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The Epidemiology of Epilepsy and Traumatic Brain Injury: Severity, Mechanism, and Outcomes

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Foundation for Advancing Veterans Health Research San Antonio United States

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Our previous research has found that Post-911 Veterans with any kind of traumatic brain injury TBI were more likely to develop epilepsy than those without a prior TBI however, its association with closed head injury such as mild TBI is as of yet unclear. To begin to rigorously evaluate this association, we have reviewed the 7238 cases of epilepsy identified using International Classification of Diseases Ninth Edition, Clinical Modification ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes in Department of Veterans Affairs care, finding that 4664 64.4 were valid cases of epilepsy. We hope to use the results of this research to identify risk factors for post-traumatic epilepsy that will enable early identification for those at risk of its development.

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Technical Report,30 Sep 2016,29 Sep 2017



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