"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.
- Discusses neuroendocrine, brain, PNS, and cerebro-vascular changes in pregnancy
- Includes neurological care of the pregnant patient
- Covers neuroimaging and monitoring techniques
- Reviews common neurological complications with pregnancy
- Supplies illustrative case study examples
Part I. Neurophysiology changes in pregnancy 1. Neuroendocrine mechanisms of reproduction and pregnancy 2. Neurophysiological changes in the brain during pregnancy 3. Peripheral nervous system changes during pregnancy 4. Physiology of the cerebro-vascular adaptation to pregnancy
Part II. The Pregnant Patient: General issues in neurological care 5. Multidisciplinary approaches to care of women with neurological disease, preconception and during pregnancy 6. Neuro-imaging in pregnancy 7. Neuro- anesthesiology in pregnancy 8. Neuro-critical care of the pregnant patient 9. Neurological complications of medical conditions in pregnancy 10. Ethical and medical-legal issues in pregnancies complicated by neurological disease
Part III: Management of chronic neurological disorders during pregnancy 11. Epilepsy and sleep disorders 12. Multiple sclerosis and pregnancy 13. Migraine and other headache disorders 14. Neuromuscular disorders 15. Spinal cord injury disorders and pregnancy 16. Movement disorders in pregnancy 17. Benign and malignant brain tumors and pregnancy 18. Pregnancy in women with cerebrovascular disease 19. Maternal genetic neurological syndromes and pregnancy
Part IV: Acute neurological disorders during pregnancy 20. Acute ischemic stroke and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis 21. Intracerebral and subarachnoid hemorrhage 22. Traumatic brain injury 23. Preeclampsia / eclampsia / posterior reversible encephalopathy 24. Encephalitis /Non-infectious and central nervous system infections in pregnancy 25. Acute inflammatory neurological disorders during pregnancy 26. Compression mononeuropathies
Part V: Prenatal neurological diagnoses: Pathophysiology, diagnosis and management 27. Fetal cerebral development by trimester 28. Diagnosis and management of congenital neurological disease during pregnancy 29. Perinatal stroke