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Academic Theories of Generation in the Renaissance : The Contemporaries and Successors of Jean Fernel (1497-1558)

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Linda Deer Richardson ; Benjamin Goldberg, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This volume deals with philosophically grounded theories of animal generation as found in two different traditions: one, deriving primarily from Aristotelian natural philosophy and specifically from his Generation of Animals; and another, deriving from two related medical traditions, the Hippocratic and the Galenic. The book contains a classification and critique of works that touch on the history of embryology and animal generation written before 1980. It also contains translations of key sect…
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Deer Richardson, Linda
Other Authors
Goldberg, Benjamin
Responsibility
Linda Deer Richardson ; Benjamin Goldberg, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxxi, 301 p.) : 11 illus
Series Vol.
v. 22
Series Title
History, philosophy and theory of the life sciences
ISBN
9783319693361
9783319693347 (print ed.)
9783319693354 (print ed.)
9783319887579 (print ed.)
ISSN
2211-1948
Subjects (MeSH)
History, 16th Century
History of Medicine
Philosophy, Medical - history
Reproduction
PersonalSubject
Fernel, Jean, 1497-1558
Specialty
History of Medicine
Reproductive Medicine
Notes
Reproduction of: Academic theories of generation in the Renaissance / Linda Allen Deer, 1980.
Abstract
This volume deals with philosophically grounded theories of animal generation as found in two different traditions: one, deriving primarily from Aristotelian natural philosophy and specifically from his Generation of Animals; and another, deriving from two related medical traditions, the Hippocratic and the Galenic. The book contains a classification and critique of works that touch on the history of embryology and animal generation written before 1980. It also contains translations of key sections of the works on which it is focused. It looks at two different scholarly communities: the physicians (medici) and philosophers (philosophi), that share a set of textual resources and philosophical lineages, as well as a shared problem (explaining animal generation), but that nevertheless have different concerns and commitments. The book demonstrates how those working in these two traditions not only shared a common philosophical background in the arts curricula of the universities, but were in constant intercourse with each other. This book presents a test case of how scholarly communities differentiate themselves from each other through methods of argument, empirical investigation, and textual interpretations. It is all the more interesting because the two communities under investigation have so much in common and yet, in the end, are distinct in a number of important ways.
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Andrology for the clinician

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--Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag , c2006.
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Schill, Wolf-Bernhard
Comhaire, Frank
Hargreave, Timothy B
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Date of Publication
c2006
ISBN
9783540337133
Subjects (MeSH)
Andrology
Genital Diseases, Male
Subjects (LCSH)
Reproductive medicine
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e-Book
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Andrology : male reproductive health and dysfunction

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--Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag , c2010.
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Nieschlag, Eberhard
Behre, Hermann M
Nieschlag, Susan
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Date of Publication
c2010
ISBN
9783540783558
Subjects (MeSH)
Andrology
Genital Diseases, Male
Subjects (LCSH)
Reproductive medicine
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e-Book
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Atlas of Genetic Diagnosis and Counseling

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by Harold Chen. --Totowa, NJ: Humana Press , c2006.
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Chen, Harold
Responsibility
by Harold Chen
Place of Publication
Totowa, NJ
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2006
ISBN
9781603271615
Subjects (MeSH)
Genetic counseling
Genetic Diseases, Inborn - Encyclopedias
Prenatal Diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Genetics
Reproductive medicine
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e-Book
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Atlas of Human Semen Examination

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Donatella Paoli, Francesco Lombardo, Andrea Lenzi. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This atlas provides valuable information on crucial aspects of sperm examination as well numerous meaningful color illustrations. It discusses successful evaluation of the sperm morphology and the cellular elements other than spermatozoa, enabling readers to unambiguously interpret seminal cytologic images and compare reports for diagnostic, therapeutic and prognostic purposes. With its extensive collection of colored images, the book is intended as a reference resource for students and technic…
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Paoli, Donatella
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Lombardo, Francesco
Lenzi, Andrea
Responsibility
Donatella Paoli, Francesco Lombardo, Andrea Lenzi
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (vii, 106 p.) : 172 illus. in color
Series Title
Trends in andrology and sexual medicine
ISBN
9783030399986
9783030399979 (Print ed.)
9783030399993 (Print ed.)
9783030400002 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2367-0088
Subjects (MeSH)
Cytodiagnosis
Cytological Techniques
Microscopy - methods
Spermatozoa - ultrastructure
Specialty
Men's Health
Microscopy
Reproductive Medicine
Abstract
This atlas provides valuable information on crucial aspects of sperm examination as well numerous meaningful color illustrations. It discusses successful evaluation of the sperm morphology and the cellular elements other than spermatozoa, enabling readers to unambiguously interpret seminal cytologic images and compare reports for diagnostic, therapeutic and prognostic purposes. With its extensive collection of colored images, the book is intended as a reference resource for students and technicians in the field of andrology as well as practitioners and clinicians in andrology, urology, pathology, IVF and other ART programs.
Contents
Introduction -- Human Semen Examination -- 1. Notes on Human Spermatogenesis -- 2. Morphological Structure of the Spermatozoon -- 3. Non-sperm Cellular Components of the Seminal Fluid -- 3.1 Elements from the Spermatogenesis Process -- 4. Morphological Study of the Seminal Fluid -- 4.1 Preparation of Semen Smears -- 4.2 Staining Techniques -- 5. Chromatin Aspect -- 5.1 Chromatin Organization in Human Sperm -- Further Reading -- Image Gallery: Sperm Morphology -- Image Gallery: Non-Sperm Cellular Components -- Image Gallery: Chromatin Integrity -- Image Gallery: Morphological Evaluation of Sperm Heads with Fragmented DNA, Using Both Transmitted (Bright Field) and Reflected (Dark Field) Light; Every Picture is Shown in Three Different Light Condition.
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Atlas of Peculiar and Common Testicular and Paratesticular Tumors

