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Interpretation of Semen Analysis Results

Details

  • Page extent: 112 pages
  • Size: 246 x 189 mm
  • Weight: 0.22 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 616.6/920756
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: RC889 .J494 2000
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Infertility, Male--Diagnosis
    • Semen--Analysis

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Paperback

 (ISBN-13: 9780521799577 | ISBN-10: 0521799570)

  • Published October 2000

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This practical and concise guide provides a step-by-step approach to every aspect of the interpretation of semen analysis results. While other books focus on basic semen analysis protocol and techniques, few books then go on to actually interpret these results, and provide useful guidance on the significance of different results for infertility assessment. This guide takes a systematic, hands-on approach to identification of the ranges of abnormality that contribute to male subfertility. It also defines basic concepts, provides clinically essential reference values, and elucidates the often subtle relationships between many sperm characteristics. Once conclusions are reached, the guide offers recommendations for appropriate referral and additional options. Inclusion of vignettes from a wide range of real-life case reports based on a wealth of the author's own experiences helps to illustrate key points. This practical guide is an invaluable resource for all clinicians, scientists and laboratory professionals working with infertile patients.

• Practical introduction illustrated with real-life case histories • Provides clinical reference values vital for interpretation • Offers a step-by-step guide and logical progression of tests

Contents

Introduction; 1. Hypotheses on fertile ejaculate identification; 2. Male reproductive system background; 3. Semen analysis interpretation - routine semen analysis; 4. Semen analysis interpretation - specialized semen analysis; 5. The logical sequence of routine and specialized semen: 6. Semen component point-of-origin; 7. Conclusion; 8. Standard semen variables reference values (Table 1); 9. Specialized semen test reference values (Table 2); 10. Spermatozoa biochemical analysis and seminal plasma; 11. Chemical analysis reference values (Table 3); Glossary; Index.

Reviews

'… a step-wise approach to every aspect of the semen analysis. Interpretation is facilitated in this text by a systematic approach to the semen analysis. Each fact of the semen analysis is thoroughly covered, with helpful, clinical scenarios defining male subfertility … an excellent reference guide for anyone interpreting semen analysis, from the novice to the experienced reproductive endocrinologist and urologist.' Fertility and Sterility

'Those working with infertile couples will find this a user-friendly introduction to the rapid developments in the field of semen analysis.' Kamala Gopalakrishnan, Indian Journal of Medical Research

'The book contains a wealth of information and will be of invaluable help to all clinicians, scientists and laboratory professionals working with infertile patients.' D. D. Banker, Indian Journal of Medical Science

'This book aims to shed new light on the interpretation of semen analysis to guide clinicians and scientists in their assessment and recommendations for treatment.' Richard Kennedy, The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

'… concise yet complete … it is relatively unique in literature on the diagnosis of male fertility and has a place in all general laboratories performing semen analysis.' Keith Harrison, Today's Life Science

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