Clinical and Electrographic Changes in Responsive Neurostimulation System (RNS) Patients With Acupuncture Treatment

  • End date
    Dec 1, 2022
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
Updated on 29 October 2021


The purpose of this study is to determine effects of Acupuncture on a Patient's mood and cognition,evaluate changes in clinically-reported seizure frequency and severity and analyze effects of Acupuncture on electrographic epileptiform activity stored by the RNS System

Condition Seizure Disorders (Pediatric), seizure disorder, Epilepsy, epileptic, epilepsia, epileptics, Seizure Disorders
Treatment Acupuncture intervention
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04677751
SponsorThe University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
Last Modified on29 October 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Patient implanted with the RNS system
Patient can undergo 12 weeks of acupuncture
Patient is able remain on stable medications for 12 weeks
Patient is able to remain on stable Detection and Stimulation settings for 12 weeks
Patient or/and caregiver is able to understand and sign informed consent and HIPAA authorization
Patient or caregiver able to maintain a seizure diary for duration of study

Exclusion Criteria

Patient and /or caregiver is unable to sign informed consent to study
Patient has a bleeding disorder, pacemaker, or pregnant
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