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Responsive Neurological Stimulation and the Neuropace RNS System

Seizure Treatment

Jose Cavazos, MD, Professor of Medicine – Neurology & Physiology, Associate Professor of Pharmacology at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, discusses responsive neurological stimulation (RNS) and how it works.

RNS treats patients with intractable partial onset seizures, which spread throughout the brain from an epileptic focal point. The device, called the Neuropace RNS System, stimulates the area before the seizure spreads throughout the brain, and blocks it before it fully develops.

The device and electrodes are implanted through intracranial surgery, and must be placed at the focal point of the seizures.

Resources & References:

http://profiles.uthscsa.edu/?pid=profile&id=0V71ETQP3

http://www.neuropace.com/product/overview.html

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18164485