Your cart is empty
"Introducing the only clinically proven program--steeped in ancient
Chinese healing traditions--that has enabled hundreds of infertile
couples to conceive.
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.
Although books exist on the evolution of aging, this is the first book written from the perspective of again as an adaptive program. It offers an insight into the implications of research on aging genetics, The author proposes the Demographic Theory of Senescence, whereby aging has been affirmatively selected because it levels the death rate over time helping stabilize population dynamics and prevent extinctions.
Spermatogenesis is a tightly regulated cellular renovation and differentiation process. It consists of self-renewal and differentiation of spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs), spermatocytic meiosis and spermiogenesis; each of these processes is essential to the continuous, successful production of male gametes. During spermiogenesis, haploid spermatids undergo extensive cellular, molecular and morphological changes, including acrosome biogenesis, flagellum development, cytoplasmic reorganization and chromatin condensation. These changes ultimately result in mature spermatozoa with an acrosome-covered head and motile tail. In this book, Chapter One summarizes the progress that has been made in understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying acrosome biogenesis, and the authors discuss the potential directions of future investigations of this process. Chapter Two briefly addresses the basics of spermatogenesis and the synthesis of ncRNAs, and then the authors discuss the recent progress in understanding of the functions of miRNAs, endo-siRNAs, piRNAs and lncRNAs in the regulation of spermatogenesis. Chapter Three provides a review of the current literature on testicular immunoregulation and its underlying mechanisms, along with its effect on testicular functions.
Manual of Ovulation Induction and Ovarian Stimulation Protocols encompasses all aspects of ovulation induction and current stimulation protocols in detail. This detailed text provides the reader with a reliable overview of the principles involved and the management required for ovulation induction in the treatment of infertility. This book is comprised of 68 chapters which cover the tailoring of ovarian stimulation regimens to a patient's medical history and previous response to treatment. Both the clinical and sonographic findings in evaluating ovulatory function and dysfunction are discussed in detail. Methods for monitoring folliculogenesis, which in turn allows the ART specialist to accurately predict the number, as well as the timing of the high quality of oocyte retrieval, are discussed in detail. The book features discussion on basic and clinical research evidence, which is accumulating to propose the future use of recombinant FSH and LH in order to achieve controlled ovarian stimulation. The inclusion of the most current research in this second edition makes Manual of Ovulation Induction and Ovarian Stimulation Protocols a valuable book for gynaecologists, infertility specialists, and healthcare professionals dealing with IVF. Key Points Includes current research and future implications 60+ full colour images and illustrations New edition. First published 2005
This mini atlas is a concise guide to the field of embryology for undergraduate medical students. Divided into four chapters, the book covers basics of human embryology, fetal membranes, development in the third week of life, and developments in the fourth week of life and onwards. This second edition has been fully revised to provide the most up to date information in the field. It is highly illustrated with clinical photographs and figures to enhance learning. Key Points Concise guide to embryology for undergraduate medical students Fully revised, new edition providing latest information in the field Highly illustrated with clinical photographs and figures Previous edition (9788184489873) published in 2010
Written and edited by leading, internationally recognized clinicians and scientists in reproductive medicine and related fields, this unique text is a practical and comprehensive review of the clinical and scientific significance of unexplained male and female infertility and its management. The book is divided into thematic sections to ensure the most useful presentation of topics, opening with definitions and epidemiology of unexplained infertility, including discussion of the WHO's cutoff values for human semen characteristics and its ramifications. Sections covering male and female reproductive pathophysiology follow respectively, covering biological, genetic and environmental causative factors, with a subsequent section on evaluative techniques for male and female patients. Expectant, medical and surgical treatment strategies comprise the fifth section of the book, where active interventions and outcomes of each treatment modality are carefully considered. The final section discusses assisted reproductive techniques to manage unexplained infertility, such as intrauterine insemination and in vitro fertilization, as well as future perspectives. Thoughtful and enlightening, Unexplained Infertility: Pathophysiology, Evaluation and Treatment will be an invaluable resource for all clinicians and scientists working in the fields of reproductive medicine and infertility.
