Human Gametes and Preimplantation Embryos

Assessment and Diagnosis

Editors: Gardner, D.K., Sakkas, D., Seli, E., Wells, D. (Eds.)

  • Provides an overview of existing morphologic assessment strategies as well as developing novel technologies
  • Presents emerging “omics” techniques for recognizing potential gamete and embryo viability for implantation
  • Creates a unique resource for both practicing clinicians and researchers in the field of assisted reproduction
  • Gives expert knowledge of clinical practices and techniques, including their potential benefits and pitfalls
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In recent years, the advancing science and increasing availability of assisted reproduction have given new hope to infertile couples. However, the use of IVF and ART has also led to marked increases in the number of multiple-infant live births. This poses a public health concern, as these neonates have a higher rate of pre-term delivery, compromising their survival chances and increasing their risk of lifelong disability. By optimizing the selection of gametes and embryos with high probabilities of implantation, it is possible to reduce the number of embryos transferred and, by extension, the number of high-risk multiple gestations, while maintaining or increasing pregnancy rates.

Human Gametes and Preimplantation Embryos: Assessment and Diagnosis provides a broad yet concise overview of established and developing methodologies for assessment of gamete and embryo viability in assisted reproduction. This book elucidates the best practices for precisely selecting viable specimens based on morphology and cleavage rate and covers the spectrum of emerging adjunctive technologies for predicting reproductive potential. The authors present their extensive knowledge of “omics” approaches (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics), with unbiased delineation of the associated advantages and potential pitfalls. This valuable clinical resource is well suited to infertility specialists, Ob/Gyn physicians, IVF laboratory technicians, and researchers in the fields of embryology and reproductive medicine.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Current Practices and Regulations for Embryo Transfer Worldwide: Implications on IVF Outcome

    Ata, Baris (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Analysis of the Zona Pellucida as an Indicator of Oocyte Developmental Potential

    Montag, Markus (et al.)

    Pages 9-16

  • Morphological Assessment of Oocytes, Pronuclear and Cleavage Stage Embryos

    Rienzi, Laura (et al.)

    Pages 17-30

  • Morphological Assessment of Blastocyst Stage Embryos: Types of Grading Systems and Their Reported Outcomes

    Balaban, Basak (et al.)

    Pages 31-43

  • Real-Time Imaging Strategies to Improve Morphological Assessment

    Cruz, María (et al.)

    Pages 45-53

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eBook $159.00
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-6650-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-4268-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Gametes and Preimplantation Embryos
Book Subtitle
Assessment and Diagnosis
Editors
  • David K. Gardner
  • Denny Sakkas
  • Emre Seli
  • Dagan Wells
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-6651-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-6651-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-6650-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4268-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 306
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations, 48 illustrations in colour
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