OBSTETRICS

Sleep Disorders and Pregnancy

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Publisher Summary Sleep patterns in women present different characteristics than in men. Menstrual cycle, puberty, menopause, and hormonal, emotional, and body heat changes emerging in pregnancy affect the sleep. Dynamic…

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Epilepsy and Pregnancy

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Publisher Summary This chapter examines the available evidence for treatment of epilepsy. Seizures are the most common neurologic problem encountered during pregnancy. Women who have epilepsy can safely have children…

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Neuromuscular Diseases in Pregnancy

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Publisher Summary This chapter discusses pathophysiology; neuromuscular complications that result from pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum period; and pregnancy in a woman with an underlying neuromuscular disease. Neuromuscular diseases often…

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Postpartum Angiopathy and Related Disorders

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Publisher Summary Postpartum angiopathy (PPA), a cerebral vasculopathy, is considered comparatively rare, but may be under-recognized. The diagnosis is made based on neurologic symptoms in the postpartum setting with documented…

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Psychiatric Disorders and Pregnancy

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Publisher Summary Women are at great risk of developing psychiatric disorders during their reproductive years of life (between ages 18 and 45 years). Therefore, a large number of women may…

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Movement Disorders and Pregnancy

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Publisher Summary This chapter reviews latest studies concerning pregnancy and movement disorders. Pregnancy may uncover a pre-existing movement disorder tendency such as for the development of chorea, or pregnant patients…

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Neurology of Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia

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Publisher Summary Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are not distinct disorders but are differentiated according to the severity of the clinical symptoms. The mildest disorder in this continuum is pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH)….

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Myasthenia Gravis and Pregnancy

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Publisher Summary Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a chronic autoimmune disorder in which autoantibodies against the acetylcholine receptor (AChR Abs) at the neuromuscular junction impair neuromuscular transmission, causing weakness of skeletal…

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Headache in Pregnancy

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Publisher Summary Headache is a common symptom, reported by more than 80% of women of childbearing age. Migraine is an episodic headache disorder with a 1-year prevalence of approximately 18%…

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Pregnancy and Multiple Sclerosis

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Publisher Summary Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common debilitating disease of the central nervous system (CNS) of young adults, with a prevalence of approximately 1 per 1000 in the…

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