A New Era in Epilepsy Treatment

March, Keith
April 2003
Medical Update;2003, Vol. 28 Issue 10, p7
Academic Journal
Deals with the use of vagus nerve stimulation therapy in patients with epilepsy. Use of electrical impulses to the spinal cord on the treatment of several diseases; Statistics on epileptics in the U.S.; Information on the implantation of the stimulation device.


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