Abstract

Date Presented 04/23/21

Infants discharged with gastrostomy tubes are more likely to have lower scores in all neurodevelopment outcomes than full-feed infants. A noninvasive application of vagal nerve stimulation (VNS), transcutaneous auricular VNS (taVNS), stimulates the auricular branch of the vagal nerve. Yet, the long-term impact of the application of taVNS remains unknown. Early findings from this study reveal that taVNS could have a positive impact on children's neurodevelopmental and sensory performance observed at 18 months follow-up evaluation.

Primary Author and Speaker: Turki Khaild Aljuhani

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