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Management of Infertility. A Practical Approach

  • Book
  • September 2022
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5561974
Management of Infertility: A Practical Approach offers an accurate and complete reference for the management of infertility and a robust step-by-step guide for assisted reproduction technologies (ARTs), including how to plan, design and organize a clinical setting and laboratory. The book also provides an evidence-based, complete and practical description of the available methods for diagnosis and management of male and female infertility. This will be an ideal resource for researchers, students and clinicians who want to gain complete knowledge about both basic and advanced information surrounding the diagnosis and management of infertility and related disorders.

Table of Contents

1. History and epidemiology of human fertility
Hassan Sallam
2. Setting up an ART unit: planning, design, and organization
Domenico Baldini, Giorgio Baldini and Isabella Cobuzzi
3. Building the laboratory
Bianca Bianco
4. Work-up of female infertility
Giovanni Buzzaccarini, Amerigo Vitagliano and Antonio Simone Laganà
5. Work-up of male infertility
Luca Boeri, Edoardo Pozzi and Andrea Salonia
6. Prothrombotic gene polymorphisms and adverse reproductive outcomes in ART
Milan Terzic and Gulzhanat Aimagambetova
7. Endocrinological causes of female infertility
María José España De Marco, Stella Lancuba, Marta Tesone and Marcos Thomson
8. Tubal factor
Antoine Watrelot
9. Uterine and cervical anomalies
Luis Alonso Pacheco
10. Uterine fibroids and infertility
Veronika Günther, Damaris Freytag and Ibrahim Alkatout
11. Endometriosis and infertility
Timur Gurgan
12. Endocrinological causes of male infertility
Alayman Hussein
13. Sperm DNA fragmentation: impact on ART outcome
Ashok Agarwal
14. Male accessory gland infection: diagnosis and treatment
Rossella Cannarella, Rosita A. Condorelli, Laura Cimino, Laura M. Mongioì, Michele Compagnone, Federica Barbagallo, Andrea Crafa, Aldo E. Calogero and Sandro La Vignera
15. Hormonal and non-hormonal treatment of male infertility
Rhianna Davies, Channa N. Jayasena and Suks Minhas
16. Surgical management of male infertility and sperm retrieval
Nicola Arrighi
17. How to choose the appropriate ART technique and counselling about reproductive outcomes
Michael Chapman
18. Preparation of the couple for the ART technique: necessary and unnecessary tests
Andrea Roberto Carosso, Alessandro Ruffa, Bernadette Evangelisti, Noemi Mercaldo, Andrea Garolla, Carlo Foresta, Chiara Benedetto and Alberto Revelli
19. Ovulation induction protocols
Omar Sefrioui
20. Ovarian Stimulation Protocols
Basil Tarlatzis and Konstantinos D. afopoulos
21. Oocyte retrieval
Nina Jancar and Helena Ban Frangez
22. Oocyte quality evaluation and cryopreservation
Pinar Ozcan, Bulut Varli, Necati Findikli, Murat Basar and Engin Oral
23. Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
Stefan Palomba
24. Sperm quality evaluation and cryopreservation
Rhianna Davies, Channa N. Jayasena and Suks Minhas
25. In vitro fertilization and embryo culture in time-lapse imaging
Alison Campbell, Amy Barrie and Rachel Smith
26. Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
Gianpiero D. Palermo
27. Embryo transfer
Pieraldo Inaudi
28. Luteal phase support
Mariana Miguens, Sergio Papier and Andrea Coscia
29. Preimplantation Genetic Testing
Sandrine Chamayou
30. Embryo quality evaluation and cryopreservation
Livia Pellegrini and Mauro Cozzolino
31. Frozen-thawed embryo transfer
Erlisa Bardhi and Panagiotis Drakopoulos
32. Oocyte and sperm donation
Pascual Martin, Fernando Sanchez and Juan Tunon
33. Recurrent miscarriage
William H. Kutteh, Dalal Kojok and Ghina Ghazeeri
34. Repeated implantation failures
Michail Papapanou and Charalampos Siristatidis
35. Gestational carrier
Nikos Prapas and Stamatios Petousis
36. Female and male fertility preservation in oncology
Federico Ferrari, Martina Ratti, Anna Consoli, Filippo Alberto Ferrari, Enrico Sartori and Franco Odicino
37. Psychological impact of infertility and ART procedures
Helene Mitchell, Wendy Norton and Helene Mitchell
38. Risk, safety and outcome monitoring in the IVF Clinic
Rossana Di Paola, Angela Cuccarollo and Simone Garzon
39. Regulation, data management, informed consent and legal issues for ART
Ilaria Soave and Roberto Marci
40. Impact of Covid-19 on ART
Domenico Carone


Antonio Simone Laganà Unit of Gynecologic Oncology, ARNAS "Civico - Di Cristina - Benfratelli", Department of Health Promotion, Mother and Child Care, Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties (PROMISE), University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy. Antonio Simone Laganà is Deputy of the Special Interest Group for Endometriosis & Endometrial Disorders (SIGEED) of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and Ambassador of the World Endometriosis Society (WES).
He was trained in obstetric/gynecological ultrasound at the Altamedica Main Centre in Rome (Italy), got the Master in "Gynecological Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery” at the University of Pisa (Italy), the Ph.D. in "Medical and Surgical Biotechnologies” at the University of Messina (Italy), and developed an intensive training in minimally invasive gynecological surgery (high-volume advanced laparoscopy, hysteroscopy) at the Univerzitetni Klinicni Center Ljubljana (Slovenia), during the Subspecialist Training Programme (Fellowship) in Reproductive Medicine (according to the criteria of the European Society of Human Reproduction, ESHRE, and Embryology and European Board & College of Gynecology and Obstetrics, EBCOG).

His research interests include endometriosis, reproductive immunology, infertility, gynaecological endocrinology, laparoscopy, and hysteroscopy. He is the author of more than 300 papers published in PubMed-indexed international peer-reviewed journals, and his presence is often requested as an invited speaker at international congresses. He is currently an editor of high-impact journals, including Scientific Reports, PLOS One, Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Journal of Ovarian Research, Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation, and many others.

He is habilitated as Associate Professor in Italy for Gynecology and Obstetrics. Antonino Guglielmino Director, HERA Fertlity Center, Catania, Italy. Antonino Guglielmino is President of the Italian Society of Human Reproduction and National Representative of Italy within the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology. He is specialized in Gynecology and Obstetrics, holds a post-graduate diploma in clinical sexology from the International Institute of Sexology in Florence, a certificate of Bio-ethical Medicine from the Institute of Bio-ethics in Vatican City, and a Master's in Biology and Reproductive Medicine at University of Padua.