Andrological Evaluation of Male Infertility: A Laboratory Guide
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ABC of Sexually Transmitted Infections 6th Edition
With sexually transmitted infections (STIs) a major cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world, the new edition of ABC of Sexually Transmitted Infections is a much-needed introduction and reference guide providing concise and practical information on a range of conditions.
This sixth edition includes the latest guidance on the prevalence, prevention and treatment of STIs, screening programmes and new testing methods. It features new chapters on service modernisation and new care providers, high risk and special needs groups, the use of the internet for information and education, systemic manifestations and sexually transmitted infections in resource-poor settings. Contraception is also covered, reflecting the increasing integration of STI and contraceptive services.
With an international authorship, the ABC of Sexually Transmitted Infections is an authoritative guide and reference for all practitioners, especially those providing community based STI diagnosis and management such as GPs, primary care physicians and contraceptive service providers. Junior doctors, medical students, and nurses working in community or specialist services will also find it a valuable resource as will those working in the fields of obstetrics and gynaecology and public health. This new edition also provides information useful for new STI care providers such as pharmacists, those in the voluntary sector and providers of STI services in resource-poor settings.
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An unmatched collection of full-color clinical images of common and rare sexually transmitted diseases
More than 200 full-color photographs
A Doody’s Core Title for 2017!
From the author’s extensive private collection of clinical photographs comes the latest edition of this classic atlas of sexually transmitted diseases. The third edition of Color Atlas & Synopsis of Sexually Transmitted Diseases offers a succinct outline presentation that features color photographs for each disorder, accompanied by a concise overview of epidemiology, clinical manifestations, the physical examination, diagnosis and management, and prevention. Coverage of each condition includes one more clinical case studies.
Color Atlas & Synopsis of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 3e includes about twenty percent new photographs, and the text has been entirely rewritten to include the latest information on epidemiology and treatment. A new chapter reviews the global epidemiology of HIV and AIDS as well as other STDs, and the chapter on HIV and AIDS has been substantially expanded. You will also find an important overview section on the clinical approach to patients with STDs. While written primarily for the clinician, it is an excellent resource for patient education and for nonprofessionals interested in STDs.
This unique atlas covers:
An outstanding clinical guide to confirm your next diagnosis and a quick source of up-to-date information on tests and treatment, Color Atlas & Synopsis of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 3e offers a collection of images that cannot be duplicated in print or online.
“This is a comprehensive survey of the current aspects of the routine management of male infertility. … The audience includes any clinicians who may encounter male infertility in their practice, such as those in urology, reproductive endocrinology, embryology, and gynecology. Medical and radiation oncologists may find relevant the chapters on ionizing radiation and fertility preservation. … an authoritative presentation of topics in male reproductive medicine that will enhance the expertise of clinicians dedicated to this specialty and in allied areas.” (Irvin H. Hirsch, Doody’s Book Reviews, January, 2017)
The book aims to bring into focus the current understanding of male reproduction and the pathological basis of failure to reproduce in men. Infertility in men is a common disorder. However, attempts at scientific study of male infertility are of very recent origin. Many questions about the physiology and pathophysiology of male reproduction are still not clear. The chapters are written by authorities in the field with great clinical experience. The primary focus would be on clinical perspective; however emphasis would also be placed on basic research and molecular biology.
Dr Rajender Singh, PhD, is a senior scientist at the Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow. He completed his doctoral studies at the prestigious Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad. His research interests include understanding the causes and developing modalities for the treatment of male infertility. His work has been recognized by a number of prestigious scientific bodies in the form of the Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award in 2015 from D.Bt.; Young Scientist Award from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in 2014; Young Scientist Award from the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) in 2012; and the Young Scientist Award from the Indian National Scientific Academy (INSA) in 2011. Dr Singh has more than 100 research articles to his credit..
