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A population-based study of neonatal seizures in Fayette County, Kentucky: comparison of ascertainment using different health data systems.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8569999     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Based on a population-based, retrospective cohort study of neonatal seizures in Fayette County, Kentucky, from 1985 to 1989, estimates of neonatal seizure risk were calculated from computerized databases including hospital medical records, birth certificates, and death certificates. Computerized tabulations of hospital discharge diagnoses identified 97% of cases with a positive predictive value of 75%. Birth certificates had poor sensitivity for neonatal seizures overall (37%), but identified 67% of infants who seized on the first day of life. However, careless completion of the birth certificate produced a high number of false positives. Death certificates identified no infants with neonatal seizures.
M J Lanska; D J Lanska; R J Baumann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuroepidemiology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0251-5350     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuroepidemiology     Publication Date:  1995  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-03-06     Completed Date:  1996-03-06     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8218700     Medline TA:  Neuroepidemiology     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  278-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington 40536-0084, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Certificates
Data Collection
Death Certificates
Infant, Newborn
Kentucky / epidemiology
Retrospective Studies
Seizures / epidemiology*,  mortality
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