Techniques of treating epilepsy by brain stimulation and drug infusion
Patent 5978702 Issued on November 2, 1999. Estimated Expiration Date: October 24, 2017. Estimated Expiration Date is calculated based on simple USPTO term provisions. It does not account for terminal disclaimers, term adjustments, failure to pay maintenance fees, or other factors which might affect the term of a patent.
607/3, Combined with nonelectrical therapy604/67, Sensor controls pump, motor, or pressure driven means604/503, Therapeutic material introduced or removed in response to a sensed body condition604/891.1Implanted dynamic device or system
Techniques using one or more drugs and electrical stimulation for treating a neurological disorder, including epilepsy, by means of an implantable signal generator and electrode and an implantable pump and catheter. A sensor is used to detect a seizure or symptoms resulting from the onset of a seizure. A microprocessor algorithm analyzes the output from the sensor in order to regulate the stimulation and drug dosage delivered to the neural tissue.
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