The Art & Science of Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART)

by Rubina Merchant, Rita Basuray Das, Gautam Nand Allahbadia, Monikaa Malhotra Chawla, Goral Neeraj Gandhi, Esther Velilla Garcia

This book describes the art and science of assisted reproductive techniques (ART). The last three decades have witnessed several major advances in Reproductive Medicine. Since the first human baby by in vitro fertilization (IVF), the assisted reproductive techniques (ART) have become a routine and widely accepted treatment for infertility. This book comprises of 13 sections which consists of 114 chapters. Section 1 deals with ovarian stimulation strategies, which include sub-divisions of each oral drug, used for ovarian stimulation, tamoxifen, and aromatase inhibitors. Section 2 is devoted solely to polycystic ovary syndrome and its genetics and consequences. Section 3 is devoted to details of different ART procedures, starting with oocyte collection upto embryo transfer including single embryo transfer and blastocyst transfer. Section 4 is devoted to laboratory issues, starting with all the aspects related to the semen analysis, embryo screening, non-invasive and invasive procedures. There is an interesting section 5 on ‘contemporary thoughts’ that explores the improvement in IVF outcome, endometrium and infertility, ART in elderly women, HIV and ART, outcome of IVF or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) babies as well as ovarian torsion prevention. Section 9 is devoted to the use of laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, fertiloscopy and hysterosalpingography in the management of infertility. A short Section 10 on ultrasound and ART are also included. Section 11 discusses all the aspects of male infertility, which cover the hormone substitution theory, methods of sperm retrieval in azoospermia, and Y-chromosome microdeletions and infertility. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis and screening are discussed in depth in Section 12. The last Section 13 includes the significance of validating IVF technology, how to support the couple psychologically and, additionally, and the legal and ethical issues that revolve around ART. The book is very useful for clinicians, residents and embryologists, and the reader will find comprehensive information on almost all topics related to ART.

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Book Detail

Editor Editor's Affiliation
1. Merchant Rubina
Rotunda - The Center for Human Reproduction, Bandra, Mumbai, India
2. Das Rita Basuray
North America Serono, USA
3. Allahbadia Gautam Nand
Aster IVF Clinic, Aster Hospital, Mankhool, Bur Dubai, Dubai, UAE; Rotunda–The Center for Human Reproduction, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
4. Chawla Monikaa Malhotra
Fakih IVF, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE
5. Gandhi Goral Neeraj
Rotunda–The Center for Human Reproduction, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
6. Garcia Esther Velilla The PGD Laboratory, Barcelona, Spain
ISBN 9789386322821
Speciality Obstetrics and Gynecology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/13109
Edition 2/e
Publishing Year 2018
Pages 906
Book Type Professional


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