John F Annegers

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To assess the occurrence of premature ovarian failure, the age-specific incidence rates of natural menopause were determined for a cohort of 1858 women born between 1928 and 1932. These women were identified as Rochester, Minnesota residents in 1950 and were followed for date and type of menopause. A total of nine experienced natural menopause before age 40(More)
BACKGROUND The risk of seizures is increased after traumatic brain injury, but the extent and duration of the increase in risk are unknown. The purpose of this study was to identify the characteristics of brain injuries that are associated with the development of seizures. METHODS We identified 4541 children and adults with traumatic brain injury(More)
The incidence of epilepsy and of all unprovoked seizures was determined for residents of Rochester, Minnesota U.S.A. from 1935 through 1984. Age-adjusted incidence of epilepsy was 44 per 100,000 person-years. Incidence in males was significantly higher than in females and was high in the first year of life but highest in persons aged > or = 75 years. Sixty(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine incidence of and risk factors for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). METHODS Three epilepsy centers enrolled 4,578 patients and prospectively followed these patients for 16,463 patient-years. The cohort was screened for death annually. Deaths were investigated to determine whether SUDEP occurred. Potential risk factors(More)
A cohort of 2747 patients with head injuries was followed for 28,176 person-years to determine the magnitude and duration of the risk of posttraumatic seizures. Injuries were classified as severe (brain contusion, intracerebral or intracranial hematoma, or 24 hours of eight unconsciousness of amnesia), moderate (skull fracture or 30 minutes to 24 hours of(More)
Studies based on the Rochester Epidemiology Project medical records-linkage system have provided important insights into the epidemiology of epilepsy. The incidence of all convulsive disorders in Rochester, Minnesota, during a 50-year period exceeded 130 per 100,000 person-years. The age-adjusted incidence of epilepsy was 44 per 100,000 person-years; of a(More)
PURPOSE To provide 1995 estimates of the lifetime and annual cost of epilepsy in the United States using data from patients with epilepsy, and adjusting for the effects of comorbidities and socioeconomic conditions. METHODS Direct treatment-related costs of epilepsy from onset through 6 years were derived from billing and medical chart data for 608(More)
We performed the first population-based study that determined the magnitude of the risk and identified the factors predictive of developing seizure disorders after cerebral infarction. Five hundred thirty-five consecutive persons without prior unprovoked seizures were followed from their first cerebral infarctions until death or migration out of Rochester,(More)
We determined the incidence of status epilepticus (SE) by ascertaining all first episodes of SE in Rochester, Minnesota through the Rochester Epidemiology Project's records-linkage system between January 1, 1965 and December 31, 1984. Information was collected on age, gender, duration, seizure type, and etiology. The age-adjusted incidence of SE was 18.3(More)