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Transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation for the treatment of depression: a study protocol for a double blinded randomized clinical trial

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies, December 2012
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Title
Transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation for the treatment of depression: a study protocol for a double blinded randomized clinical trial
Published in
BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies, December 2012
DOI 10.1186/1472-6882-12-255
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Authors

Pei-Jing Rong, Ji-Liang Fang, Li-Ping Wang, Hong Meng, Jun Liu, Ying-ge Ma, Hui Ben, Liang Li, Ru-Peng Liu, Zhan-Xia Huang, Yu-Feng Zhao, Xia Li, Bing Zhu, Jian Kong

Abstract

Depressive disorders are the most common form of mental disorders in community and health care settings. Unfortunately, the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is far from satisfactory. Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is a relatively new and promising physical treatment for depressive disorders. One particularly appealing element of VNS is the long-term benefit in mood regulation. However, because this intervention involves surgery, perioperative risks, and potentially significant side effects, this treatment has been limited to those patients with treatment-resistant depression who have failed medication trials and exhausted established somatic treatments for major depression, due to intolerance or lack of response.This double-blinded randomized clinical trial aims to overcome these limitations by introducing a novel method of stimulating superficial branches of the vagus nerve on the ear to treat MDD. The rationale is that direct stimulation of the afferent nerve fibers on the ear area with afferent vagus nerve distribution should produce a similar effect as classic VNS in reducing depressive symptoms without the burden of surgical intervention.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Argentina 1 <1%
Unknown 355 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 73 20%
Unspecified 63 18%
Researcher 43 12%
Student > Master 30 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 6%
Other 77 22%
Unknown 49 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 78 22%
Unspecified 64 18%
Neuroscience 52 15%
Psychology 33 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 19 5%
Other 52 15%
Unknown 60 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 February 2022.
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#3,243,563
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#627
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#33,683
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies
#12
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