Low frequency conduction block: a promising new technique to advance bioelectronic medicines

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Abstract

Nerve conduction block is an appealing way to selective target the nervous system for treating pathological conditions. Several modalities were described in the past, with the kilohertz frequency stimulation generating an enormous interest and tested successfully in clinical settings. Some shortcomings associated with different modalities of nerve blocking can limit its clinical use, as the "onset response", the high demand of energy supply, among others. A recent study by Muzquiz and colleagues describes the efficacy and reversibility of low frequency alternating currents in blocking the cervical vagus in the pig, in the absence of an onset effect and apparent lack of neuronal damage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11
JournalBioelectronic medicine
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 2021

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