Ovulation Induction and Controlled Ovarian Stimulation: A Practical Guide

Ovulation Induction and Controlled Ovarian Stimulation: A Practical Guide

by Roy Homburg

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Ovulation Induction and Controlled Ovarian Stimulation: A Practical Guide by Roy Homburg

Ovulation induction and controlled ovarian stimulation lie at the very heart of treatment for infertility, but have been subject to a bewildering variety of variations and improvements over recent years. The Second Edition of this highly successful book updates the reader on the progress and developments in this area. Furthermore, it provides the busy clinician with a reliable overview of the principles involved and the management needed. As with the previous edition, the emphasis throughout this book is on logical evidence and evidence-based solutions supplemented with Professor Homburg’s extensive clinical experience gleaned from more than forty years working in the field. A number of highly useful algorithms and explanatory tables reinforce this approach, ensuring that the reader is presented with easy-to-grasp, well-presented information that maximizes clarity and understanding.This book offers a concise, no-nonsense, practical guide to ovulation induction and controlled ovarian stimulation and will be an essential resource for the general gynaecologists, fertility specialists and trainees, health workers and students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319056111
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 05/04/2014
Edition description: 2nd ed. 2014
Pages: 217
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Professor Roy Homburg is a specialist in reproductive medicine and assisted conception. He has held posts as Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Tel Aviv University Medical School, as Professor of Reproductive Medicine at the Free University Medical Centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and presently, as Professor of Reproductive Medicine at Queen Mary Medical School, University of London.

Professor Homburg now consults in both the UK, as Head of Research at the Homerton Fertility Centre, Homerton University Hospital in Hackney, London and in Israel, as the National Advisor on Fertility for Maccabi Medical Services and as a consultant at Barzilai Medical Centre, Ashkelon.

As a fertility specialist, Professor Homburg has a worldwide reputation having published 200 research articles and chapters in books and has written/edited seven books. He has been invited to lecture in all five continents at frequent intervals and has won prizes for his research at the British Fertility Society, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and the Israel Fertility Society (3 times).

Professor Homburg's main interests and speciality are the treatment of infertility in general, polycystic ovary syndrome, ovulation induction, ovarian stimulation and IVF.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- A potted history of ovulation induction.- Physiology of ovulation.- Diagnosis and causes of anovulation.- General factors influencing ovarian function and the prognosis for ovulation induction.- Assessment of ovarian reserve.- Management of hypogonadotrophic-hypogonadism.- Understanding the problems of treating PCOS.- Anti-oestrogens.- Low-dose gonadotrophin therapy for ovulation induction.- Insulin lowering agents.- Laparoscopic ovarian drilling.- Management of hyperprolactinaemia.- Gonadotrophins for ovulation induction.- Unexplained infertility.- Controlled ovarian stimulation for intra-uterine insemination.- Controlled ovarian stimulation for IVF/ICSI.- Management of poor responders.- Management of high responders.- Mild stimulation protocols.- Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.- Multiple pregnancies.- Future perspectives.

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'Homburg's book is a balanced review of ovarian physiology, combined with historical perspective and a look toward the future of the treatment of anovulation and controlled ovarian stimulation. Homburg is to be congratulated for this informative and practical guide'. - Richard Buyalos, Fertility & Sterility Vol. 86:3

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