vagal nerve stimulation

vagal nerve stimulation

an adjunctive treatment for patients with intractable epilepsy, particularly complex partial or secondarily generalized seizures; stimulation is delivered to the left vagus nerve in the neck, usually in 30-second bursts every 5-1/2 minutes by a stimulator implanted in the anterior chest wall.

va·gal nerve stim·u·la·tion

(vā'găl nĕrv stim'yŭ-lā'shŭn)
An adjunctive treatment for patients with intractable epilepsy, particularly complex partial or secondarily generalized seizures; stimulation is delivered to the left vagus nerve in the neck, usually in 30-second bursts every 5-1/2 minutes by a stimulator implanted in the anterior chest wall.
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We're not quite there yet but bigger implantable devices are already in use such as vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) for severe epilepsy.
Aim: To evaluate the value of vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) in improving the quality of life, seizure frequency and mood in children with pharmacoresistant epilepsy.
The technique, called vagal nerve stimulation has been approved by the FDA-approved for the treatment of diseases like cluster headaches, epilepsy and depression.
Vagal nerve stimulation is a surgical procedure in which a small wraparound electrode is placed on the left vagal nerve in its cervical course.
The efficacy of vagal nerve stimulation in children with pharmacoresistant epilepsy: practical experience at a Turkish tertiary referral center.
Vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) is used to manage refractory epilepsy, where it may act by increasing the seizure threshold by triggering widespread release of inhibitory neurotransmitters in the brain.
Vagal nerve stimulation has previously been used to treat conditions including epilepsy.
West Midlands Specialised Commissioning Trust (WMSCT) has agreed to pay for vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) as a treatment for people with epilepsy in the West Midlands.
NECTAR-HF is a prospective, randomised, international clinical feasibility study designed to assess preliminary safety and efficacy of chronic vagal nerve stimulation in heart failure patients.
Effectiveness of vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) in patients with drop-attacks and different epileptic syndromes.
1] receptor stimulation causes rash and urticaria, vagal nerve stimulation, increased mucous production, and bronchospasm (Makrilla, Syrigou, Kaklamanos, & Saif, 2010).
The interaction between the field of microwaves emitted by the instrument and the body of the patient is different to that produced by exogenous cerebral stimulation with transcranial magnetic stimulation (13,14) and with vagal nerve stimulation which was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treatment-resistant major depression (15,16).