Providing the latest evidence-based information on etiology, evaluation and treatment, this unique text provides an in-depth, comprehensive discussion of the epidemiology, genetic and endocrinologic factors and medical and surgical management of recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). Taking a multidisciplinary approach including psychological treatment and patient perspectives, all aspects of current RPL prevention and treatment are elucidated. Detailed chapters provide real-world illustrative material and cover the set-up and management of RPL clinics and databases, containing practical tips. Recurrent Pregnancy Loss will be an excellent resource for OB-GYN specialists, general and reproductive endocrinologists, radiologists, hematologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and any other investigators or clinicians treating patients confronted with this emotionally and physically trying condition.
Asher Bashiri, MD, Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Director, Maternity C, Director, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Clinic, Soroka University Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be'er Sheva, Israel
Avi Harlev, MD, Fertility and IVF unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Soroka University Medical center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Be'er Sheva, Israel
Ashok Agarwal, PhD, Director, Andrology Center, Director, American Center for Reproductive Medicine, Professor, Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA
Part I: Introduction to Recurrent Pregnancy Loss.- Recurrent pregnancy loss: definitions,
epidemiology, and prognosis.- Implantation, Physiology of Placentation.- Part II: Causes of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss.- Endocrine abnormalities in RPL.- Genetics of recurrent pregnancy
and Acquired Thrombophilias and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes.- Immunological causes of recurrent pregnancy loss.- Anatomical aspects in recurrent pregnancy loss.- Male Factors in Recurrent Pregnancy Loss.- Lifestyle and RPL.- The common characteristics between Infertility and recurrent
pregnancy loss.- Part III: Management of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss. Contemporary Prevention and treatment of recurrent
pregnancy loss.- Part IV: Psychological and Supporting Aspects of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss.- The healthcare giver's perspective -
The importance of emotional support for women with recurrent RPL.- A Patient's Perspective.- Part V: The Future.- New Frontiers in RPL research and treatment.