The understanding of mechanisms of disease has expanded exponentially with developments in molecular and cellular biology. Similarly, new innovations in assisted reproductive technologies have opened up numerous options for treatment of infertility and improved understanding of the processes involved in gamete interaction and implantation. The increased focus on evidence-based practice has led to a critical review of existing evidence in the areas of therapy, diagnostic assessment, causation and prognosis and has provided the framework for conducting clinical studies and therapeutic trials that have high validity. Contributing authors have submitted high quality, timely manuscripts, which have allowed this comprehensive text on a wide range of topics in reproductive medicine and science. Advances in Fertility and Reproductive Medicine will provide a very useful resource to research and health care practitioners dedicated to improving the understanding and management of disorders in reproduction.
Table of Contents
Treating menopause in the 21st century - Where do we go from here? (I. Schiff). New developments in the evaluation and management of male infertility (R. McLachlan). Transcultural issues in gender selection (G.I. Serour). Is human fertility declining? (T.K. Jensen, A.N. Andersen, N.E. Skakkebaek). Human embryonic stem cells - potential applications for regenerative medicine (C. Reubinoff).
Evidence-based infertility. Evidence based infertility: Evaluation of the female partner (J.A. Collins). Management of menstrual disorders. Medical management of menstrual disorders (J. Tupanainen). MIRENA (Su-Ling Yu). Menorrhagia - the role of endometrial ablation (M. Soweter). Advances in contraception and sterilization. Adolescent contraception (D. Apter, R. Caciatore, E. Hermanson). Evidence based reproductive surgery. Evidence-based reproductive surgery: endometriosis (J.L. Evers). Evidence based reproductive surgery: tubal infertility (H. Dechaud et al.). Future directions and development in reproductive surgery (T. Falcone). Optimizing outcome in assisted reproduction. Embryo transfer - a critique of the factors involved in optimizing pregnancy success (H.N. Sallam). Optimizing outcome in assisted reproduction - Reducing multiple pregnancy (D.L. Healy). Endocrine disrupters and ovarian function (W.G. Foster, M.S. Neal, E.V. YoungLai). Health in menopause. Menopause related definitions (W.F. Utian). Critique of the evidence from large trials of harmone replacement therapy (H. Rozenbaum). Health in the menopause: advances in management (S.O. Skouby). Current developments in assisted reproduction. Embryo selection and health (A. Veiga, G. Arroyo, P.N. Barri). In vitro maturation of human ova (A.L. Mikkelsen). Basic science in assisted reproduction. Basic science issues in assisted reproduction: gamete interaction (S. Brugo Olmedo). Apoptosis in testicular germ cells (D. Royere et al.). Implantation and uterine receptivity (A. Horcajadas et al.). Fibroids. Fibroid: Basic science and etiology (S.Fujii et al.). Fibroids: effect on infertility and assisted reproduction (C. Farquhar). Treatment options for uterine myoma (R. Al-Fadhli, T. Tulandi). Controversies in treatment of male infertility. Guidelines in the treatment of male infertility (D.S. Irvine). Intrauterine insemination for idiopathic male subfertility (B. Cohlen). Leukocytospermia (R. Menkveld). Polycystic ovarian syndrome. Polycystic ovary syndrome - diagnosis and etiology (R.J. Norman et al.). Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): the effect on cardiovascular health and disease risk (E. Talbott, J.V. Zborowski, M.Y. Bourdreaux). Endocrine aspects of ovarian function. Ovarian bone morphogenetic proteins in female reproduction (S. Shimisaki et al.). Clinical use of cytokines in ovulation induction (H. Okamura et al.). Psychosocial aspect of infertility. Solo mothers: quality of parenting and child development (S. Golombok). Exit counseling (L. Hammer-Burns). Psychosocial aspects of infertility: sexual dysfunction (A. Baverman). Infection in reproduction. Sexually transmitted chlamydial infections and subfertility (J. Paavonen). Tuberculosis in assisted reproduction and infertility (T. Gurgan, A. Demirol). Ethical challenges in reproductive medicine. Ethical challenges in reproductive medicine: posthumous reproduction (G. Bahadur). Sperm and oocyte donation: gamete donor issues (Y. Englertet al.). Saviour siblings: using preimplantation genetic diagnosis for tissue typing (G. Pennings). Evidence-based management of recurrent miscarriage. Evidence-based management of recurrent miscarriage: optimal diagnostic protocol (S. Daya). Medical management of recurrent miscarriage - Evidence based approach (H.J.A. Carp). Evidence-based management of recurrent miscarriage. Surgical management (P. Acién, M. Acién). Paediatric outcome following infertility management. Paediatric outcome following infertility management / genetic outcome (M. Bonduelle). Parenting and child psychosocial development after infertility management (F.L. Gibson, C. McMahon). The long-term paediatric outcomes of assisted reproductive therapies (A. Sutcliffe). Molecular reproduction. An introduction to genomics in reproduction (G.C. Weston). Mass spectrometry-based proteomics (B.L. Hood, T.D. Veenstra, T.P. Conrads). New developments in imaging and endoscopy. Office operative endoscopy in infertility (H.C. Verhoeven). Ultrasound imaging in human reproduction: what is new? (S. Kupesic). Pelvic MR imaging in infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss (C. Reinhold).