Assisted Reproduction Techniques

Author : Khaldoun Sharif
ISBN : 9781444335552
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Assisted reproduction techniques have led to the birth of 4 million babies worldwide Assisted reproduction techniques (ART), in particular in–vitro fertilization and intra–cytoplasmic sperm injection, are the most advanced forms of infertility treatment. They involve numerous counseling, medical, surgical and laboratory–based steps. At each step various problems and complications could be encountered that challenge even the most experienced ART practitioners. Moreover, patients with complex medical disorders may require ART, presenting further challenges. Assisted Reproduction Techniques will stimulate resourceful thinking in the ART practitioner when faced with these challenges. It outlines various management options, the reasoning behind them, and the evidence on which they are based to enable the practitioner to choose the most suitable solution for the needs of each patient. Written by 122 internationally renowned experts, Assisted Reproduction Techniques follows the patient′s journey throughout the whole ART process, with chapters on: Counseling and preparation Ovarian stimulation Oocyte retrieval Embryo transfer The luteal phase The ART laboratory The male patient The ART pregnancy Each of the 100 concise chapters includes clinical cases, background, evidence–based practical management options, preventive measures and key–point summaries of the important details. Assisted Reproduction Techniques gives a wide–ranging practical guide to all those wishing to support couples who cannot conceive naturally.
Category: Health & Fitness

Good Clinical Practice In Assisted Reproduction

Author : Paul Serhal
ISBN : 0521000912
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Provides an introduction to good clinical practice in the investigation and treatment of infertility, using the very latest assisted reproductive technologies. There are chapters on clinical assessment of the male and the female, followed by detailed chapters on the clinical procedures that can be put in place to help overcome infertility. There are chapters on IVF, GIFT and ZIFT and clinical aspects of PGD, and on how to set up a successful IVF Unit. With its clinical focus, this will undoubtedly become an essential introduction to this field.
Category: Health & Fitness

A Color Atlas For Human Assisted Reproduction

Author : Pasquale Patrizio
ISBN : 0781737699
Genre : Medical
File Size : 80.88 MB
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Featuring more than 300 full-color photographs, this atlas is a comprehensive guide to the complex procedures used in assisted reproduction. It shows readers how to utilize the latest technologies and correlates the laboratory and clinical components of assisted reproduction. The book depicts oocytes, embryos, and blastocysts at various stages of division and offers guidelines for assessing oocytes and embryos. The authors give detailed instructions on ovarian stimulation, intracytoplasmic sperm injection, assisted hatching, cryopreservation, extended in vitro culturing, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, and embryo transfer techniques. Close attention is also given to assessment of oocytes and embryos from patients with endometriosis and other pathologies.
Category: Medical

Adoption And Assisted Reproduction

Author : Madelyn Freundlich
ISBN : 0878688072
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 74.35 MB
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The controversies in adoption have extended across a spectrum of policy and practice issues, and although the issues have become clear, resolution has not been achieved nor has consensus developed regarding a framework on which to improve the quality of adoption policy and practice. This book is the fourth in a series to use an ethics-based framework for analyzing and resolving these complex challenges in adoption while avoiding the divisiveness that has heretofore impeded their resolution. This book raises the question of whether assisted reproduction (including sperm donation, egg donation, and embryo transfer), which may result in a child who is not genetically related to one or both parents, creates a situation that is analogous to adoption. The book examines whether the knowledge acquired in the field of adoption should be applied in the area of assisted reproduction and whether issues in adoption, such as identity, access to background information, and search, are equally applicable in the context of reproductive technology. The chapters are: (1) "Infertility, Assisted Reproduction, and Adoption"; (2) "The Meaning of Parenthood in Assisted Reproduction and Adoption"; (3) "The Parties Served through Adoption and Assisted Reproduction"; (4) "Anonymity and Information Access"; (5) "Market Forces in Adoption and Assisted Reproduction"; (6) "Embryo Donation and Adoption"; and (7) "The Law of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction." The concluding chapter notes that the limited research in assisted reproduction has made it difficult to determine the relative risks and benefits of a number of aspects of current practice and that identifying the key issues can serve as a first step toward full discussion of the challenges faced by professionals in adoption and assisted reproduction. (Contains 181 references.) (KB)
Category: Family & Relationships

Assisted Reproductive Technology

Author : Charles P. Kindregan
ISBN : 1590316118
Genre : Law
File Size : 74.84 MB
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As more people turn to assisted reproduction, the legal issues surrounding it have become increasingly complex. Beyond representing patients or clinics, numerous legal problems are arising from the technology's application. Disputes in divorce are the most common, but this technology impacts the law in other areas, including personal injury, insurance, criminal law, and estate planning. Drawing from multiple legal sources, this book presents complex information in a direct, balanced and fair manner. It includes glossary, sample forms and checklists, and bibliography.
Category: Law

A Textbook Of In Vitro Fertilization And Assisted Reproduction

Author : Peter R. Brinsden
ISBN : 1842142933
Genre : Medical
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This major book - known as 'The Bourn Hall Textbook' - evolved from teaching courses held at this prestigious Clinic - one of the birthplaces of IVF and clinical reproductive medicine. The content is comprehensive: covering assessment of the infertile couple and both laboratory and clinical aspects of assisted reproductive technologies. The emphasis throughout is on the practical management of patients undergoing assisted conception treatment. The third edition is a complete update of the field including expanded sections on newer technologies such as GIFT and ICSI. The book is authored largely by current or previous members of the Bourne Hall staff, with additional material from leading international authorities. The Bourn Hall Procedures, Protocols and Information Sheets - previously published as an Appendix - are now included on CD-ROM for ease of adaptation for local use.
Category: Medical

Vitrification In Assisted Reproduction Second Edition

Author : Michael J Tucker
ISBN : 9781482242584
Genre : Medical
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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.
Category: Medical

Complications And Outcomes Of Assisted Reproduction

Author : Botros Rizk
ISBN : 9781107055643
Genre : Medical
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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.
Category: Medical