This book is a practical and easily readable guide for neurologists, obstetricians, and primary care doctors treating female patients with neurological illness in their reproductive years.
Neurological illness before and during pregnancy is reasonably common and much of the care provided for pregnant patients with a neurological illness is through experience and anecdotal treatments. This title consolidates the information available into one concise resource written by a specialist team who deal with pregnant women with neurological issues every day. The most frequent neurological illnesses in women of reproductive age are headache, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis, plus there can be frequent neurological complications for women in pregnancy, including peripheral neuropathies. The text covers these major subspecialties in neurology as well as anesthesia, radiology, and neurosurgical issues that are encountered in pregnancy.
The eighteen chapters in this title cover brief descriptions of epidemiology, disease symptoms, evaluation, treatment, and any other special considerations for that topic. Multiple tables and summaries illustrate each topic with a focus on providing the reader with concise, practical information for everyday use.
- Provides a practical guide to treating female patients with neurological illness in their reproductive years
- Offers wide ranging coverage, including family planning and lactation
- Presents information in approachable tables and summaries, focusing on high yield information useful for clinical consultation
- Is written by a team of experts and edited by recognized leaders in the field
In Memory of Dr. Autumn Klein
The creation of this textbook was initiated by Dr. Autumn Klein, a pioneer of Women s Neurology. She developed the format, and carefully chose the authors from an elite group of specialists from across the United States and abroad. She unexpectedly passed away on April 17, 2013 before the completion of the book. In her memory, the authors of the book chose to complete the textbook as a legacy to her passion for the field of Women s Neurology.
Autumn is fondly remembered for her selfless devotion to the patients for whom she cared. She made herself available for consultation on obstetrical patients 24/7. It was always reassuring to have her respond to an unexpected neurologic event. She educated her patients about their neurologic disease and about what to expect during pregnancy and motherhood. She collaborated extensively with obstetricians, anesthesiologists, and epilepsy staff to provide comprehensive patient care. With this first edition ofNeurologic Illness in Pregnancy we hope that Autumn s vision will be fulfilled and that it will create a legacy that carries on for generations to come.
Notes on contributors, vi
1 The history and examination, 1Mary A. O Neal
2 Hormonal and physiologic changes in pregnancy, 9Janet F. R. Waters
3 Neuroimaging, 15William T. Delfyett & David T. Fetzer
4 Neurologic complications in the obstetrical anesthesia patient, 70Olajide Kowe & Jonathan H. Waters
5 Headaches during pregnancy and peripartum, 80Huma Sheikh
6 Stroke in pregnancy and the puerperium, 92Louis R. Caplan & Diogo C. Haussen
7 Selecting contraception for women treated with antiepileptic drugs, 110Page B. Pennell & Anne Davis
8 Epilepsy, 122Mark S. Yerby
9 Multiple sclerosis, 142Aiden Haghikia & Kerstin Hellwig
10 Neuromuscular disorders, 153Mohammad Kian Salajegheh & Kathy Chuang
11 Anterior and posterior pituitary disease and pregnancy, 167Mark E. Molitch
12 Movement disorders and pregnancy, 179Sathiji Nageshwaran, Marsha Smith, & Yvette M. Bordelon
13 Brain tumors and pregnancy, 191Soma Sengupta & Elizabeth Gerstner
14 Neuro–ophthalmology in pregnancy, 201Linda P. Kelly, Nancy J. Newman, & Val´erie Biousse
15 Neurological infections in pregnancy, 213Shibani S. Mukerji & Jennifer L. Lyons
16 Neurosurgery, 234Judith M. Wong, Anil Can, & Rose Du
17 Sleep disorders, 243Sally Ibrahim & Nancy Foldvary–Schaefer
18 Neurourology of pregnancy, 258Kimberly L. Ferrante, Victor W. Nitti, & Benjamin M. Brucker