1st Edition

Controversies in Assisted Reproduction

Edited By Botros Rizk, Yakoub Khalaf Copyright 2020
    178 Pages 47 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    178 Pages 47 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Assisted Reproduction is a specialty undergoing rapid change as new technologies are introduced and new research challenges previous treatment options. This text examines a selection of controversial topics for both laboratory and clinical practice and tries to place them in perspective, so readers can understand how and why the current state of the question has come about and how future contributions to the debate should be measured. All physicians involved with the technologies concerned will learn from the expert contributions assembled here.

    CONTENTS: The use of ovarian markers * Use of molecular markers of endometrial receptivity * Use of GnRHa for triggering final oocyte maturation during ovarian stimulation cycles * Use of time-lapse embryo imaging in assisted reproductive technology practice * Use of cryopreservation for all embryos * Preimplantation genetic screening * The use of single embryo transfer * Use of luteal phase support * Measuring safety and efficiency in in vitro fertilization * To flush follicles during egg collection or not * Use of blastocyst culture * Use of mitochondrial donation * Controversies in recurrent implantation failure: From theory to practice * Fibroids: To remove or not? * Limitations of endometrioma surgery in in vitro fertilization: Possibilities of early disease control

    List of contributors

    1 The use of ovarian markers
    Neena Malhotra and Siladitya Bhattacharya

    2 The use of molecular markers of endometrial receptivity
    Alejandro Rincon, David Bolumar, Diana Valbuena, and Carlos Simon

    3 The use of GnRHa for the Triggering of Final Oocyte Maturation during Ovarian Stimulation Cycles
    Dalia Khalife, Jad Farid Assaf, and Johnny Awwad

    4 The use of time-lapse embryo imaging in ART practice
    Fadi Choucair, Chantal Farra, and Johnny Awwad

    5 The use of cryopreservation for all embryos
    Samuel Santos-Ribeiro, Shari Mackens, Biljana Popovic-Todorovic, Annalisa Racca, Christophe Blockeel, and Panagiotis Drakopoulos

    6 The use of Pre-implantation Genetic Screening
    Yusuf Beebeejaun and Sesh Sunkara

    7 The use of Single Embryo Transfer
    Abha Maheshwari

    8 The use of luteal-phase support
    Laura Melado, Barbara Lawrenz, and Human Fatemi

    9 Measuring Safety and Efficiency in IVF
    Nicole C. Michel, Natalie Shammas, and Shima Elbakhit Albasha

    10 To Flush Follicles during Egg Collection or not?
    Hans-Peter Steiner

    11 The use of blastocyst culture
    Mohamed A. Aboulghar and Mona M. Aboulghar

    12 The use of mitochondrial donation
    Andy Greenfield

    13 Controversies in recurrent implantation failure: from theory to practice
    Efstratios Kolibianakis, Pavlidi Olga, and Christos A. Venetis

    14 Fibroids - to remove or not?
    Abdel-Maguid Ramzy

    15 Limitations of Endometrioma Surgery in IVF: Possibilities of Early Disease Control
    Vasilios Tanos and Elsie Sowah



    Medical Director, California Elite Fertility, Pasadena, California, USA and Shanghai, China; President, Middle East Fertility Society; and formerly Professor and Head, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama, USA

    Yakoub Khalaf, MB BCh, MSc, MD, FRCOG, MFFP
    Professor of Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital and King's College London, and Head of Fertility Service and Director of the Assisted Conception Unit and Centre for Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis at Guy's and St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK