Neurology and Pregnancy
Edited by Michael S. Marsh, Lina Nashef, Peter Brex
CRC Press – 2012 – 280 pages
Neurological disorders during pregnancy represent a small but important percentage of all neurological disorders. Patients with existing diseases such as epilepsy or Multiple Sclerosis still require treatment during their pregnancy; and a number of disorders, such as eclampsia or intracranial hemorrhage, are aggravated during or are often specific to pregnancy itself. The editors and contributors - a combined team of gynecologists and neurologists - here offer their 'best practice' advice as to how to treat the mother effectively while ensuring fetal safety.
1. Neurogenetics and pregnancy 2. Maternal Neuro-imaging in Pregnancy 3. Intra-uterine Imaging, Diagnosis, and Intervention in Neurological Disease 4. Drugs in Pregnancy: Anti-epileptic Drugs 5. Therapeutics and Breastfeeding 6A. Neuro-anaesthesia in Pregnancy 6B. Neurocritical Care for the Pregnant Woman 6C. Neurovascular Intervention during Pregnancy: Cerebral Aneurysms and Vascular Malformations 7. Analgesia in Labour 8. Psychiatric and Neuropsychiatric Disorders in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period 9. Ethical and Legal Issues 10. Eclampsia / Pre-eclampsia and Peripartum Convulsions 11. Blackouts Arising in Pregnancy 12. Management of Epilepsy 13. Headache in Pregnancy 14. Infections 15. Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension 16. Stroke 17. Vascular Malformations of the Brain in Pregnancy 18. Pituitary Disease in Pregnancy 19. Neuro-oncology in Pregnancy 20. Movement disorders in Pregnancy 21. Multiple Sclerosis 22. Nutritional Deficiencies in Pregnancy 23. Spinal Disease and Pregnancy 24. Neurological Disability and Pregnancy 25. Peripheral Nerve Diseases 26. Muscle Disease Appendix: Useful Websites