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US study into DBS for epilepsy

26 Dec 2012

brainMore research into deep brain stimulation (DBS) has shown that the positive effects in epilepsy are long lasting. The latest results show a 69 per cent average reduction in seizure frequency five years after the DBS device was implanted.

DBS is a treatment that involves a stimulating electrode being implanted in the brain. This stimulates specific areas deep in the brain to prevent seizures. It has been used to treat Parkinson’s disease for many years, but is still rarely used to treat epilepsy.

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