[Swiftwater Gazette] Nerve implant 'restores consciousness'
kroposki at att.net
Tue Sep 26 06:40:30 EDT 2017
Nerveimplant 'restores consciousness' to man in persistant vegetativestate
A35-year-old man who had been in a vegetative state for 15 years aftera car accident has shown signs of consciousness after neurosurgeonsimplanted a vagus nerve stimulator into his chest. The findings showthat vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) -- a treatment already in use forepilepsy and depression--can help to restore consciousness even aftermany years in a vegetative state.
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