Reference : Comment je traite ... une epilepsie refractaire par stimulation du nerf vague
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/7239
Comment je traite ... une epilepsie refractaire par stimulation du nerf vague
French
[en] How I Treat ... Refractory Epilepsy by Vagal Nerve Stimulation
Sadzot, Bernard mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Département des sciences cliniques]
Martin, Didier mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Neurochirurgie]
Jun-2001
Revue Médicale de Liège
56
6
407-10
No
0370-629X
[en] Intermittent left vagus nerve stimulation is a novel therapeutic modality that can be proposed to patients with a refractory epilepsy and for whom resective surgery is not an option. Its precise mechanism of action is not known. Controlled studies have shown that its efficacy is similar to that of antiepileptic drugs: 50% decrease in seizure frequency in 40% patients after two years. Side effects which are generally mild to moderate are the result of a diffusion of the stimulation to the larynx. No CNS side effect has been reported.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/7239

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