© 2016

Management and Therapy of Early Pregnancy Complications

First and Second Trimesters

  • Antonio Malvasi
  • Andrea Tinelli
  • Gian Carlo Di Renzo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Stefan Iliev Savchev, Juan Carlos Bello-Muñoz, Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Luis Cabero Roura
    Pages 1-27
  3. Abraham Tsur, Antonio Malvasi, Ughetta Vergari, Howard Carp
    Pages 29-50
  4. Ezio Fulcheri, Maria Pia Brisigotti, Leonardo Resta
    Pages 51-67
  5. Jun Kumakiri, Rie Ozaki, Satoru Takeda, Antonio Malvasi, Andrea Tinelli
    Pages 69-104
  6. Louise P. King, Jessica Kuperstock, Leonardo Resta, Andrea Tinelli, Camran Nezhat
    Pages 105-121
  7. Maria Andrikopoulou, Anthony M. Vintzileos, Andrea Tinelli, Farr R. Nezhat
    Pages 123-133
  8. Bradley S. Hurst, Andrea Tinelli, Antonio Malvasi, William H. Parker
    Pages 135-160
  9. Togas Tulandi, Audrey Gilbert, Luis Alonso Pacheco, Andrea Tinelli, Antonio Malvasi
    Pages 161-180
  10. Leonardo Resta, Antonio Malvasi, Ljiljana Mirković, Radmila Sparić
    Pages 181-207
  11. Ioannis P. Kosmas, Constantina Tatsi, Stavros Sifakis, Avinoam Tzabari, Dimitrios Kiortsis, Ospan Mynbaev et al.
    Pages 209-253
  12. Stephanie H. Guseh, Daniela A. Carusi, Andrea Tinelli, Antonio R. Gargiulo
    Pages 255-267
  13. Keun-Young Lee, Ji-Eun Song, Ga-Hyun Son, Gian Carlo Di Renzo
    Pages 269-285
  14. Paul W. Hendrix, Andrea Tinelli, Antonio Malvasi, Michael J. Paidas
    Pages 287-313
  15. Reshama Navathe, Sandro Gerli, Elena Pacella, Vincenzo Berghella
    Pages 315-331
  16. Jamil ElFarra, Richard Viscarello, Cynthia Bean, James N. Martin Jr.
    Pages 333-352
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 353-360

About this book


This richly illustrated book draws on recently acquired knowledge to provide the reader with comprehensive, up-to-date information on the full range of obstetric complications that may be encountered during the first and second trimesters of pregnancy.

For all complications, including those potentially involved in malpractice issues, risk factors and clinical presentation are described and detailed guidance is provided on the appropriate treatment. The lucid text is complemented by a wealth of images, diagrams, flow charts, and drawings. The volume has been compiled in collaboration with a large group of gynecologists, obstetricians and internationally renowned scientists to provide an essential guide.

Accordingly, this book will be a valuable tool for every obstetrician and gynecologist. Practitioners across the world will be enabled to deepen their knowledge and to refine their approach to complications in daily clinical practice.  


Abortion Adnexal Pathology Cervical Pregnancy Complications Diabetes Ectopic Pregnancy Fibroids Hypertension Malpractice Tubal Pregnancy Uterine Ruptures

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Malvasi
    • 1
  • Andrea Tinelli
    • 2
  • Gian Carlo Di Renzo
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, Santa Maria HospitalBariItaly
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vito Fazzi HospitalLecceItaly
  3. 3.Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of PerugiaPerugiaItaly

About the editors

Antonio Malvasi graduated in Medicine in 1983 with first-class honors from the University of Bari, Italy, where he subsequently completed his specialization in Obstetrics and Gynaecology with honors. In 1991, he also completed specialization in Biochemical and Biophysical Monitoring of the Fetus at the University of Bari. Since 2002 he has been Senior Assistant in the Gynecology and Obstetrics Department of “Santa Maria” Hospital, Bari. Dr. Malvasi is a NESA diplomat and partner. He is Adjunct Professor in the International Translational Medicine and Biomodelling Research Group, Department of Applied Mathematics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia and Visiting Professor at the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Perugia, Italy. From 2005 to 2008 he was Director of the Medical Drawing School at the Sapienza University of Rome. He is the author of six textbooks, more than 140 papers in high-ranked journals, and 30 book chapters.

Andrea Tinelli gained his medical degree magna cum laude in 1996 from the School of Medicine, University of Naples Federico II, Italy, and completed his specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology cum laude in 2000 at the University of Trieste, Italy. He currently works in the university-affiliated “Vito Fazzi” Hospital, Lecce,

Italy, as Chief of the Division of Experimental Research in Endoscopic Surgery, Imaging, Minimally Invasive Technology, and Therapy (ObGyn Department). From January 2014, he has held National Authorization as an Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and he is Adjunct Professor at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Russia, as a member of the International Translational Medicine & Biomodeling Research Team. Dr. Tinelli is also a permanent Board Member of the Committee on Experimental Oncological and Pathological Medical Research at the University of Salento, Italy. He is the author or co-author of five books, more than 350 papers in peer-reviewed medical journals, and 30 textbook chapters. He is an active member of national and international scientific and professional associations and is an editorial board member of various scientific journals.

Gian Carlo Di Renzo has been Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Perinatal and Reproductive Center at the University of Perugia, Italy, since 1992. His posts there include Chairman of the Section of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dean of the Faculty of Obstetrics and Midwifery, and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Di Renzo has been principal investigator on a number of research projects for the National Research Council and the Italian Ministries of University and Health

and for the European Union. He has served as President of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, General Secretary of the Italian Society of Perinatal Medicine, and President of the Italian Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Since 2009 he has been Vice-President of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine. In 2011 he became an Honorary Fellow (ad eundem) of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and in 2012 was made Honorary Secretary of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) in London. Dr. Di Renzo has been the recipient of several national and international awards. He has published more than 1100 papers, including more than 300 in refereed international journals, as well as 70 books.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Management and Therapy of Early Pregnancy Complications
  • Book Subtitle First and Second Trimesters
  • Editors Antonio Malvasi
    Andrea Tinelli
    Gian Carlo Di Renzo
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-31375-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-81025-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-31377-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 360
  • Number of Illustrations 139 b/w illustrations, 316 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Obstetrics/Perinatology/Midwifery
    Emergency Medicine
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