Accepted for Publication: April 5, 2011.
Published Online: June 13, 2011. doi:10.1001/archneurol.2011.133
Author Contributions: Dr Mittendorf had full access to all the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Holmes, Mittendorf, Smith, and Hernandez-Diaz. Acquisition of data: Shen and Smith. Analysis and interpretation of data: Holmes, Mittendorf, and Hernandez-Diaz. Drafting of the manuscript: Holmes, Mittendorf, and Hernandez-Diaz. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Holmes, Mittendorf, Shen, Smith, and Hernandez-Diaz. Statistical analysis: Mittendorf and Hernandez-Diaz. Obtained funding: Holmes. Administrative, technical, and material support: Shen and Smith. Study supervision: Holmes, Mittendorf, Shen, and Smith.
Financial Disclosure: All authors, except for Dr Mittendorf, received salary support from funds provided since 1997 by 6 sponsors of the Registry. At the time this manuscript was written, the sponsors were Abbott, Eisai, Novartis, Ortho-McNeil, Pfizer, and Sepracor.
Funding/Support: The North American AED Pregnancy Registry is supported by funds provided by 6 sponsors: Abbott Laboratories, Eisai Inc, Novartis, Ortho-McNeil, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, and Sepracor Inc.
Additional Contributions: The authors thank the pregnant women who enrolled and assisted in obtaining medical information on them and their infants. The following members of the Scientific Advisory Committee contributed to the development of this study and this analysis: Janet Cragan, MD, Atlanta, Georgia; Allen Hauser, MD, New York, New York; Brandy Fureman, PhD, Bethesda, Maryland; and Mark Yerby, MD (chair), Portland, Oregon.