Obstructive sleep apnea and respiratory complications associated with vagus nerve stimulators.

@article{Parhizgar2011ObstructiveSA,
  title={Obstructive sleep apnea and respiratory complications associated with vagus nerve stimulators.},
  author={Fuzhan F. Parhizgar and K. Nugent and R. Raj},
  journal={Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={
          401-7
        }
}
Intermittent vagus nerve stimulation can reduce the frequency of seizures in patients with refractory epilepsy. Stimulation of vagus nerve afferent fibers can also cause vocal cord dysfunction, laryngeal spasm, cough, dyspnea, nausea, and vomiting. Vagus nerve stimulation causes an increase in respiratory rate, decrease in respiratory amplitude, decrease in tidal volume, and decrease in oxygen saturation during periods of device activation. It usually does not cause an arousal, or a change in… Expand
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