-based cards offer a fun, fast way to review the pathophysiologic basis of common diseases 120 cards cover the topics most relevant to medical practice Each card begins with a case followed by questions designed to help you sharpen your clinical problem-solving skills Concise, bulleted answers are derived from the classic Pathophysiology of Disease: An Introduction to Clinical Medicine, Seventh Edition Essential when preparing for course and certification exams These flashcards are a great way to improve your knowledge of the pathophysiology associated with specific disorders.
Vitrification in Assisted Reproduction presents standard and new cryopreservation techniques in detail, outlining those that have resulted in success, and providing recommended means for overcoming typically encountered problems. This new edition provides a much broader range of clinical application and data to demonstrate its contribution to the use of vitrified oocytes and embryos. The book also discusses new areas in the field of assisted reproductive technology such as oocyte banking, preimplantion diagnostics at the blastocyst stage, and the burgeoning adoption of elective single embryo transfer. Written by expert scientists and clinical embryologists, this book will help you to consistently and predictably apply vitrification as an important therapeutic strategy in assisted reproduction.