ART and the Human Blastocyst

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ISBN: 978-1-4612-6540-5 (Print) 978-1-4613-0149-3 (Online)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi

  2. Gamete Quality and Pregnancy Outcome

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-20

      The Impact of High-Order Multiple Pregnancies

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      Pages 21-28

      Patient Stimulation and Effect on Outcomes

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      Pages 29-37

      New Developments in Imaging and Hormonal Stimulation of the Ovaries

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      Pages 38-48

      Paternal Effects on Fertilization, Embryo Development, and Pregnancy Outcome

  3. Physiology of the Embryo

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 49-49

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      Pages 51-60

      The Cell Biology of Preimplantation Development

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      Pages 61-68

      Metabolism of the Early Embryo: Energy Production and Utilization

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      Pages 69-90

      Blastomere Homeostasis

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      Pages 91-102

      Cell Junctions and Cell Interactions in Animal and Human Blastocyst Development

  4. Blastocyst Development in Culture

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 103-103

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      Pages 105-117

      Blastocyst Development in Culture: The Role of Macromolecules

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      Pages 118-143

      Culture Systems and Blastocyst Development

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      Pages 144-154

      Apoptosis in the Human Blastocyst: Role of Survival Factors

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      Pages 155-163

      Predictors of Viability of the Human Blastocyst

  5. Blastocyst Transfer and Fate

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 165-165

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      Pages 167-183

      Which Patients Should Have Blastocyst Transfer?

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      Pages 184-187

      Embryo Transfer and Luteal Phase Support

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      Pages 188-195

      Cryopreservation of Blastocysts

  6. Implantation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 197-197

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      Pages 199-209

      Embryo-Maternal Dialogue in the Apposition and Adhesion Phases of Human Implantation

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      Pages 210-226

      Biomarkers and the Assessment of Uterine Receptivity

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      Pages 227-235

      Endometrial Pinopodes: Relevance for Human Blastocyst Implantation

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      Pages 236-240

      The Future: Toward Single Embryo Transfer

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      Pages 241-245

      The Niche of the Blastocyst in Human ART

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 247-256