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Failure of a Vagus Nerve Stimulator following a Nearby Lightning Strike.
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PMID:  21546762     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We recently reported our experience with implanted vagus nerve stimulators (VNS) in 62 children over a 7-year period. Here, we present a case of a VNS that successfully reduced the number and severity of seizures in a patient with an unusual seizure pattern, and failed to function shortly after a lightning storm. To our knowledge, the failure of VNS or any implantable electrical devices by lightning has not been reported in the literature. This mechanism of electrical interference, while unusual, may require more attention as these devices are expected to be used more frequently.
Authors:
Garth E Terry; Joan A Conry; Eleanor Taranto; Amanda Yaun
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurosurgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1423-0305     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114967     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Affiliation:
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, D.C., USA.
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