Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Impacts of Medications on Male Fertility

Authors: Drobnis, Erma, Nangia, Ajay K.

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  • Tables show the evidence for adverse effects of each medication, providing easy use in the fertility clinic for reliable diagnosis
  • Ideal for fertility practitioners concerned about their lack of information on work-up of the male partner in cases of infertility
  • A comprehensive review of a male reproductive concern, never previously published in one volume
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About this book

The over-arching goal of this volume is to help infertility practitioners evaluate and manage their patients with poor semen quality.  The authors review the existing literature on the effects of medications on male fertility, and provide detailed information about what is known, giving the number of individuals and population characteristics for studies of medication effects on male fertility. Medications are designed to treat illness and reduce symptoms, but all have undesirable adverse effects such as headache or stomach upset. Some adverse reactions can even be life-threatening, so it is no surprise that some drugs have negative effects on male reproduction.  Medical practitioners rarely consider a man’s reproductive plans when prescribing medications. Men are routinely treated with drugs that can impair or abolish fertility.

Although practitioners in the field of reproductive medicine generally realize that certain drugs impact negatively on reproductive health, there are limited resources providing evidence-based knowledge useful in counseling patients. Tables throughout this volume summarize the information for each drug, providing a handy reference for clinical use.

About the authors

Erma Z. Drobnis, PhD, is Laboratory Director of the Andrology Laboratory, and Associate Professional Practice Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health, University of Missouri-Columbia.

Ajay K. Nangia, MBBS FACS, is Professor of Urology at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction to Medication Effects on Male Reproduction

    Pages 1-4

    Drobnis, Erma Z. (et al.)

  • Challenges of Obtaining Evidence-Based Information Regarding Medications and Male Fertility

    Pages 5-11

    Drobnis, Erma Z. (et al.)

  • Male Reproductive Functions Disrupted by Pharmacological Agents

    Pages 13-24

    Drobnis, Erma Z. (et al.)

  • Exogenous Androgens and Male Reproduction

    Pages 25-28

    Drobnis, Erma Z. (et al.)

  • Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors (PDE Inhibitors) and Male Reproduction

    Pages 29-38

    Drobnis, Erma Z. (et al.)

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eBook $149.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-69535-8
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
Softcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Impacts of Medications on Male Fertility
Authors
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
1034
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-69535-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-69535-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-69534-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88796-8
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 325
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