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This book contains black-and-white illustrations.
From the Publisher
Behrman, S.J., MB, ChB, MS(Univ of South Florida); Patton, Grant W., Jr., MD(Medical Univ of South Carolina); Holtz, Gary, MD(Medical Univ of South Carolina)
Nearly all of the contributors are affiliated with academic institutions in the U.S. and the U.K. Many are reproductive biologists and endocrinologists. Some are laparoscopic specialists; others are technicians in fertilization laboratories or in microsurgery training institutes. Institutions represented include Cornell, Univ of Alabama at Birmingham, Eastern Virginia Medical School, and Univ of Chicago.
From Doody Review Services
Reviewer: James Aiman, MD (Medical College of Wisconsin)
Description: In the fourth edition of this classic book, the editors have attempted to choose topics that describe important aspects of infertility that are often not considered in more traditional texts of infertility.
Purpose: The editors and contributors intend that this book continue to be a review of the new developments in infertility. This edition has been shortened noticeably. Unfortunately, this edition provides standard fare in a too-abbreviated format. The objectives are largely unfulfilled.
Audience: Physicians who provide infertility services are the audience for this book. This seems apparent from the choice of topics, although this is not clearly stated by the editors. The contributing authors are respected authorities in their fields.
Features: The illustration quality is adequate, not outstanding. In general, the illustrations effectively improve understanding of the text by clarifying important or confusing points. The references are current, but perhaps not sufficiently extensive. It is curious that the publishers chose a typeface for the references different from that of the text and somewhat more difficult to read.
Assessment: The first edition of this book was a landmark contribution to infertility. The fourth edition fails to continue that contribution. Most of the chapters address subjects that are discussed more comprehensively and in a more balanced fashion in other books. Chapters such as cryobiology, the basics of immunology, mechanisms of tubal transport, and others of this kind would have kept this book at the cutting edge of reproductive medicine; such chapters are missing.
Table of Contents
Preface Contributing Authors
1 Future Developments in Reproductive Biology 1
2 Endometrial Molecular and Cellular Determinants of Fertility 37
3 Legal Aspects of Reproductive Medicine 45
4 Advances in Ovarian Hyperstimulation 55
5 Gamete and Embryo Micromanipulation 67
6 Cryopreservation of Embryos and Oocytes 89
7 In Vitro Fertilization Using Immature Follicular Oocytes Harvested from Ovarian Tissue 99
8 Evaluation of Male-Factor Infertility 113
9 Treatment of Male-Factor Infertility 123
10 Use of Follicular Fluid in Sperm Preparation 143
11 Therapeutic Donor Insemination 149
12 Laparoscopic Surgery for Infertility 173
13 Technologic Advances in Infertility Surgery 193
14 Microsurgical Laparoscopy 207
15 Transvaginal Procedures for Infertility 225
16 Falloposcopy 249
17 General Aspects of Immunology 261
18 Immunology of First-Trimester Spontaneous Abortion 267
19 Immunology of the Preimplantation Phase 275
20 Antisperm Antibodies 283
21 Treatment of Endometriosis 305
22 Luteinizing Hormone as a Predictor of Pregnancy Outcome 329
23 Ultrasonography in Infertility Management 339
24 Recent Developments in Ovulation Induction 363
25 Role of Infectious Diseases in Infertility 375
26 Contemporary Management of Ectopic Pregnancy 387
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