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Antioxidants in Male Infertility

A Guide for Clinicians and Researchers

Parekattil, Sijo J., Agarwal, Ashok (Eds.)

Contains selected chapters from Male Infertility

2013, XIV, 500 p. 101 illus., 68 illus. in color.


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  • The first quick reference on antioxidants and male infertility
  • Concise and portable
  • Up-to-date information

This concise, truncated version of Parekattil and Agarwal's Male Infertility: Contemporary Clinical Approaches, Andrology, ART & Antioxidants is the first resource dedicated solely to antioxidants and male infertility. With select chapters that will prove invaluable to the practitioner of reproductive medicine, Antioxidants in Male Infertility addresses issues such as:

- Molecular mechanisms of antioxidants in male infertility

- Oxidative stress

- The impact of infection, aging, obesity, and injury on male infertility

- Natural and synthetic antioxidants and antioxidant therapy

- Antioxidants in ICSI and IMSI

Also included is a new chapter reviewing the physiological role of reactive oxygen species in sperm function.

Practical for clinicians and researchers alike, Antioxidants in Male Infertility contains all of the need-to-know information about these cutting-edge topics in reproductive medicine.​

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » ART - Antioxidants - Male infertility - Sperm

Related subjects » Gynecology - Internal Medicine - Urology

Table of contents 

Part I: Male Infertility Diagnosis.- Causes of Male Infertility.- Laboratory Evaluation for Male Infertility.- Epidemiological Considerations in Male Infertility.- Part II: Oxidants and Antioxidants.- Physiological Role of Reactive Oxygen Species in Sperm Function: A Review.- Molecular Mechanisms of Antioxidants in Male Infertility.- Oxidative Stress.- Loss of Intracellular Antioxidant Enzyme Activity During Sperm Cryopreservation: Effects on Sperm Function After Thawing.- Part III: Causes of Male Infertility.- Infection in Infertility.- Varicocele.- Sperm DNA Damage and Antioxidant Use: Roles in Male Fertility.- Common Male Infertility Disorders: Aging.- Apoptosis and Male Infertility.- Impact of Spinal Cord Injury.- Obesity and Male Fertility.- Environmental Factors.- Part IV: Antioxidants in Male Reproductive Health.- Nutritional Pathways to Protect Male Reproductive Health.- Natural Antioxidants.- Synthetic Antioxidants.- Antioxidant Therapy for the Enhancement of Male Reproductive Health: A Critical Review of the Literature.- In Vitro Studies of Antioxidants for Male Reproductive Health.- Sperm Processing and Selection.- Antioxidants in Sperm Cryopreservation.- Antioxidants in ICSI.- Antioxidants in IMSI.- Extended Embryo Culture Supplementation.- Best Practice Guidelines for the Use of Antioxidants.- Harmful Effects of Antioxidant Therapy.

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