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What our company has done is to take the proven treatment that is vagus nerve stimulation, and extract its therapeutic value from its prior delivery device, which was an expensive, surgically implanted device, and replaced it with a compact, inexpensive hand-held device which a patient can use wherever he or she may be.
It was found that denerving the vagus nerve through botox injections had the same effect as vagotomy that helped block the development of gastric cancer in the mice.
He added that Vagus Cosmetics and Vagus Foundation have taken the initiative to educate people about the harmful effects of Obesity through the event.
The large vagus nerve runs from the brain stem down to the abdomen on both the left and right side of the body.
One of these treatments is a neurostimulation device--the vagus nerve stimulator.
The device was connected to a cuff electrode wrapped around the right cervical vagus nerve.
The Food and Drug Administration approved vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) in 2005 for adjunctive long-term treatment of chronic or recurrent depression in patients aged 18 years or older who do not have an adequate response to four or more antidepressant therapies.
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Malignant invasion of the vagus or recurrent laryngeal nerves can also occur with skull base tumors, thyroid neoplasms, carcinoma of the lung, esophageal carcinoma, and metastases to the mediastinum (well illustrated in this case).
The Vagus Nerve Stimulator (VNS) uses electrical impulses delivered by a generator implanted in the chest to two tiny leads wrapping around the nerve in the neck.
Approved in 1997, VNS therapy utilizes a small generator implanted in the chest and connected to electrodes attached to the vagus nerve in the neck.
Intraoperatively, it became evident that the grayish-pink mass had originated in the vagus nerve and had displaced the right ICA medially and the internal jugular vein posteriorly.