Birth weight and cognition in children with epilepsy.

Jackson, D., J. Lin, K. Chambers, A. Kessler-Jones, J. Jones, D. Hsu, C. Stafstrom, M. Seidenberg, and B. Hermann. “Birth Weight and Cognition in Children With Epilepsy.”. Epilepsia, Vol. 55, no. 6, 2014, pp. 901-8.

Birth weight is an important indicator of prenatal environment, and subtle variations of birth weight within the normal range have been associated with differential risk for cognitive and behavioral problems. Therefore, we aimed to determine if there are differences in birth weight between full-term children with uncomplicated new/recent-onset epilepsies and typically developing healthy controls. We further examined the relationships between birth weight and childhood/adolescent cognition, behavior, and academic achievement.

DOI: 10.1111/epi.12622

PubMed: 24735169