tVNS Improves High-Confidence Recognition Memory

Link – Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation (tVNS) Improves High-Confidence Recognition Memory but Not Emotional Word Processing. Abstract Previous clinical research found that invasive vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) enhanced word recognition memory in epileptic patients, an effect assumed to be related to the activation of brainstem arousal systems. In this study, we applied non-invasive transcutaneous auricular […]

Vagus nerve stimulation in patients with epilepsy.

Link – Vagus nerve stimulation in patients with therapy-resistant generalized epilepsy. Abstract BACKGROUND: For patients with generalized epilepsy who do not respond to antiseizure medications, the therapeutic options are limited. Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is a treatment mainly approved for therapy-resistant focal epilepsy. There is limited information on the use of VNS on generalized epilepsies, […]

Convolutional neural network for seizures.

Link – Convolutional neural network for detection and classification of seizures in clinical data. Abstract Epileptic seizure detection and classification in clinical electroencephalogram data still is a challenge, and only low sensitivity with a high rate of false positives has been achieved with commercially available seizure detection tools, which usually are patient non-specific. Epilepsy patients […]

Vagus nerve stimulation for epilepsy

Link – Vagus nerve stimulation for patients with refractory epilepsy: Demographic features and neuropsychological outcomes of the VNS Taiwan child neurology society database. Abstract OBJECTIVES: Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is an established adjunctive therapy for medically refractory epilepsy, which is commonly associated with cognitive impairment, especially in children in whom seizures may disrupt development that […]

EEG-based classification of Epilepsy

Link – EEG-based classification of epilepsy and PNES: EEG microstate and functional brain network features. Abstract Epilepsy and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) often show over-lap in symptoms, especially at an early disease stage. During a PNES, the electrical activity of the brain remains normal but in case of an epileptic seizure the brain will show […]

Circadian distribution of autostimulations in rVNS therapy

Link – Circadian distribution of autostimulations in rVNS therapy in patients with refractory focal epilepsy. Abstract BACKGROUND: Responsive vagus nerve stimulation (rVNS) utilizes an electrocardiograph (ECG)-based algorithm to detect rapid sympathetic activations associated with the onset of a seizure. Abrupt sympathetic activation may also be associated with nocturnal arousals between sleep cycles or transitioning from […]

The Efficacy and Safety of Rapid Cycling Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Link – The Efficacy and Safety of Rapid Cycling Vagus Nerve Stimulation in Children With Intractable Epilepsy. Abstract PURPOSE: Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is an effective adjunctive therapy for drug-resistant epilepsy. Nevertheless, information is lacking regarding optimization of stimulation parameters to improve efficacy. Our study examines the safety and efficacy of rapid duty cycle VNS […]

Desynchronization of theta during thalamus stimulation in epilepsy.

Link – Desynchronization of temporal lobe theta-band activity during effective anterior thalamus deep brain stimulation in epilepsy. Abstract BACKGROUND: Bilateral cyclic high frequency deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the anterior nucleus of the thalamus (ANT) reduces the seizure count in a subset of patients with epilepsy. Detecting stimulation-induced alterations of pathological brain networks may help […]

Vagal Nerve Stimulation in Epilepsy

Link – Vagal Nerve Stimulation in Epilepsy: Experiences of Participants with Cognitive Deficits. Abstract Introduction: The purpose of this study was to examine patients’ experiences of vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) with a special interest in patients with cognitive deficit (CD). Materials and Methods: An open, retrospective study was conducted on 82 patients with pharmacoresistant epilepsy, […]

Rodent EEG: Expanding the Spectrum of Analysis.

Link – Rodent EEG: Expanding the Spectrum of Analysis. Abstract In epilepsy research, the analysis of rodent electroencephalogram (EEG) has been performed by many laboratories with a variety of techniques. However, the acquisition and basic analysis of rodent EEG have only recently been standardized. Since a number of software platforms and increased computational power have […]