This major book - known as 'The Bourn Hall Textbook' - evolved from teaching courses held at this prestigious Clinic - one of the birthplaces of IVF and clinical reproductive medicine. The content is comprehensive: covering assessment of the infertile couple and both laboratory and clinical aspects of assisted reproductive technologies. The emphasis throughout is on the practical management of patients undergoing assisted conception treatment. The third edition is a complete update of the field including expanded sections on newer technologies such as GIFT and ICSI. The book is authored largely by current or previous members of the Bourne Hall staff, with additional material from leading international authorities. The Bourn Hall Procedures, Protocols and Information Sheets - previously published as an Appendix - are now included on CD-ROM for ease of adaptation for local use.
Table of Contents
An Introduction to Bourne Hall. Patient Selection and Management. Investigation and Therapeutic Options for Infertile Men. Laboratory Investigation of the Infertile Male. Use of Gnrh Agonists and Antagonists in Assisted Conception. Superovulation Strategies for Assisted Conception. Superovulation for Assisted Conception: The New Gonadotrophins. Polycystic Ovaries and Their Relevance to Assisted Conception. Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome. Ultrasound in Assisted Conception. Oocyte Recovery and Embryo Transfer Techniques for IVF. Laboratory Techniques: Oocyte Collection and Embryo Culture. Laboratory Techniques: Sperm Preparation for Assisted Conception. Laboratory Techniques: Sperm and Embryo Cryopreservation. Current Status of ICSI. Role of Transport & Satellite Units in ART Services. Alternative Assisted Conception Techniques. Intrauterine Insemination. Local Regulators of Embryo-Endometrial Interactions at Implantation. Cryopreservation of Human Oocytes and Ovarian Tissue. Oocyte and Embryo Donation. Gestational Surrogacy. Outcome of Children Conceived by ART. Psychological Outcomes for the Parents and Children in Assisted Reproduction Families. Medical Informatics in Assisted Reproduction. Role of Meta-Analysis in Clinical Decision-Making to Optimize Outcome. Nursing Care in an Assisted Conception Unit