Effect of vagal nerve stimulation on systemic inflammation and cardiac autonomic function in patients with refractory epilepsy

Gaetano Antonio Lanza, Filippo Crea, Lucy Barone, Gabriella Colicchio, Domenico Policicchio, Francesca Di Clemente, Antonio Di Monaco, Mario Meglio

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Abstract

Recent data suggest that vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) can inhibit cytokine release by inflammatory cells. Accordingly, an association between impaired cardiac parasympathetic function, as assessed by heart rate variability (HRV), and increased markers of inflammation has recently been reported. In this study we assessed the effect of direct left VNS on inflammatory markers and HRV in patients with refractory epilepsy.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)331-336
Numero di pagine6
RivistaNeuroImmunoModulation
Volume14
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2007

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Autonomic Nervous System
  • C-Reactive Protein
  • Child
  • Electric Stimulation Therapy
  • Electrocardiography, Ambulatory
  • Epilepsy
  • Female
  • Heart
  • Heart Rate
  • Humans
  • Inflammation
  • Interleukin-6
  • Male
  • Neuroimmunomodulation
  • Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha
  • Vagus Nerve

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