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Neurological Disorders

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

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a. 1%

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b. 5%

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c. 10%

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d. 20%

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

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a. It is the most cost effective.

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b. It does not involve ionizing radiation.

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c. It is excellent for detecting recent hemorrhage.

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d. None of the above

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What is the most common neurologic complaint during pregnancy?

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a. Seizure

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b. Headache

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c. Leg numbness

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d. Hand weakness

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

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a. Cluster

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b. Tension

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c. Migraine

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d. Intracranial nonvascular

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

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a. Preeclampsia

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b. Preterm labor

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c. Premature rupture of membranes

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d. None of the above

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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?

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a. Ibuprofen

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b. Metoprolol

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c. Sumatriptan

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d. Ergotamine derivatives

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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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