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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 278--281

The Impact of Responsive Neurostimulation on the Treatment of Epilepsy


1 Drexel University College of Medicine Student, Philadelphia, PA, USA
2 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Neurological Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Philadelphia, PA, USA; Neurosurgeon, Department of Surgery and Anatomy, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil
3 Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Philadelphia, PA, USA
4 Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Philadelphia, PA, USA

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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.302468

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There is a considerable number of patients with epilepsy that have drug resistant epilepsy (DRE). An additional option for these patients is resective surgery of ictal onset zones. However, a significant portion of DRE patients have unidentified or unresectable ictal zones. For these patients, RNS is a potential treatment option. The RNS system is a closed loop system that delivers stimulation in response to ECoG changes at seizure foci. It is programmed with an algorithm capable of detecting specific patterns of epileptogenic activity and triggers focal stimulation to interrupt seizures. The long term monitoring potential of the RNS system allows for a better understanding of the circadian rhythms behind epilepsy.






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