Practical Manual of In Vitro Fertilization

Advanced Methods and Novel Devices

  • Zsolt Peter Nagy
  • Alex C. Varghese
  • Ashok Agarwal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Setting Up and Running an IVF Laboratory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Dean E. Morbeck, Marlena Duke
      Pages 9-15
    3. Johan Guns, Ronny Janssens, Martine Vercammen
      Pages 17-25
    4. Nancy L. Bossert, Christopher De Jonge
      Pages 27-32
    5. William R. Boone, H. Lee Higdon III
      Pages 33-39
    6. Michael A. Britt, Klaus E. Wiemer
      Pages 41-44
    7. Peter Sjoblom, Julius Hreinsson
      Pages 45-51
  3. IVF Laboratory Equipment and Culture Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Leslie Weikert, Christa Fralick, Klaus E. Wiemer
      Pages 55-59
    3. Marius Meintjes
      Pages 61-70
    4. Nicolas Prados, Alex C. Varghese
      Pages 71-78
    5. Jason E. Swain, Thomas B. Pool
      Pages 79-90
  4. In Vitro Fertilization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Roberta Maggiulli, Filippo Ubaldi, Laura Rienzi
      Pages 93-104
    3. Basak Balaban, Turgay Barut, Bulent Urman
      Pages 105-119
    4. Markus Montag, Maria Köster, Hans van der Ven
      Pages 121-125
  5. Embryo Culture Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131

About this book


The Practical Manual of In Vitro Fertilization: Advanced Methods and Novel Devices is a unique, accessible title that provides a complete review of the most well-established and current diagnostic and treatment techniques comprising in vitro fertilization. Throughout the chapters, a uniform structure is employed, including a brief abstract, a keyword glossary, a step-by-step protocol of the laboratory procedures, several pages of expert commentary, key issues of clinical concern, and a list of references. The result is a readily accessible, high quality reference guide for reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, embryologists, biologists and research scientists. The Manual also offers an excellent description of novel procedures that will likely be employed in the near future.  An indispensable resource for physicians and basic scientists, the Practical Manual of In Vitro Fertilization: Advanced Methods and Novel Devices is an invaluable reference and addition to the literature.


ART unit Assisted hatching Azoospermia Biopsy procedure Cryopreservation Culture Embryo Embryo evaluation Embryo transfer Gametes IVF lab In vitro fertilization Insemination Oocyte Ovum Sperm assessment Sperm processing Sperm selection Testicular sperm extraction Ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Zsolt Peter Nagy
    • 1
  • Alex C. Varghese
    • 2
  • Ashok Agarwal
    • 3
  1. 1., Scientific and Laboratory DirectorReproductive Biology AssociatesAtlantaUSA
  2. 2., Sr. EmbryologistMontreal Reproductive CentreMontrealCanada
  3. 3.Center for Reproductive Medicine, Department of UrologyCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-1779-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-1780-5
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