Modelled after the current MRCOG curriculum, the new edition of this bestselling book provides all the information a specialist registrar in obstetrics and gynaecology or senior house officer needs during training or when preparing for the MRCOG examination. Obstetrics & Gynaecology: An Evidence-based Text for MRCOG covers the latest professional guidelines and developments in obstetrics and gynaecology and continues to provide an easily accessible source of information for those practising as specialists. The book's subsections within obstetrics and gynaecology are divided in line with the RCOG trainee logbook. The text is consistently structured throughout to ensure ease of reference with standardized headings including definitions, incidence, aetiology, investigations and management. Focusing on standards and an evidence-based approach, each chapter includes material on MRCOG standards in an easy-to-consult format. Information on evidence-based medicine is also included to provide a rapid summary of the evidence relating to the interventions and treatments discussed. This text will continue to be an invaluable companion to the higher training of obstetricians and gynaecologists and a useful ready reference for those in established practice.
This book is a follow-up to Arber and Ginn's award winning "Connecting Gender and Ageing" (1995). It contains original chapters from eminent writers on gender and ageing, addressing newly emergent areas within gender and ageing, including gender identity and masculinity in later life. Early work on gender and ageing was dominated by a focus on older women. The present collection breaks with this tradition by emphasizing changing gender roles and relationships, gender identity and an examination of masculinities in midlife and later life.
A key theme running through the book is the need to reconceptualize partnership status, in order to understand the implications for women and men of widowhood, divorce and new forms of relationships, such as Living Apart Together (LAT-relationships). Another is the influence of socio-economic circumstances on how ageing is experienced and transitions are negotiated.
. The book illustrates new ways of thinking about old age and
indicates policy implications, especially concerning the nature of
service provision for older people. It will change the ways in
which social scientists conceptualize later life.
This comprehensive volume is one of the first books to offer the reader detailed insight into sources of perinatal stem cells, their biology, and their potential for disease treatment. It examines the research and therapeutic applications of perinatal stem cells including the treatment of renal disease, hematopoietic regeneration, cardiac disease, inflammatory disease, bone regeneration, pulmonary disease, and the treatment of spinal cord injury. Further, the book discusses current progress in the manufacturing, banking and clinical translation of perinatal stem cells. Through this book, readers will gain a thorough understanding of the current pre-clinical and clinical applications of perinatal stem cells as well as the efforts to support the transition of perinatal stem cell therapies from laboratories to clinics. Perinatal Stem Cells contains thirty-two chapters written by internationally recognized leaders in stem cell research. It is organized into four sections covering amniotic fluid stem cells, placental and placental membrane stem cells, umbilical cord stem cells, and clinical translation. This cohesive structure provides an effective framework for detailed insight into this new frontier. Edited by Dr. Anthony Atala, one of the foremost experts in the field, and his co-editor Dr. Sean V. Murphy, this volume is a definitive work for stem cell research and its future implications. It is a key resource for all stem cell researchers, clinicians, and government and industry staff working in this dynamic and exciting field.
This compilation arises from contributions made to the seventh postgraduate course in paediatric neurology held in Pavia, Italy under the auspices of the Mariani Foundation in co-operation with the National Neurologic Institute of Milan. The course concentrated on three main areas: the impact of molecular biology and molecular genetics on aetiology, advances in our understanding pathogenesis, and finally therapy. The choice of the subject was suggested by the remarkable progress has been made in this field during the last decade, mostly due to the recent advances in genetics which now enable a new nosographic approach as well as different diagnostic strategies. Part of this work is dedicated to the rehabilitation of patients affected by neuromuscular diseases.
