Skip to search form Skip to main content. Coco and Joaquin Azpiroz and Mark K. The objective of the studies reported herein was to identify minimal stimulation parameters that increase CBF in large animals and then test those stimulation parameters in healthy volunteers for safety, tolerability, and effectiveness at increasing CBF. View on Springer. Save to Library.
US20080082131A1 - Facial Nerve Stimulator (FNS) - Google Patents
Facial nerve stimulation after cochlear implantation: Our experience in adult patients.
Language: English Italian. Post-implantation facial nerve stimulation is one of the best known and most frequent complications of the cochlear implant procedure. Some conditions, such as otosclerosis and cochlear malformations, as well as high stimulation levels that may be necessary in patients with long auditory deprivation, expose patients to a higher risk of developing post-implant facial nerve stimulation. Facial nerve stimulation can frequently be resolved with minimal changes in speech processor fitting but, in some cases, this can lead to a reduction in the outcome. A retrospective review has been made of the clinical features of 11 patients out of patients consecutively implanted, from to , at the ENT Clinic of the University of Pisa who developed post-implantation facial nerve stimulation. Alcune condizioni come l'otosclerosi, le malformazioni cocleari ma anche gli elevati livelli di stimolazione, che possono essere necessari in pazienti con lunga deprivazione uditiva, sottopongono i pazienti ad un maggior rischio di sviluppare la stimolazione del nervo facciale. Cochlear Implant CI has developed into a commonly performed procedure for severe to profound deafness in patients who derive minimal benefit from conventional acoustic amplification.
Facial nerve stimulation after cochlear implantation: Our experience in 448 adult patients.
The exterior Electrode casing rests just over the mandibular condyle. With the Oral Electrode casing inside the mouth and the exterior Electrode casing resting on the mandibular condyle, the FNS system is activated from a TENS unit to allow small electric pulses to stimulate both the 2nd branch Maxillary and the 3rd branch mandibular of the Trigeminal nerve as well as the mandibular condyle. Given that most Neurologists prefer to treat this problem through certain drugs and my means of surgery, I felt another form of treatment was needed. This is when I invented the FNS. This is for treating patients with mild or severe Bell's Palsy and other facial nerve problems including pain and discomfort.