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Neurological Illness in Pregnancy: Principles and Practice

Neurological Illness in Pregnancy: Principles and Practice

Autumn Klein (Editor), M. Angela O'Neal, Christina Scifres, Janet Waters, Jonathan H. Waters

ISBN: 978-1-118-43090-3 December 2015 Wiley-Blackwell 288 Pages


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

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