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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

[Perioperative considerations in vagal nerve stimulator implantation].

Rev Esp Anestesiol Reanim. 2010 Aug-Sep;57(7):431-8.

[Perioperative considerations in vagal nerve stimulator implantation].

[Article in Spanish]
Servicio de Anestesiología y Reanimación, Hospital de Cruces, Baracaldo,. Bizkaia.


Vagal nerve stimulation has become an a important tool in the treatment of refractory epilepsy, which continues to be the main indication for this technique. Other therapeutic indications are emerging, however, and vagal nerve stimulation has now been approved for major depression. Additional possible uses under study include morbid obesity, Alzheimer disease, chronic pain syndromes, and certain neuropsychologic disorders. This review considers perioperative aspects relevant to using this therapeutic procedure with a view to facilitating better and more integrated management of its application.
PMID: 20857639 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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