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Manuel Nistal, Pilar González-Peramato. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book, conceived as an atlas with emphasis in diagnostic images, presents some tumors displaying expected clinical, histological or biological behavior but in most of them that differs from that usual morphology or clinical behaviour. About 132 tumors of the testicles and paratesticular structures have been selected, representing all the testicular and paratesticular tumor groups, including germinal, gonadal stromal, non-gonadal stromal, rete testis tumors, ovarian-type epithelial tumors, a…
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Nistal, Manuel
Other Authors
González-Peramato, Pilar
Responsibility
Manuel Nistal, Pilar González-Peramato
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 405 p.) : 1205 illus., 1185 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030196547
9783030196530 (Print ed.)
9783030196554 (Print ed.)
9783030196561 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Testicular Neoplasms - diagnosis
Testicular Neoplasms - pathology
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Men's Health
Reproductive Medicine
Abstract
This book, conceived as an atlas with emphasis in diagnostic images, presents some tumors displaying expected clinical, histological or biological behavior but in most of them that differs from that usual morphology or clinical behaviour. About 132 tumors of the testicles and paratesticular structures have been selected, representing all the testicular and paratesticular tumor groups, including germinal, gonadal stromal, non-gonadal stromal, rete testis tumors, ovarian-type epithelial tumors, and epididymis, spermatic cord and testicular covers as well as metastatic tumors. The format with large number of images allows pathologists to identify the entities included at a glance. Each section corresponds to one case including a brief clinical history, a concise histological description with immunohistochemical techniques necessary to confirm the diagnosis. In addition, each section provides several sample images, with histological details of the appropriate morphological or characteristic immunoexpression of diagnostic markers and in the majority of cases gross or radiologic figures. Finally, each section ends with a comment on the problems of differential diagnosis that could arise. The book is intended for pathologists, urologists and oncologists.
Contents
1. Germ Cell Tumors Derived from Germ Cell Neoplasia In Situ -- 2. Germ Cell Tumors Unrelated to Germ Cell Neoplasia In Situ -- 3. Sex Cord-Stromal Tumors -- 4. Tumors Containing Both Germ Cell and Sex Cord-Stromal Elements -- 5. Miscellaneous Tumors of the Testis -- 6. Hematolymphoid Tumors -- 7. Tumors of the Collecting Duct and Rete Testis -- 8. Tumors of Paratesticular Structures -- 9. Mesenchymal Tumors of the Spermatic Cord and Testicular Adnexa -- 10. Metastatic Tumors.
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Atlas of the Mammalian Ovary : Morphological Dynamics and Potential Role of Innate Immunity

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Katharina Spanel-Borowski. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2012.
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In the era of molecular biology, an atlas that allows a rapid understanding of the complexity of ovarian processes is urgently needed. In this book, the author draws upon her own research, conducted over the past three decades, to provide a unique compilation of high-quality illustrations that offer illuminating insights in a readily accessible form. The ovarian follicles, the corpus luteum, and the interstitial cortex are presented as precisely controlled homeostatic compartments. Physiologic …
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Spanel-Borowski, Katharina
Responsibility
Katharina Spanel-Borowski
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 141 p. : 78 ill., 58 ill. in color)
ISBN
9783642305351
Subjects (MeSH)
Immunity, Innate
Ovary - anatomy & histology - Atlases
Ovary - immunology
Subjects (LCSH)
Anatomy
Immunology
Gynecology
Endocrinology 
Reproductive medicine
Abstract
In the era of molecular biology, an atlas that allows a rapid understanding of the complexity of ovarian processes is urgently needed. In this book, the author draws upon her own research, conducted over the past three decades, to provide a unique compilation of high-quality illustrations that offer illuminating insights in a readily accessible form. The ovarian follicles, the corpus luteum, and the interstitial cortex are presented as precisely controlled homeostatic compartments. Physiologic cell death forms and leukocyte subtypes are clearly depicted, and the various steps in the ovulatory process are demonstrated in detail. Further topics addressed include the microvascular bed, the plasticity of intraovarian nerves as part of the remodelling processes in the polycystic and the menopausal ovary, and the role of cytokeratin-positive cells (of steroidogenic or microvascular origin) as messengers of innate immunity. This atlas will be a fascinating and informative resource for both trainees and more experienced professionals.
Contents
Introduction -- Follicle stages and follicular atresia without and with irradiation -- Follicular atresia as proliferative and inflammatory event -- Cortex and cellular stromolysis -- The ovulatory period as acute inflammatory response to oxidative stress and follicle cell harvest -- Corpus luteum cycle with focus on capillary sprouting and regression, eosinophils and KIT-positive cells -- Intraovarian oocyte release (IOR) with severe tissue damage -- Vascular stromolysis and vascular luteolysis for bulk tissue removal -- Polycystic and postmenopausal ovaries and negligible mast cells -- Cytokeratin-positive cells as dendritic-like cells and potential albumin-coexpression in follicles and corpus luteum -- Aspects of immunological control, novel concepts, challenges and clinical perspectives.
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Basic and clinical andrology

