Neurological Disorders and Pregnancy

Edited by

  • Alireza Minagar, MD, FAAN, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Department of Neurology, Shreveport, LA, USA

Timely diagnosis and management of neurological diseases during pregnancy poses major therapeutic challenges to neurologists and other non-neurologist health care providers. Pregnancy is a unique period in life associated with significant hormonal and other physiologic changes in female patients, which may trigger or alter the course of neurological and psychiatric disorders. In addition, many diagnostic procedures that can be performed in non-pregnant women are prohibited during pregnancy for safety reasons. Therapeutic decisions and management of a pregnant patient with neurological disorders heavily depends on the issue of the reasonable balance between the risks of no treatment versus active treatment for the mother and her fetus.

This book provides a review of the latest findings in this field, giving the neurologist and non-neurologist the information they need to determine the best treatment. Neurological disorders covered include multiple sclerosis, stroke and epilepsy.

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Neurologists, neurosurgeons, internists, obstetricians, gynecologists and pediatricians


Book information

  • Published: December 2010
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-384911-3

Table of Contents

  1. Multiple sclerosis and pregnancy
  2. AH Maghzi

  3. Headaches during pregnancy
  4. Deborah Elliott

  5. Myasthenia gravis during pregnancy
  6. Dr Fernanda Silva from Brazil

  7. Stroke during pregnancy
  8. Alejandro Rabinstein

  9. Neurology of preeclampsia and eclampsia
  10. Roger E. Kelley

  11. Epilepsy and its management during pregnancy
  12. John C. De Toledo 

  13. Movement disorders and pregnancy
  14. Natalia Schneider and Alireza Minagar

  15. Psychiatric illnesses during pregnancy
  16. Nadejda Alekseeva and VAMC Shreveport

  17. Neuromuscular disorders and pregnancy
  18. K. Rezania

  19. Sleep disorders and pregnancy

Ahmet Ursavas