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This volume offers authoritative, up-to-date guidance on the evaluation and treatment of reproductive endocrinopathies and infertility. The book reviews the underlying physiology and pathophysiology of these disorders, describes contemporary pharmacological and surgical treatments, and presents definitive treatment recommendations based on the latest scientific and clinical data.The first section focuses on reproductive endocrinopathies, such as disorders of puberty, irregularities of the ovarian-menstrual cycle, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, amenorrhea, hyperprolactinemia, and androgen excess disorders. Also included are chapters on menopause, oral contraceptives, and dynamic testing of glandular reserve. The second section discusses current methods for evaluation and treatment of infertility. Coverage includes detailed information on reproductive surgery, gamete technologies, gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogues, drugs used for ovulation induction, and molecular technologies in reproductive medicine, as well as on the correction of endometriosis, uterine anomalies, and ectopic pregnancy.
University of Mississippi, Jackson. Clinical text for obstetrician-gynecologists, general practitioners, internists, and students. Covers physiology, pathophysiology of reproductive endocrinopathies, and infertility treatments. 20 U.S. contributors. DNLM: Reproduction physiology.
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Cowan, Bryan D., MD (Univ of Mississippi); Seifer, David B., MD(Ohio State Univ)
The contributors represent the specialties of obstetrics/gynecology and reproductive endocrinology. Most are from universities and medical centers in the U.S., including Bay State Medical Center, Univ of Mississippi, and Ohio State Univ.
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Description: This book presents current clinical applications of reproductive medicine. The first section describes reproductive physiology and pathophysiology, and the second section focuses on various infertility treatments.
Purpose: The authors hope this book will enable physicians to provide genuine and meaningful counseling, care, and diligence to infertile couples and women with reproductive endocrinopathies.
Audience: The authors wrote this book primarily for primary care providers, general practitioners, and internists and secondarily for general obstetricians/gynecologists. The authors are credible authorities because they are all gynecologists, and the vast majority practice reproductive medicine.
Features: The book is appropriately illustrated with numerous tables, figures, and algorithms depicting the evaluation and treatment of various reproductive endocrinopathies and causes of infertility. Most of the chapters contain current references. The chapter on androgen excess disorders, however, is lacking information and references pertaining to hyperinsulinemia as a factor in the etiology of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) as well as some of the recently proposed treatment options for PCOS (metformin and troglitazone). One unique feature is that each chapter begins with a figure representing its primary subject matter as well as a list of the subject headings. These features focus the reader's attention by previewing the chapter's contents.
Assessment: As an endocrine fellow, I have managed some of the endocrinopathiesdescribed in this text, and I found the book to be an accurate, useful, and reputable source of information. I also found the second section very educational because, as internists, we do not routinely manage infertility in our clinic. I would strongly recommend it to other internists as well as to general practitioners and general obstetricians/gynecologists, because patients with signs and symptoms of the endocrinopathies described can present to any of these physicians.
Table of Contents
1 Neuroregulation of the HPO Axis 3
2 Steroid Biosynthesis 11
3 Reproductive Peptide Hormones 21
4 Ovarian Phylogeny 29
5 Normal and Abnormal Sexual Development 37
6 Disorders of Puberty 49
7 Regulation of the Ovarian-Menstrual Cycle 61
8 Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding 69
9 Amenorrhea 75
10 Hyperprolactinemia 85
11 Androgen Excess Disorders 95
12 Menopause 103
13 Dynamic Testing of Glandular Reserve 115
14 Oral Contraceptives 131
15 Gametogenesis 143
16 Implantation Biology 159
17 Infertility Evaluation 167
18 Endometriosis 175
19 Mullerian Anomalies 181
20 Ectopic Pregnancy 191
21 Reproductive Surgery 201
22 Gamete Technologies 213
23 Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Analogs 225
24 Ovulation Induction: Clomiphene Citrate and Menotropins 231
25 Recurrent Pregnancy Loss 239
26 Reproductive Immunology 247
27 Molecular Technologies in Reproductive Medicine 267
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