Effectiveness of vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) in patients with drop-attacks and different epileptic syndromes

@article{Zamponi2011EffectivenessOV,
  title={Effectiveness of vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) in patients with drop-attacks and different epileptic syndromes},
  author={Nelia Zamponi and Claudia Passamonti and Elisabetta Cesaroni and Roberto Trignani and Franco Rychlicki},
  journal={Seizure},
  year={2011},
  volume={20},
  pages={468-474}
}
PURPOSE The effectiveness of VNS was evaluated in thirty-nine encephalopatic patients with drug-resistant epilepsy characterized by multiple seizures and drop attacks. Twenty-five patients were affected by severe epilepsy with multiple independent spike foci (SE-MISF) and fourteen patients by Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS). METHOD Changes in seizure frequency, cognition, adaptive behaviour and quality of life were assessed before and after VNS implant until three years. Outcome assessment for… CONTINUE READING