Dr Kiran Singh, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Molecular & Human Genetics, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, where she completed her doctoral studies at the Cytogenetics Laboratory. A major focus of her research is on reproductive health, particularly on elucidating the molecular genetic mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of human male infertility and early miscarriage. Her efforts have led to the discovery of many novel biomarkers and therapeutic targets for these medical conditions. Dr Singh’s research contributions have been widely cited and recognised, e.g. with the Prof N.R Moudgal Young Scientist award from the Indian Society for Study in Reproduction and Fertility (ISSRF). She has published 55 research articles in peer-reviewed national/international journals, and serves as an editor for many prominent journals. Further, she is a life member of many societies like the ISSRF, ISHG, SRBCE and ISCB.
The Atlas of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Differential Diagnosis is a complete course through the most important sexual diseases. Counting with about 1000 figures, this atlas focuses on the peculiar characteristics of each of these diseases and in the relevant aspects for a proper differential diagnosis. It is authored by MDs with a deep knowledge in the field, providing a very comprehensive casuistry. Throughout the book the reader will have access to hundreds of pictures discussing about the most important sexually transmitted diseases. Each chapter will approach a different disease, providing a broad sort of images, since a microscopic perspective until the most classical genital lesions and characteristics, considering also systemic manifestations. Every figure is presented with a descriptive and instructive legend, providing the reader with all possible related information. Additionally, every chapter begins with an explanatory and introductory text disclosing about key aspects of the disease, such as etiopathogenesis; clinical manifestation; clinical, laboratorial and differential diagnosis; treatment and prevention.
In the last decade, much of the clinical interest in the field of infertility has focused on advancing reproductive techniques and has often under-appreciated the role that male sexuality plays in reproductive problems. Male sexual function is an integral part of reproduction, and the treatment of sexual dysfunction is an important component for any couple seeking fertility. In some cases, treatment of sexual dysfunction may obviate the need for more invasive cures through advanced reproductive techniques. Thanks to recent clinical and scientific advances in male sexual medicine, the management of men’s sexual dysfunction is often more effective and less invasive than how it was historically described.
Men’s Sexual Health and Fertility is the only resource that focuses on the interplay and interconnections between male sexual dysfunction and male factor infertility, gathering insightful data from a panel of experts in male sexual medicine for clinicians who treat couples with fertility issues due to male sexual dysfunction. Chapters discuss advances in the field of men’s sexual medicine, including the latest treatment for erectile dysfunction, the most up-to-date understanding of the physiology and pathophysiology of ejaculation, and the growing body of evidence that low testosterone and male infertility are intimately related. As such, this book provides important information in order to be able to better understand the link between sexual dysfunction and infertility and, most importantly, to better treat male sexual dysfunction in the infertile couple.
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This ambitious book provides a comprehensive history of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Programme on AIDS (GPA), using it as a unique lens to trace the global response to the AIDS pandemic. The authors describe how WHO came initially to assume leadership of the global response, relate the strategies and approaches WHO employed over the years, and expound on the factors that led to the Programme’s demise and subsequent formation of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). The authors examine the global impact of this momentous transition, portray the current status of the global response to AIDS, and explore the precarious situation that WHO finds itself in today as a lead United Nations agency in global health.
Several aspects of the global response – the strategies adopted, the roads taken and not taken, and the lessons learned – can provide helpful guidance to the global health community as it continues tackling the AIDS pandemic and confronts future global pandemics.
Included in the coverage:
·The response before the global response
·Building and coordinating a multi-sectoral response
·Containing the global spread of HIV
·Addressing stigma, discrimination, and human rights
·Rethinking global AIDS governance
·UNAIDS: finding its place in congested waters
The AIDS Pandemic will find an engaged audience among policymakers, students, faculty, journalists, researchers, and other health professionals working and interested in global health, public health, the World Health Organization, HIV/AIDS, global pandemics, the history of medicine, and global health policy. It will also interest those involved in international relations, international development, global affairs and governance, the United Nations, and NGOs.