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Reproductive medicine

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Clean Room Technology in ART Clinics

Clean Room Technology in ART Clinics

Author: Sandro C. Esteves Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

Regulatory agencies worldwide have issued directives or such requirements for air quality standards in embryology laboratories. This practical guide reviews the application of clean room technology or controlled environments specifically suited for Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Units. Its comprehensive coverage includes material on airborne particles and volatile organic compounds, including basic concepts, regulation, construction, materials, certification, clinical results in humans, and more.

Disease Control Priorities (Volume 8)

Disease Control Priorities (Volume 8)

Author: Vikram Patel Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/2020

More children born today will survive to adulthood than at any time in history. It is now time to emphasise health and development in middle childhood and adolescence - developmental phases that are critical to health in adulthood and the next generation. Child and Adolescent Health and Development explores the benefits that accrue from sustained and targeted interventions across the first two decades of life. The volume outlines the investment case for effective, costed, and scaleable interventions for low-resource settings, emphasising the cross-sectoral role of education. This evidence base can guide policy makers in prioritising actions to promote survival, health, cognition, and physical growth throughout childhood and adolescence.

Atlas of Vitrified Blastocysts in Human Assisted Reproduction

Atlas of Vitrified Blastocysts in Human Assisted Reproduction

Author: Thomas Ebner, Pierre Vanderzwalmen, Barbara Wirleitner Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2020

The method of vitrification of oocytes and embryos is fundamental for the outcome of IVF. This atlas presents data on both closed system and open vitrification techniques, and the consequences of each method for survival rates, aiding the comparison of vitrification methods. Structured on a patient-by-patient basis, the atlas describes 100 clinically documented case studies that follow the evolution of cryopreserved blastocysts between warming and blastocyst transfer. It relates fresh to post-warming blastocyst morphology and to response to controlled ovarian hyperstimulation. For each case, pronuclear morphology and synchrony, as well as embryo morphology, are reported and described. Data on indications for treatment, stimulation type and duration, are accompanied by over 400 high-quality images of vitrified blastocysts. Covering the state-of-the-art techniques, this atlas is an essential aid in selecting the vitrification method for clinical embryologists and physicians in reproductive medicine.

PROLOG: Gynecologic Oncology and Critical Care

PROLOG: Gynecologic Oncology and Critical Care

Author: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2020

Each of the 6 units of PROLOG addresses a major area in obstetrics and gynecology and consists of two parts-an assessment book and a critique book. Put your knowledge to the test and earn 25 CME credits for this volume! On completion, users of this unit should be able to: Identify epidemiologic factors that contribute to the risks of various malignancies and determine appropriate screening tests Analyze the pathophysiology and evaluate the histopathology of various malignancies Associate symptoms with early onset of specific malignancies, determine appropriate diagnostic tests, and select diagnosis Identify physical and surgical findings related to specific stages of malignant disease Determine appropriate surgical and nonsurgical management for various types of cancer and identify common complication of therapy Determine approaches for preoperative assessment, select surgical techniques for gynecologic disorders, and identify common complications of surgery Apply knowledge of anatomy, wound management, and appropriate surgical techniques in the surgical therapy of gynecologic disease Determine the appropriate management of the critical care patient

PROLOG: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

PROLOG: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Author: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2020

Each of the 6 units of PROLOG addresses a major area in obstetrics and gynecology and consists of two parts-an assessment book and a critique book. Put your knowledge to the test and earn 14 CME credits for this volume! This edition contains a critique book and an assessment book. The assessment for this edition is available online, and can be purchased at acog.org/prologexam. On completion, users of this unit should be able to: Discuss normal pelvic anatomy and physiology and how alterations in anatomy and physiology contribute to development of pelvic floor disorders Identify the pathophysiologic and epidemiologic factors that contribute to pelvic floor disorders in women Associate symptom bother and quality of life impact of different pelvic floor disorders, determine appropriate diagnostic workups, and select accurate diagnoses Associate pelvic floor symptoms with corresponding signs on examination and testing to ensure accurate diagnoses Discuss the alternative surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for pelvic floor disorders and identify common complications of therapy Apply knowledge of anatomy and appropriate surgical techniques in the surgical treatment of pelvic floor disorders

