Welcome to Epilepsy Queensland
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Opportunity to participate in public consultation regarding Vagal Nerve Stimulation
You are invited to be a part of the public consultation by the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) regarding Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS). Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS® Therapy) Therapy is an adjunctive non-pharmacologic treatment for patients with drug-resistant partial or generalised epilepsy which can improve seizure control and quality-of-life for patients with epilepsy.
VNS® Therapy involves insertion of a small pulse generator (similar to a pacemaker) under the skin in the left chest wall and a lead attached to the left vagus nerve in the neck, to deliver precisely timed and measured electrical stimulation to the left vagus nerve. Using an external programming system (hand-held computer, software and wand), neurologists can adjust the timing and amount of stimulation the patient receives.
VNS® Therapy results in a decrease in both the rate and severity of seizures for patients where no other therapy is available. You have the opportunity to support the application and review protocol by either writing a letter of support or by completing the short questionnaire that is found by selecting the link below
The more support at this stage the better and actual stories written by patients and parents of how VNS Therapy has benefited their lives and those of their families would be greatly appreciated.
Responses must be made by Friday 18th July!
You can help Epilepsy Queensland by:
CALL (07) 3435 5000 or 1300 852 853 (outside Brisbane)