Essential IVF: Basic Research and Clinical Applications

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Jonathan van Blerkom, Linda Gregory
Springer Science & Business Media, 2004 - Gardening - 628 pages
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There is no clearer testament to the importance and efficacy of in vitro fertilization in the treatmentof the infertilepatient than the fact that over one million babies have been born since its clinical introduction in 1978. The successof this worldwideendeavorhas evolvedto treat some of the formerly most intractable forms of infertility and requires individuals with different skills and insights whose activities are often compartmentalized into clinical, laboratory and research functions. The intent of Essential lVF is to present current issues in clinical IVF that encompass the varied activities of those engaged in this enterprise. By integrating clinical, basic research and laboratory-related aspects of human reproduction, readers with diverse interests should obtain a more complete understanding of the impact, importance and inter-relatedness of each in the progress of infertility treatment, and an appreciation of whether emerging technologies will or should contribute to this progress in the near future. The topics selected for this volume include research that has begun to explain the origins of differential follicular, gamete, embryo and uterine competence, and specific laboratory procedures and protocols that may have important clinical implications forthe generation ofdevelopmentally viable embryos. Human embryoresearchoverthe past 25 years has notonly confirmed that the developmental potential of each embryo is unique, but more importantly, demonstrated how genetic and nongenetic factors for sperm and oocyte determineembryo competencewell before fertilization. Several chapters deal with the origins of normal and compromised gametes and how those with high competence can be identified and isolated for fertilization.
 

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Contents

THE SYNTHETIC AND SECRETORY BEHAVIORS NONSTEROIDAL OF OVARIAN FOLLICULAR GRANULOSA CELLS PARALLELS TO CE...
1
OOCYTEGRANULOSA CELL INTERACTIONS
43
PERIFOLLICULAR VASCULARITY A MARKER OF FOLLICULAR HETEROGENEITY AND OOCYTE COMPETENCE AND A PREDICTOR OF...
59
DO BIOCHEMICAL PREDICTORS OF IVF OUTCOME EXIST?
81
GENETICS OF MALE INFERTILITY EVOLUTION OF THE X AND Y CHROMOSOME AND TRANSMISSION OF MALE INFERTILITY TO FU...
111
SPERM ANALYSIS AND PREPARATION UPDATE
151
PREPARATION OF SPERM FRACTIONS AND INDIVIDUAL SPERM WITH LOW LEVELS OF CHROMOSOMAL ANEUPLOIDIES FOR IVF A...
179
MATERNAL AGE AND OOCYTE COMPETENCE
201
FUNDAMENTALS OF THE DESIGN OF CULTURE MEDIA THAT SUPPORT HUMAN PREIMPLANTATION DEVELOPMENT
291
THE BIOLOGICAL BASIS OF OOCYTE AND EMBRYO COMPETENCE MORPHODYNAMIC CRITERIA FOR EMBRYO SELECTION IN IN VI...
333
THE ENIGMA OF FRAGMENTATION IN EARLY HUMAN EMBRYOS POSSIBLE CAUSES AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE
377
BLASTOCYST TRANSFER UPDATE PROS AND CONS
423
PROSPECTS FOR OBTAINING VIABLE OOCYTES FROM CRYOPRESERVED OVARIAN TISSUE
465
CRYOPRESERVATION IN HUMAN ASSISTED REPRODUCTION
485
REDUCING THE NUMBER OF EMBRYOS TO TRANSFER AFTER IVFICSI
505
CAN AND SHOULD HUMAN EMBRYOS BE RESCUED FROM DEVELOPMENTAL DEMISE? METHODS AND BIOLOGICAL BASIS
555

GENETIC DIAGNOSIS OF METAPHASE II OOCYTES
231
OOCYTE COMPETENCE AND IN VITRO MATURATION
241
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF MITOCHONDRIA IN EMBRYO COMPETENCY?
273
DETERMINATION OF ENDOMETRIAL STATUS AND THE IMPLANTATION WINDOW
577
INDEX
611
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