ASA: Vagus Nerve Stimulation + Rehab Boosts Arm, Hand Function in Stroke Survivors
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2024 -- Improvements in arm and hand function with vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) in combination with rehabilitation are maintained at one-year follow-up in stroke survivors, according to a study presented at the annual American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 7, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Effect of transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation on daytime sleepiness, depression, and study engagement in college students: a randomized controlled trial - Waki H, Suzuki T, Minakawa Y, Yoshida N, Miyazaki S, Hisajima T.
Many college students experience daytime sleepiness. Daytime sleepiness is reportedly associated with poor academic performance, suicide, depression, and traffic accidents. This parallel-group randomized controlled trial study aimed to examine the effect o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Promising In POTS Vagus Nerve Stimulation Promising In POTS
Results of a small new study support use of this non-invasive neuromodulation to treat patients with postural tachycardia syndrome.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 29, 2023 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Transcutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation Beneficial in Pediatric IBD
FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2023 -- For pediatric patients with mild-to-moderate inflammatory bowel disease, transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation (ta-VNS) attenuates signs and symptoms of disease, according to a study published online Oct. 18 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 20, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Baseline characteristics of a European patient population with difficult-to-treat depression (RESTORE-LIFE) treated with adjunctive vagus nerve stimulation - Demyttenaere K, Costa T, Kavakbasi E, Jiang M, Scheltens A, Dibu é M, Hall BE, Andrade P, Williams RHMA, Baune BT, Young AH.
BACKGROUND: Major depressive disorder is a complex heterogeneous disorder. Treatment is especially challenging for patients with "difficult-to-treat depression" (DTD): a less stigmatizing and more clinically relevant framework defining depression that cont... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 17, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Vagus Nerve Stimulation in Limbo for HFrEF
(MedPage Today) -- CLEVELAND -- Whether vagal nerve stimulation improved outcomes for heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) remained unclear after ANTHEM-HFrEF was terminated early, with the pivotal trial not meeting its... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 9, 2023 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Cutting-Edge Vagal Nerve Stimulation Therapy Offers New Hope For Stroke Patients
Studies suggest that pairing rehabilitative motor therapy with vagus nerve stimulation may help individuals regain lost skills. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 17, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: William A. Haseltine, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma & standard Source Type: news

Those Studies Backing Vagus Nerve Stimulation for RA? Umm...
(MedPage Today) -- Credit: CoRus13 Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients got no benefit from vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) in a sham-controlled trial, in sharp contrast to previous open-label studies, researchers said. Only 25.0% of 52 patients... (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - July 20, 2023 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Transcranial VNS Tied to Improved Cognition in PTSD Transcranial VNS Tied to Improved Cognition in PTSD
Preliminary results suggest transcutaneous cervical vagus nerve stimulation (tcVNS) improves attention and working memory in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 13, 2023 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Surgery Offers Survival Benefit for Pediatric Drug-Resistant Epilepsy
TUESDAY, June 20, 2023 -- For pediatric patients with drug-resistant epilepsy, vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) or cranial epilepsy surgery offers a survival benefit compared with antiseizure medications only, according to a study published online June... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 20, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: How vagus nerve stimulation can help some patients improve their recovery after stroke
A vagus nerve stimulation device, approved by the Food and Drug Administration, is being used in rehabilitation to help patients recovering from an ischemic stroke. If a patient is having trouble using their hand or arm after a stroke, this stimulation device helps create new pathways in the brain as the person performs exercises. This can help the person regain function faster than rehabilitation alone. Dr. Jonathon Parker, a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon, discusses how the… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 2, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Trans-auricular VNS'Very Clever' for Parkinson's Disease Trans-auricular VNS'Very Clever' for Parkinson's Disease
Novel, noninvasive trans-auricular vagus nerve stimulation is feasible, well tolerated, and may improve motor function in patients with Parkinson ' s Disease, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 23, 2022 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Transcutaneous auricular vagus stimulation improves gait and reaction time in Parkinson's disease - Marano M, Anzini G, Musumeci G, Magliozzi A, Pozzilli V, Capone F, Di Lazzaro V.
Recent studies have found that transcutaneous cervical vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) can improve gait symptoms in Parkinson's disease (PD).1-3 Noninvasive VNS can be performed also on the auricular branch of the vagus nerve, with significant opportunities ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

At-Home Vagus Nerve Stimulation Promising for Postpartum Depression At-Home Vagus Nerve Stimulation Promising for Postpartum Depression
Noninvasive, high frequency auricular vagus nerve stimulation therapy was well tolerated and associated with a reduction in depressive and anxiety symptoms in postpartum depression.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Vagus Nerve Stimulation: A Little-Known Option for Depression Vagus Nerve Stimulation: A Little-Known Option for Depression
The treatment, which is less well known than electroconvulsive therapy, appears to provide additional benefit when administered with standard antidepressant therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 5, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news