Neurology and Pregnancy

Neurology and Pregnancy

Neuro-Obstetric Disorders

1st Edition - August 5, 2020

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  • Editors: Eric A.P. Steegers, Marilyn J. Cipolla, Eliza C. Miller
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444642929
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444642400

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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

  • Encompasses both chronic and acute neurological disorders in pregnancy
  • Includes epilepsy, sleep disorders, MS, headaches, neuromuscular disorders
  • Covers spinal injury and movement disorders
  • Contains cerebrovascular diseases and brain tumors
  • Examines stroke, hemorrhage, TBI, preeclampsia and more
  • Supplies illustrative case study examples


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

Table of Contents

  • SECTION I. Acute neurologic disorders during pregnancy
    1. Ischemic stroke and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis in pregnancy
    2. Intracerebral and subarachnoid hemorrhage in pregnancy
    3. Traumatic brain injury in pregnancy
    4. Preeclampsia, eclampsia, and posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome
    5. Neurologic infections during pregnancy
    6. Neuroimmunologic disorders in pregnancy
    7. Acute psychiatric illness and drug addiction during pregnancy and the puerperium
    8. Mononeuropathies in pregnancy

    SECTION II. Management of chronic neurologic disorders during pregnancy
    9. Epilepsy
    10. Sleep and sleep disorders in pregnancy
    11. Migraine and other headache disorders in pregnancy
    12. Neuromuscular disorders in pregnancy
    13. Movement disorders in pregnancy
    14. Benign and malignant tumors of the central nervous system and pregnancy

Product details

  • No. of pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: August 5, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444642929
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444642400

About the 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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