Male Infertility: Sperm Diagnosis, Management and Delivery

Author: Mehta Jayant G., Woodward Bryan

Male infertility is emerging as a major factor affecting natural conception. Assisted reproductive technology (ART) has helped couples with male infertility to achieve a pregnancy, but only after a careful analysis of the sperm physiology. The book begins with an introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the male and spermatogenesis, then the importance of a standardized WHO-recommended semen analysis. Whilst a basic semen analysis provides basic information, that addresses further diagnostic tests that might help to establish the functionality of sperm from a semen sample. The role of the fertility nurse in a clinical setting offering intrauterine insemination (IUI) is described in great detail, allowing practicing nurses to perfect their techniques. Preselection of sperm for sex can be used successfully for both the prevention of certain sex-linked genetic disease and for sex selection for social reasons, such as balancing out the sex ratio of offspring. The book also depicts the significance of technological advances in the treatment of male infertility is highlighted, including sperm preparation for insemination, the importance of cryopreservation, techniques for obtaining sperm after retrograde ejaculation and the preparation of sperm from men who are infected with blood-borne viruses, HIV and cancer.
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Management of Childhood Bronchial Asthma

Author: Sukumaran TU

The book discusses on various aspects of asthma in children, the number of phenotypes and genotypes responsible for asthma. It also discusses about the features of asthma, its history, physical examination required, causes and various risk factors involved. They emphasis on aerosol therapy of bronchial asthma, about various life saving devices like MDI, dry powder inhalers and nebulizers, the technique to use them and instruction to maintain them in a proper way. It explains about the cause of wheezing during asthma and different factors responsible for wheezing other than asthma. The various types of asthma occurring in the children are creases in lower eyelid, allergic line, allergic gape and allergic mannerism. It also discusses about the duty of the physician required to make the patients’ parents understand about the diseases, how to control it and the treatment procedures the child has to undergo.
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Menopause

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Menopause

Author: Goel Neerja, Gupta Bindiya

The book “Menopause” discusses about the pathophysiology, signs and symptoms of perimenopausal, menopausal transition and postmenopausal phase. This book contains details of benefits and side effects of hormone therapy. The chronic conditions like coronary heart disease, metabolic disorders, osteoporosis, cancer, urogenital atrophy and stroke are well described in the chapters. Both pharmacological and nonpharmacological management for menopause is detailed in specific chapters. The book will definitely enrich the medical students, teachers and practicing gynecologist. This book is a rich amalgamation of not only scientific knowledge and evidence-based literature but a vast and rich experience of clinical practice of menopause.
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Operative Obstetrics and Gynecology

Author: Malhotra Narendra, Puri Randhir, Malhotra Jaideep, Singh Kavita N, Mittal Parul, Mohandas Shobhna, Bora Neharika Malhotra, Nagrath Arun

Gynecological and obstetric surgeries have been improved immensely and new technologies have made it possible for patients to safely undergo major surgeries. The book discusses on variety of topics especially on obstetric and gynecological sections along with operative procedures, preoperative and postoperative care and also the details regarding anesthesia, operation theater requirements, tackling infections, infusions and blood transfusions, etc. In the obstetric section, care is taken to present the minutest details of minor to major operative procedures. It also consists of detailed information on operative principles and practices of obstetricians and gynecologists along with expanding field of fetal surgery, endoscopy, assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and surgical techniques. The gynecological section discusses about the procedure for abdominal/vaginal surgery, laparoscopy and hysteroscopy. Important topics such as colposcopy, gynecological cancer surgery, male/female sterilization, infertility management in a couple, various ART procedures, medical termination of pregnancy (MTP) law and MTP procedures, fetal surgery, etc. are also covered. All the chapters are illustrated with ample of line diagrams, figures and actual surgery photographs for better understanding.
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