Long-term effects of vagus nerve stimulation in refractory pediatric epilepsy: A single-center experience


YALNIZOĞLU D. , ARDIÇLI D. , BİLGİNER B. , KONUŞKAN B. , Oguz K. K. , AKALAN N. , ...More

EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, vol.110, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 110
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2020.107147
  • Title of Journal : EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR

Abstract

Introduction: Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) has been used as an adjunctive therapy for both children and adults with refractory epilepsy, over the last two decades. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the long-term effects and tolerability of VNS in the pediatric drug-resistant epilepsy (DRE) and to identify the predictive factors for responsiveness to VNS.