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Building and Managing an IVF Laboratory

Author : Zsolt Peter Nagy
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​This concise, truncated version of Nagy, Varghese and Agarwal's Practical Manual of In Vitro Fertilization is comprised of select practical chapters for a portable, affordable and up-to-date resource. Building and Managing an IVF Laboratory covers a variety of topics, including: - Setting up and running an IVF laboratory - IVF laboratory equipment and culture systems - Organization of the IVF unit - Licensing and regulation in the ART laboratory - Quality control and troubleshooting Practical for both clinicians and researchers alike, Building and Managing an IVF Laboratory brings together all of the need-to-know information about these important topics in reproductive medicine.

Organization and Management of IVF Units

Author : Steven D. Fleming
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Bringing together the latest information on the organization, management and quality of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) units, this is the first true field guide for the clinician working in assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Divided thematically into four main sections, part one discussed the establishment and organization of the IVF unit, including location, design and construction, practical considerations for batching IVF cycles, and regulations and risk management. Part two, the largest section, covers the many aspects of overall quality management and its implementation – staff and patient management, cryobank and PGD/PGS management, and data management – as well as optimization of treatment outcomes and statistical process control analysis to assess quality variation. Part three addresses the relationship between IVF units and society at large, including the ethics of IVF treatment, as well as public/low-cost and private/corporate IVF units. Advertising and marketing for IVF units is discussed in part four, including the building and managing of websites and the use of traditional print and social media. With approximately five thousand IVF units worldwide and a growing number of training programs, Organization and Management of IVF Units is a key resource for clinic directors, unit managers, embryologists, quality experts, and students of reproductive medicine and clinical embryology.

Quality and Risk Management in the IVF Laboratory

Author : Sharon T. Mortimer
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Public concern over high-profile mistakes in IVF clinics and the concomitant increase in governmental regulation, have given rise to widespread recognition of the need for accreditation of IVF clinics. Modern accreditation schemes are largely based on the principles of ISO 9001 and related standards, at the heart of which lies the expectation of a formal quality management system. Risk analysis and risk minimization are also being demanded of IVF clinics, but many only have limited understanding of how to approach these essential management tasks. This book brings together the basics of quality management and risk management, focussing on 'prophylactic management' - prevention rather than cure. Each chapter in this new edition is fully updated and extended to include new material such as, quality and risk management in the ART clinic, and an illustrative example of a 'well-run' clinic. This is the essential guide for clinicians and IVF laboratory staff.

Practical Manual of In Vitro Fertilization

Author : Zsolt Peter Nagy
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The Practical Manual of In Vitro Fertilization: Advanced Methods and Novel Devices is a unique, accessible title that provides a complete review of the most well-established and current diagnostic and treatment techniques comprising in vitro fertilization. Throughout the chapters, a uniform structure is employed, including a brief abstract, a keyword glossary, a step-by-step protocol of the laboratory procedures, several pages of expert commentary, key issues of clinical concern, and a list of references. The result is a readily accessible, high quality reference guide for reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, embryologists, biologists and research scientists. The Manual also offers an excellent description of novel procedures that will likely be employed in the near future. An indispensable resource for physicians and basic scientists, the Practical Manual of In Vitro Fertilization: Advanced Methods and Novel Devices is an invaluable reference and addition to the literature.

In Vitro Fertilization

Author : Zsolt Peter Nagy
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Now in its revised and expanded second edition - including over 20 new chapters - this comprehensive textbook remains a unique and accessible description of the current and developing diagnostic and treatment techniques and technologies comprising in vitro fertilization (IVF). Arranged thematically in sections, each chapter covers a key topic in IVF in a sensible presentation. Parts one and two describe the planning, design and organization of an ART unit and IVF laboratory and equipment and systems, respectively. The sections that follow provide detailed descriptions of IVF techniques, embryo culture methods, sperm processing and selection, insemination procedures, micromanipulation, embryo evaluation, cryopreservation, and embryo transfer. Concluding sections address issues of management and regulation of ART labs across the globe, as well as special topics and emerging techniques and devices. Chapter authors, all experts in the field, contribute their expertise from around the world. With the addition of learning key points and review questions at the beginning and end of each chapter, this new edition of In Vitro Fertilization is a readily accessible, high quality instructional resource for reproductive medicine trainees at all levels. Practicing reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, and embryologists also will find value in the book, as will infertility researchers.

