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Transcutaneous Screening Test for Evaluation of Potential Efficacy of Chronic Trigeminal Neurostimulation as a Therapy for Epilepsy

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000011987D
Publication Date: 2003-Mar-28

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Inventors:
Todd K. Whitehurst James P. McGivern [+details]
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Abstract

Stimulating the trigeminal ganglion, the trigeminal nerve, and/or branch(es) of the trigeminal nerve via transcutaneous or percutaneous neurostimulation is used as a screening test for evaluating the potential efficacy of chronic neurostimulation as a therapy for epilepsy. The results of such a test can help determine whether a patient may have significant therapeutic benefit in the management of epilepsy via chronic stimulation of the trigeminal ganglion, the trigeminal nerve, and/or branch(es) of the trigeminal nerve.