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WHO Manual for the Standardized Investigation and Diagnosis of the Infertile Male

WHO Manual for the Standardized Investigation and Diagnosis of the Infertile Male

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  • Date Published: March 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521774741

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  • In recent years, the treatment of male infertility has been revolutionized by advances in assisted reproductive technology. Prepared by an authoritative international panel of experts, this concise and structured account provides a consensus on the most effective and logical approach to the investigation and management of male infertility. The manual focuses attention on three key areas: history taking, clinical assessment of male fertility, and objective criteria for diagnostic categories. This approach complements the areas covered in the companion volume WHO Laboratory Manual for the Examination of Human Semen and Sperm-Cervical Mucus Interaction (CUP, fourth edition, 1999) and significantly expands on the section on male infertility discussed in the previous volume on the infertile couple, WHO Manual for the Standardized Investigation and Diagnosis of the Infertile Couple (CUP, 1993). This new, practical consensus will be an indispensable guide to good clinical management of all forms of male infertility.

    • A concise and easy-to-use guide to good clinical management and investigation
    • Based on a consensus of an international panel of experts
    • Comprehensively updated to reflect the very latest advances in ART, which are revolutionising the treatment of male infertility
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This booklet is an excellent account of the current best practice for investigating male infertility. It is presented in a supremely readable form...I have no hesitation in recommending this as a reference text to anyone involved in offering care for men with infertility or sub-fertility or for anyone taking over the management of this sub-specialty in a Urology unit." Urology News

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521774741
    • length: 102 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5 mm
    • weight: 0.2kg
    • contains: 9 b/w illus. 6 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. History taking
    2.1. The definition of infertility
    2.2. Previous investigations and/or treatment for infertility
    2.3. History of diseases with possible adverse effect on fertility
    2.4. Pathology possibly causing testicular damage
    2.5. Other factors with possible adverse effect on fertility
    3. Clinical assessment of male fertility
    3.1. Physical examination
    3.2. Laboratory investigations
    3.3. Additional technical investigations
    4. Objective criteria for diagnostic categories in the standardized management of male infertility
    4.1. Semen classification
    4.2. Diagnostic categories and management
    4.3. General comments

  • Authors

    Patrick J. Rowe, World Health Organization, Geneva

    Frank H. Comhaire, Universiteit Gent, Belgium

    Timothy B. Hargreave, University of Edinburgh

    Ahmed M. A. Mahmoud, Universiteit Gent, Belgium

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