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2022 Jul 14

Cochrane Database Syst Rev


Vagus nerve stimulation for focal seizures.


Panebianco M, Rigby A, Marson AG
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2022 Jul 14; 7:CD002896.
PMID: 35833911.


This is an updated version of the Cochrane Review published in 2015. Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder, characterised by recurring, unprovoked seizures. Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is a neuromodulatory treatment that is used as an adjunctive therapy for treating people with drug-resistant epilepsy. VNS consists of chronic, intermittent electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve, delivered by a programmable pulse generator.