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.
- Encompasses both chronic and acute neurological disorders in pregnancy
- Includes epilepsy, sleep disorders, MS, headaches, neuromuscular disorders
- Covers spinal injury and movement disorders
- Contains cerebrovascular diseases and brain tumors
- Examines stroke, hemorrhage, TBI, preclampsia and more
- Supplies illustrative case study examples
Part I. Management of chronic neurological disorders during pregnancy 1. Epilepsy and sleep disorders 2. Multiple sclerosis and pregnancy 3. Migraine and other headache disorders 4. Neuromuscular disorders 5. Spinal cord injury disorders and pregnancy 6. Movement disorders in pregnancy 8. Pregnancy in women with cerebrovascular disease 9. Maternal genetic neurological syndromes and pregnancy
Part II. Acute neurological disorders during pregnancy 10. Acute ischemic stroke and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis 11. Intracerebral and subarachnoid hemorrhage 12. Traumatic brain injury 13. Preeclampsia / eclampsia / posterior reversible encephalopathy 14. Encephalitis / Non-infectious and central nervous system infections in pregnancy 15. Acute inflammatory neurological disorders during pregnancy 16. Compression mononeuropathies
Eric A.P. Steegers is in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Head of the Division of Obstetrics and Prenatal Medicine, Erasmus MC - Sophia Children's Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Cipolla, Marilyn J.
Marilyn J. Cipolla is in the Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, United States
Miller, Eliza C.
Eliza Miller is in the CUMC/Neurological Institute of New York, New York, NY, United States