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stimulator

[′stim·yə‚lād·ər]
(medicine)
A neurosurgical device that supplies a controlled alternating-current voltage to two electrodes that are applied to a patient.
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What they didn't expect was for these patients to regain some of their involuntary control mechanisms--so, their control of bowel and bladder function, sexual function, blood pressure, body temperature control--now a lot of that has recovered even when the stimulator is turned off and that's really amazing," says Grace C.
Spinal cord stimulators reportedly deliver electrical pulses from an implantable pulse generator to leads with stimulating contacts in order to mask pain signals travelling to the brain.
The vagus nerve stimulator improves seizure control by reducing the frequency and severity of seizures.
After detailed discussion with the patient, spinal cord stimulator with dual octrode leads were put in at T10 level with good coverage of area of pain (Figure).
Spinal cord stimulators (SCS) are implantable medical devices that are used to treat chronic pain of neurologic origin, such as back pain.
Third, the sterility of the crocodile caliper of the nerve stimulator should be ensured.
Per Minnesota state treatment guidelines, RTW requires a second medical opinion as well as a psychological profile to be done prior to authorizing the spinal cord stimulator.
They could still assemble the stimulator at a low cost and find relief from epilepsy.
The other recommendations include reviewing the labeling of the specific model of implanted neurologic stimulator to try to obtain information on the types and/or strengths of MRI equipment tested for the interaction with the implanted device.
This is a world first because Mrs Read has two stimulators in her upper arm and three in her forearm
An important aspect of the therapy is that it can be evaluated on a trial basis using a temporary stimulator and pacemaker, before offering a permanent implant, said Dr.
The project tasked the Integrated Product and Process Design (IPPD) initiative of the University of Florida (Gainesville) to produce a design that would cut the cost of manufacturing the nerve stimulator by 50% while meeting six sigma quality standards.