Cerebral-evoked potential responses following direct vagal and esophageal electrical stimulation in humans.

@article{Tougas1993CerebralevokedPR,
  title={Cerebral-evoked potential responses following direct vagal and esophageal electrical stimulation in humans.},
  author={Gervais Tougas and Peter Hudoba and Debbie Fitzpatrick and Ruskin H. Hunt and Adrian R. M. Upton},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={264 3 Pt 1},
  pages={G486-91}
}
Cerebral evoked responses following direct electrical stimulation of the vagus and esophagus were compared in 8 epileptic subjects and with those recorded after esophageal stimulation in 12 healthy nonepileptic controls. Direct vagal stimulation was performed using a left cervical vagal pacemaker, which is used in the treatment of epilepsy. Esophageal stimulation was obtained with the use of an esophageal assembly incorporating two electrodes positioned 5 and 20 cm orad to the lower esophageal… CONTINUE READING