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Infections, Infertility, and Assisted Reproduction

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  • Date Published: March 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521178518

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  • ART treatment is vulnerable to the hazard of potential infection from many different sources: patients, samples, staff and the environment. Culture of gametes and embryos in vitro provides multiple targets for transmission of potential infection, including the developing embryo, neighbouring gametes and embryos, the couple undergoing treatment and other couples being treated during the same period. This unique situation, with multifaceted opportunities for microbial growth and transmission, makes infection and contamination control absolutely crucial in the practice of assisted reproduction, and in the laboratory in particular. Originally published in 2004, this practical book provides a basic overview of microbiology in the context of ART, providing a guide to infections in reproductive medicine. The relevant facets of the complex and vast field of microbiology are condensed and focused, highlighting information that is crucial for safe practice in both clinical and laboratory aspects of ART.

    • Spans the important interface between the fields of reproductive medicine and microbiology
    • Deals in depth with the perils and risks of infection during ART, and how best to eliminate and avoid these
    • Practical, well illustrated and with well documented guidance on protocols and procedures
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    Review of the hardback: 'This book provides critical tools for understanding, preventing, and dealing with infections in the ART laboratory. I am not aware of any other single source that provides such a comprehensive overview of this complex, multifaceted topic.' Journal of Andrology

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521178518
    • length: 412 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.73kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    Part I. Overview of Microbiology:
    1. Introduction
    2. Bacteriology
    3. Mycology: moulds and yeasts
    4. Virology
    5. Prions
    6. Parasitology
    Part II. Infections in Reproductive Medicine:
    7. Genital ulcer disease
    8. Vaginitis syndromes
    9. Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infections
    10. Urethritis and cervicitis syndromes
    11. Pathology of the upper genitourinary tract
    12. Cytomegalovirus and blood-borne viruses
    Part III. Infection and the Assisted Reproductive Laboratory:
    13. Infection and contamination control in the ART laboratory
    14. Handling of infectious agents in the ART laboratory
    15. Prevention: patient screening and the use of donor gametes
    Index.

  • Authors

    Kay Elder, Bourn Hall Clinic, Cambridge

    Doris J. Baker, University of Kentucky

    Julie A. Ribes, University of Kentucky

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