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Neurology and Pregnancy. Neuro-Obstetric Disorders. Handbook of Clinical Neurology Volume 172

  • Book

  • October 2020
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5008024

Neurology and Pregnancy provides a comprehensive multidisciplinary guide to best practices for research and practicing neurologists, as well as obstetricians and other specialists caring for women with an acute or chronic neurological disorder. The book encompasses preconception care, genetic counseling, pregnancy in patients with chronic neurological disorders, and acute pregnancy-related neurological complications. Postpartum care and complications, including lactation concerns, are also addressed, as well as the long-term effects of pregnancy and its complications on maternal brain health.

Vol 1 summarizes the complex neurophysiological changes in pregnancy from a basic and translational science perspective. This includes neuroimaging, principles of neuro-obstetric critical care, and ethical and medicolegal concerns, describes normal fetal cerebral development and summarizes the management of the most common prenatal neurological diagnoses. Vol 2 focuses on chronic neurological conditions in pregnancy such as epilepsy, migraine, and multiple sclerosis, as well as acute neurological disorders including preeclampsia/ eclampsia, ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, and CNS infections.�

Each chapter introduction includes data on epidemiology, when applicable. In discussing management, comments of safety profiles of medications preconceptionally, during pregnancy and lactation are summarized. Each chapter includes 1-2 illustrative cases.

Table of Contents

SECTION I. Acute neurologic disorders during pregnancy 1. Ischemic stroke and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis in pregnancy 2. Intracerebral and subarachnoid hemorrhage in pregnancy 3. Traumatic brain injury in pregnancy 4. Preeclampsia, eclampsia, and posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome 5. Neurologic infections during pregnancy 6. Neuroimmunologic disorders in pregnancy 7. Acute psychiatric illness and drug addiction during pregnancy and the puerperium 8. Mononeuropathies in pregnancy

SECTION II. Management of chronic neurologic disorders during pregnancy 9. Epilepsy 10. Sleep and sleep disorders in pregnancy 11. Migraine and other headache disorders in pregnancy 12. Neuromuscular disorders in pregnancy 13. Movement disorders in pregnancy 14. Benign and malignant tumors of the central nervous system and pregnancy


Eric A.P. Steegers Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Erasmus MC, The Netherlands. Eric A.P. Steegers is a gynecologist and head of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Marilyn J. Cipolla Departments of Neurological Sciences, Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, and Pharmacology, Larner College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, United States. Marilyn J. Cipolla studies cerebrovascular disease, stroke and brain injury associated with preeclampsia and eclampsia in the Department of Neurological Sciences, Larner College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, United States. Eliza C. Miller Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons; New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, NY, United States.. Eliza C. Miller is a vascular neurologist and Assistant Professor of Neurology at Columbia University, New York, NY.