Each patient seeking assisted reproduction has a unique set of circumstances that affects the outcome of treatment. Particularly challenging are those patients with pre-existing medical conditions or those receiving medical therapies that may impact the safety and success of their IVF treatments. Prior identification and preparation of the patient at increased risk of complications will enable the clinician to avoid problems in advance, anticipate the necessary management, and optimize outcomes. A new expanded edition of the prize-winning text IVF in the Medically Complicated Patient: A Guide to Management, Second Edition provides a readily accessible, authoritative, and didactic source of information to aid clinicians in this important field.
The field of infertility research and practice is one of continuous innovation and change, but alongside the increasing sophistication of assisted reproductive techniques there is as strong a need as ever for clinical experience and expertise and common practical sense to inform diagnosis and clinical decision making. Now in its fourth edition, Infertility in Practice is practical and gives the clinician a clear picture of the aetiology of infertility and a careful assessment of the basis for treatment options. A thoroughly comprehensive book that provides sound theory and evidence based therapy, this book is a must for any practitioner dealing with infertility.
This volume represents an up-to-date overview on pre-Menopause and Menopause, with their respective clinical implications and therapies. The aim is to clarify possible doubts and clinical approaches to this particular period in a woman’s life and how to face it, both offering solutions to actual problems and focusing on the potential impact of preventive medicine in improving women’s health and quality of life. The volume is published within the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology (ISGE) Series, and is based on the 2017 International School of Gynecological and Reproductive Endocrinology Winter Course. This book, covering a very wide range of topics with particular focus on fertility in pre- and peri-menopausal women, climacteric and menopausal symptoms, impact of PCOS on post-menopausal health, breast disease, surgical treatments and therapies, will be an invaluable tool for gynecologists, endocrinologists, and experts in women’s health.
Anovulation – one of the most common causes of infertility – is here given a thorough review, with classification of the different subtypes, how they are diagnosed, how they are treated, and the possible complications and outcomes involved. This is a comprehensive evidence-based summary from an international expert team, with guidelines for daily practice clearly stated and summarized for your convenience.
Affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Boston IVF is one of the leading outpatient fertility and in vitro fertilization centers in the world. The Boston IVF Handbook is based on the gold standard procedures and protocols that have been developed at this facility. The book provides 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. Additional chapters in this revised and enlarged edition include material on genetics, legal aspects, and recurrent pregnancy loss. The book includes forms and documents for use in clinical practice, including consent forms, male and female history forms, and a fee ticket to help with billing for infertility services.
Reproductive biology is more than the development of techniques for helping with too little or too much breeding. While some of the relevant techniques are useful for individual species, technical developments have to be backed up by thorough biological understanding of the background behind the problems. This book is therefore threefold; (1) it provides a snapshot of the state of the art in terms of species-specific reproductive technologies, whether for individual animals or whole taxonomic groups; (2) it sets the reproductive problems in context and emphasizes the links between animal-based problems and the wider world, e.g. reproductive fitness and (3) it looks forward and presents realistic assessments of how effective some of the more recently developed techniques in reproductive technology might be at combating extinctions. This is a wide-ranging book that will be relevant to anyone involved in reproductive biology or in species conservation and provides provide them some useful perspectives about the real utility of current and emerging technologies. It has contributions from experts in reproduction and related fields.
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.
42 Authors cover all of the reproductive endocrine problems commonly encountered in the practice of obstetrics and gynecology. A question and answer study guide is also available.
Intra-uterine insemination (IUI) is a widely used fertility treatment for couples with unexplained and male subfertility. Although it is less invasive and less expensive than l other treatment options such as in vitro fertilization, several factors affect its outcome. In addition, IUI remains controversial due to concerns about some of the possible aspects of treatment, including side-effects such multiple pregnancies. This comprehensive evidence-based book from an international IUI expert team explores all of these topics and provides clear guidelines for daily practice.