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Neurological Disorders

Neurovascular disorders account for what percent of maternal deaths in the United States?

a. 1%

b. 5%

c. 10%

d. 20%

Why is magnetic resonance imaging a preferred modality in the diagnosis of neurovascular disorders in pregnancy?

a. It is the most cost effective.

b. It does not involve ionizing radiation.

c. It is excellent for detecting recent hemorrhage.

d. None of the above

What is the most common neurologic complaint during pregnancy?

a. Seizure

b. Headache

c. Leg numbness

d. Hand weakness

Which type of headache is most likely to be affected by pregnancy-induced hormonal changes?

a. Cluster

b. Tension

c. Migraine

d. Intracranial nonvascular

Which of the following obstetrical complications is increased in women who experience migraine headaches?

a. Preeclampsia

b. Preterm labor

c. Premature rupture of membranes

d. None of the above

A 28-year-old woman who is 8 weeks pregnant presents with symptoms that are consistent with a migraine headache. Which of the following medications used to treat migraine headaches should be avoided?

a. Ibuprofen

b. Metoprolol

c. Sumatriptan

d. Ergotamine derivatives

A young woman presents for preconceptional counseling because of her history of seizure disorder. She currently takes phenytoin and phenobarbital, and her last seizure was 1 year ago. What should she be told about her medication use and imminent attempt at ...

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