Relation of pregnancy and neonatal factors to subsequent development of childhood epilepsy: a population-based cohort study.

@article{Whitehead2006RelationOP,
  title={Relation of pregnancy and neonatal factors to subsequent development of childhood epilepsy: a population-based cohort study.},
  author={Elizabeth Whitehead and Linda Dodds and K. Shinta Joseph and Kevin E Gordon and Ellen Wood and Alexander C. Allen and Peter R Camfield and Joseph M. Dooley},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={117 4},
  pages={1298-306}
}
OBJECTIVE We examined the effect of pregnancy and neonatal factors on the subsequent development of childhood epilepsy in a population-based cohort study. PATIENTS AND METHODS Children born between January 1986 and December 2000 in Nova Scotia, Canada were followed up to December 2001. Data on pregnancy and neonatal events and on diagnoses of childhood epilepsy were obtained through record linkage of 2 population-based databases: the Nova Scotia Atlee Perinatal Database and the Canadian… CONTINUE READING