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Neurological Illness in Pregnancy: Principles and Practice

ISBN: 978-0-470-67043-9
288 pages
January 2016, Wiley-Blackwell
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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.

  • 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
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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors, vi

Preface, ix

1 The history and examination, 1
Mary A. O’Neal

2 Hormonal and physiologic changes in pregnancy, 9
Janet F. R. Waters

3 Neuroimaging, 15
William T. Delfyett & David T. Fetzer

4 Neurologic complications in the obstetrical anesthesia patient, 70
Olajide Kowe & Jonathan H. Waters

5 Headaches during pregnancy and peripartum, 80
Huma Sheikh

6 Stroke in pregnancy and the puerperium, 92
Louis R. Caplan & Diogo C. Haussen

7 Selecting contraception for women treated with antiepileptic drugs, 110
Page B. Pennell & Anne Davis

8 Epilepsy, 122
Mark S. Yerby

9 Multiple sclerosis, 142
Aiden Haghikia & Kerstin Hellwig

10 Neuromuscular disorders, 153
Mohammad Kian Salajegheh & Kathy Chuang

11 Anterior and posterior pituitary disease and pregnancy, 167
Mark E. Molitch

12 Movement disorders and pregnancy, 179
Sathiji Nageshwaran, Marsha Smith, & Yvette M. Bordelon

13 Brain tumors and pregnancy, 191
Soma Sengupta & Elizabeth Gerstner

14 Neuro-ophthalmology in pregnancy, 201
Linda P. Kelly, Nancy J. Newman, & Val´erie Biousse

15 Neurological infections in pregnancy, 213
Shibani S. Mukerji & Jennifer L. Lyons

16 Neurosurgery, 234
Judith M. Wong, Anil Can, & Rose Du

17 Sleep disorders, 243
Sally Ibrahim & Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer

18 Neurourology of pregnancy, 258
Kimberly L. Ferrante, Victor W. Nitti, & Benjamin M. Brucker

Index, 269

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Author Information

Autumn Klein
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, USA

M. Angela O’Neal
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, USA

Christina Scifres
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

Janet Waters
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, USA

Jonathan H. Waters
Magee Women’s Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre, Pittsburgh, USA
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