© 2017

Management and Therapy of Late Pregnancy Complications

Third Trimester and Puerperium

  • Antonio Malvasi
  • Andrea Tinelli
  • Gian Carlo Di Renzo


  • Provides up-to-date information on the full range of obstetric complications

  • Covers the subjects of most interest to practitioners and trainees across the world

  • Offers detailed guidance on current treatment approaches

  • Includes numerous high-quality illustrations


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Leonardo Resta, Roberta Rossi, Ezio Fulcheri
    Pages 1-20
  3. Ezio Fulcheri, Maria Pia Brisigtti, Leonardo Resta
    Pages 21-36
  4. Miroslaw Wielgos, Patrycja Jarmuzek, Bronislawa Pietrzak
    Pages 37-52
  5. Miha Lučovnik, Antonio Malvasi, Andrea Tinelli, Nataša Tul
    Pages 53-71
  6. Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Elena Pacella, Laura Di Fabrizio, Irene Giardina
    Pages 81-94
  7. Amir A. Shamshirsaz, Nicole Ruddock Hall, Antonio Malvasi, Andrea Tinelli, Michael A. Belfort
    Pages 95-113
  8. Salvatore Andrea Mastrolia, Matteo Loverro, Giuseppe Loverro
    Pages 115-132
  9. Stephen O’Brien, Anna Denereaz, Antonio Malvasi, Andrea Tinelli, Tim Draycott
    Pages 133-143
  10. Hadar Rosen, Ryan Hodges, Antonio Malvasi, Andrea Tinelli, Dan Farine, Enrico Marinelli
    Pages 145-166
  11. Edith Gurewitsch Allen, Robert H. Allen
    Pages 167-178
  12. Filiberto M. Severi, Caterina Bocchi, Silvia Vannuccini, Felice Petraglia
    Pages 179-190
  13. José M. Palacios-Jaraquemada
    Pages 191-207
  14. Michael Stark, Michel Odent, Andrea Tinelli, Antonio Malvasi, Eric Jauniaux
    Pages 209-231
  15. Rosales-Ortiz Sergio, Ayala Mendez José Antonio
    Pages 233-245
  16. Yakov G. Zhukovskiy, Olga F. Serova, Sergey V. Barinov
    Pages 247-264
  17. Antonella Cotoia, Lucia Mirabella, Pasquale Raimondo, Gilda Cinnella
    Pages 265-293
  18. Lucia Mirabella, Antonella Cotoia, Matteo Melchionda, Gilda Cinnella
    Pages 295-315
  19. Luis Alonso Pacheco, Leonardo Resta, Andrea Tinelli, Antonio Malvasi, Sergio Haimovich, Jose Carugno
    Pages 317-337

About this book


This 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 third trimester of pregnancy and puerperium. For each complication, 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, the book is of interest to practitioners across the world, enabling them to deepen their knowledge and to refine their approach to complications in daily clinical practice. 


C-section Eclampsia Fetal distress Hemorrage Placental pathologies Preterm delivery

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Malvasi
    • 1
  • Andrea Tinelli
    • 2
  • Gian Carlo Di Renzo
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologySanta Maria Hospital, G.V.M. Care and ResearchBariItaly
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Experimental Endoscopic Surgery, Imaging, Technology and Minimally Invasive TherapyTechnology and Minimally Invasive Therapy, Vito Fazzi Hospital, Piazza MuratoreLecceItaly
  3. 3.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Centre for Perinatal and Reproductive MedicineSanta Maria della Misericordia University, HospiatalPerugiaItaly

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 Late Pregnancy Complications
  • Book Subtitle Third Trimester and Puerperium
  • Editors Antonio Malvasi
    Andrea Tinelli
    Gian Carlo Di Renzo
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-48730-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-84005-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-48732-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 395
  • Number of Illustrations 150 b/w illustrations, 318 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Obstetrics/Perinatology/Midwifery
    Emergency Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals