Effect of chronic vagal nerve stimulation on interictal epileptiform discharges

@article{Kuba2010EffectOC,
  title={Effect of chronic vagal nerve stimulation on interictal epileptiform discharges},
  author={Robert Kuba and David Nesvadba and Milan Brazdil and Hana O{\vs}lej{\vs}kov{\'a} and Michal Ryz{\'i} and Ivan Rektor},
  journal={Seizure},
  year={2010},
  volume={19},
  pages={352-355}
}
We evaluated the effect of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) on interictal epileptiform discharges (IEDs) in 32 epileptic patients (18 females; 14 males) with an average age of 42.2+/-11.4 years, all of whom had been suffering from epilepsy for an average of 29.2+/-14.5 years. All of the patients had received VNS for 5 years. The first EEG was performed prior to the initiation of stimulation; the second EEG was performed at the 5-year follow-up visit. The duration of each EEG was 30 min. We… CONTINUE READING