Imaging data reveal a higher pediatric stroke incidence than prior US estimates.

@article{Agrawal2009ImagingDR,
  title={Imaging data reveal a higher pediatric stroke incidence than prior US estimates.},
  author={Nidhi Agrawal and S C Johnston and Y. Wayne Wu and Stephen Sidney and H J Fullerton},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2009},
  volume={40 11},
  pages={3415-21}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Prior annualized estimates of pediatric ischemic stroke incidence have ranged from 0.54 to 1.2 per 100,000 US children but relied purely on diagnostic code searches to identify cases. We sought to obtain a new estimate using both diagnostic code searches and searches of radiology reports and to assess the relative value of these 2 strategies. METHODS Using the population of 2.3 million children (<20 years old) enrolled in a Northern Californian managed care plan (1993… CONTINUE READING

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