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Thread: Implantable Devices Could Detect and Halt Epileptic Seizures

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    Post Implantable Devices Could Detect and Halt Epileptic Seizures

    Epilepsy affects some 2.7 million Americans—more than Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease) combined. More than half of patients can achieve seizure control with treatment, yet almost a third of people with epilepsy have a refractory form of the disease that does not respond well to existing antiepileptic drugs. Nor are these patients typically helped by the one implanted device—Cyberonics' Vagus Nerve Stimulator (VNS)—that has had U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for treatment of epilepsy since 1997.
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    Sounds like "over the rainbow" reporting...

    The same sort of things were said about the VNS when it first came out.

    It sounds as if this report is directed toward people with generalized seizures.

    The VNS works very well for me with localized seizures. I freely admit that I beat the odds.

    It is important to focus on the third word in the headline: "Implantable Devices COULD Detect and Hault Epileptic Seizures."
    The rest of the article reads like "Implantable Devices WILL Detect and Hault Epileptic Seizures."
    Last edited by howdydave; 07-06-2012 at 07:39 AM.
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