Part of a new series on reproductive medicine, this book is a complete guide to assisted reproductive technology (ART). Divided into 39 chapters, the book covers all aspects of ART, providing clinicians with a step by step guide through the processes. The text covers ovarian stimulation, embryo transfer, imaging, hormone analysis, endometrial receptivity, surgical procedures and much more. Many different causes of infertility and their management through ART are described in detail. The book presents the latest advances in the field and each chapter includes key points and references for further reading. Clinical photographs, diagrams and tables further enhance the comprehensive text. Other titles in the series include: Practical Guide in Infertility, Practical Guide in Reproductive Surgery and Practical Guide in Andrology and Embryology. Key points Comprehensive guide to assisted reproductive technology Part of new series on reproductive medicine Covers numerous ART procedures for management of infertility Chapters include key points and detailed references for further reading
This volume, prepared by an authoritative team of internationally renowned contributors, looks in depth at the growth of the fetus and neonate. The volume is introduced with an overview of the physiology and endocrinology of normal growth, before looking in depth at the pathophysiology and clinical applications. Several chapters focus on fetal growth retardation and the challenges this condition poses for the clinician. The measurement and assessment of fetal growth and well being are also fully addressed. Another important theme is the programming of adult diseases early in the development of the fetus. In summary, this is a stimulating account of an important area of scientific and clinical development.
This practical book provides need-to-know information vital for acupuncturists to treat patients with fertility problems. Nick Dalton-Brewer details the causes of fertility issues, including the impact of lifestyle and diet, and explains the scientific basis for the different methods of treatment. Integrating Assisted Reproduction Techniques (ART) with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapies and acupuncture, he presents his own cutting-edge research on the successful use of these therapies to improve fertility and pregnancy rates and describes a method for integrated diagnosis and treatment. This book will give TCM practitioners direct access to the vital specialist knowledge and technical information needed to treat the increasing numbers of patients with fertility problems effectively. It will also be of interest to doctors of Western medicine concerned about the efficacy of recommending acupuncture treatments as adjuncts to ART.
Male Infertility: Sperm Diagnosis, Management and Delivery provides a comprehensive understanding of various aspects of male infertility and its treatment. The book opens with an introduction to basic anatomy and physiology and includes subsequent chapters on the causes and effects of poor semen quality, guidance on how to perform semen analysis, cryo-banking and oncology, ethical and regulatory requirements of using male gametes for fertility treatment, and future technologies. Richly illustrated throughout, this is a key resource for all andrologists and clinicians specialising in reproductive medicine, gynaecology, oncology, infertility and embryology. Covers all aspects of sperm diagnosis, management and delivery Written and edited by leading experts in the field Defines standards of practice and provides methodologies and protocols for best practice
This book is a practical guide to the detection, diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Beginning with an overview of human reproduction, the importance of accurate history taking and examination, and general preconception evaluation, the following chapters discuss the different investigational methods in the assessment of female infertility. The final sections examine male infertility and the role of semen analysis in understanding the potential of fertility. Genetic, environmental and behavioural risk factors are also covered. This comprehensive text is enhanced by clinical images, diagrams and tables. Key Points Practical guide to detection, diagnosis and treatment of infertility Covers assessment of both female and male infertility Covers genetic, environmental and behavioural risk factors Enhanced by clinical images, diagrams and tables
You may like...
Period Power - Harness Your Hormones and…
Maisie Hill Paperback (1)
Getting Pregnant For Dummies
Lisa A. Rinehart, John S. Rinehart, … Paperback
Time-Lapse Microscopy in In-Vitro…
Marcos Meseguer Online resource
Practical Problems in Assisted…
Ying Cheong, Togas Tulandi, … Paperback
How to Make Love to a Plastic Cup - A…
Greg Wolfe Paperback
Lifespan - Why We Age - and Why We Don't…
David Sinclair Hardcover (1)
The Age of Ageing Better? - A Manifesto…
Anna Dixon Paperback
The Right Life - Human Individuality and…
Remo H. Largo Paperback (1)
How to Improve Preconception Health to…
Gab Kovacs, Robert Norman Paperback
Medication in Maternity, Number 2…
Yvonne Brackbill Paperback R871 Discovery Miles 8 710