Neurology and Pregnancy

Neurology and Pregnancy

Pathophysiology and Patient Care

1st Edition - July 29, 2020

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  • Editors: Eric A.P. Steegers, Marilyn J. Cipolla, Eliza C. Miller
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444642394
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444642912

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Neurology and Pregnancy provides a comprehensive multidisciplinary guide to best practices for research and practicing neurologists, as well as obstetricians and other specialists caring for women with an acute or chronic neurological disorder. The book encompasses preconception care, genetic counseling, pregnancy in patients with chronic neurological disorders, and acute pregnancy-related neurological complications. Postpartum care and complications, including lactation concerns, are also addressed, as well as the long-term effects of pregnancy and its complications on maternal brain health. Vol 1 summarizes the complex neurophysiological changes in pregnancy from a basic and translational science perspective. This includes neuroimaging, principles of neuro-obstetric critical care, and ethical and medicolegal concerns, describes normal fetal cerebral development and summarizes the management of the most common prenatal neurological diagnoses. Vol 2 focuses on chronic neurological conditions in pregnancy such as epilepsy, migraine, and multiple sclerosis, as well as acute neurological disorders including preeclampsia/ eclampsia, ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, and CNS infections. Each chapter introduction includes data on epidemiology, when applicable. In discussing management, comments of safety profiles of medications preconceptionally, during pregnancy and lactation are summarized. Each chapter includes 1-2 illustrative cases.

Key Features

  • Discusses neuroendocrine, brain, PNS, and cerebro-vascular changes in pregnancy
  • Includes neurological care of the pregnant patient
  • Covers neuroimaging and monitoring techniques
  • Reviews common neurological complications with pregnancy
  • Supplies illustrative case study examples


Researchers in neuroscience and neurology, psychology, psychiatry; medical neurologists

Table of Contents

  • SECTION I. Neurophysiologic changes in pregnancy
    1. Neuroendocrine mechanisms of reproduction
    2. Neurophysiological and cognitive changes in pregnancy
    3. Adaptations in autonomic nervous system regulation in normal and hypertensive pregnancy
    4. Physiology of the cerebrovascular adaptation to pregnancy
    5. Neurobiology of maternal mental illness

    SECTION II. The pregnant patient: General issues in neurologic care
    6. Epidemiology of neurologic disease in pregnancy
    7. Neuro-obstetrics: A multidisciplinary approach to care of women with neurologic disease
    8. Perinatal pharmacology and safety profiles
    9. Neuroimaging and radiation exposure in pregnancy
    10. Neuro-anesthesiology in pregnancy
    11. Neurocritical care of the pregnant patient
    12. Neurologic complications of medical conditions in pregnancy
    13. The ethics of neurologically complicated pregnancies

    SECTION III. Prenatal neurologic diagnoses: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management
    14. The developing brain by trimester
    15. Diagnosis and management of congenital neurologic disease during pregnancy
    16. Perinatal stroke


Product details

  • No. of pages: 358
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: July 29, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444642394
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444642912

About the Series Volume Editors

Eric A.P. Steegers

Eric A.P. Steegers is a gynecologist and head of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Erasmus MC, The Netherlands

Marilyn J. Cipolla

Marilyn J. Cipolla studies cerebrovascular disease, stroke and brain injury associated with preeclampsia and eclampsia in the Department of Neurological Sciences, Larner College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, United States.

Affiliations and Expertise

Departments of Neurological Sciences, Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, and Pharmacology, Larner College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, United States

Eliza C. Miller

Eliza C. Miller is a vascular neurologist and Assistant Professor of Neurology at Columbia University, New York, NY.

Affiliations and Expertise

Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons; New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, NY, United States.

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