Investigation into the mechanisms of vagus nerve stimulation for the treatment of intractable epilepsy, using 99mTc-HMPAO SPET brain images

@article{Barnes2002InvestigationIT,
  title={Investigation into the mechanisms of vagus nerve stimulation for the treatment of intractable epilepsy, using 99mTc-HMPAO SPET brain images},
  author={Anna Barnes and Roderick Duncan and Jennifer A. Chisholm and Kenneth Lindsay and James Patterson and David Wyper},
  journal={European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging},
  year={2002},
  volume={30},
  pages={301-305}
}
Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) has gained recognition as a treatment for refractory epilepsies where surgical treatment is not possible. While it appears that this treatment is effective in some patients, the mechanism of action is not clearly understood. The purpose of this study was to clarify findings of other positron emission tomography and single-photon emission tomography (SPET) investigations by measuring the acute effect of VNS on patients who have normal cerebral anatomy on magnetic… CONTINUE READING
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