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OBJECTIVE To study hospitalization for psychiatric disorders before and after onset of unprovoked epileptic seizures/epilepsy. METHOD In this population-based case-control study, the cases were 1,885 persons from Stockholm with new onset of unprovoked seizures from September 1, 2000, through August 31, 2008, identified in the Stockholm Epilepsy Register.(More)
PURPOSE To describe and report initial findings of a system for prospective identification and follow-up of patients with newly diagnosed single unprovoked seizures and epilepsy in Stockholm, Sweden, the Stockholm Incidence Registry of Epilepsy (SIRE). METHODS From September 2001 through August 2004, a surveillance system has been in use to identify(More)
To study the risk of developing unprovoked seizures among patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), we used 1885 new onset seizure cases, 15,080 controls and defined exposure as a hospital discharge diagnosis of MS or SLE. The odds ratio with 95% confidence interval was 3.7 (CI 1.2-11.0) for MS and 8.0 (2.2-30.0) for SLE,(More)
PURPOSE To study diabetes, acute myocardial infarction, and stroke as risk factors for unprovoked seizures in a population-based cohort with incident cases of epilepsy. METHODS In this nested case-control study, the cases were 933 patients with newly diagnosed unprovoked seizures from the Stockholm Incidence Registry of Epilepsy. Controls, in total(More)
AIM Epilepsy and long term use of antiepileptic drugs have been suggested to be associated with an increased risk of cancer. The authors therefore set out to analyse previous diagnosis of epilepsy as a risk factor for certain cancer forms in a case control study. METHODS Incident cases of leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and pancreatic cancer were identified(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the incidence of unprovoked seizures in children and the prevalence of related neurodevelopmental comorbidities at the time of the presumed first seizure and six months thereafter. METHODS The medical records of all children (0-18 years of age) seeking medical attention as the result of a first unprovoked seizure between September 1,(More)
OBJECTIVE To quantify the risk of unprovoked seizures after traumatic brain injury (TBI) METHODS: We used the Stockholm Incidence Registry on Epilepsy to carry out a population-based case-control study, including 1,885 cases with incident unprovoked seizures from September 1, 2000 through August 31, 2008, together with 15,080 matched controls. Information(More)
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