By Godwin I. Meniru
This well-illustrated new ebook presents concise but complete functional info at the modern day method of the prognosis and therapy of infertility. the writer explains simple rules of reproductive body structure, prior to relocating directly to the clinical motives of infertility. the total armory of strategies from IVF to ICSI or even more recent applied sciences used to regard infertility in all its manifestations is defined and specified. the purpose all through is to give an explanation for matters truly, easily, and without delay in a fashion that would be understood through medical professionals, scientists, and nurses alike. via combining easy technology and clinical points, in addition to "how it truly is performed" descriptions of strategies and clinical interventions, this ebook bargains an unsurpassed introductory account of this fast-paced sector.
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Extra resources for Cambridge Guide to Infertility Management and Assisted Reproduction
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The uterus Uterine factors may be the cause of infertility in a small proportion of patients. Fibroids Uterine ﬁbroids are smooth muscle tumours of the uterus which are quite common, being found in up to 20% or more of females. The incidence is even higher in women of African descent. A more scientiﬁc term for ﬁbroid is leiomyoma. Fibroids usually do not present symptoms and are discovered accidentally during routine pelvic examination for other reasons such as contraceptive advice or taking cervical smears.
Some of these genetic abnormalities can be transmitted to the male oﬀspring of men with such abnormalities. Acquired testicular damage The virus that causes mumps can also infect the testes in 20–30% of males who contract this infection after puberty. There is a high likelihood of testicular damage in such circumstances and this may be irreversible in some cases. Other infections that have been associated with male infertility (Rowe et al. 2000) include tuberculosis, bilharziasis, gonorrhoea, chlamydia, ﬁlariasis, typhoid, inﬂuenza, brucellosis and syphilis.
Cambridge Guide to Infertility Management and Assisted Reproduction by Godwin I. Meniru