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Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility, by Leon Speroff, Robert Glass, Nathan Kase

Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility

by Leon Speroff, Robert Glass, Nathan Kase

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Format: Hardcover, 6th ed., 1200pp. 
ISBN: 0683303791
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer 
Pub. Date: May 1999

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From Book News, Inc. 

New edition of a text that provides both factual knowledge and systematic approaches to clinical problems. Speroff, Robert H. Glass, and Nathan G. Kase (teachers, investigators, and clinicians in Portland, OR, San Francisco, and New York City, respectively) present 32 chapters reflecting the explosion of knowledge in reproductive biology and medicine. Topics include reproductive physiology, clinical endocrinology, contraception, and infertility.Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Book Info 

Reference on reproductive endocrinology for physicians and residents. Previous edition: c1994. Two-tone format.

Customer Reviews 

Reviewer: A reader from New York, NY 
This is one of the bibles of the OB/GYN resident. Excellent reference for the in-service exams. Simple diagrams & tables make this text readable and easy to understand.

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This book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

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This completely updated Sixth Edition reflects the growth of reproductive biology and medicine. While adhering to the style and relevance of the first edition, the editors set out to provide the latest information and research on reproductive physiology, contraception, infertility, and clinical endocrinology. Heavy emphasis is also placed on progestins and hormone administration and therapy within several chapters of the text. Comprehensive, relevant, and highly informative, this edition truly lends itself to the improvement of patient care in the field of clinical reproductive endocrinology.

From the Critics 

From Doody Review Services 
Reviewer: James Aiman, MD (Medical College of Wisconsin) 

Description: The fifth edition of this textbook is expanded by 11 chapters and probes more deeply into basic reproductive physiology while retaining the useful clinical chapters. Chapters on contraception expand the scope of this subject. 

Purpose: The purpose is to improve patient care by increasing the knowledge of clinicians. This is a worthy objective that is accomplished to a degree few other texts achieve. 

Audience: This book is intended for residents and practicing physicians who need to know about reproductive disorders. The authors are credible authorities. Dr. Speroff and his coauthors are master teachers with the rare gift to render the difficult understandable. 

Features: Lisa Million is the illustrator and is also responsible for the page layout. The authors and publisher were finally wise enough to acknowledge the enormous contribution of her illustrations and design. The references are sufficient for the subject and are current. The appearance of this book adds to its usefulness. 

Assessment: This book deserves to appear as a fifth edition. It is without doubt the most frequent reference for obstetricians and gynecologists who need practical information about management problems of all aspects of reproduction and infertility. The text marries well with the illustrations to yield a book that is a joy to read and easy to understand and that teaches effectively.

Table of Contents


Pt. I Reproductive Physiology

Ch. 1 Molecular Biology for Clinicians   3

Ch. 2 Hormone Biosynthesis, Metabolism, and Mechanism of Action   31

Ch. 3 The Ovary - Embryology and Development   107

Ch. 4 The Uterus   123

Ch. 5 Neuroendocrinology   159

Ch. 6 Regulation of the Menstrual Cycle   201

Ch. 7 Sperm and Egg Transport, Fertilization, and Implantation   247

Ch. 8 The Endocrinology of Pregnancy   275

Pt. II Clinical Endocrinology

Ch. 9 Normal and Abnormal Sexual Development   339

Ch. 10 Abnormal Puberty and Growth Problems   381

Ch. 11 Amenorrhea   421

Ch. 12 Anovulation and the Polycystic Ovary   487

Ch. 13 Hirsutism   523

Ch. 14 Menstrual Disorders   557

Ch. 15 Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding   575

Ch. 16 The Breast   595

Ch. 17 Menopause and the Perimenopausal Transition   643

Ch. 18 Postmenoapusal Hormone Therapy   725

Ch. 19 Obesity   781

Ch. 20 Reproduction and the Thyroid   809

Pt. III Contraception

Ch. 21 Family Planning, Sterilization, and Abortion   831

Ch. 22 Oral Contraception   867

Ch. 23 Long-Acting Methods of Contraception    947

Ch. 24 The Intrauterine Device (IUD)   975

Ch. 25 Barrier Methods of Contraception   997

Pt. IV Infertility

Ch. 26 Female Infertility   1013

Ch. 27 Recurrent Early Pregnancy Losses   1043

Ch. 28 Endometriosis   1057

Ch. 29 Male Infertility   1075

Ch. 30 Induction of Ovulation   1097

Ch. 31 Assisted Reproduction   1133

Ch. 32 Ectopic Pregnancy   1149

App Selected laboratory values and the International System of Units (SI Units)   1169

Index   1171

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