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Nagy, Zsolt Peter, Varghese, Alex C., Agarwal, Ashok (Eds.)
Cryopreservation of Mammalian Gametes and Embryos: Methods and Protocols This volume provides a comprehensive and technical presentation of numerous aspects of reproductive cell tissue cryopreservation, and presents readers with current procedures and detailed discussions of novel techniques and the latest innovations. The chapters in this book are divided into five parts and cover subjects such as: immature oocyte cryopreservation, human sperm vitrification and slow-freezing, directional freezing of ovarian tissue, automated vitrification systems, and detailed protocols on popular and commercially available cryopreservation/vitrification systems. Written in the hi... [Read More]
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Sandro C. Esteves, Alex C. Varghese, Kathryn C. Worrilow
Clean Room Technology in ART Clinics: A Practical Guide The Basics. Construction. Operation and Monitoring. Quality Management in Clean Room ART Units. Clean Room/Controlled Environment Technology in IVF: Clinical Results and New Developments. International Experience: Case-Studies. Features Reviews the benefits and effectiveness of High Efficiency Air Filtration (HEPA) Discusses volatile organic compounds filtration and the importance of room humidity Reviews gases for embryo culture systems and incubator VOCs Summary Regulatory agencies worldwide have issued directives or such requirements for air quality standards in embryology laborato... [Read More]
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Mississauga
 Organization and Management of IVF Units: A Practical Guide for the Clinician 1st ed. 2016 Edition by Steven D. Fleming (Editor), Alex C. Varghese (Editor) 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... [Read More]
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Manish R. Pandya, Vijaykumar Chelur N.
The Techniques of IVF Made Easy The Techniques of IVF Made Easy covers each step of IVF technology, endocrinology, embryology and ultrasonography in a simple, systematic and practical way. The book consists of 32 chapters, covering all aspects of in-vitro fertilisation, including ovarian stimulation protocols, equipment and culture systems used, and the characteristics of oocytes. Specific procedures are covered in detail including embryo culture, sperm processing and selection, insemination procedures, the evaluation and grading of embryos, cryopreservation of gametes, embryos and tissues, embryo transfer procedures and end... [Read More]
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K. Elder M./Van den Bergh/ B, Woodworth
Troubleshooting and Problem-Solving in the IVF Laboratory 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 ea... [Read More]
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Alex C Varghese, PhD, Peter Sjoblom, PhD, K. Jayaprakasan, MRCOG, PhD
A Practical Guide to Setting Up an IVF Lab, Embryo Culture Systems and Running the Unit Provides a complete review of the latest knowledge on how to set-up an IVF unit, detailed description of various embryo culture systems to give the best outcome in the day-to-day practice and finally the various organizational and quality control aspects The origin of the book stems from this need of present time. The authors have tried to assemble a group of international experts to make each chapter as a guide for both inexperienced and experienced IVF professionals for setting up a new clinic and running an existing unit in an efficient and effective way. The authors have adopted a systema... [Read More]
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Giovanni Coticchio, David Albertini, Lucia De Santis
Oogenesis Comprehensive, visually stunning review of oocyte medicine and biology. The authors of the chapters are distinguished authorities in their respective areas of competence.  The oocyte is the largest and most mysterious cell in the body of mammalian organisms. Through its growth and maturation, it reaches extreme levels of specialization, while maintaining at the same time a condition of totipotency. Its unique ability, in co-operation with the spermatozoon, to give rise to a fully developed organism formed from hundreds of different tissues and myriads of individual cells has inspired... [Read More]
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Carole C Wegner, PhD.
Carole C. Wegner, PhD, HCLD shares her insider’s view of the fertility lab with patients who are considering or already in treatment for infertility. Dr. Wegner worked as an embryologist and IVF lab director over fifteen years. Her experience and knowledge of IVF lab procedures informs her advice to patients on how to find the best fertility programs and get the best healthcare from fertility clinics. Chapters in this book include, “I’m not getting pregnant, Now what?”, Getting Ready for IVF, Diagnosis and Choosing a Treatment Plan, Paying for IVF, Behind the Lab Door, ... [Read More]
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Zini, Armand; Agarwal, Ashok (Eds.)
Sperm Chromatin- Biological and Clinical Applications in Male Infertility and Assisted Reproduction Sperm DNA damage is common and has been associated with reduced rates of conception, impaired embryonic development and increased risk of miscarriage. Although the exact causes of sperm DNA damage are unknown, it is clear that infertile men possess substantially higher levels of sperm DNA damage than do fertile men. Written by leading, internationally renowned clinicians and basic scientists with expertise in sperm DNA, Sperm Chromatin: Biological and Clinical Applications in Male Infertility and Assisted Reproduction provides readers with a thoughtful and comprehensive review of the... [Read More]
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Nagy, Zsolt Peter; Varghese, Alex C.; Agarwal, Ashok (Eds.)
Practical Manual of In Vitro Fertilization: Advanced Methods and Novel Devices This unique, practical title 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 who are interest... [Read More]
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