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Vagus Nerve Stimulation Becomes More Effective Over Time in Controlling Epileptic Seizures

By Thomas S. May — From docguide.com

— Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) effectively reduces seizure frequency in some patients with drug-resistant epilepsy, but VNS treatment may have to be applied for several years before any effect can be seen, researchers said here on June 29 at the 9th European Congress on Epileptology (ECE).
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almost 6 years
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6 things that can trigger a seizure even if you don't have epilepsy

From foxnews.com

Harrison Ford has played a hero in the movies, but in real life, he gives that distinction to his 26-year-old daughter, Georgia. Last month, the actor revealed that Georgia has epilepsy, and that it took years for her to get the proper treatment. "I admire her perseverance, her talent, her…

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3 months

Vagus Nerve Stimulation

By epilepsy.com — From epilepsy.com

— Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is designed to prevent seizures by sending regular, mild pulses of electrical energy to the brain via the vagus nerve. These pulses are supplied by a device something like a pacemaker.
The VNS device is sometimes referred to as a "pacemaker for the brain."…

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over 5 years