Assisted Reproduction Techniques
Management ChallengeseBook - 2012
Assisted reproduction techniques (ART), in particular in-vitrofertilization and intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection, are the mostadvanced forms of infertility treatment. They involve numerouscounseling, medical, surgical and laboratory-based steps. At eachstep various problems and complications could be encountered thatchallenge even the most experienced ART practitioners. Moreover,patients with complex medical disorders may require ART, presentingfurther challenges.
Assisted Reproduction Techniques will stimulateresourceful thinking in the ART practitioner when faced with thesechallenges. It outlines various management options, the reasoningbehind them, and the evidence on which they are based to enable thepractitioner to choose the most suitable solution for the needs ofeach patient.
Written by 122 internationally renowned experts, AssistedReproduction Techniques follows the patient's journeythroughout the whole ART process, with chapters on:Counseling and preparation Ovarian stimulation Oocyte retrieval Embryo transfer The luteal phase The ART laboratory The male patient The ART pregnancy
Each of the 100 concise chapters includes clinical cases,background, evidence-based practical management options, preventivemeasures and key-point summaries of the important details.
Assisted Reproduction Techniques gives a wide-rangingpractical guide to all those wishing to support couples who cannotconceive naturally.