Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility / Edition 8

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Established for more than thirty years as one of the world's most widely read gynecology texts, Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility is now in its Eighth Edition. In a clear, user-friendly style enhanced by abundant illustrations, algorithms, and tables, the book provides a complete explanation of the female endocrine system and its disorders and offers practical guidance on evaluation and treatment of female endocrine problems and infertility. Major sections cover reproductive physiology, clinical endocrinology, contraception and infertility. This edition has a modern full-color design.

A companion website includes the fully searchable text, image bank and links to PubMed references.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Kenan Rifat Omurtag, MD (Washington University School of Medicine)
Description: This is a welcome update to a classic book on reproductive endocrinology and infertility last published in 2005. It is the standard reference for all clinicians at all levels. The overall structure and content is similar to previous editions, albeit with updates reflecting this rapidly advancing field.
Purpose: The book is unique in that it has been authored by the same two experts since its inception. It is one of a few in the field that consistently provides readers of all skill levels and experience a reference to all things related to reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Despite the rapid pace of research and advances in the fields of embryology and infertility in particular, the authors have not missed a beat.
Audience: Although the book is written with reproductive endocrinologists in mind, many of the chapters are pertinent for general obstetricians/gynecologists who see patients with anovulation, endometriosis, and perimenopausal issues. Infertility physicians and reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellows use this as the standard reference.
Features: This edition maintains the same chapter order as the previous edition. The book still bolds relevant facts within paragraphs, but has gone a step further by highlighting in yellow the summary points that end certain chapters and/or sections. An appendix reviews epidemiologic design and study. The book seems more colorful than the previous edition, but this does not add much to the rich content.
Assessment: This is the classic, standard clinical reproductive endocrinology and infertility book that has supported the education of obstetricians/gynecologists and the care of their patients worldwide. Replacing the seventh edition may not seem necessary at first, but given the six years since that edition and the rate at which the field evolves, readers should strongly consider updating. Unlike Yen and Jaffe's Reproductive Endocrinology: Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Clinical Management, 6th edition, Strauss and Barbieri (Elsevier, 2009), the emphasis here has traditionally been on clinical management, and it is written with a broader audience in mind. This remains the foundation with this edition as well.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781779685
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 1/5/2011
  • Edition description: Eighth
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 1488
  • Sales rank: 482,905
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1: Molecular Biology
Leon Speroff

2: How Hormones Work
Leon Speroff

3: The Ovary
Leon Speroff

4: The Uterus
Leon Speroff

5: Neuroendocrinology
Leon Speroff

6: Menstrual Cycle
Leon Speroff

7: Transport, Fertilization, Implantation
Leon Speroff

8: Pregnancy
Leon Speroff

9: Sexual Development
Marc A. Fritz

10: Puberty
Marc A. Fritz

11: Amenorrhea
Marc A. Fritz

12: Anovulation and the Polycystic Ovary
Marc A. Fritz

13: Hirsutism
Marc A. Fritz

14: Menstrual Disorders
Marc A. Fritz

15: Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding
Marc A. Fritz

16: The Breast
Leon Speroff

17: The Perimenopausal Transition
Leon Speroff

18: Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy
Leon Speroff

19: Obesity
Leon Speroff

20: Thyroid
Leon Speroff

21: Use of Contraception, Sterilization, and Abortion
Leon Speroff

22: Oral Contraception
Leon Speroff

23: Transdermal and Vaginal
Leon Speroff

24: Long-Acting Methods
Leon Speroff

25: The IUD
Leon Speroff

26: Barrier Methods
Leon Speroff

27: Female Infertility
Marc A. Fritz

28: Recurrent Early Losses
Marc A. Fritz

29: Endometriosis
Marc A. Fritz

30: Male Infertility
Marc A. Fritz

31: Induction of Ovulation
Marc A. Fritz

32: Assisted Reproduction
Marc A. Fritz

33: Ectopic Pregnancy
Marc A. Fritz

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