Serono Symposia USA

ART and the Human Blastocyst

Editors: Gardner, David K., Lane, Michelle (Eds.)

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The field of human artificial reproductive technology (ART) is continually advancing and has witnessed significant changes since the inception of Louise Brown in 1978. Though Louise Brown herself was conceived after the trans­ fer of a blastocyst, there remain significant confusion and debate regarding the stage at which the human embryo conceived in the laboratory should be replaced in the mother. Developments in culture media formulations, leading to the introduction of sequential media, have brought the role of the blasto­ cyst in human ART back into the spotlight. It was due to this resurgence of interest in the niche of extended culture in human infertility treatment that the symposium on "ART and the Human Blastocyst" was held. of this meeting within this volume bring to the forefront The proceedings the main issues raised with the transfer of embryos at the blastocyst stage. It is evident from the chapters that follow that ART needs to be perceived as a continuum of procedures, each one dependent on the preceding one, and all equally as important as each other. That is to say, the development of a com­ petent embryo is ultimately dependent on the quality of the gametes from which it was derived. With regard to the oocyte, this then places the emphasis on the physician to use a stimulation protocol that both produces quality oocytes and does not impair endometrial function. Maintenance of gamete and embryo quality is the laboratory's role.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • The Impact of High-Order Multiple Pregnancies

    Schnorr, John A. (et al.)

    Pages 3-20

  • Patient Stimulation and Effect on Outcomes

    Meldrum, David R.

    Pages 21-28

  • New Developments in Imaging and Hormonal Stimulation of the Ovaries

    Pierson, Roger A.

    Pages 29-37

  • Paternal Effects on Fertilization, Embryo Development, and Pregnancy Outcome

    Sakkas, Denny (et al.)

    Pages 38-48

  • The Cell Biology of Preimplantation Development

    Tasca, Richard J.

    Pages 51-60

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
ART and the Human Blastocyst
Editors
  • David K. Gardner
  • Michelle Lane
Series Title
Serono Symposia USA
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-0149-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-0149-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-6540-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 254
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