Interpretation of Semen Analysis Results: A Practical Guide

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Overview

This practical and concise guide provides a step-by-step approach to every aspect of the interpretation of semen analysis results. While other books focus on basic semen analysis protocol and techniques, few books then go on to actually interpret these results and provide useful guidance on the significance of different results for infertility assessment. This guide takes a systematic, hands-on approach to identification of the ranges of abnormality that contribute to male subfertility. It also defines basic concepts, provides clinically essential reference values, and elucidates the often subtle relationships among many sperm characteristics. Once conclusions are reached, the guide offers recommendations for appropriate referral and additional options. Inclusion of vignettes from a wide range of real-life case reports based on the author's own experiences help to illustrate key points. This practical guide is an invaluable resource for all clinicians, scientists, and laboratory professionals working with infertile patients.

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This practical and concise guide provides a step-by-step approach to every aspect of the interpretation of semen analysis results. While other books focus on basic semen analysis protocol and techniques, few books then go on to actually interpret these results, and provide useful guidance on the significance of different results for infertility assessment. This guide takes a systematic, hands-on approach to identification of the ranges of abnormality that contribute to male subfertility. It also defines basic concepts, provides clinically essential reference values, and elucidates the often subtle relationships between many sperm characteristics. Once conclusions are reached, the guide offers recommendations for appropriate referral and additional options. Inclusion of vignettes from a wide range of real-life case reports based on a wealth of the author's own experiences helps to illustrate key points. This practical guide is an invaluable resource for all clinicians, scientists, and laboratory professionals working with infertile patients.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Allen D. Seftel, MD (Case Western Reserve University)
Description: This is a guide to the interpretation of semen analysis.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide professionals with a reference for interpreting results of a semen analyses.
Audience: The intended audience is practitioners, urologists, and family practice, obstetrics/gynecology, and internal medicine physicians.
Features: The authors provide the evaluation of the semen analysis in a simple, easy-to-read format. All necessary topics are covered. However, there are no pictures of abnormal sperm.
Assessment: We are not told if the author is a urologist or an obstetrician-gynecologist. A statement on page 3 is quite troubling, as it implies that males do not need to be evaluated; rather, a semen analysis and knowledge of female fertility is needed to master this field. There are no pictures or illustrations. The book is somewhat useful for a small audience.
From the Publisher
"The book will be of great value to researchers, andrologists, urologists, in vitro fertilization (IVF) specialists and clinicians alike. Those working with infertile couples will find this a user-friendly introduction to the rapid developments in the field of semen analysis." Indian Journal of Medical Research

"The book contains a wealth of information and will be of invaluable help to all clinicians, scientists and laboratory professionals working with infertile patients." Indian Journal of Medical Sciences

"[This book] is relatively unique in literature on the diagnosis of male fertility and has a place in all general laboratories performing semen analyses." Today's Life Science


2 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521799577
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2010
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.24 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Hypotheses on fertile ejaculate identification; 2. Male reproductive system background; 3. Semen analysis interpretation - routine semen analysis; 4. Semen analysis interpretation - specialized semen analysis; 5. The logical sequence of routine and specialized semen: 6. Semen component point-of-origin; 7. Conclusion; 8. Standard semen variables reference values (Table 1); 9. Specialized semen test reference values (Table 2); 10. Spermatozoa biochemical analysis and seminal plasma; 11. Chemical analysis reference values (Table 3); Glossary; Index.

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