Cecilia Adelöw

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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)
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)
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)
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