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Vol 7, 1997 - Vol 22, 2012.
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Springer
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Vol 7, 1997 - Vol 22, 2012.
Publication Frequency
Quarterly
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2051-4190
Specialty
Reproductive Medicine
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e-Journal
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Biennial Review of Infertility. Volume 1

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edited by Bradley J. Voorhis, Peter N. Schlegel, Catherine Racowsky, Douglas T. Carrell. --Totowa, NJ: Humana Press , c2009.
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Voorhis, Bradley J
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Schlegel, Peter N
Racowsky, Catherine
Carrell, Douglas T
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edited by Bradley J. Voorhis, Peter N. Schlegel, Catherine Racowsky, Douglas T. Carrell
Place of Publication
Totowa, NJ
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2009
ISBN
9781603273923
Subjects (MeSH)
Infertility
Reproductive Techniques, Assisted
Reproductive Medicine
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e-Book
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Biennial Review of Infertility. Volume 2

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edited by Catherine Racowsky, Peter N. Schlegel, Bart C. Fauser, Douglas T. Carrell. --Boston, MA: Springer Science+Business Media , c2011.
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Racowsky, Catherine
Other Authors
Schlegel, Peter N
Fauser, Bart C
Carrell, Douglas T
Responsibility
edited by Catherine Racowsky, Peter N. Schlegel, Bart C. Fauser, Douglas T. Carrell
Place of Publication
Boston, MA
Publisher
Springer Science+Business Media
Date of Publication
c2011
ISBN
9781441984562
Subjects (MeSH)
Infertility
Reproductive Techniques, Assisted
Reproductive Medicine
Subjects (LCSH)
Reproductive medicine
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e-Book
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Biennial Review of Infertility. Volume 3

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Peter N. Schlegel, Bart C. Fauser, Douglas T. Carrell, Catherine Racowsky, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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In this third volume, the Biennial Review of Infertility brings together the most up-to-date research and clinical information on male and female infertility, emerging assisted reproductive techniques, and controversial issues in reproductive medicine. An impressive panel of contributors presents cutting-edge information in a clear and well-balanced manner. This volume includes hot topics in reproductive medicine including age and its impact on fertility, lifestyle factors and reproductive heal…
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Schlegel, Peter N.
Fauser, Bart C.
Carrell, Douglas T.
Racowsky, Catherine
Responsibility
Peter N. Schlegel, Bart C. Fauser, Douglas T. Carrell, Catherine Racowsky, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 264 p. : 43 illus., 30 illus. in color)
ISBN
9781461471875
9781461471868 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Infertility
Reproductive Medicine
Reproductive Techniques, Assisted
Abstract
In this third volume, the Biennial Review of Infertility brings together the most up-to-date research and clinical information on male and female infertility, emerging assisted reproductive techniques, and controversial issues in reproductive medicine. An impressive panel of contributors presents cutting-edge information in a clear and well-balanced manner. This volume includes hot topics in reproductive medicine including age and its impact on fertility, lifestyle factors and reproductive health, fertility preservation for cancer patients, reproductive tourism, and a discussion of clinical research design. The expanded section on controversies allows for point/counterpoint discussion between experts with differing opinions on topics like safety of the ICSI procedure and the role of IUI in modern reproductive medicine. Created to provide an ongoing appraisal of current knowledge, the Biennial Review of Infertility stimulates communication amongst all those working to help couples resolve their infertility.
Contents
PART I: MALE INFERTILITY -- Supplements to enhance male fertility -- Poor quality ejaculate sperm: do the data support the use of testis sperm? -- The aging male and impact on offspring -- Testosterone replacement therapy in men: effects on fertility and health -- PART II: FEMALE INFERTILITY -- A practical approach to recent advances in ovarian reserve testing -- Maternal age and oocyte aneuploidy: lessons learned from trisomy 21 -- Fertility preservation for cancer patients -- Reproductive surgery and computer-assisted laparoscopy: the new age of subspecialty surgery is here -- PART III: ASSISTED REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES -- Advances in systems for embryo culture -- Patient tailored approaches to ovarian stimulation in ART -- Cryopreserved oocyte banking: its prospects and promise -- Reproductive tourism -- PART IV: EVOLVING CONTROVERSIES IN CONTEMPORARY REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE -- Intrauterine insemination: an ineffective treatment -- IUI is a valuable and cost-effective therapy for most couples -- Vitrification of human oocytes and embryos: an overview -- Should we eliminate fresh embryo transfer from ART? -- ICSI is a revolutionary treatment of male infertility that should be employed discriminately and further studied -- The need for long-term follow-up of children conceived through ICSI -- Popularity of ICSI -- PART IV: CLINICAL RESEARCH DESIGN -- Cohort designs: critical considerations for reproductive health.
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Biennial Review of Infertility. Volume 4