Principles of IVF Laboratory Practice

Author : Markus H. M. Montag
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An easy to read, practical description of the human IVF laboratory, from laboratory start-up and training to complex, specialized procedures.

Troubleshooting and Problem Solving in the IVF Laboratory

Author : Kay Elder
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Maintaining consistent and reliably high success rates is a daily challenge for every IVF laboratory. This step-by-step guide is an essential aid in navigating the complex maze of physical, chemical, biological, and logistic parameters that underpin successful gamete and embryo culture: temperature, pH, osmolality, gas supplies, air quality, light exposure, infections, managing supplies, personnel, as well as overall quality control. Numerous real-life troubleshooting case reports are presented, identifying all aspects necessary for troubleshooting. Process maps and flow charts accompanying each chapter offer a logical and systematic approach to problem solving in the laboratory. This is an essential resource for scientists in assisted reproductive technology and specialists in reproductive biology and medicine, helping IVF clinics to achieve the dream of every infertile couple: the birth of a healthy child.

A Practical Guide to Setting Up an IVF Lab Embryo Culture Systems and Running the Unit

Author : Alex C Varghese
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This book is a complete guide to setting up an IVF laboratory. Beginning with an introduction to the history and the basics, the following chapters take clinicians through the full set up and management process, from air quality control and cryopreservation facilities, to morphological embryo assessment, sperm processing and selection techniques, to document management systems. A separate chapter provides an update on semen analysis based on World Health Organisation (WHO) standards and interpretation of results. Written by an extensive author and editor team from the UK, Europe and the USA, this practical manual is invaluable for embryologists and IVF specialists planning to set up and manage an IVF laboratory successfully. Key points Practical guide to setting up and managing an IVF laboratory Provides step by step process Includes chapter on semen analysis based on WHO standards and interpretation of results Extensive author and editor team from UK, Europe and USA

Infertility Management Series Basic Laboratory Procedure in ART

Author : Juan A Garcia-Velasco
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Part of the recognised Infertility Management Series, this handbook is a complete guide to basic laboratory procedures in assisted reproductive technology (ART). The book guides clinicians step by step through the processes, beginning with discussion on semen analysis, cryopreservation of semen samples, and semen selection, to embryo culture, selection and transfer, and oocyte and embryo vitrification. The final chapters cover time-lapse imaging - a new technology for embryo development, design and equipment for the laboratory, and future developments in ART laboratory procedures, including the development of gametes from stem cells. Compiled by a recognised team of editors and contributors, the text is enhanced by clinical photographs, illustrations and tables. Other titles in the series include: Investigating Infertility, Intrauterine Insemination, Practical Management of Male Infertility, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Handbook of Ovarian Stimulation, and Abnormalities of the Pelvis. Key points Part of Infertility Management Series providing complete guide to basic laboratory procedures in ART Guides clinicians step by step through the various processes Highly illustrated with photographs, diagrams and tables Edited by recognised team of experts in reproductive medicine

In Vitro Fertilization

Author : Elizabeth S. Ginsburg
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In Vitro Fertilization: A Comprehensive Guide represents the next frontier in the integrated clinical and laboratory practice of ART. Uniquely balanced, the book provides the necessary understanding of the key laboratory techniques involved in ART and the complex aspects of clinical care. Featuring the contributions of world leaders in the field, the guide begins with the evaluation of the infertile woman and man. It then moves on to discuss treatment protocols and adjunctive treatments. Techniques for oocyte retrieval, insemination, and culture, and embryo transfer and cryopreservation are explored in detail. This comprehensive book covers all aspects of IVF and includes special sections on oocyte and embryo donation as well as gestational carriers, making it ideal for practicing clinicians. Advances such as pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and screening, in vitro maturation, and means of fertility preservation, including oocyte and ovarian tissue cryopreservation, are also covered. The book concludes with dedicated chapters on quality assessment and improvement, regulation and legal concerns, and stress and ART. Readers will gain complete in-depth knowledge of the most current therapies and techniques, enabling optimal care and counsel of their infertile patients.

