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Neurology and Pregnancy

Clinical Management, 1st Edition

Edited by Michael S. Marsh, Lina Nashef, Peter Brex

CRC Press

280 pages | 99 B/W Illus.

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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.


"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."

Doody's Review Service

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


About the Editors

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

About the Series

Series in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Gynecology & Obstetrics
MEDICAL / Neurology
MEDICAL / Perinatology & Neonatology