Neuromodulation Therapy with Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Intractable Epilepsy: A 2-Year Efficacy Analysis Study in Patients under 12 Years of Age

@inproceedings{Gurbani2016NeuromodulationTW,
  title={Neuromodulation Therapy with Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Intractable Epilepsy: A 2-Year Efficacy Analysis Study in Patients under 12 Years of Age},
  author={Suresh Gurbani and Sirichai Chayasirisobhon and Leslie D Cahan and SooHo Choi and Bruce Enos and Jane Hwang and Meei Lin and Jeffrey Schweitzer},
  booktitle={Epilepsy research and treatment},
  year={2016}
}
To study the efficacy of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy as an adjunctive treatment for intractable epilepsy in patients under 12 years of age, we analyzed 2-year postimplant data of 35 consecutive patients. Of the 35 patients, 18 (51.4%) at 6 months, 18 (51.4%) at 12 months, and 21 (60.1%) at 24 months showed ≥50% reduction in seizure frequency (responders). Although incremental seizure freedom was noted, no patient remained seizure-free throughout the 3 study periods. Partial response… CONTINUE READING