Recent Advances in Management and Prevention

1st Edition - October 23, 2020

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  • Editors: Rehana Rehman, Aisha Sheikh
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323759458
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323759465

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With the increased prevalence of subfertility (any form of reduced fertility with prolonged time of unwanted non-conception) and the number of subfertile patients turning to assisted reproductive clinics for help, Subfertility: Recent Advances for Management and Prevention is a much-needed resource for today’s health care providers. Written by doctors with extensive expertise in the areas of reproductive physiology and endocrinology, it provides a description of the methods for achieving conception, an overview of the causes of subfertility and how to detect them, a review of the psychological impact of subfertility, guidelines for the treatment of subfertility, and a look at assisted reproductive technologies.

Key Features

  • A holistic approach to the causes and treatment of subfertility
  • A review of the most recent advances for improving assisted reproductive techniques
  • A review of reproductive physiology and the causes of subfertility, with special focus on endocrine abnormalities that lead to subfertility.

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • About the editors
  • Author biographies
  • Chapter 1: Anatomy and embryology of male and female reproductive systems
  • Abstract
  • Embryology of the male and female reproductive systems
  • Anatomy of the male reproductive system
  • Anatomy of the female reproductive system
  • Chapter 2: Reproductive endocrine physiology
  • Abstract
  • Physiology of the male reproductive system
  • Physiology of the female reproductive system
  • Conclusions
  • Chapter 3: Reproductive cycle
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Puberty in females
  • The phases of menstrual cycle with endocrine control
  • Luteal–follicular transition
  • Histological changes during menstrual cycle
  • Menstrual disturbances associated with the pathological conditions
  • Chapter 4: Ovarian reserve
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Overview of ovarian tissue
  • Indicators of ovarian reserve
  • Disorders affecting ovarian reserve
  • Conclusions
  • Chapter 5: Introduction to subfertility
  • Abstract
  • Prevalence
  • Determinants of male subfertility
  • Causes of female subfertility
  • Current methods employed for investigating subfertility and challenges faced in clinical practice
  • Chapter 6: Impact of subfertility
  • Abstract
  • Impact of subfertility
  • Effect on the marital relationship
  • Psychological effects
  • Impact of treatment
  • Socioeconomic burden
  • Systemic effects
  • Counseling
  • Chapter 7: Polycystic ovary syndrome and subfertility
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Pathophysiology
  • Criteria for the diagnosis of PCOS
  • Management of PCOS
  • Pharmacological treatment for ovulation induction
  • Awareness of PCOS
  • Conclusions
  • Chapter 8: Endometriosis and subfertility
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Association between endometriosis and subfertility
  • Issue of causality
  • Evaluation process for subfertility management
  • Treatment strategies for subfertility
  • Chapter 9: Thyroid imbalance and subfertility
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Thyroid imbalance and female subfertility
  • Thyroid imbalance and male subfertility
  • Chapter 10: Pituitary disorders and subfertility
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Approach to patients with subfertility
  • Hyperprolactinemia and prolactinomas
  • Acromegaly
  • Cushing’s disease
  • Nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas
  • Summary
  • Chapter 11: Oxidative stress and oocyte microenvironment
  • Abstract
  • Redox environment of the ovaries
  • Reproductive hormones and OS
  • Chapter 12: Assisted reproductive techniques
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Physiology of reproduction
  • Types of assisted reproductive technology
  • Assisted reproductive technology treatment cycle
  • Chapter 13: Way forward
  • Abstract
  • Fertility awareness
  • Role of healthcare professionals: First line of contact
  • Fertility in primary healthcare settings: Challenges and solutions
  • Infertility clinic: First visit protocols
  • Resolution to infertility
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 232
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: October 23, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323759458
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323759465

About the Editors

Rehana Rehman

Dr. Rehana Rehman has 20 years of teaching experience in the field of physiology. She is a well-recognized authority in the field of reproductive physiology and is working to identify treatable causes of infertility in collaboration with the Australian Concept Infertility Medical Centre. She has more than 200 publications in high impact national & international journal and 60 abstract presentations (oral and poster) in local and international conferences. Her book “Five Minutes to Wellness” is based on holistic review of all dimensions of wellness of medical students. She is a member of the Society for Endocrinology and the European Society of Human Reproduction & Endocrinology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Biological & Biomedical Sciences, Aga Khan University

Aisha Sheikh

Dr. Aisha Sheikh is a Consultant Endocrinologist. She is actively involved in medical education and research and she has published several research papers and book chapters. Dr. Sheikh is currently the Joint Secretary of Pakistan Endocrine Society. She has keen interest in antenatal Diabetes & Endocrinology and has played a key role in development of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus recommendations and action plans from the platform of the South Asian Federation of Endocrine Societies (SAFES). She has written book chapters, published her research findings, and presented her research at international meetings. She is a member of the Pakistan Endocrine Society and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer and Consultant Endocrinologist, Section of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, The Aga Khan University, Stadium Road, Karachi

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