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Short term benefit of battery depletion in vagus nerve stimulation for epilepsy
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    Seizure frequency after battery depletion of the VNS device - a reply to Tarver

    Dear Editor

    I appreciate very much the clarification from WB Tarver that the baseline referred to in the VNS Physician’s Manual paragraph entitled "Rebound after stimulation was stopped" refers not to the period of time leading up to end of service (EOS) but rather to the distant preimplantation baseline. This means that one cannot actually ascertain with certainty the percentage of patients improved after batt...

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    Response to Letter to the Editor Wenneberg R.

    Dear Editor

    In the Letter to the Editor (Wennberg R. Short term benefit of battery depletion in vagus nerve stimulation for epilepsy. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2004;75:939), the author stated that 58% of subjects improved after battery depletion.

    The information provided in the VNS Therapy Physician's Manual states that the information provided was referenced to BASELINE, not to the time just befor...

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