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Mar 30, 2017
Zhao M, Huang X, Cheng X, Lin X, Zhao T, Wu L, Yu X, Wu K, Fan M, Zhu L
Exposure to hypobaric hypoxia causes neuron cell damage, resulting in impaired cognitive function. Effective interventions to antagonize hypobaric hypoxia-induced memory impairment are in urgent need. Ketogenic diet (K...
Mar 24, 2017
Cioczek-Czuczwar A, Czuczwar P, Turski WA, Parada-Turska J
BACKGROUND: The mechanism of drug resistance in epilepsy remains unknown. Picolinic acid (PIC) is an endogenous metabolite of the kynurenine pathway and a chelating agent added to dietary supplements. Both inhibitory a...
Mar 23, 2017
Casella G, Bordo BM, Schalling R, Villanacci V, Salemme M, Di Bella C, Baldini V, Bassotti G
Celiac disease (CD) determines neurologic manifestations in 10% of all CD patients. We describe the most common clinical manifestations as cerebellar ataxia, gluten encephalopathy, multiple sclerosis, peripheral neurop...
Mar 23, 2017
Dai Y, Zhao Y, Tomi M, Shin BC, Thamotharan S, Mazarati A, Sankar R, Wang EA, Cepeda C, Levine MS, Zhang J, Frew A, Alger JR, Clark P, Sondhi M, Kositamongkol S, Leibovitch L, Devaskar SU
We tested the hypothesis that exposure of glut3+/- mice to a ketogenic diet ameliorates autism-like features which includes aberrant behavior and electrographic seizures. We first investigated the life course sex-speci...
Mar 21, 2017
Sathiya Priya C, Bhavani K, Anuradha CV
Valproic acid (VPA) is an anti-epileptic drug used in patients with convulsive seizures and psychic disorders. Despite its therapeutic use, VPA administration is associated with several side effects of which hepatostea...
Mar 16, 2017
Ashrafi MR, Hosseini SA, Zamani GR, Mohammadi M, Tavassoli A, Badv RS, Heidari M, Karimi P, Malamiri RA
To evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of a classic 4:1 ketogenic diet using a formula-based powder in infants and children with refractory seizures who are reluctant to eat homemade foods. We conducted an ...
Mar 16, 2017
Kadowaki A, Sada N, Juge N, Wakasa A, Moriyama Y, Inoue T
OBJECTIVE: The ketogenic diet is clinically used to treat drug-resistant epilepsy. The diet treatment markedly increases ketone bodies (acetoacetate and β-hydroxybutyrate), which work as energy metabolites in the brain...
Mar 14, 2017
Song JM, Hahn J, Kim SH, Chang MJ
OBJECTIVES: West syndrome (also known as infantile spasm because of its main seizure type) is a rare form of epilepsy that begins during early infancy. Recent guidelines and reviews on West syndrome recommend the use o...
Mar 14, 2017
Hung PL, Huang LT, Kwan SY, Chang KP, Chen HH, Lee YY, Fan HC, Chen C
We present a case study of a patient with chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome presenting with ictus emeticus, together with a review of the relevant literature. The patient developed generalized tonic-clonic seizures ...
Mar 13, 2017
Beattie JF, Thompson MD, Parks PH, Jacobs RQ, Goyal M
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) includes a wide range of practices and products that are generally outside the use of conventional medicine as practiced in Western cultures. Use of CAM in persons with epil...

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