Assisted Reproductive Technologies Quality and Safety: Quality and Safety, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Assisted Reproductive Technologies Quality and Safety

Quality and Safety, 1st Edition

Edited by Jan Gerris, François Olivennes, Petra de Sutter

CRC Press

290 pages | 85 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9781842143131
pub: 2004-08-09

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Worldwide, approximately 500,000 in vitro fertilization cycles are performed every year. Although the best possible result is a healthy child, the technology carries a number of varying risks and complications leading to a trade-off between the efficacy of these treatments and their quality and safety. Drawing on contributions from international experts with academic and clinical backgrounds, Assisted Reproductive Technologies: Quality and Safety presents an analysis of the medical risks and complications involved in reproductive medicine.

Putting the intricacies of reproductive health in the spotlight, the book describes side-effects, risks, and complications related to ART treatments. It discusses ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, demonstrates the impact of judicious elective single embryo transfer, and focuses heavily on multiple pregnancy as the major risk factor of ART. The editors highlight the relatively less likely, but important risks of oncogenic complications, bleeding at the time of ovum retrieval, and the even smaller but still existing risk for maternal mortality. They include discussions of non-medical factors that can have a major impact on people's lives such as psychological, sexual, financial, moral, ethical, and philosophical dilemmas.

In today's litigious climate, modern management of any clinic is all about minimizing risks and complications. Thoroughly addressing quality and safety issues in ART, this book provides succinct, up-to-date information on quality care in reproductive medicine.

Table of Contents

Assisted Reproductive Technologies: Current Achievements and Challenges for the Future, A. Van Steirteghem

Epidemiology of Multiple Pregnancy Including Natural versus Iatrogenic Multiple Pregnancy, A. Pinborg and A.N. Andersen

Obstetric Risks and Neonatal Complications of Twin Pregnancy and Higher-Order Multiple Pregnancy, U.-B. Wennerholm

Prevention of Multiple Pregnancies after Non-In Vitro Fertilization Treatment, B. Cohlen and P.A. van Dop

Patient Selection for Single-Embryo Transfer, A. Strandell

Embryo Selection for Elective Single-Embryo Transfer, E. Van Royen

Impact of Elective Single-Embryo Transfer on the Total and Multiple Pregnancy Rate, J. Gerris

Elective Single-Embryo Transfer in the First Cycle of In Vitro Fertilization/Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection, D. De Neubourg

National Experience with Elective Single-Embryo Transfer

Introduction, J. Gerris

Finland, S. Vilska and A. Tiitinen

Belgium, P. De Sutter and M. Dhont

Sweden, C. Bergh

The Netherlands, D. Braat and J. Kremer

Laboratory-Related Risks in Assisted Reproductive Technologies, J.P.W. Vermeiden

Timing of Embryo Transfer as Relevant to Twin Prevention, P. De Sutter and J. Gerris

Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome, A. Delvigne

Clinical Management and Therapy of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome, P.A. van Dop

Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome: Prevention in IVF and Non-IVF Treatment, J. Guibert and F. Olivennes

Health-Economic Considerations Regarding Single- versus Double-Embryo Transfer, P. De Sutter and J. Gerris

Oncogenic Risks Related to Assisted Reproductive Technologies, P.A. van Dop, H. Klip, and C. Burger

Genetic Considerations Regarding Azoospermic and Severely Oligozoospermic Men, S. Repping, J. de Vries, and F. van der Veen

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: Risks and Complications, I. Liebaers, K. Sermon, and E. Van Assche

Preimplantation Aneuploidy Screening: Myths and Facts, J. Van der Elst

Congenital Anomalies after In Vitro Fertilization/Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection, M. Bonduelle

Miscellaneous Risks and Complications, P. De Sutter

Psychological Complications of Assisted Reproductive Technologies, J. Boivin and J. Takefman

Philosophical and Ethical Considerations Regarding Assisted Reproductive Technologies, G. Pennings



Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Gynecology & Obstetrics
MEDICAL / Reproductive Medicine & Technology