Vagus Nerve Stimulation in Adults With Drug-Resistant Epilepsy: Efficacy, Adverse Effects and Outcomes


Dede H. O. , Bebek N. , Baykan B. , Gokyigit A., Gurses C.

JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH, vol.34, no.4, pp.283-290, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.24165/jns.10193.17
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH
  • Page Numbers: pp.283-290

Abstract

Background: Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is an adjunctive therapy for patients with drug-resistant epilepsy (DRE) excluded from ablative surgery or who have had such surgery with no optimal outcome. In this study, we provide an analysis of efficacy, side effects and seizure outcomes after VNS implantation for patients with DRE.