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CONy 2020 | Novel epilepsy treatment: minimally invasive stimulation

Andreas Schulze-Bonhage, MD, PhD, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, discusses the EASEE® system, a new neurostimulation method for focal epilepsy. This implantable system offers individualized transcranial focus stimulation. The electrode is placed subcutaneously on the cranium, in the specific place over the predetermined epileptic focus and therefore does not require neurosurgery. The combination of a high frequency and constant current provides specific and deep stimulation. Prof. Schulze-Bonhage highlights the PIMIDES I trial which was designed to collect data on patients implanted with the EASEE® System. Currently, 32 patients have been enrolled and preliminary results show excellent tolerability. This interview took place during the Virtual World Congress on Controversies in Neurology (CONy) 2020.