Infertility in the Male

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-10-30
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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The new edition of this canonical text on male reproductive medicine will cement the book's market-leading position. Practitioners across many specialties - including urologists, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, medical endocrinologists and many in internal medicine and family practice - will see men with suboptimal fertility and reproductive problems. The book provides an excellent source of timely, well-considered information for those training in this young and rapidly evolving field. While several recent books provide targeted 'cookbooks' for those in a male reproductive laboratory, or quick reference for practising generalists, the modern, comprehensive reference providing both a background for male reproductive medicine as well as clinical practice information based on that foundation has been lacking until now. The book has been extensively revised with a particular focus on modern molecular medicine. Appropriate therapeutic interventions are highlighted throughout.

Author Biography

Larry I. Lipshultz is Professor and Chief of the Division of Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA. Stuart S. Howards is Professor of urology and Molecular Physiology and Biological physics at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA. Craig S. Niederberger is the Clarence C. Saelhof Professor of Urology and Chairman of the Department of Urology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, USA.

Table of Contents

List of contributorsp. vii
Forewordp. xi
Anatomy and embryology of the male reproductive tract and gonadal developmentp. 1
Male hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axisp. 14
Leydig cell development and functionp. 29
The Sertoli cell: morphology, function, and regulationp. 48
Spermatogenesis in the adultp. 74
The epididymis and accessory sex organsp. 90
An overview of the molecular mechanisms involved in human fertilizationp. 104
New concepts in the genetics of male reproduction and infertilityp. 122
Erection, emission, and ejaculation: mechanisms of controlp. 132
Office evaluation of the subfertile malep. 153
Evaluation of sperm functionp. 177
Endocrine evaluationp. 199
Testicular biopsy in male infertility evaluationp. 215
Adverse effects of environmental chemicals and drugs on the male reproductive systemp. 226
Genetic aspects of infertilityp. 251
Immunologic infertilityp. 277
The effect of genital tract infection and inflammation on male infertilityp. 295
Varicocelep. 331
Evaluation of female infertility for the non-gynecologistp. 362
The use of ultrasound and radiologic imaging in the diagnosis of male infertilityp. 375
Microsurgical treatment of male infertilityp. 392
Techniques of sperm retrievalp. 407
Management of ejaculatory duct obstructionp. 421
Nonsurgical treatment of male infertility: specific therapyp. 430
Nonsurgical treatment of male infertility: empiric therapyp. 438
Abnormalities of ejaculationp. 454
Male contraception and vasectomyp. 474
Intrauterine insemination from the urologist's perspectivep. 493
In-vitro fertilization and micromanipulation for male infertilityp. 500
Psychological issues of infertility and assisted reproductive technologyp. 516
Legal issues in fertility preservation in the malep. 528
Analyzing male fertility datap. 541
Semen analysisp. 550
Strict criteria for sperm morphologyp. 574
Sperm processing techniquesp. 582
Sperm banking: indications and techniquesp. 593
Tests for antisperm antibodiesp. 603
Semen white blood cell assayp. 613
Determination of seminal oxidants (reactive oxygen species)p. 618
Measurement of DNA fragmentation in human spermatozoap. 633
A look towards the future: advances in andrology expected to revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of the infertile malep. 642
Indexp. 654
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