A Color Atlas for Human Assisted Reproduction: Laboratory and Clinical Insights

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Pasquale Patrizio, Michael J. Tucker, Vanessa Guelman
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003 - Medical - 319 pages
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Featuring more than 300 full-color photographs, this atlas is a comprehensive guide to the complex procedures used in assisted reproduction. It shows readers how to utilize the latest technologies and correlates the laboratory and clinical components of assisted reproduction.

The book depicts oocytes, embryos, and blastocysts at various stages of division and offers guidelines for assessing oocytes and embryos. The authors give detailed instructions on ovarian stimulation, intracytoplasmic sperm injection, assisted hatching, cryopreservation, extended in vitro culturing, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, and embryo transfer techniques. Close attention is also given to assessment of oocytes and embryos from patients with endometriosis and other pathologies.

 

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Contents

The Biology of Fertilization in Humans
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Classification of Pronuclei and Polarity of
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Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection 89 15 Media Used in the Assisted Reproductive Technologies Laboratories
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Morphological Scoring of Human Embryos and Its 16 Cryopreservation Protocols
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Assisted Hatching 109 17 Quality Control and Accreditation
277
Oocyte and Embryo Cryopreservation 137 18 The Ethics of Stem Cell Therapy
297
Practical Aspects of Human Ovarian Tissue Claire RobertsonKraft
311
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