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Douglas T. Carrell, Peter N. Schlegel, Catherine Racowsky, Luca Gianaroli, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2015.
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Now in its fourth volume, the Biennial Review of Infertility brings together the most up-to-date research and clinical information on male and female infertility, emerging assisted reproductive techniques and evolving controversies in reproductive medicine. An impressive panel of contributors presents cutting-edge information in a clear and well-balanced manner. Volume 4 discusses hot topics in contemporary reproductive medicine, including stem cell technologies for male infertility, the curren…
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Carrell, Douglas T
Schlegel, Peter N
Racowsky, Catherine
Gianaroli, Luca
Responsibility
Douglas T. Carrell, Peter N. Schlegel, Catherine Racowsky, Luca Gianaroli, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 244 p. : 27 illus., 21 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319178493
9783319178486 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Infertility
Reproductive Medicine
Reproductive Techniques, Assisted
Abstract
Now in its fourth volume, the Biennial Review of Infertility brings together the most up-to-date research and clinical information on male and female infertility, emerging assisted reproductive techniques and evolving controversies in reproductive medicine. An impressive panel of contributors presents cutting-edge information in a clear and well-balanced manner. Volume 4 discusses hot topics in contemporary reproductive medicine, including stem cell technologies for male infertility, the current state of ovarian tissue cryopreservation and time-lapse video microscopy of embryos. The expanded section on controversies allows for point/counterpoint discussion between experts with differing opinions on topics like eSET and the use and role of dietary supplements in IVF cycles. Created to provide an ongoing appraisal of current knowledge, the Biennial Review of Infertility stimulates communication amongst all clinicians and researchers working to help couples resolve their infertility.
Contents
Part I: Male -- The Epidemiology of Male Infertility -- Vasectomy Reversal or IVF: Analysis of Factors for Success -- Stem Cell Therapies for Male Infertility: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going? -- Part II: Female -- Insights Into Mechanisms Causing the Maternal Age-induced Decrease in Oocyte Quality -- Endometriosis and Cancer: Is There an Association? -- Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation: Where Are We Now? -- Part III: ART -- Animal Models for Developing Clinical Lab Procedures -- Current Status of Time-lapse Microscopy for Embryo Selection -- The Ideal Spermatozoon for ART -- Is Acupuncture Associated with Improved IVF Outcomes? -- Dr. Web and the New Generation of ART Patients -- Part IV: Controversies -- Yes, Elective Single Embryo Transfer Should Be Standard of Care -- Klinefelter Syndrome: Early Treatment of the Adolescent is Warranted -- Klinefelter Syndrome: Early Treatment of the Adolescent is Not Warranted -- Are Dietary Supplements Beneficial for IVF Patients?.
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Clinical Care Pathways in Andrology

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John P Mulhall, Peter J. Stahl, Doron S. Stember. --New York, NY: Springer , c2014.
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Clinical Care Pathways in Andrology provides a valuable resource for understanding clinical decision-making in the context of the predominant male reproductive and sexual disorders for which patients commonly seek evaluation and treatment. Conditions that are less well-known but can be severely bothersome to patients, such as penile sensory loss, are also presented. Based on clinical evidence and expert consensus, practical clinical care pathways are featured for each condition. Each clinical c…
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Mulhall, John P
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Stahl, Peter J
Stember, Doron S
Responsibility
John P Mulhall, Peter J. Stahl, Doron S. Stember
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 188 p. : 33 illus., 5 illus. in color)
ISBN
9781461466932
9781461466925 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Andrology - methods
Critical Pathways
Decision Trees
Male Urogenital Diseases - diagnosis
Urologic Diseases - diagnosis
Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological
Reproductive Medicine
Population
Male
Abstract
Clinical Care Pathways in Andrology provides a valuable resource for understanding clinical decision-making in the context of the predominant male reproductive and sexual disorders for which patients commonly seek evaluation and treatment. Conditions that are less well-known but can be severely bothersome to patients, such as penile sensory loss, are also presented. Based on clinical evidence and expert consensus, practical clinical care pathways are featured for each condition. Each clinical care pathway consists of an algorithm that delineates the overall structure of decision-making for each condition, describes initial clinical presentations, and guides the reader through diagnostic testing and treatment. Furthermore, the volume features annotations that develop key andrological concepts and provide explanations for each step in diagnosis and management. Designed for clarity and ease of use, Clinical Care Pathways in Andrology is a practical and valuable reference for urologists, primary care physicians, and residents who are not specialty trained in andrology.
Contents
Abnormal semen analysis -- Anejaculation -- Azoospermia -- Azoospermia: indeterminate etiology -- Azoospermia: surgical sperm retrieval -- Delayed orgasm -- Erectile dysfunction: initial evaluation -- Erectile dysfunction: extended evaluation -- Erectile dysfunction: treatment -- Hematospermia -- Hypogonadism: evaluation -- Hypogonadism: treatment -- Low libido -- Low semen volume -- Penile deformity - Peyronie's disease -- Penile fracture -- Penile pain -- Penile rehabilitation -- Penile sensory loss -- Premature ejaculation -- Priapism -- Sexual incontinence -- Varicocele -- Vasectomy -- Vasectomy reversal.
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Clinical Management of Infertility

