Occipital Nerve Stimulation
(ONS) with AnkerStimTM
For those with intractable Chronic Cluster Headache (iCCH), there is a new treatment option available: Occipital Nerve Stimulation (ONS) using the AnkerStimTM lead. ONS is a promising option for patients with iCCH and may reduce attack frequency and intensity, as well as medication use.
Historically, of iCCH patients receiving ONS therapy
Medtronic REC05633 09100 Clinical Evaluation Report. Internal analysis pooling efficacy data from 4 publications1-4 reporting on a total of 52 iCCH patients receiving ONS using predicate, non-AnkerStim™ leads.
The AnkerStimTM lead is designed to resist migration and improve comfort.
AnkerStim™ was developed on the initiative of Prof. Jean-Pierre Van Buyten and Dr. Iris Smet. Listen to their thoughts regarding ONS, Cluster Headache and AnkerStimTM, and watch them guide us through an implant procedure.
Watch Colin's story about his search for relief from severe chronic cluster headaches and the results he experienced with the Occipital Nerve Stimulation therapy.
Burns B, Watkins L, Goadsby PJ. Treatment of intractable chronic cluster headache by occipital nerve stimulation in 14 patients. Neurology. 2009;72(4):341-345.
Fontaine D, Christophe Sol J, Raoul S, et al. Treatment of refractory chronic cluster headache by chronic occipital nerve stimulation. Cephalalgia. 2011;31(10):1101-1105.
Magis D, Gerardy P-Y, Remacle J-M, Schoenen J. Sustained effectiveness of occipital nerve stimulation in drug-resistant chronic cluster headache. Headache. 2011;51(8):1191-1201.
Mueller OM, Gaul C, Katsarava Z, Diener HC, Sure U, Gasser T. Occipital nerve stimulation for the treatment of chronic cluster headache - lessons learned from 18 months experience. Cent Eur Neurosurg. 2011;72(2):84-89.
Magis D, Bruno, MA, Fumal, A, Gerardy, PY, Hustinx, R, et al. Central modulation in cluster headache patients treated with occipital nerve stimulation: an FDGPET study. BMC Neurol. 2011;11:25.
See the device manual for detailed information regarding the instructions for use, the implant procedure, indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and potential adverse events. For further information, contact your local Medtronic representative or consult the Medtronic website at www.medtronic.nl