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New Horizons in Reproductive Medicine, by Cristos Coutifaris and Luigi Mastroianni

New Horizons in Reproductive Medicine: The Proceedings of the IX World Congress on Human Reproduction Philadelphia, 1996 (International Congress, sym by Pa.)

by Cristos Coutifaris and Luigi Mastroianni

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Format: Hardcover, 1st ed., 598pp.
ISBN: 1850707936
Publisher: Prthnon Pu 
Pub. Date: October 1997

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Male contraception, role of cytokines, neuroactive peptides & steroids, ovum donation. Appropriate for: Reproductive Medicine Specialists, Infertility Specialists.

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Extensively detailed, comprehensive clinical reference text dealing with every aspect of reproductive medicine and science in 77 major contributions by today+s leading international authorities. Covers an immense range of subjects, including sexually transmitted diseases, male and female contraception, endometriosis, the menopause, assisted reproduction, pediatric and adolescent reproductive medicine, normal and abnormal pregnancy, endoscopy and advanced surgical procedures, IVF procedures, GnRH, LHRH, FSH, genetics, neuroactive peptides and steroids, and chromosomal abnormalities. Contains a unique fund of up-to-date reference lists covering every area of reproductive medicine and science and is fully indexed.

Table of Contents

List of principal contributors


Opening remarks

1 Reproductive health: a new challenge for research    3

2 Gender issues in human reproduction in the next century   11

3 Applications of molecular genetics to reproductive medicine   17

4 Ethical issues in human reproduction   21

5 The FIGO Committee for the Study of Ethical Aspects of Human Reproduction: function and decisions   27

6 Technology versus technocracy. Assisted reproductive technologies (ART), myths and realities: ethical aspects   35

7 AIDS and reproduction: ethical aspects   39

8 Overview of sexually transmitted diseases   45

9 Global epidemiology of sexually transmitted diseases   55

10 Genital chlamydial infection among women attending out-patient clinics in Gondar, Ethiopia   61

11 Suppressing the p24 antigen in semen of HIV-infected men   67

12 Present status of hormonal contraception   81

13 Male contraception: future possibilities   91

14 Towards male hormonal contraception   99

15 Anti-fertility vaccines based on male gamete epitopes: experience with a sperm enzyme glutathione S-transferase   107

16 Clinical experience with silicone rubber plug vasocclusion   115

17 Fertility control by emergency contraception   121

18 Contraceptive provision for the older woman   125

19 Zona pellucida antigens and the regulation of fertility: an immunocontraceptive approach   129

20 Luteinizing hormone: cloning, expression and bioactivity 147

21 Physicochemical and biological attributes of recombinant human follicle-stimulating hormone   153

22 Recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone for ovulation induction   165

23 Clinical profiling of recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone (rFSH; Puregon): relationship between serum FSH and efficacy   169

24 The role of cytokines in severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome   181

25 Neuroactive peptides and steroids: ovulatory function   185

26 Interleukin-1 and luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone system: a powerful interaction within the brain still lacking anatomical and physiological links   191

27 Heat shock proteins and immunophilins in association with steroid hormone receptors   199

28 Putative role of placental neurohormones in human reproduction   209

29 Relationship between abnormal gonadotropin secretion and obesity in polycystic ovary syndrome   217

30 When and on which patients is translaparoscopic treatment of polycystic ovary indicated?   225

31 Basic aspects of oviduct function   233

32 The three-dimensional arrangement of the human myosalpinx   241

33 Tubal fluid and its significance in human reproduction   255

34 Current management of ectopic pregnancy   261

35 Single-dose methotrexate for the treatment of ectopic pregnancy: Northwestern Memorial Hospital 3-year experience   267

36 Rugae as a prognostic parameter for pregnancy in tubal adhesions   275

37 Standard IVF superovulation procedures   285

38 Recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone and in vitro fertilization   295

39 Are membrane-bound peptidases new regulators of follicular growth?    301

40 Ovum donation and surrogacy   307

41 Endometriosis and assisted reproduction   315

42 Recent research on the interleukin-1 system in embryonic implantation   321

43 Vascular endothelial growth factor/vascular permeability factor expression and production by human luteinized granulosa cells: clinical implications   329

44 Signal transduction events leading to mammalian egg activation   333

45 Epididymal/testicular spermatozoa and intracytoplasmic sperm injection   347

46 Modifications of the injection technique to overcome abnormal membrane behavior of human oocytes during intracytoplasmic sperm injection   355

47 Outcome of intracytoplasmic sperm injection in cases with totally morphologically abnormal spermatozoa   363

48 Testicular sperm extraction and intracytoplasmic sperm injection as a treatment of non-obstructive azoospermia   371

49 Electroejaculation for the treatment of infertility in diabetic men   377

50 Active oxygen species and lipoperoxidative defense enzyme systems in human sperm   383

51 Adolescent sexuality   393

52 Endoscopic surgery in the pediatric adolescent age group   399

53 Contraception in the teenage woman   405

54 Polycystic ovary syndrome in adolescents   415

55 The role of antiovarian autoantibodies in primary amenorrhea and primary ovarian dysfunction in girls   425

56 Diagnosis and management of congenital adrenal hyperplasia   429

57 Ovarian maintenance determinants on the X chromosome and on autosomes   439

58 Predicted forms of male infertility as a result of disorders in the paternally inherited human centrosome   445

59 Chromosomal abnormalities in the human conceptus   459

60 Pure gonadal dysgenesis   465

61 XX gonadal dysgenesis in Finland   475

62 Determination of tumor necrosis factor-[alpha] soluble interleukin-2 receptor and T lymphocyte subpopulations in women with recurrent pregnancy loss   481

63 Autoantibodies to kininogen-phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) complexes: a potential mechanism of thrombosis   487

64 The role of immunotherapy in recurrent spontaneous abortion   493

65 How significant are non-genetic factors in spontaneous abortion?   501

66 Endothelial cell dysfunction in pre-eclampsia   507

67 An in vivo and in vitro study of celomic metaplasia theory: a morphological approach   521

68 New aspects in the etiology of endometriosis   525

69 Use of GnRH analogs in endometriosis   535

70 The worldwide importance of the growing menopausal population   541

71 Characteristics of menopause among Chinese women   545

72 Twenty-year follow-up of 2814 women with estrogen replacement therapy: endometrial and breast cancer risk   551

73 Hysteroscopy in the diagnosis of specific disorders   561

74 Gasless laparoscopic surgery for infertility using a simple 'Laparotent' device   565

75 Surgical management of ectopic pregnancy   569

76 Laparoscopic creation of a neovagina in Rokitansky syndrome: report of 12 cases   575

77 Menorrhagia and metrorrhagia: total uterine mucosal ablation, the preferred approach   579

Index   585


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