Anti-inflammatory effect of vagus nerve stimulation in a rat model of inflammatory bowel disease.

@article{Meregnani2011AntiinflammatoryEO,
  title={Anti-inflammatory effect of vagus nerve stimulation in a rat model of inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={Julien Meregnani and Didier Clarençon and Myl{\`e}ne Vivier and Andr{\'e} Peinnequin and Capucine Mouret and Val{\'e}rie Sinniger and Christine Picq and Agn{\'e}s Job and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Canini and Muriel R. Jacquier-Sarlin and Bruno Bonaz},
  journal={Autonomic neuroscience : basic & clinical},
  year={2011},
  volume={160 1-2},
  pages={82-9}
}
Vagus nerve stimulation of afferents is used as an adjunctive treatment for drug-resistant epilepsy and depression. In addition, anti-inflammatory properties of vagus nerve stimulation have been reported in various experimental models of inflammation but not in colitis. These effects are thought to be mediated via peripheral release of acetylcholine from… CONTINUE READING