Vision - The ERP envisions a time when the causative links between TBI and epilepsy are understood and post-traumatic epilepsy is preventable
- Epidemiology: Epidemiological characterization of PTE following TBI, which may include:
- Risk factors such as demographics, genetic factors, organic head injury factors, or type of insult
- Differentiation of PTE and Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES)
- Outcomes including latency to epilepsy, morbidities and comorbidities, and mortality
- Pre-existing conditions including psychological and psychiatric risk factors
Markers and Mechanisms: Identifying markers or mechanisms (via clinical prospective or preclinical models) that address PTE:
- Early detection
- Risk stratification
- Models of PTE: Development of new models or better characterization of existing etiologically relevant models for PTE, including repetitive TBI.
- Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures: Exploration of the epidemiology, mechanisms, risk factors, or markers of PNES subsequent to TBI. Preclinical research on non-pharmacological interventions in this population is also encouraged.
Last updated Wednesday, February 1, 2017