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Joseph G. Schenker, Andrea R. Genazzani, John J. Sciarra, Liselotte Mettler, Martin H. Birkhaeuser. Springer , 2021.
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Joseph G. Schenker, Andrea R. Genazzani, John J. Sciarra, Liselotte Mettler, Martin H. Birkhaeuser
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 334 pages) : illustrations
Series Vol.
2
Series Title
Reproductive medicine for clinicians
ISBN
9783030718381
Specialty
Reproductive Medicine
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e-Book
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A Clinician's Guide to Sperm DNA and Chromatin Damage

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Armand Zini, Ashok Agarwal, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This comprehensive, up-to-date text, which brings together the key practical elements of the rapidly evolving field of sperm DNA and chromatin abnormalities, is divided thematically into five main sections. Part I discusses human sperm chromatin structure and nuclear architecture, while part II presents laboratory evaluation of sperm DNA damage, including SCSA, SCD, TUNEL and Comet assays, and cytochemical tests. Biological and clinical factors in the etiology of sperm DNA damage are discussed …
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Zini, Armand
Agarwal, Ashok
Responsibility
Armand Zini, Ashok Agarwal, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 605 p.)
ISBN
9783319718156
9783319718149 (print ed.)
9783319718163 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Chromatin - pathology
DNA Damage
Infertility, Male - etiology
Spermatozoa - pathology
Specialty
Genetics, Medical
Men's Health
Reproductive Medicine
Abstract
This comprehensive, up-to-date text, which brings together the key practical elements of the rapidly evolving field of sperm DNA and chromatin abnormalities, is divided thematically into five main sections. Part I discusses human sperm chromatin structure and nuclear architecture, while part II presents laboratory evaluation of sperm DNA damage, including SCSA, SCD, TUNEL and Comet assays, and cytochemical tests. Biological and clinical factors in the etiology of sperm DNA damage are discussed in part III, including oxidative stress, abortive apoptosis, cancer, and environmental and lifestyle factors. Part IV presents clinical studies on the utility of sperm DNA damage tests, both with natural and ART-assisted pregnancies, and debates the clinical utility of such tests. Finally, part V discusses current treatment options, such as antioxidant therapy, varicocelectomy, advanced sperm processing techniques and the use of testicular sperm. We are now beginning to better understand the unique organization of the sperm chromatin, as well as the nature and etiology of sperm DNA damage. Written and edited by worldwide experts in andrology, A Clinician's Guide to Sperm DNA and Chromatin Damage is an excellent resource for reproductive medicine and REI specialists, urologists, reproductive biologists and any professional working with the infertile male.
Contents
Part I. Human Sperm Chromatin Structure -- 1. Sperm Chromatin: An Overview -- 2. Sperm Nucleoproteins (Histones and Protamines) -- 3. Sperm Nuclear Architecture -- Part II. Laboratory Evaluation of Sperm Chromatin and DNA Damage -- 4. Sperm Chromatin Structure Assay (SCSA®): Evolution from Origin to Clinical Utility -- 5. TUNEL Assay -- 6. TUNEL Assay by Benchtop Flow Cytometer in Clinical Laboratories -- 7. The Comet Assay -- 8. Sperm Chromatin Dispersion (SCD) Assay -- 9. Cytochemical Tests of Sperm Chromatin Maturity -- 10. Is There an Optimal Sperm DNA Test? -- Part III. Etiology of Sperm DNA Damage: Biological and Clinical Factors -- 11. Oxidative Stress -- 12. Apoptosis in Ejaculated Spermatozoa and in the Normal and Pathological Testes: Abortive Apoptosis and Sperm Chromatin Damage -- 13. Defective DNA Repair in Spermiogenesis -- 14. Defective Spermatogenesis and Sperm DNA Damage -- 15. Sperm Chromatin and Lifestyle Factors -- 16. Cancer and Sperm DNA Damage -- 17. Sperm Chromatin and Environmental Factors -- 18. Sperm DNA Damage and Oocyte Repair Capability -- Part IV. Clinical Studies on Utility of Sperm DNA Damage Tests -- 19. Experimental Studies on Sperm DNA Fragmentation and Reproductive Outcomes -- 20. Sperm DNA and Natural Pregnancy -- 21. Sperm DNA and ART (IUI, IVF, ICSI) Pregnancy -- 22. Sperm DNA and Pregnancy Loss After IVF and ICSI -- 23. Sperm DNA Tests Are Clinically Useful: Pro -- 24. Sperm DNA Tests Are Clinically Useful: CON -- Part V. Treatment Options for Men with Sperm DNA Damage -- 25. Antioxidant Therapy -- 26. Varicocelectomy -- 27. Physiological Intracytoplasmic Sperm Insemination Based on Hyaluronic Acid-Binding Ability -- 28. Advanced Sperm Processing/Selection Techniques -- 29. Use of Testicular Sperm for ICSI: Pro -- 30. Debate on the Use of Testicular Sperm for ICSI: Con -- 31. Strategies to Diminish DNA Damage in Sperm Samples Used for ART -- 32. Sperm DNA Testing: Where Do We Go from Here?
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The Complete Guide to Male Fertility Preservation

