Category: "TBI"

Epilepsy Among Military Veterans: Does Deployment History Impact Risk?

Epilepsy Among Military Veterans: Does Deployment History Impact Risk?

Deployment history affected whether military veterans would develop epilepsy, with penetrating TBI having the greatest impact. Among military veterans, deployment history is a significant predictor for epilepsy, with penetrating traumatic brain injury (TBI) having the greatest impact potentially due to combat/blast. These are the findings of a study published in Neurology. It is well-established that TBI […]

Identifying Epileptogenesis Pathways in Post-Brain Injury Epilepsy

Identifying Epileptogenesis Pathways in Post-Brain Injury Epilepsy

The following is a summary of “Common Pathways of Epileptogenesis in Patients With Epilepsy Post-Brain Injury: Findings From a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis,” published in the August 2023 issue of Neurology by Misra et al. Epilepsy from various injuries (stroke, trauma, infections). Identifying shared pathways/biomarkers might lead to prevention strategies. Researchers performed a retrospective study systematically reviewing biofluid […]

Head injury, brain tumor can cause seizures

Head injury, brain tumor can cause seizures

Medical experts have revealed that aside from epilepsy, some congenital and acquired health conditions can cause seizures in adults and children. According to them, trauma or injury to the head, meningitis or any assault to the brain can cause seizures in individuals. They, however, noted that seizures are more common in children than adults because children […]

Neurologists caution against warning signs of epilepsy due to low awareness levels

Neurologists caution against warning signs of epilepsy due to low awareness levels

Mumbai-based neurologists have cautioned against warning signs of epilepsy due to low awareness levels. Epilepsy impacts the brain leading to frequent seizures. It is seen in a large number of people and many cases go unreported. Epilepsy is a brain disease that causes abnormal hyperexcitability of brain cells leading to seizures. It is the need […]

Don’t Miss Tomorrow Night… Epilepsy Association “Zoom-Learn-Ask”

Don’t Miss Tomorrow Night… Epilepsy Association “Zoom-Learn-Ask”

Click on the link below to join https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88326176138?pwd=L0ZCNS9Cd2Jtakp2dDgyRmZxcXhwdz09  

Post-traumatic Epilepsy Common Even After ‘Mild’ TBI

Post-traumatic Epilepsy Common Even After ‘Mild’ TBI

A traumatic brain injury (TBI), even a mild type, can lead to post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE) up to a year after the head injury occurs, new research suggests. Results from a multicenter, prospective cohort study showed 2.7% of nearly 1500 participants with TBI reported also having PTE, and these patients had significantly worse outcomes than those without PTE. “Post-traumatic epilepsy is common even in […]

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