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Dec 15, 2014
Yuen AW, Sander JW
There has been resurgence in the use of dietary treatment, principally the classical ketogenic diet and its variants, for people with epilepsy. These diets generally require significant medical and dietician support. A...
Dec 15, 2014
Steriade C, Andrade DM, Faghfoury H, Tarnopolsky MA, Tai P
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial encephalopathy with lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) syndrome can present management challenges. Refractory seizures and stroke-like episodes leading to disability are common. ...
Dec 10, 2014
Ito Y, Takahashi S, Kagitani-Shimono K, Natsume J, Yanagihara K, Fujii T, Oguni H
OBJECTIVES: We conducted a nationwide survey of glucose transporter type-1 deficiency syndrome (GLUT-1DS) in Japan in order to clarify its incidence as well as clinical and laboratory information. SUBJECTS AND ...
Dec 4, 2014
Amari A, Turner Z, Rubenstein JE, Miller JR, Kossoff EH
PURPOSE: Previous research has indicated that children with seizures may prefer high fat foods - a preference compatible with ketogenic and modified Atkins dietary therapies. The purpose of this prospective study was t...
Dec 3, 2014
Hallböök T, Sjölander A, Amark P, Miranda M, Bjurulf B, Dahlin M
BACKGROUND: This Scandinavian collaborative retrospective study of children treated with ketogenic diet (KD) highlights indications and effectiveness over two years follow-up. METHODS: Five centres specialised ...
Dec 3, 2014
Simard-Tremblay E, Berry P, Owens A, Cook WB, Sittner HR, Mazzanti M, Huber J, Warner M, Shurtleff H, Saneto RP
PURPOSE: To determine the efficacy of the Modified Atkins Diet (MAD) and Ketogenic Diet (KD) in seizure control within a population of myoclonic-astatic epilepsy (MAE) patients. METHODS: This was a retrospectiv...
Dec 3, 2014
Caraballo RH, Flesler S, Armeno M, Fortini S, Agustinho A, Mestre G, Cresta A, Buompadre MC, Escobal N
The ketogenic diet (KD) has been used as an alternative treatment for patients with refractory status epilepticus (SE). PURPOSE: In this retrospective study we assess the efficacy and tolerability of the KD in ...
Dec 3, 2014
Wong VC, Fung CW, Kwong AK
BACKGROUND: Mutation of SCN2A, encoding for voltage-gated sodium channel type II alpha subunit, has been demonstrated in various epilepsy phenotypes, ranging from benign to severe epileptic disorders and recently this ...
Dec 3, 2014
Socała K, Nieoczym D, Pieróg M, Wlaź P
Although several studies have reported the acute anticonvulsant activity of caprylic acid in animal seizure models, little is known about the mechanism underlying this effect. Recently, the role of adenosine in the eff...
Dec 3, 2014
Mohammad SS, Coman D, Calvert S
Glucose transporter 1 deficiency syndrome (OMIM 606777) is a treatable epileptic encephalopathy caused by mutations in the SLC2A1 gene (OMIM 138140) causing impaired glucose transport into the brain. The classical phen...