Chapter 15. Neurologic Disorders in Obstetric Practice

  1. Raymond O. Powrie MD, FRCP, FACP Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology Senior Vice President4,
  2. Michael F. Greene MD Professor of Obstetrics Chief of Obstetrics5,6 and
  3. William Camann MD Associate Professor of Anaesthesia Director of Obstetric Anesthesiology7
  1. Dominic C. Heaney1,
  2. David J. Williams2,
  3. Patrick O'Brien2 and
  4. Chris Elton3

Published Online: 9 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323016.ch15

de Swiet's Medical Disorders in Obstetric Practice, Fifth Edition

de Swiet's Medical Disorders in Obstetric Practice, Fifth Edition

How to Cite

Heaney, D. C., Williams, D. J., O'Brien, P. and Elton, C. (2010) Neurologic Disorders in Obstetric Practice, in de Swiet's Medical Disorders in Obstetric Practice, Fifth Edition (eds R. O. Powrie, M. F. Greene and W. Camann), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323016.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Quality and Clinical Effectiveness Women & Infants' Hospital of Rhode Island Providence, RI, USA

  2. 5

    Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School, USA

  3. 6

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

  4. 7

    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    UCL Institute of Neurology, University College London and UCL Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

  2. 2

    UCL Institute of Women's Health, University College London and UCL Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

  3. 3

    Department of Anaesthesia, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 18 JUN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405148474

Online ISBN: 9781444323016

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Keywords:

  • neurologic disorders in obstetric practice;
  • neuro logic presentations - multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, stroke, central nervous system (CNS) tumors and headache;
  • Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) - tool to objectively assess mental status;
  • multiple sclerosis (MS), disease of CNS - by neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration;
  • women with MS, symptoms during pregnancy - fatigue, restless lower limbs and urinary symptoms;
  • third trimester and peripartum period - different between populations of women with MS and normal population;
  • thrombolytic therapy for acute stroke - contraindication and caution;
  • specific stroke syndromes and management - pre-eclampsia and eclampsia;
  • preconception genetic counseling;
  • anesthetic considerations - for obstetric patients with neurologic disease

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Neurologic assessment

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Stroke

  • Epilepsy

  • Central nervous system tumors

  • Mononeuropathies

  • Myasthenia gravis

  • Headache

  • Anesthetic considerations for obstetric patients with neurologic disease

  • References