R.I., Ala. institutions partner on $3.6M study of traumatic brain injury related seizures

DR. W. CURT LAFRANCE, co-principal investigator for a new study that hopes to shed light on the mechanism behind seizures associated with post-traumatic epilepsy and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures, conducts a finger-tapping exercise with Army and Navy Veteran Ernest J. Avery of West Warwick as part of an exam at the Providence VA Medical Center. Seizures are a common result of traumatic brain injury, especially in Veterans. / COURTESY OCEAN STATE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
DR. W. CURT LAFRANCE, co-principal investigator for a new study that hopes to shed light on the mechanism behind seizures associated with post-traumatic epilepsy and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures, conducts a finger-tapping exercise with Army and Navy Veteran Ernest J. Avery of West Warwick as part of an exam at the Providence VA Medical Center. Seizures are a common result of traumatic brain injury, especially in Veterans. / COURTESY OCEAN STATE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
PROVIDENCE — The Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in Providence and Birmingham, Alabama, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham are collaborating on a $3.6 million study of the cause of seizures induced by traumatic brain injuries. The study, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs,…

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