Neurology 2022 04 15;98(15):e1545-e1554. Epub 2022 Feb 15.
From the Department of Neurology (B.M.D., K.A.D., A.W.W.), Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (B.M.D., D.T., A.W.W.), Department of Neurology, Translational Center of Excellence for Neuroepidemiology and Neurology Outcomes Research, School of Medicine (B.M.D., D.T., A.W.W.), and Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (B.M.D., A.W.W.), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; and Department of Neurological Sciences (B.M.D.), University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington.
Objective: To compare maternal obstetric complications and nonelective readmissions in women with common neurologic comorbidities (WWN) vs women without neurologic disorders.
Methods: We performed a retrospective cohort study of index characteristics and acute postpartum, nonelective rehospitalizations from the 2015-2017 National Readmissions Database using ICD-10 codes. Wald χ testing compared baseline demographic, hospital, and clinical characteristics and postpartum complications between WWN (including previous stroke, migraine, multiple sclerosis [MS], and myasthenia gravis [MG]) and controls. Read More