I very much enjoyed the article in the February/March 2012 issue of Neurology Now about the responsive neurostimulator (RNS) system for epilepsy (“A Healing Jolt: Reducing Seizures with Brain Stimulation”). However, it incorrectly stated that the RNS system is approved in Europe. We are not—we won't submit for European approval until we receive approval from the FDA.
Martha Morrell, M.D.
Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, Clinical professor of neurology, Stanford University, Chief Medical Officer, NeuroPace, Inc. Mountain View, CA
THE EDITOR RESPONDS: We appreciate your correction, Dr. Morrell.