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Ahmad Majzoub, Ashok Agarwal, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This comprehensive, multidisciplinary guide provides an up-to-date presentation of fertility preservation techniques with male cancer patients and other challenging conditions. Divided into four thematic sections, part one provides an overview of the pathophysiologic processes interrelating cancer and its treatment with infertility and discusses different methods of sperm preservation and fertility outcomes in cancer patients. Part two then explores male fertility preservation in various non-ca…
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Majzoub, Ahmad
Agarwal, Ashok
Responsibility
Ahmad Majzoub, Ashok Agarwal, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xx, 387 p.) : 38 illus., 36 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319423968
9783319423951 (print ed.)
9783319423975 (print ed.)
9783319825700 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Fertility Preservation - methods
Infertility, Male
Sperm Banks
Specialty
Men's Health
Reproductive Medicine
Abstract
This comprehensive, multidisciplinary guide provides an up-to-date presentation of fertility preservation techniques with male cancer patients and other challenging conditions. Divided into four thematic sections, part one provides an overview of the pathophysiologic processes interrelating cancer and its treatment with infertility and discusses different methods of sperm preservation and fertility outcomes in cancer patients. Part two then explores male fertility preservation in various non-cancerous conditions, such as immunosuppressed, hypogonadal and transgender patients. The fundamental principles of cryobiology and sperm optimization are covered in part three, which also offers essential building blocks for scientists to develop a sperm banking service and implement high standards of practice. The final section describes the current practices of male fertility preservation along with its psychological impact on patients, and extends beyond to future innovative methods--tissue preservation, xenografting and artificial gametes--being researched and implemented in this field. Fertility preservation among cancer patients and survivors is an evolving practice, which involves focused research and timely collaboration of professionals from related fields. The Complete Guide to Male Fertility Preservation is unique and original in its design and will appeal to a larger audience of andrologists, reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, embryologists, and all other clinicians practicing reproductive medicine and oncology.
Contents
Part I. Fertility Preservation in Cancer Patients -- 1. Etiology of Cancer-Induced Male Infertility -- 2. Impact of Cancer Treatment on Sperm Chromatin Integrity -- 3. Testicular Sperm Retrieval for Cryopreservation in Cancer Patients -- 4. Sperm Retrieval in Ejaculatory Dysfunction -- 5. The Effect of Cancer and Its Treatment on Natural-Born Offspring -- 6. ART Success and Long-Term Outcomes on Offspring of Cancer Survivors -- Part II. Fertility Preservation: Special Conditions -- 7. Fertility Preservation in Adolescents with Cancer -- 8. Testis-Sparing Surgery: Balancing Cancer Control with Fertility Preservation -- 9. Fertility Preservation in Hypogonadal Men -- 10. Sperm Preservation in Transgender Patients -- 11. Postmortem Sperm Retrieval: Ethical, Legal, and Logistical Considerations -- Part III. Sperm Banking: Technical Issues, Standards and Maintenance -- 12. The First Visit: Consult and Workup Before Sperm Banking -- 13. Developing a Sperm Banking Consent Process -- 14. The Process of Sperm Cryopreservation, Thawing and Washing Techniques -- 15. Sperm Freezing Injuries -- 16. Risk Preparedness in Sperm Banks -- 17. Licensing and Accreditation of a Sperm Bank for Therapeutic Banking -- Part IV. Current Practice and Future of Male Fertility Preservation -- 18. Current Practice, Attitude, and Knowledge of Oncologists Regarding Male Fertility Preservation -- 19. Psychological Impact and Barriers to Fertility Preservation in Male Cancer Patients -- 20. Germ Cell Transplantation and Neospermatogenesis.
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e-Book
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Online
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Elsevier
Holdings
Vol 75, 2007 -
Publication Frequency
Bimonthly
ISSN
0010-7824
Specialty
Reproductive Medicine
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e-Journal
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Contraception and pregnancy in patients with rheumatic disease