Innovations in Global Maternal Health

Innovations in Global Maternal Health

Author: Information Resources Management Association Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2020

Whether they are in developed or developing nations, all women are susceptible to dying from complications in childbirth. While some of these complications are unavoidable, many develop during pregnancy and can be prevented or, when caught in time, treated. These difficulties are often a result of inaccessibility to care, inadequate health services, poor prenatal screening, and uninformed mothers, among others, that in many cases are a direct consequence of the mother's geographical location and economic status. Innovations in Global Maternal Health: Improving Prenatal and Postnatal Care Practices explores new techniques, tools, and solutions that can be used in a global capacity to support women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period, regardless of their wealth or location. Highlighting a range of topics such as maternal care models, breastfeeding, and social media and internet health forums, this publication is an ideal reference source for world health organizations, obstetricians, midwives, lactation consultants, doctors, nurses, hospital staff, directors, counselors, therapists, academicians, and researchers interested in the latest practices currently in use that can combat maternal mortality and morbidity and lead to healthier women and newborns.

In Vitro Fertilisation in the 1990s

In Vitro Fertilisation in the 1990s

Author: Elisabeth Hildt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

Published in 1998, this book is a collected volume of papers from the first conference of the European Network for Biomedical ethics. The main subject of this conference is the ethical assessment of IVF in view of its concrete application as an infertility treatment and the consideration of possible alternatives for use. Twenty years after the introduction and the establishment of this therapy a more concrete evaluation of its medical indications, social conditions and consequences, the psychological consequences for the women involved and the parent-child relationship becomes possible. The legal and ethical evaluation of the reproduction technology as regards for example the legal and moral status of supernumery embyos in cryo-conservation has also to be considered in a European perspective. The ethical evaluation concentrates today on the new evolution that IVF technology takes in relation to the extension of diagnostics possibilities due to genetic research. Little work has been done on the connection between IVF and genetic diagnostics and therapy, so the medical and ethical evaluation of the connecting lines are also included in the book.

Human Reproductive Genetics

Human Reproductive Genetics

Human Reproductive Genetics: Emerging Technologies and Clinical Applications presents a great reference for clinicians and researchers in reproductive medicine. Part I includes a brief background of genetics and epigenetics, probability of disease, and the different techniques that are being used today for analysis and genetic counseling. Part II focuses on the analysis of the embryo, current controversies and future concepts. Part III comprises different clinical scenarios that clinicians frequently face in practice. The increasing amount of genetic tests available and the growing information that patients handle makes this section a relevant part of the fertility treatment discussion. Finally, Part IV concludes with the psychological aspects of genetic counseling and the role of counselor and bioethics in human reproduction.

Controversies in Assisted Reproduction

Controversies in Assisted Reproduction

Author: Botros (University of South Alabama, USA) Rizk Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/03/2020

Assisted Reproduction is a specialty undergoing rapid change as new technologies are introduced and new research challenges previous treatment options. This text examines a selection of controversial topics for both laboratory and clinical practice and tries to place them in perspective, so readers can understand how and why the current state of the question has come about and how future contributions to the debate should be measured. All physicians involved with the technologies concerned will learn from the expert contributions assembled here. CONTENTS: The use of ovarian markers * Use of molecular markers of endometrial receptivity * Use of GnRHa for triggering final oocyte maturation during ovarian stimulation cycles * Use of time-lapse embryo imaging in assisted reproductive technology practice * Use of cryopreservation for all embryos * Preimplantation genetic screening * The use of single embryo transfer * Use of luteal phase support * Measuring safety and efficiency in in vitro fertilization * To flush follicles during egg collection or not * Use of blastocyst culture * Use of mitochondrial donation * Controversies in recurrent implantation failure: From theory to practice * Fibroids: To remove or not? * Limitations of endometrioma surgery in in vitro fertilization: Possibilities of early disease control