Effects of maternal epilepsy and antiepileptic drug use during pregnancy on perinatal health in offspring: nationwide, retrospective cohort study in Finland.

@article{Artama2013EffectsOM,
  title={Effects of maternal epilepsy and antiepileptic drug use during pregnancy on perinatal health in offspring: nationwide, retrospective cohort study in Finland.},
  author={Miia Artama and Mika Gissler and Heli T. Malm and Annukka Ritvanen},
  journal={Drug safety},
  year={2013},
  volume={36 5},
  pages={
          359-69
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Perinatal health outcomes other than major congenital anomalies in offspring of women with epilepsy (WWE) have not been widely studied, and results of previous studies are conflicting and are mostly based on small numbers. Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) pass through the placenta and may affect neonatal outcome. METHODS This register-based study is based on information on all pregnancies ending in birth in Finland between 1996 and 2008. The data were obtained from the Finnish national… CONTINUE READING
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