- Cases include issues that are unique to women, as well as those which may affect both men and women, but have a different risk, prevalence, presentation or treatment considerations for women
- Covers a broad range of neurological problems beyond issues during pregnancy
- Written in an easy-to-follow format which emphasizes key learning points
Part of the What Do I Do Now?" series, Women's Neurology uses a case-based approach to cover common and important topics in the examination, investigation, and management of neurologic disorders in women. Each chapter provides a discussion of the diagnosis, key points to remember, and selected references for further reading. The book addresses a wide range of topics including reproductive health, pregnancy, and healthy aging, and is suited for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who practice in internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics, and gynecology. Women's Neurology is an engaging collection of thought-provoking cases which clinicians can utilize when they encounter difficult patients. The volume is also a self-assessment tool that tests the reader's ability to answer the question, "What do I do now?"
Table of Contents
Section 1. Issues in Women during their Reproductive Years
Chapter 1: Hormonal Contraception in a Woman with Headache
Chapter 2: Young Woman with Jerking Movements
Chapter 3: Headache
Chapter 4: Seeing Spots
Chapter 5: Seizures Occurring Once a Month
Chapter 6: Pain in the Back
Chapter 7: Multiple Ovarian Cysts in a Woman with Epilepsy
Chapter 8: Newly-wed with Headache, Morning-sickness, and Subjective Right-side Weakness
Chapter 9: Routine Long-term Epilepsy Follow-up
Chapter 10: A Young Woman with Infertility
Chapter 11: A Woman With Weight Gain and Fatigue
Section 2. Pregnancy
Chapter 12: What Imaging Test Do I Order?
Chapter 13: A Lady with a Headache in the First Trimester
Chapter 14: A Lady with a Headache in the Second Trimester
Chapter 15: Ringing in the Ears and Pain in the Head
Chapter 16: A Pregnant Woman with Aphasia and Right Sided Weakness
Chapter 17: Postpartum Visual Disturbance
Chapter 18: Postpartum Thunderclap Headache
Chapter 19: Postpartum Left Sided Numbness and Right Sided Shaking
Chapter 20: Acute Headache in Pregnancy
Chapter 21: The Worst Headache of Her Life
Chapter 22: A Woman in Labor with Hypotension and Dyspnea after Epidural Placement
Chapter 23: Weakness in the Hand of a Woman during Pregnancy
Chapter 24: A Woman with Leg Weakness after Delivery
Chapter 25: A Young Woman with Double Vision and Fatigue
Chapter 26: "I Don't Want to Start Therapy Yet"
Chapter 27: A Mother Who Could Not See Her Baby
Chapter 28: A 27 Year-Old Woman with Epilepsy Planning for Pregnancy
Section 3. Women's Health and Aging
Chapter 29: "I am Pregnant; Why Can't I Sleep?"
Chapter 30: Cognitive Concerns
Chapter 31: "Will I Have a Stroke?"
Chapter 32: Involuntary Movements
Chapter 33: Convulsion in a Pregnant Woman
Chapter 34: Memory Concerns in Middle Age
Mary Angela O' Neal, MD, Instructor in Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Brigham and Women's Hospital
Mary Angela O'Neal, MD is an Instructor in Neurology at Harvard Medicial School and the Director of the Women's Neurology Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. There she has organized a multidisciplinary program in Women's Neurology which includes collaborations with obstetrics, obstetrical anesthesia, neurosurgery, women's mental health, medicine and multiple subspecialties in neurology.