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Vagal nerve stimulation : less explored entity in surgical patients!

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Abhijit Nair

Basavatarakam Indo-American Cancer Hospital and Research Institute, Hyderabad, IN
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Consultant  Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesiology
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Abstract

Vagal nerve stimulation has been used to treat refractory seizures and depression in humans. Vagal nerve stimulation in experimental animals have been found to be effective in controlling systemic inflammation. It has been found that animals who had a surgical or chemical vagotomy do not respond well to anti-inflammatory treatment than one in whom vagus is intact. In future, measures to stimulate vagus nerve could help in preventing mortality and morbidity in medical and surgical patients.
How to Cite: Nair, A., 2019. Vagal nerve stimulation : less explored entity in surgical patients!. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology, 27(2), pp.175–176. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v27i2.8468
Published on 26 Jul 2019.

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