Seizures and Migraine Following TBI – Is There a Common Cause and a Common Method of Prevention?
Some of the soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with TBI are displaying the dual problem of seizures and migraine. Two University of Utah researchers (K.C. Brennan, M.D., assistant professor of Neurology, and Edward Dudek, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Physiology) are teaming up with the Department of Defense to investigate this phenomenon. They suspect that seizures and migraine both arise from over-excitation of the brain due to TBI, and they are collaborating on a study to see if there is a common mechanism and a common method of preventing these very serious, long-term consequences of TBI.