vagus nerve stimulation


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vagus nerve stimulation

n.
The use of a surgically implanted electronic device to stimulate or regulate the activity of the vagus nerve, used in treatment-resistant depression and in epilepsy for people whose seizures are poorly controlled by medication and in whom brain surgery is contraindicated.
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M2 PHARMA-March 3, 2015-Non-Invasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation from ElectroCore Shown Effective for Cluster Headaches
Similar concerns apply to administering ECT to patients receiving vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy, as both VNS pulse generators and cardiac pacemakers are battery-powered, electrical signal-producing mechanisms housed in a metal case.
that it would not provide coverage for the company's Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) therapy as a treatment for beneficiaries suffering from treatment-resistant depression (TRD).
STOCKHOLM -- Vagus nerve stimulation appears to significantly improve symptoms of treatment-resistant depression, and even to induce long-term remission, in those patients who have previously undergone electroconvulsive therapy, R.M.
The Neuro-cybernetic Prosthesis System (NCP[R]), which provides vagus nerve stimulation, was approved by the FDA as an adjunct therapy for reducing seizure frequency in adults and children over 12 who have partial seizures that do not respond to antiepilepsy medications (AEDs).
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS, finalized its National Coverage Determination for the LivaNova Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy, or VNS Therapy, System for Treatment-Resistant Depression, or TRD.
LivaNova PLC (LivaNova or the Company), a market-leading medical technology company, announced the launch and enrollment of the first patient in a clinical study to examine the use of LivaNovas new Microburst Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy (VNS Therapy) System.
The internal devices segment is categorized into spinal cord stimulation, deep brain stimulation, sacral nerve stimulation, vagus nerve stimulation, and gastric electrical stimulation.
Vagus nerve stimulation may offer a new device-based therapeutic option for these patients.
SEATTLE--The epilepsy control achieved by vagus nerve stimulation does not increase substantially during the first year of treatment, according to new data presented at the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society.
Vagus nerve stimulation: Some individuals continue to experience Inadequate seizure control or unacceptable side effects, such as cognitive impairment, after appropriate treatment with first line therapy.
ElectroCore announced two clinical studies focused on expanding the use of non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation, or nVNS, for the acute and preventive treatment of migraine, and a recent publication of a real-world retrospective analysis which supports the use of nVNS as an effective therapeutic option for patients with cluster headache.