Manual of Intrauterine Insemination and Ovulation Induction

Manual of Intrauterine Insemination and Ovulation Induction

by Richard P. Dickey
     
 

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Intrauterine insemination and ovulation induction is effective first-line treatment for infertility in many straightforward cases and is preferred by many clinicians because they are less invasive than in-vitro fertilization and its variants. This is a comprehensive account of how to set up and run a successful IUI program. The book addresses the practical aspects of

Overview

Intrauterine insemination and ovulation induction is effective first-line treatment for infertility in many straightforward cases and is preferred by many clinicians because they are less invasive than in-vitro fertilization and its variants. This is a comprehensive account of how to set up and run a successful IUI program. The book addresses the practical aspects of treatments that will produce optimum results in terms of pregnancy outcome and safety, as well as the pharmacological and physiological reasons for their use. Chapters on how to prevent complications of ovulation induction such as multiple births and ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome are included, as well as how to diagnose infertility in both sexes. Laboratory procedures for sperm preparation are described in detail. Worldwide resources for obtaining donor sperm and legal issues that surround the management of patients are included. This manual is of interest to reproductive medicine specialists, general practitioners and general obstetrician gynecologists.

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Amber R. Cooper, MD (Washington University School of Medicine)
Description: This manual describes the options and technical aspects of ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination (IUI).
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a reference and teaching manual on the practical aspects and techniques of ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination. The authors meet their objectives, while including a decent amount of historical review.
Audience: This book is written for a broad audience - from general practitioners to infertility subspecialist physicians, as well as nurses and laboratory technicians. My only critique is that the authors make some bold statements that imply that just about anyone can use the majority of these techniques easily in the office. While some techniques may be less challenging to perform, they are associated with a variety of legal, ethical, medical, and reproductive implications that practitioners always need to consider.
Features: This easy-to-read book is a fairly thorough review of techniques, historical notes, and options for ovulation induction and IUI treatments. It covers various aspects of husband and donor intrauterine insemination, preparation of IUIs, cryopreservation, and oral and injectable ovulation induction techniques. It also provides some information on ultrasound findings, legal/ethical/and psychological considerations, and options for consent forms. The authors are quite successful at examining many of these topics from multiple perspectives and options for therapy. A few areas (i.e., cryopreservation) are covered in less depth, but are likely beyond the primary scope of this book.
Assessment: This is a thorough discussion of techniques and therapeutic options for using intrauterine insemination and ovulation induction for infertility patients. There is still an art and a matter of opinion to certain aspects of infertility therapies, but these authors quite successfully propose several options and discuss the history and mechanistic features of all therapies. This is a useful book for our field.
From the Publisher
"This is a thorough discussion of techniques and therapeutic options for using intrauterine insemination and ovulation induction for infertility patients. There is still an art and a matter of opinion to certain aspects of infertility therapies, but these authors quite successfully propose several options and discuss the history and mechanistic features of all therapies. This is a useful book for our field."
--Doody's Review Service

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781139636575
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/08/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
8 MB

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Meet the Author

Richard P. Dickey is Clinical Professor and Chief, Section Reproductive Endocrinology-Infertility, Louisiana State University Medical School Founder and Medical Director, The Fertility Institute of New Orleans, USA.
Peter R. Brinsden is Consultant Medical Director, Bourn Hall Clinic ACU, Cambridge, UK.
Roman Pyrzak is Director, Andrology Laboratory, The Fertility Institute of New Orleans, USA.

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