Neurologic Complications in Pregnancy
Cuero MR, and Varelas PN. Neurologic complications in pregnancy. Crit Care Clin 2016; 32(1):43-59.
Critical care clinics
Pregnant women are subject to the same complications as the general population, as well to specific neurologic complications associated with pregnancy, such as preeclampsia or eclampsia. The hormonal and physiologic changes during pregnancy lead to altered incidences of these complications, which usually present during the late period of pregnancy, labor, or the puerperium. In addition, the treatment of these conditions is different from that of nonpregnant women, because special attention is paid to avoid any abnormalities or death of the fetus. This article discusses the most common of these neurologic complications.
Medical Subject Headings
Brain Death; Eclampsia; Female; Humans; Intensive Care Units; Nervous System Diseases; Neuromuscular Diseases; Patient Care Team; Postnatal Care; Pregnancy; Pregnancy Complications; Status Epilepticus; Stroke; Workforce