Published in Medical Device Law Weekly, December 31st, 2006
Study 1: Fresh data on epilepsy are presented in the report "Vagus nerve stimulation: clinical experience in drug-resistant pediatric epileptic patients." According to a study from Ancona, Italy, "Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is an effective alternative treatment for patients with partial refractory epilepsy. Nevertheless, information regarding VNS in children is still limited. The clinical efficacy, safety and neuropsychological effects of VNS in 34 children (mean age 11.5 years) with drug-resistant epilepsy were studied."
"Mean follow-up was 30.8 months. Nine patients...
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