Breast Cancer, Fertility Preservation and Reproduction

by Nicoletta Biglia, Fedro Alessandro Peccatori

This book provides a comprehensive overview on issues surrounding fertility in patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer or belong to a high-risk population. The impact of breast cancer treatment on fertility is clearly explained and all the available options for fertility preservation are discussed, including the use of assisted reproduction technologies. Guidance is offered on family planning and on management options when breast cancer arises during pregnancy and when pregnancy occurs after breast cancer. Answers are provided to a wide range of key questions, including: What is the impact of pregnancy after breast cancer on prognosis? What advice should be given on the timing of pregnancy in relation to chemotherapy and endocrine treatment? What is the effect of reducing the duration of endocrine treatment to allow an earlier attempt at pregnancy? Is breast feeding possible? Medical treatments of breast cancer have a huge impact on fertility. While many procedures can be applied to preserve fertility, all must be put into action within the very short time available before starting treatment. Any delay in referral of a woman wishing to preserve her fertility to an ART center with experience in oncologic patients may preclude the possibility of a future pregnancy. In addition, an increasing number of high-risk patients are asking questions about their reproductive life, from choice of contraception to the risks of assisted reproduction techniques. Physicians will find this book an invaluable aid in providing flawless counseling to their patients and ensuring that they receive optimal management.

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Cross-Sectional Imaging of the Abdomen and Pelvis: A Practical Algorithmic Approach

by Khaled M Elsayes (Editor)

This book offers concise descriptions of cross-sectional imaging studies of the abdomen and pelvis, supplemented with over 1100 high-quality images and discussion of state-of-the-art techniques. It is based on the most common clinical cases encountered in daily practice and uses an algorithmic approach to help radiologists arrive first at a working differential diagnosis and then reach an accurate diagnosis based on imaging features, which incorporate clinical, laboratory, and other underlying contexts.

The book is organized by anatomical organ of origin and each chapter provides a brief anatomical background of the organ under review; explores various cross-sectional imaging techniques and common pathologies; and presents practical algorithms based on frequently encountered imaging features. Special emphasis is placed on the role of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In addition to algorithmic coverage of many pathological entities in various abdominopelvic organs, unique topics are also examined, such as imaging of organ transplant (including kidney, liver and pancreas), evaluation of perianal fistula, and assessment of rectal carcinoma and prostate carcinoma by MRI. Cross-Sectional Imaging of the Abdomen and Pelvis: A Practical Algorithmic Approach is a unique and practical resource for radiologists, fellows, and residents.

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2014-2015 Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC): Section 10: Glaucoma

Glaucoma 10American Academy of Ophthalmology (Author), George A. Cioffi MD (Editor)

Provides a comprehensive discussion of glaucoma, including epidemiology and the social and economic impacts of the disease; hereditary and genetic factors; intraocular pressure and aqueous humor dynamics; and clinical evaluation and surgical therapy. The various classes of medical therapy for glaucoma are described in terms of efficacy, mechanism of action and safety. Contains numerous images illustrating disease entities and surgical techniques.

Upon completion of Section 10, readers should be able to:

Identify the epidemiologic features of glaucoma, including the social and economic impacts of the disease
Describe the clinical evaluation of the glaucoma patient, including history and general examination, gonioscopy, optic nerve examination, and visual field
Describe the clinical features, evaluation, and treatment of primary open-angle glaucoma and normal-tension glaucoma
List the various clinical features of and therapeutic approaches for the primary and secondary open-angle glaucomas

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Liver Imaging: MRI with CT Correlation

by Ersan Altun (Editor), Mohamed El-Azzazi (Editor), Richard C. Semelka (Editor), null

The first single source work to deal with the two primary radiologic modalities in diagnosing and treating benign and malignant diseases of the liver, presented with clearly laid out MRI and CT correlations. Developed by an editor team led by one of the world’s leading authorities in abdominal imaging, Richard C. Semelka MD. User-friendly, atlas-style presentation, with over 1500 MRI and CT images in over 320 figures featuring state-of-the-art MR and CT imaging sequences, multidetector row CT images, 3D reformatted images, breath-hold MRI sequences, and cutting-edge MR 3T images Highly practical approach for imaging of focal and diffuse liver lesions, complete relevant and systematic (differential) diagnostic information, the latest references to primary literature and clinical evidence, and patient management possibilities Reflects a pattern-recognition approach to MRI and CT imaging, assisting with efficient scanning of images and assessment and diagnosis of disorders
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