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Essential Reproductive Medicine

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Finally, a concise and practical guide to reproductive endocrinology and infertility for the non-specialist!

Written and designed especially for use by the ob/gyn clinician in general practice, Essential Reproductive Medicine addresses the full range of reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI) issues, from the fundamentals of reproductive medicine through disorders of the endocrine system, infertility, contraception, and menopause. Featuring the insights of the world’s ...

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Overview

Finally, a concise and practical guide to reproductive endocrinology and infertility for the non-specialist!

Written and designed especially for use by the ob/gyn clinician in general practice, Essential Reproductive Medicine addresses the full range of reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI) issues, from the fundamentals of reproductive medicine through disorders of the endocrine system, infertility, contraception, and menopause. Featuring the insights of the world’s leading authorities, Essentials is clinically focused and logically organized, to reflect how the clinician should approach the REI patient.

STATE-OF-THE-ART COVERAGE INCLUDES:
*Diagnostic evaluation and treatment of the infertile couple, including male infertility
*Disorders of the endocrine system, including sexual development, puberty, the adrenal and thyroid glands, polycystic ovarian disease and obesity
*Endometriosis and tubal disease
*Clinical trials for reproductive medicine
*Assisted reproductive technologies
*Recurrent pregnancy loss
*Hormonal and non-hormonal contraception
*Perimenopause/Transition
*The benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy
*Alternative treatments for aging women including phytoestrogens and herbals
*And much more

FEATURES:
*Easy-to-use format enhances readability, and speeds access to specific information, maximizing comprehension of even the most difficult topics
*Highly focused chapters guide you systematically through evaluation, diagnosis, and management
*Handy tables highlight differential diagnoses, clinical features, and appropriatelab evaluation
*“Key Points" summarizes each chapter’s critical information
*Targeted, high-yield reference lists assist further research or study

Designed for optimal clinical utility, Essential Reproductive Medicine provides authoritative guidance to REI, and serves as a concise yet comprehensive, and highly affordable alternative to existing tomes in the literature.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071409933
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing Division
  • Publication date: 9/24/2004
  • Pages: 750
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce R. Carr, MD, Paul C. MacDonald Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Director, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

Richard E. Blackwell, PhD, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama

Ricardo Azziz, MD, MPH, Professor, Division of Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama

Drs. Carr and Blackwell are senior level academicians and educators. Reviews commended Drs. Carr and Blackwell’s earlier book (Textbook of Reproductive Medicine, Appleton & Lange) for its clarity of presentation and elucidation of difficult concepts.

Dr. Azziz is one of the young, leading figures in the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and widely published in all the major OB GYN journals.

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Table of Contents

Sect. 1 Fundamentals of reproductive medicine 1
1 Hormone action 1
2 Laboratory assessment of reproductive hormones 33
3 Neuroendocrinology 45
4 The ovary and the normal menstrual cycle 61
5 Reproductive genetics 103
6 Endocrinology of pregnancy 123
7 Embryology and morphogenesis of reproduction 151
Sect. 2 Disorders of the endocrine system 171
8 Disorders of sexual development 171
9 Disorders of puberty and amenorrhea 203
10 Disorders of the hypothalamic system 239
11 Disorders of the adrenal 251
12 Disorders of the thyroid 271
13 Androgen excess, hirsutism, and the polycystic ovary syndrome 295
14 Endocrine aspects of female obesity 331
Sect. 3 Infertility 359
15 Diagnostic evaluation & treatment of the infertile couple 359
16 Male infertility : diagnosis and treatment 393
17 Ovulation induction for anovulatory women 411
18 Unexplained infertility 431
19 Uterine diseases 447
20 Endometriosis 491
21 Tubal disorders 517
22 Assisted reproductive technology : clinical aspects 535
23 Assisted reproductive technology : laboratory aspects 561
24 Recurrent pregnancy loss 585
25 Clinical trials in reproductive medicine 593
Sect. 4 Contraception 631
26 Hormonal contraception 631
27 Nonhormonal contraception 653
Sect. 5 Menopause 663
28 Physiology of the perimenopause and menopause 663
29 Androgen deficiency in women 683
30 Benefits of hormone replacement therapy 703
31 Risks of hormone replacement therapy 719
32 Alternative treatment for aging women : phytoestrogens and herbs 733
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