Practical Guide in Andrology and Embryology

Author : Gita Ganguly Mukherjee
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Part of a new series on reproductive medicine, this book is a complete guide to andrology and embryology. Divided into 38 chapters, the text begins with in depth discussion on male infertility covering sperm function tests, screening, sperm selection for ART, sperm banking, and various causes of male infertility. The second part of the book examines assisted reproductive techniques in male infertility, frozen embryo transfer, oocyte and embryo cryopreservation, third party reproduction, and more. The book presents the latest advances in the field and each chapter includes key points and references for further reading. Clinical photographs, diagrams and tables further enhance the comprehensive text. Other titles in the series include: Practical Guide in Infertility, Practical Guide in Reproductive Surgery and Practical Guide in Assisted Reproductive Technology. Key points Comprehensive guide to andrology and embryology Part of new series on reproductive medicine Covers numerous ART procedures for male infertility Chapters include key points and detailed references for further reading

Andrological Evaluation of Male Infertility

Author : Ashok Agarwal
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This state-of-the-art laboratory manual includes 20 clinical protocols used daily for the investigation of the infertile male, presented with easy to understand, step-by-step methodology. The protocols are arranged from routine to advanced laboratory procedures common to clinical practice, including computer-assisted semen analysis, sperm preparation for IUI by density gradient and swim-up, sperm cryopreservation, and sperm DNA fragmentation test by TUNEL method, among others. The methodology in each protocol follows best practice guidelines made clearer by professionally hand-drawn illustrations covering most of the important steps and equipment. The authors, hailing from the world-renowned Andrology Center at Cleveland Clinic, have over 50 years of combined first-hand experience in managing very busy diagnostic and research facilities in male infertility and andrology. The book will be an indispensable resource for thousands of laboratory technologists, clinicians and reproductive professionals (andrologists, embryologist, etc.) engaged in the diagnosis and management of infertile men around the world.

Textbook of Assisted Reproductive Techniques Fourth Edition

Author : David K. Gardner
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Textbook of Assisted Reproductive Techniques has become a classic comprehensive reference for the whole team at the IVF clinic. The fourth edition comes more conveniently as a set of two separate volumes, one for laboratory aspects and the other for clinical applications. The text has been extensively revised, with the addition of several important new contributions on laboratory aspects including developing techniques such as PICSI, IMSI, and time-lapse imaging. The second volume focuses on clinical applications and includes new chapters on lifestyle factors, tailored ovarian stimulation, frozen-thawed embryo transfer, viral disease, and religious perspectives. As before, methods, protocols, and techniques of choice are presented by eminent international experts. The two volume set includes: ■ Volume One - Laboratory Perspectives ■ Volume Two - Clinical Perspectives

Textbook of Assisted Reproductive Techniques Fourth Edition Two Volume Set

Author : David K. Gardner
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Textbook of Assisted Reproductive Techniques has become a classic comprehensive reference for the whole team at the IVF clinic. The fourth edition comes more conveniently as a set of two separate volumes, one for laboratory aspects and the other for clinical applications. The text has been extensively revised, with the addition of several important new contributions on laboratory aspects including developing techniques such as PICSI, IMSI, and time-lapse imaging. The second volume focuses on clinical applications and includes new chapters on lifestyle factors, tailored ovarian stimulation, frozen-thawed embryo transfer, viral disease, and religious perspectives. As before, methods, protocols, and techniques of choice are presented by eminent international experts. The two volume set includes: ■ Volume One - Laboratory Perspectives ■ Volume Two - Clinical Perspectives

Insights Into Infertility Management

Author : K Jayakrishnan
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Insights into Infertility Management discusses the various causes of infertility and its treatment. With contributions from international experts and well-illustrated images, this book covers disorders such as Polycystic Ovarian Disease, Hyperprolactinemia, Ectopic Pregnancy and unexplained infertility. It also looks at laboratory set up for IVF and ICSI and discusses embryo culture.

