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Neurological Disorders and Pregnancy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123849113, 9780123849120

Neurological Disorders and Pregnancy

1st Edition

Editor: Alireza Minagar
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123849113
eBook ISBN: 9780123849120
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 8th December 2010
Page Count: 218
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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.

Key Features

  • Discusses how neurological disorders should be managed in a pregnant patient
  • Includes contributions from leading authorities


Neurologists, neurosurgeons, internists, obstetricians, gynecologists and pediatricians

Table of Contents

1. Multiple sclerosis and pregnancy
AH Maghzi
2. Headaches during pregnancy
Deborah Elliott
3. Myasthenia gravis during pregnancy
Dr Fernanda Silva from Brazil
4. Stroke during pregnancy
Alejandro Rabinstein
5. Neurology of preeclampsia and eclampsia
Roger E. Kelley
6. Epilepsy and its management during pregnancy
John C. De Toledo
7. Movement disorders and pregnancy
Natalia Schneider and Alireza Minagar
8. Psychiatric illnesses during pregnancy
Nadejda Alekseeva and VAMC Shreveport
9. Neuromuscular disorders and pregnancy
K. Rezania
10. Sleep disorders and pregnancy
Ahmet Ursavas


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© Elsevier 2011
8th December 2010
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About the Editor

Alireza Minagar

Dr. Minagar is a Professor of Neurology at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. He’s a certified Physician Investigator by Association of Clinical Research Professionals, member of the editorial board of Future Neurology, Neurological Research, and Alzheimer’s Disease Research Board. Dr. Minagar is the author of 231 journal articles and 33 book chapters, and editor of 10 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Neurology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA, USA

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