Mortality by clinical characteristics in a tertiary care cohort of adult patients with chronic epilepsy.

@article{Nevalainen2012MortalityBC,
  title={Mortality by clinical characteristics in a tertiary care cohort of adult patients with chronic epilepsy.},
  author={Olli Nevalainen and Anssi Auvinen and Hanna Ansakorpi and Miia Artama and Jani A Raitanen and Jouko Isoj{\"a}rvi},
  journal={Epilepsia},
  year={2012},
  volume={53 12},
  pages={e212-4}
}
The authors evaluated the contribution of various clinical characteristics to mortality risk and underlying causes of death among all adult patients with epilepsy seen at the Department of Neurology, Oulu University Hospital in Finland during 1996 and 1997. Hazard ratios (HRs) for mortality in 1998-2006 relative to a population-based reference cohort were estimated using Cox modeling, with adjustment for age and gender. The HR for total mortality was 2.66 (95% confidence interval [CI] 2.09-3.39… CONTINUE READING