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Lisa R. Sammaritano, Bonnie L. Bermas, editors. --New York: Springer , c2014.
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Most general rheumatologists and OB/GYNs have limited experience in caring for rheumatic disease patients during pregnancy, and many do not have ready access to expert colleagues in this area. Contraception and Pregnancy in Patients with Rheumatic Disease fills this gap by presenting the basics of contraception, fertility treatment, and pregnancy in rheumatic disease patients. This comprehensive resource begins by introducing key concepts that clinicians need to know when assessing the pregnant…
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Sammaritano, Lisa R.
Bermas, Bonnie L.
Responsibility
Lisa R. Sammaritano, Bonnie L. Bermas, editors
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 313 pages)
ISBN
9781493906734 (electronic bk.)
9781493906727
Subjects (MeSH)
Contraception
Pregnancy Complications - etiology
Pregnancy Outcome
Rheumatic Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Pregnancy - Complications
Rheumatism
Contraception
Birth control
Rheumatology
Reproductive medicine
Gynecology
Abstract
Most general rheumatologists and OB/GYNs have limited experience in caring for rheumatic disease patients during pregnancy, and many do not have ready access to expert colleagues in this area. Contraception and Pregnancy in Patients with Rheumatic Disease fills this gap by presenting the basics of contraception, fertility treatment, and pregnancy in rheumatic disease patients. This comprehensive resource begins by introducing key concepts that clinicians need to know when assessing the pregnant rheumatic disease patient. It goes on to cover specific rheumatic conditions in pregnancy, including systemic lupus erythematosus, antiphospholipid syndrome, systemic sclerosis, inflammatory myositis, and more. The book concludes by explaining additional related reproductive issues such as contraception, neonatal lupus, and long-term outcome of children of rheumatic disease patients. With advances in rheumatology therapies, obstetric monitoring, and reproductive medicine technologies, increasing numbers of women with rheumatic diseases are pursuing pregnancy. Summarizing the current state of knowledge and presenting a general approach for assessment of the rheumatic disease, this book serves as an invaluable reference tool for both rheumatologists and OB/GYNs.
Contents
Part I. Basics of Pregnancy -- Immunology of Pregnancy -- Normal Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, and Obstetric Management -- General Approach: Pre-pregnancy Assessment of the Rheumatic Disease Patient -- Part II. Pregnancy in Specific Rheumatic Diseases -- Systemic Lupus Erthematosus -- Pregnancy in Sjogren's Syndrome, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, and Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease -- Antiphospholipid Syndrome -- Rheumatoid Arthritis and Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy -- Pregnancy in Patients with Systemic Sclerosis -- Vasculitis and Pregnancy -- Myositis and Pregnancy -- Part III. Additional Reproductive Issues -- Contraception in Rheumatic Disease Patients -- Assisted Reproductive Techniques in Rheumatic Disease Patients -- Neonatal Lupus -- The Medical Management of the Rheumatology Patient During Pregnancy -- Long-Term Outcome of Children of Rheumatic Disease Patients.
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e-Book
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CT virtual hysterosalpingography

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Patricia Carrascosa, Carlos Capuñay, Carlos E. Sueldo, Juan Mariano Baronio. --Cham, Switzerland: Springer , c2014.
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This book provides a comprehensive review of CT Virtual Hysterosalpingography, a new non-invasive diagnostic technique that allows the evaluation of the entire gynecologic tract in a single study, by combining the benefits of hysterosalpingography (HSG) with multidetector Computed Tomography (CT). The addition of 64-row CT scanners with HSG has significantly improved visualization and assessment of the uterine cavity and fallopian tubes, and allows for the diagnosis of polyps, myomas, uterine a…
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Carrascosa, Patricia
Responsibility
Patricia Carrascosa, Carlos Capuñay, Carlos E. Sueldo, Juan Mariano Baronio
Place of Publication
Cham, Switzerland
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 291 pages)
ISBN
9783319075600 (electronic bk.)
9783319075594
Subjects (MeSH)
Hysterosalpingography - methods
Tomography, X-Ray Computed - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Hysterosalpingography
Generative organs, Female - Tomography
Reproductive medicine
Gynecology
Interventional radiology
Abstract
This book provides a comprehensive review of CT Virtual Hysterosalpingography, a new non-invasive diagnostic technique that allows the evaluation of the entire gynecologic tract in a single study, by combining the benefits of hysterosalpingography (HSG) with multidetector Computed Tomography (CT). The addition of 64-row CT scanners with HSG has significantly improved visualization and assessment of the uterine cavity and fallopian tubes, and allows for the diagnosis of polyps, myomas, uterine anomalies and tubal pathology with a high degree of accuracy. CT Virtual Hysterosalpingography is written and edited by the leaders in the field and covers all aspects of the technique, from its origin and technical principles through to descriptions of the normal anatomy and most common pathologies.
Contents
Part I. Generalities of Virtual Hysterosalpingography -- Technical Aspects of Multislice Computed Tomography -- The Birth of a New Diagnostic Technique -- Study and Interpretation Protocol -- Normal Radiological Anatomy -- Part II. Pathologic Findings of Virtual Hysterosalpingography -- Cervical Pathology -- Pathology of the Uterine Cavity -- Uterine Wall Pathology -- Congenital Uterine Anomalies -- Tubal Pathology -- Part III. Miscellaneous -- Morphological Post-treatment Changes -- Incidental Findings -- Pitfalls -- Usage of Gadolinium in Allergic Patients -- Radiation Dose -- Clinical Applications of Virtual Hysterosalpingography.
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e-Book
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Diminished Ovarian Reserve and Assisted Reproductive Technologies : Current Research and Clinical Management

