Meire Akico Nisyiama

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Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) seems to be effective in the management of selected cases of pharmacoresistant epilepsy in children. This was a case-control prospective study of children with refractory epilepsy submitted to vagal nerve stimulator implantation and a control group with epilepsy treated with antiepileptic drugs. Patients under 18years of age(More)
It is clear that sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is mainly a problem for people with refractory epilepsy, but our understanding of the best way to its prevention is still incomplete. Although the pharmacological treatments available for epilepsies have expanded, some antiepileptic drugs are still limited in clinical efficacy. In the present(More)
4 Worldwide, epilepsy is considered the most common serious neurological condition that knows no geographic, social, or racial boundaries, occurring in men and women and affecting people of all ages, though it affects more frequently young people in the first two decades of life and those over the age of 60 1,2. In a more specific way, a major proportion of(More)
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