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Nat Rev Neurol. 2015 May;11(5):252-4. doi: 10.1038/nrneurol.2015.56. Epub 2015 Apr 14.

Epilepsy: closing the loop for patients with epilepsy.

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Department of Neurology, Reference Centre for Refractory Epilepsy, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium.

Abstract

In a long-term clinical trial, a responsive neurostimulation system was shown to reduce seizures and improve quality of life in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy. Furthermore, these effects persisted over an extended time period. Will neurostimulation close the treatment gap for patients with refractory epilepsy?

PMID:
25868392
DOI:
10.1038/nrneurol.2015.56
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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