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Orhan Bukulmez, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book brings together the most current research and the latest clinical approaches to the management of diminished ovarian reserve (DOR), one of the largest segments of the IVF patient population, both in the advanced reproductive age group as well as poor responders. Opening with a review of the definition and scope of the problem, as well as the current understanding of the natural history of DOR, subsequent chapters in part I outline dietary, hormonal, traditional supplements and convent…
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Bukulmez, Orhan
Responsibility
Orhan Bukulmez, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xx, 360 p.) : 47 illus., 31 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030232351
9783030232344 (Print ed.)
9783030232368 (Print ed.)
9783030232375 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Infertility, Female - therapy
Ovarian Reserve - drug effects
Reproductive Techniques, Assisted
Specialty
Reproductive Medicine
Abstract
This book brings together the most current research and the latest clinical approaches to the management of diminished ovarian reserve (DOR), one of the largest segments of the IVF patient population, both in the advanced reproductive age group as well as poor responders. Opening with a review of the definition and scope of the problem, as well as the current understanding of the natural history of DOR, subsequent chapters in part I outline dietary, hormonal, traditional supplements and conventional methods used to stimulate ovaries and improve ART outcomes. The main segment of chapters, comprising part II, present minimal and mild stimulation protocols and alternatives, frozen embryo transfer preparation, trigger agents and post-trigger testing, embryo culture and endometrial considerations, and a review of clinical outcomes. Part III discusses the utilization of contemporary technologies in the treatment of DOR, including fresh vs. frozen embryo transfer, cryopreservation and comprehensive chromosomal analysis. Future prospects are presented in part IV, such as the artificial oocyte and ovary development, early-age oocyte freezing, ovarian cortical tissue freezing and activation of the ovarian cortex. Utilizing the latest evidence and authored by an international array of thought leaders, Diminished Ovarian Reserve and Assisted Reproductive Technologies is an excellent resource for reproductive medicine and REI specialists, IVF lab professionals, and students and residents in these areas.
Contents
Part I: The paradigm of diminished ovarian reserve, conventional & adjuvant treatment approaches for assisted reproductive technologies. 1. Introduction: The Scope of the Problem of Diminished Ovarian Reserve -- 2. Ovarian and Hypothalamic Aging -- 3. Natural History of Diminished Ovarian Reserve -- 4. Definitions and Relevance: Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Ovarian Response, Advanced Reproductive Age, Premature Ovarian Insufficiency -- 5. Food Supplements and Hormonal Products to Improve Assisted Reproductive Technology Outcomes in Diminished Ovarian Reserve Patients -- 6. Traditional Chinese Medicine for Assisted Reproductive Technology -- 7. Controlled Ovarian Stimulation Protocols for IVF: From First IVF baby in the United States and Beyond -- 8. Conventional Controlled Ovarian Stimulation Protocols for Diminished Ovarian Reserve Patients and Poor Responders -- 9. Natural Cycle Approaches for ART -- Part II: Minimal and Mild Stimulation Protocols -- 10. The International Society for Mild Approaches in Assisted Reproduction (ISMAAR) Definitions for Mild Stimulation and Their Rationale for Assisted Reproductive Technologies -- 11. Current Outlook of Minimal and Mild Stimulation Protocols for Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Women with Diminished Ovarian Reserve and/or Advanced Reproductive Age -- 12. Minimal Stimulation Protocol for Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Women with Diminished Ovarian Reserve and/or Advanced Reproductive Age -- 13. Mild Stimulation Alternatives to Minimal Stimulation -- 14. Control of Luteinizing Hormone (LH) -- 15. Preventing Premature Ovulation -- 16. Trigger Agents and Post-trigger Testing -- 17. Oocyte retrieval -- 18. Fertilization: Conventional IVF versus ICSI -- 19. Embryo Culture: Cleavage versus Blastocyst Stage -- 20. Endometrial Considerations for Minimal Stimulation -- 21. Frozen Embryo Transfer Preparation -- 22. Minimal and Mild Stimulation IVF Results -- Part III: Utilization of Contemporary Technologies in Diminished Ovarian Reserve Patients -- 23. Fresh versus Frozen Embryo Transfer -- 24. Comprehensive Chromosome Analysis in Diminished Ovarian Reserve Patients -- Part IV: Future Prospects -- 25. Artificial Oocyte and Artificial Ovary Development -- 26. Activation of Ovarian Cortex -- 27. Oocyte Freezing at an Earlier Age -- 28. Ovarian Cortical Tissue Biopsy for Freezing and Auto Transplantation.
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