Single Embryo Transfer

Single Embryo Transfer

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Jan Gerris
Cambridge University Press, 11/29/2012
EAN 9781107411524, ISBN10: 1107411521

Paperback, 326 pages, 24.6 x 18.8 x 1.8 cm
Language: English

Multiple pregnancies are the most frequent and serious complication of assisted reproduction. Both high-order multiple and twin pregnancies entail a number of medical and economic outcomes that affect the children, the mother, the parents, the families, and society as a whole. Limiting the number of embryos to transfer is the only method available to decrease the incidence of multiple pregnancies. Single Embryo Transfer reviews the advantages and limitations of this approach to assisted reproduction. The crucial issue of selecting the best embryo will be reviewed in detail. All clinical issues involved in setting up and running an SET programme will be covered, including important topics such as cryopreservation of embryos, embryo donation, and patient counselling. The final chapters on future SET trends in Europe and North America are written by leading figures in the IVF world. The book is of interest to physicians, embryologists, nurses, insurers, politicians, ethicists and patients.

Preface Jan Gerris
Part I. Preliminaries
1. The risks associated with multiple pregnancies Ulla-Britt Wennerholm
2. An overview of determinants of oocyte and embryo developmental competence
specificity, accuracy and applicability in clinical IVF Jonathan Van Blerkom
Part II. Clinical Aspects
3. Single embryo transfer - concepts and definitions Jan Gerris and Petra De Sutter
4. Patient selection for single embryo transfer Ofer Fainaru and Mark D. Hornstein
5. Perinatal outcome after single embryo transfer Petra De Sutter and Jan Gerris
6. Single embryo transfer as a model for early conception and implantation Anja Pinborg and Anne Loft
7. Ovarian stimulation, blastocyst culture and preimplantation genetic screening for elective single embryo transfer Steven J. McArthur and Robert Jansen
8. Sequential embryo selection for single embryo transfer Lynette Scott
9A. Cryo-augmentation after single embryo transfer
the European experience Aila Tiitinen
9B. Cryo-augmentation after single embryo transfer
the American experience Marius Meintjes
10A. Single embryo transfer in recipients of donated oocytes Viveca Söderström-Anttilla
10B. The impact of single embryo transfer on embryo donation Jeffrey A. Keenan and Reginald Finger
10C. Single embryo transfer in unique clinical situations
single women, lesbians Karen Purcell
10D. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis and single embryo transfer Willem Verpoest
11. Counselling patients for single embryo transfer Sharon N. Covington
12. Stress-reduction techniques to reduce patient dropout rates during elective single embryo transfer Janetti Marotta
13. Barriers for elective single embryo transfer implementation A. M. van Peperstraten, J. A. M. Kremer and D. D. M. Braat
14. Single embryo transfer - the Swedish experience Christina Bergh, P. O. Karlström and Ann Thurin-Kjellberg
15. Single embryo transfer - the Dutch experience Aafke P. A. van Montfoort
16. Philosophical and ethical considerations on single embryo transfer Guido Pennings
Part III. Controversies
17. What is the optimum day of transfer for single embryo transfer? Success rates, monozygotic twinning and epigenetic issues Christine C. Skiadas and Catherine Racowsky
18. Cost-effectiveness of single embryo transfer in assisted reproduction cycles John Collins
19. Defining success in assisted reproduction Siladitya Bhattacharya
20. Should sperm parameters be considered in patient selection for single embryo transfer? Denny Sakkas, Hasan M. El-Fakahany and Emre Seli
21. Does self-regulation work for implementation of single embryo transfer? G. David Adamson
22. How should we proceed? The American experience John M. Norian, Eric D. Levens, Alan H. DeCherney and G. David Adamson
23. How should we proceed? The European experience André Van Steirteghem