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Premature mortality of epilepsy in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review from the Mortality Task Force of the International League Against Epilepsy.

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To determine the magnitude, risk factors and causes of premature mortality associated with epilepsy in low and middle income countries (LMIC).

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We conducted a systematic search of the literature reporting mortality and epilepsy in the World Bank-defined LMIC. We assessed the quality of the studies based upon representativeness, ascertainment of cases, diagnosis, and mortality, and extracted data on standardized mortality ratios (SMR) and mortali...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/epi.13603

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Name:
Wellcome Trust
Funding agency for:
Newton, C
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Name:
Marvin Weil Epilepsy Research Fund
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Epilepsia More from this journal
Publication date:
2016-12-01
Acceptance date:
2016-10-10
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ISSN:
1528-1167
Language:
English
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pubs:667850
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uuid:07aca3c1-5527-4cff-9b9f-26ca79b12123
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pubs:667850
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667850
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2017-01-09

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