Vagus nerve stimulation therapy in patients younger than 18 years

James Wheless, Vijay Maggio

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Abstract

Nonpharmacologic treatment options are effective in reducing seizures and improving quality of life without the negative side effects associated with antiepileptic drug (AED) therapy among pediatric epilepsy patients. One such treatment, vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy, appears to be particularly effective among pediatric patients with refractory seizures. Seizure severity and frequency, as well as quality of life, are improved with VNS therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNeurology
Volume59
Issue number6 SUPPL. 4
StatePublished - Sep 24 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Vagus Nerve Stimulation
Seizures
Quality of Life
Pediatrics
Therapeutics
Anticonvulsants
Epilepsy
Drug Therapy

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  • Clinical Neurology

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Vagus nerve stimulation therapy in patients younger than 18 years. / Wheless, James; Maggio, Vijay.

In: Neurology, Vol. 59, No. 6 SUPPL. 4, 24.09.2002.

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Wheless, James ; Maggio, Vijay. / Vagus nerve stimulation therapy in patients younger than 18 years. In: Neurology. 2002 ; Vol. 59, No. 6 SUPPL. 4.
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