Essential IVF

Basic Research and Clinical Applications

  • Jonathan Van Blerkom
  • Linda Gregory

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. David Albertini
    Pages 43-58
  3. Anthony E. Michael
    Pages 81-109
  4. Martine Nijs, Willem Ombelet
    Pages 151-178
  5. Tamas Kovacs, Attila Jakab, Ertug Kovanci, Zoltan Zavaczki, Denny Sakkas, Gabor Huszar
    Pages 179-200
  6. Ursula Eichenlaub-Ritter, Fengyun Sun
    Pages 201-230
  7. Yury Verlinsky, Anver Kuliev
    Pages 231-240
  8. Jennifer Cavilla, Geraldine Hartshorne
    Pages 241-271
  9. Anna Veiga, José Torelló, Irene Boiso, Pedro Barri, Yves Ménézo
    Pages 423-440
  10. Graham Wright, Amy Jones
    Pages 441-463
  11. Yves Ménézo, Pierre Guerin
    Pages 485-504
  12. Markku Seppälä, Bruce Lessey
    Pages 577-609
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 611-628

About this book


There is no clearer testament to the importance and efficacy of in vitro fertilization in the treatmentof the infertilepatient than the fact that over one million babies have been born since its clinical introduction in 1978. The successof this worldwideendeavorhas evolvedto treat some of the formerly most intractable forms of infertility and requires individuals with different skills and insights whose activities are often compartmentalized into clinical, laboratory and research functions. The intent of Essential lVF is to present current issues in clinical IVF that encompass the varied activities of those engaged in this enterprise. By integrating clinical, basic research and laboratory-related aspects of human reproduction, readers with diverse interests should obtain a more complete understanding of the impact, importance and inter-relatedness of each in the progress of infertility treatment, and an appreciation of whether emerging technologies will or should contribute to this progress in the near future. The topics selected for this volume include research that has begun to explain the origins of differential follicular, gamete, embryo and uterine competence, and specific laboratory procedures and protocols that may have important clinical implications forthe generation ofdevelopmentally viable embryos. Human embryoresearchoverthe past 25 years has notonly confirmed that the developmental potential of each embryo is unique, but more importantly, demonstrated how genetic and nongenetic factors for sperm and oocyte determineembryo competencewell before fertilization. Several chapters deal with the origins of normal and compromised gametes and how those with high competence can be identified and isolated for fertilization.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jonathan Van Blerkom
    • 1
    • 2
  • Linda Gregory
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental BiologyUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA
  2. 2.Colorado Reproductive EndocrinologyRose Medical CenterDenverUSA
  3. 3.Cardiff Assisted Reproduction UnitUniversity Hospital of Wales, Heath Park CardiffWalesUK

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