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Neurology and Pregnancy
Clinical Management

ISBN 9781138372474
Published September 18, 2018 by CRC Press
280 Pages 99 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Pregnancy complicated by neurological disorders is a challenging area for both obstetricians and neurologists. Treatment of the maternal condition often needs to be adjusted because of concerns for the fetus, and some conditions have a major impact on the method, mode, and timing of delivery. Many of the clinical problems that arise in pregnant women with a neurological disease have not been the subject of clinical trials, so management must often be based on what published evidence is available and a good understanding of the likely interactions between the condition and pregnancy and vice versa.

The editors and contributors represent a team with considerable experience in this area. They offer their "best practice" advice as how to treat the mother effectively, ensuring fetal safety, as well as embracing a philosophy that the pregnancy of a woman with a neurological disease should be made as enjoyable and rewarding for her as is possible.

Table of Contents

Nigel Leigh

Catherine Nelson-Piercy


Editorial Note on the FDA Classification of Drugs and Pregnancy


General Issues

Neurogenetics and Pregnancy
Dragana J. Josifova

Imaging during Pregnancy
Francessa Wilson and Jozef Jarosz

Intrauterine Imaging, Diagnosis, and Intervention in Neurological Disease
William Dennes

Disposition of Drugs in Pregnancy: Anti-Epileptic Drugs
Dave Berry

Therapeutics and Breastfeeding
Thomas W. Hale

Neuroanaesthesia in Pregnancy
James Arden

Neurocritical Care for the Pregnant Woman
Clemens Pahl

Neurovascular Intervention during Pregnancy: Cerebral Aneurysms and Vascular Malformations
Daniel Walsh

Analgesia and Anaesthesia in Neurological Disease and Pregnancy
Jayaram K. Dasan

Psychiatric and Neuropsychiatric Disorders in Pregnancy and the Post-Partum Period
John Moriarty and Trudi Seneviratne

Ethical and Legal Issues
Hannah Turton and Peter Haughton

Neurological Disease

Pre-Eclampsia/Eclampsia and Peri-Partum Convulsions
Michael S. Marsh

Blackouts Arising in Pregnancy
Robert Delamont and Nicholas Gall

Epilepsy and Pregnancy
Lina A. M. Nashef, Nicholas Moran, Sara Lailey, and Mark P. Richardson

Headache in Pregnancy
Anish Bahra

Infections in Pregnancy
Iskandar Azwa, Michael S. Marsh, and David A. Hawkins

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Paul Riordan-Eva

Stroke in Pregnancy
Victoria A. Mifsud

Vascular Malformations of the Brain in Pregnancy
David P. Breen, Catharina J. M. Klijn, and Rustam Al-Shahi Salman

Pituitary Disease in Pregnancy
Dorota Dworakowska and Simon J. B. Aylwin

Neuro-Oncology in Pregnancy
Fiona Harris, Sarah J. Jefferies, Rajesh Jena, Katherine E. Burton, Lorraine Muffett, and Neil G. Burnet

Pregnancy and Movement Disorders
Yogini Naidu, Prashanth Reddy, and K. Ray Chaudhuri

Multiple Sclerosis and Pregnancy
Peter A. Brex and Pauline Shaw

Nutritional Deficiencies in Pregnancy
Roy A. Sherwood

Spinal Disease and Pregnancy
Matthew Crocker and Nicholas Thomas

Neurological Disability and Pregnancy
David N. Rushton

Peripheral Nerve Diseases
Robert D. M. Hadden

Muscle Disease and Myasthenia in Pregnancy
Fiona Norwood


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Michael Marsh, FRCOG, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, King’s College Hospital London, UK

Lina Nashef, FRCP, MD, MBChB, Department of Neurology, King’s College Hospital London, UK

Peter Brex, MRCP, Department of Neurology, King’s College Hospital London, UK


"This is a comprehensive book—almost to a fault. It would do better to reign in some of its ambition and focus on the topics that it covers quite well, namely, imaging and obstetrical issues involving neurological disease. Still, this is a solid add to an obstetrician's library and valuable source material for neurologists caring for pregnant patients."
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