A Textbook of Clinical Embryology

Author : Eliezer Girsh
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A comprehensive guide for trainee embryologists and medical students in the specialized techniques and technology of assisted reproduction.

Quality Management in ART Clinics

Author : Fabiola Bento
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In the last decades, major advances have been made in assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and the public demand for these procedures has increased globally. All ART clinics, from those just starting out to the well established, must employ the latest equipment and implement the best practices, while ensuring that their resources are effectively engaged to optimize patient outcomes. This is a tenet of the fiduciary role of physicians and it is increasingly recognized as a quantifiable goal regulated by formal certifications and accreditations. Quality management protocols such as those proposed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) are being rapidly adopted as standards of measure. Quality Management in ART Clinics: A Practical Guide provides easily adoptable ways to implement and improve formalized quality management systems. Essential to any clinic to achieve best practices and maintenance of formal regulatory certifications, this book brings together the know-how of experienced opinion leaders operating in key areas worldwide. The book offers an overview of primary regulations in the ART field, with attention to quality management demands, and links specific requirements to practical steps for implementation. Filled with process and procedure examples, flow diagrams and administrative form templates, this book is the first of its kind, gathering the necessary elements for optimizing practice, management, and quality assurance.

Textbook of Assisted Reproductive Techniques

Author : David. K Gardner
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Textbook of Assisted Reproductive Technologies is a truly comprehensive manual for the whole team at the IVF clinic. Information is presented in a highly visual manner, allowing both methods and protocols to be consulted easily. The text provides clinical and scientific teams with the A to Zs of setting up an embryology laboratory, gives research f

Fertility and Assisted Reproductive Technology ART

Author : Joanne S. Stevenson, PhD, RN, FAAN
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Delivers current knowledge from global experts at the forefront of fertility and ART healthcare The first publication of its kind, this book on fertility and assisted reproductive technology (ART) is a globally focused, authoritative guide to state-of-the-art information about modern fertility and ART healthcare. Written for clinicians, public health officials, women’s health experts, scientists, students, scholars, and other interested individuals, the book encompasses theoretical, research, policy, and clinical practice aspects of fertility and ART healthcare. The book features the diverse contributions of multidisciplinary researchers, scholars, and clinicians from eight countries who explore contemporary health care perspectives regarding individuals and families dealing with infertility and fertility challenges including such advanced technologies as in-vitro fertilization, intrauterine insemination, and oocyte preservation. The book addresses theoretical underpinnings of fertility and ART healthcare including new ways of conceptualizing research and theoretical concepts. Practical aspects involved with administering and treating the many women and men whose lives are affected by fertility challenges are illuminated. Complex policy concerns resulting from the rapid advances in fertility and ART are considered. The health care needs of those seeking fertility evaluation and treatment including access to care locally and globally are examined in depth. The book also includes discussions about novel approaches and emerging populations in fertility and ART healthcare that expand the scope of care. Thought-provoking case examples from contemporary care practices will help the reader to synthesize information. Key Features: Delivers thought provoking ART research and practice issues for health care clinicians, scholars, and scientists Synthesizes evolving theory, research, clinical practice, and public policy concerns Addresses complex considerations within the practice and delivery of fertility and ART services Written by international thought leaders and emerging scholars on the forefront of ART technologies and other issues Includes case study exemplars to stimulate critical thinking and transform discussion about modern fertility and ART care

Newer Trends in ART

Author : Nandita Palshetkar
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