Effectiveness of vagus nerve stimulation in epilepsy patients: A 12-year observation

B. M. Uthman, A. M. Reichl, J. C. Dean, S. Eisenschenk, R. Gilmore, S. Reid, S. N. Roper, B. J. Wilder

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Abstract

A retrospective review of the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) in 48 patients with intractable partial epilepsy was performed. Side effects were few and mild to moderate. Mean seizure frequency decreased by 26% after 1 year, 30% after 5 years, and 52% after 12 years with VNS treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1124-1126
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume63
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 29 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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