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This is a randomized study designed to compare long-term treatment outcomes in pediatric patients with refractory seizures treated with VNS (Vagus Nerve Stimulation) Therapy versus anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs). Seizure reduction, quality of life measures, and side effect profiles will be evaluated. The results of this study will provide controlled comparative data to better guide physicians in determining the best overall treatment strategy for patients with seizures who have failed initial AED therapy.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Anti-epileptic drug (AED) therapy, Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) Therapy
Medical University of Vienna - Vienna General Hospital (AKH)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:09:18-0400
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