9780521192392

Handbook of Human Oocyte Cryopreservation

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521192392

  • ISBN10:

    0521192390

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/14/2013
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

Human oocyte cryopreservation has undergone rapid growth, with technical improvement and increasing clinical application over the last ten years. Storing eggs is ethical and gives many young women their most realistic chance of conception. Cryopreservation, however, is still considered by many as an experimental technique and conflicting reports are published as to its efficacy. For these reasons, it is necessary to give reproductive researchers and practitioners comprehensive and systematic information about the field. This book describes and analyses the history of human oocyte freezing, the main steps of technical evolution, and the pros and cons of different techniques. In addition, the clinical applications, long-term outcome, efficiency and safety of oocyte cryopreservation are detailed. The Handbook of Human Oocyte Cryopreservation gives a complete picture of the field today and is a valuable text for embryologists, cryobiologists, reproductive medicine practitioners and anyone involved in researching and implementing the technique.

Table of Contents

Preface
Why freeze human eggs? Clinical and biological indications for human oocyte cryopreservation
Natural history of human oocyte cryopreservation
Clinical management of oocyte cryopreservation
Laboratory management of oocyte cryopreservation
Slow freezing and rapid thawing
Vitrification/warming
Comparison between slow freezing and vitrification: pros and cons
Safety of storage
Database
Physician-embryologists cooperation for optimal management of the oocyte cryopreservation program
Costs
Staff
Secrets and tricks of oocyte cryopreservation
Index
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