This case-based guide is written from the clinician's perspective, dealing with a defined male infertility problem, tracing the actual clinical pathway arriving at the diagnosis, and discussing the treatment options and the likely outcome. Rather than focusing on excessive theoretical details, each chapter presents a unique clinical vignette or scenario, the relevant aspects of which are followed throughout the entire chapter, correlating specific fertility issues with clinical findings, describing treatment options, prognoses and procedures (when indicated), and concluding with practical clinical pearls. Opening with chapters describing current diagnoses of male infertility and semen analysis, the subsequent cases presented cover a variety of relevant topics in male infertility, including anabolic steroid use, ejaculatory and erectile dysfunction, azoospermia, Klinefelter Syndrome, varicocele, cystic fibrosis and spinal cord injury. Additional chapters discuss choosing the right assisted conception technique and developing and managing a sperm bank.
Practical and illustrative of a wide array of male fertility issues, The Diagnosis and Treatment of Male Infertility is a go-to resource for clinical andrologists, reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, primary care physicians and any professional working to treat the infertile male.
Nabil Aziz, MBBCH, MD, FRCOG, Consultant in Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool Women's Hospital, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Ashok Agarwal, PhD, HCLD (ABB), EMB (ACE), Professor, Lerner College of Medicine, Andrology Center, American Center for Reproductive Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Making a Diagnosis.- Interpreting Semen Analysis and Level 2 Sperm Testing.- Medical and Lifestyle Approaches to Improving Semen Quality.- Testosterone and Anabolic Steroid Abuse.- Managing Infertility Due to Endocrine Causes.- Management of Infections in Male Infertility.- Ejaculatory Dysfunction - Retrograde Ejaculation.- Management of Azoospermia.- Klinefelter Syndrome.- CFTR-Related Male Infertility.- Sperm Retrieval Techniques.- Varicocele: Surgical Intervention vs. Assisted Conception.- Treating Erectile Dysfunctions.- Spinal Cord Injury-Related Infertility.- Establishing and Managing a Sperm Bank.- Assisted Conception Techniques: Which One to Choose.