anterior horn

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anterior horn

[an¦tir·ē·ər ′hȯrn]
(neuroscience)
The ventral column of gray matter in the spinal cord containing the cell bodies of motor (efferent) neurons.
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The SANTE study involves stimulating the left and right anterior nucleus of the thalamus - the brain's central message and relay station - with Medtronic DBS Therapy for Epilepsy in conjunction with epilepsy medications.
The study, known as SANTE[R] (Stimulation of the Anterior Nucleus of the Thalamus in Epilepsy), is the only prospective, randomized, double-blind pivotal study to evaluate the use of Medtronic DBS for epilepsy.
The results from the SANTE study showed that stimulating the left and right anterior nucleus of the thalamus - the brain's central message and relay station - with Medtronic's DBS therapy for epilepsy in conjunction with epilepsy medications produced a statistically significant median percent reduction in seizures compared to a no stimulation control group at the end of the blinded phase of the study (38 percent in the treatment groups vs.
With 110 patients now implanted with the Intercept[TM] Epilepsy Control System, results of the study - the SANTE (Stimulation of the Anterior Nucleus of the Thalamus in Epilepsy) Trial - are expected to be available during 2008.
The trial uses existing technology to test whether bilateral stimulation of the anterior nucleus of the thalamus can safely and effectively reduce seizure frequency in patients with epilepsy.