Mortality and SUDEP in epilepsy patients treated with vagus nerve stimulation.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE The risk of premature death is increased in patients with intractable epilepsy. The effect of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) on mortality remains unclear. In a previous study by Annegers et al., mortality was raised, comparable to similar intractable cohorts. Our aim was to calculate standardized mortality ratios (SMRs), identify epilepsy-related… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/epi.12888

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