Epilepsy Centers of Excellence (ECoE)
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The U.S. Medicine website features an article discussing the role of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in epilepsy. Over 300,000 servicemembers have been diagnosed with TBI since 2000, and those suffering from penetrating or severe TBI have an 18 times greater chance of being diagnosed with epilepsy. The article from the 2015 Compendium of Federal Medicine can be read Here.
The Office of Research & Development's VA Research Currents website features an article about a recent VA project highlighting the relationship among traumatic brain injury (TBI), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and seizures. The article from the American Epilepsy Society (AES) can be read Here.
Science Daily's article entitled Seizures and Epilepsy: A Significant Burden on Veterans highlights three new studies that expose the high prevalence of epilepsy and other neurological disorders in US Veterans who served in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. The article can be read Here.
Dr. Christine Baca, Attending Physician at the VA West Los Angeles Epilepsy Center for Excellence, was interviewed about Veterans and epilepsy. The interview with the ABC news can be watched Here.
The Epilepsy Centers of Excellence have been highlighted in a recent edition of "The Federal Practitioner". The article, entitled "Department of Veterans Affairs Epilepsy Centers of Excellence", can be read Here.
The Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center has written an excellent article about the Epilepsy Centers of Excellence. The article "Now That VHA Has Established Epilepsy Centers of Excellence, Will the Veterans Come?" can be read Here.
Dr. Christopher Ransom, Attending Physician at the Seattle Epilepsy Center for Excellence, was interviewed about the recent 10th Annual NorthWest Run/Walk for Epilepsy event to raise funding and awareness for epilepsy. The interview with the Northwest Cable Network can be watched Here.
The San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center has written an excellent article about the Epilepsy Centers of Excellence. The article "ECoE: Improving the Health and Well-being of Veterans with Epilepsy" can be read at Here.
The Epilepsy Centers of Excellence have been highlighted in a recent edition of "Neurology Today". The article, entitled "Overcoming Stigma: VA Epilepsy Centers of Excellence Reach out to Veterans with Seizures", can be read Here.