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Textbook of Assisted Reproductive Techniques

Volume 2: Clinical Perspectives

ISBN: 9781498740142

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Volume 2: Clinical Perspectives

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confirms its position as leading reference in the field

is contributed by a range of international experts and leading researchers

is without equal as a comprehensive one-stop reference for all queries

contains colour illustration throughout

contains video illustration of new techniques in the integral ebook


Established as a definitive reference for the IVF clinic, the fifth edition has been extensively revised, with the addition of several important new contributions on laboratory topics, including advanced sperm selection techniques for ICSI, human embryo biopsy procedures, oocyte activation, managing an oocyte bank, artificial gametes, and epigenetics. As previously, methods, protocols, and techniques of choice are presented by IVF pioneers and eminent international experts.


Contents. List of contributors.The beginnings of human in vitro
fertilization. Robert Edwards and the thorny path to the birth of Louise
Brown: A history of IVF and ET. New guidelines for setting up an ART
laboratory. Quality control: Maintaining stability in the laboratory.
The ART laboratory: Current standards. Evaluation of sperm. Sperm
preparation techniques. Sperm chromatin assessment. Oocyte retrieval and
selection. Preparation and evaluation of oocytes for ICSI. Advanced
sperm selection techniques for ICSI. Use of In Vitro Maturation in a
clinical setting: Patient populations and outcomes. Intracytoplasmic
sperm injection: Technical aspects. Assisted hatching. Human embryo
biopsy procedures. Assisted oocyte activation (AOA): Current
understanding, practice, and future perspectives. Analysis of
fertilization. Culture systems for the human embryo. Evaluation of
embryo quality: Analysis of morphology and physiology. Evaluation of
embryo quality: Time-lapse imaging to assess embryo morphokinesis.
Evaluation of embryo quality: Proteomic strategies. The human oocyte:
Controlled rate cooling. The human oocyte: Vitrification. The human
embryo: Slow freezing. The human embryo: Vitrifiation. Managing an
oocyte bank. Severe male factor: Genetic consequences and
recommendations for genetic testing. Polar body biopsy and its clinical
application. Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis for infertility. Genetic
analysis of the embryo. Diagnosis of endometrial receptivity and the
embryo-endometrial dialogue. Artificial gametes: the oocyte.
Microfluidics in ART: Towards automation of the IVF laboratory.
Epigenetic considerations in preimplantation mammalian embryos. Index