Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Neurology. 2004 Sep 28;63(6):1124-6.

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

Author information

  • 1Neurology Service, Malcom Randall Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Florida College of Medicine and McKnight Brain Institute, Gainesville 32608, USA. basim.uthman@med.va.gov

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.

PMID:
15452317
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for HighWire
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk