A systematic review of two outcomes in autism spectrum disorder - epilepsy and mortality.
S Woolfenden, V Sarkozy, G Ridley, M Coory, K Williams
Developmental medicine and child neurology | Published : 2012
It has been reported that rates of epilepsy and mortality are higher among the population with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than in the general population. The aim of this systematic review is to provide comprehensive evidence for clinicians, carers, and people with ASD regarding these outcomes. Studies were eligible for inclusion if the main focus of the study involved observation over a period of 12 months or more of an initially defined population (with appropriate diagnostic label). Studies were also required to have at least 30 participants in order to differentiate case series from cohort studies. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, the Database of Reviews of Effectiveness, ..View full abstract