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Nov 27, 2015
Caraballo RH, Valenzuela GR, Armeno M, Fortini S, Mestre G, Cresta A
We describe two patients with refractory myoclonic status epilepticus treated with the ketogenic diet. Between May 1, 2014 and January 1, 2015, two patients who met the diagnostic criteria for refractory myoclonic stat...
Nov 27, 2015
Chang P, Augustin K, Boddum K, Williams S, Sun M, Terschak JA, Hardege JD, Chen PE, Walker MC, Williams RS
The medium chain triglyceride ketogenic diet is an established treatment for drug-resistant epilepsy that increases plasma levels of decanoic acid and ketones. Recently, decanoic acid has been shown to provide seizure ...
Nov 26, 2015
Piotr M, Janusz S, Danuta T, Alicja S, Karolina K, Paweł K, Adam P
The effects of a ketogenic diet in controlling seizure activity have been proven in many studies, although its mechanism of action remains elusive in many regards. We hypothesize that the ketogenic diet may exert its a...
Nov 25, 2015
Rivas-Coppola MS, Shah N, Choudhri AF, Morgan R, Wheless JW
OBJECTIVE: To describe and analyze the chronological evolution of the radiological findings in seven children with febrile infection-related epilepsy syndrome. METHODS: This is a retrospective study describing ...
Nov 23, 2015
Schoeler NE, Leu C, White J, Plagnol V, Ellard S, Matarin M, Yellen G, Thiele EA, Mackay M, McMahon JM, Scheffer IE, Sander JW, Cross JH, Sisodiya SM
In the absence of specific metabolic disorders, predictors of response to ketogenic dietary therapies (KDT) are unknown. We aimed to determine whether variants in established candidate genes KCNJ11 and BAD influence re...
Nov 21, 2015
Kverneland M, Selmer KK, Nakken KO, Iversen PO, Taubøll E
For children with pharmacoresistant epilepsy, the ketogenic diet is an established treatment option worldwide. However, for adults, this treatment is less frequently offered, and its efficacy less well-documented. The ...
Nov 18, 2015
Tolaymat A, Nayak A, Geyer JD, Geyer SK, Carney PR
Epilepsy is a relatively common neurologic disorder in children that has important implications for development, parents, and society. Making the correct diagnosis starts with an accurate and complete history that cons...
Nov 14, 2015
Hao N, Xia W, Tang Y, Wu M, Jiang H, Lin X, Liu J, Zhou D
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to investigate the implementation of guidelines on periconceptional folic acid supplementation among pregnant women with epilepsy (WWE) in China and to identify its potential corr...
Nov 12, 2015
Harper KM, Knapp DJ, Breese GR
BACKGROUND: The role of neuroimmune activation in withdrawal from chronic alcohol (ethanol) has been established in both adolescent and adult models, but direct comparisons across age are sparse. Studies need to elucid...
Nov 10, 2015
Al-Banji MH, Zahr DK, Jan MM
Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) is a severe pediatric epilepsy syndrome characterized by mixed seizures, cognitive decline, and generalized slow (