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Oct 1, 2014
Groleau V, Schall JI, Stallings VA, Bergqvist CA
AIM: The long-term effects of the ketogenic diet, a high fat diet for treating intractable epilepsy, on resting energy expenditure (REE) are unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of 15 months of ket...
Oct 1, 2014
Ahmed R, Apen K, Endean C
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is the most commonly encountered serious neurological problem in obstetrical practice. The disease and treating medications may have significant impact on contraceptive choice, efficacy and reprodu...
Sep 30, 2014
Eyal S, Rasaby S, Ekstein D
People with epilepsy (PWE) may use prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs for the treatment of concomitant diseases. Combinations of these drugs, as well as dietary supplements, with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) m...
Sep 30, 2014
Sarov M, Not A, de Baulny HO, Masnou P, Vahedi K, Bousser MG, Denier C
BACKGROUND: Homocystinuria caused by cystathionine beta synthase (CBS) deficiency is most often diagnosed in childhood and has a variable expressivity. The most frequent abnormalities include intellectual disability, e...
Sep 23, 2014
Stockler S, Corvera S, Lambright D, Fogarty K, Nosova E, Leonard D, Steinfeld R, Ackerley C, Shyr C, Au N, Selby K, van Allen M, Vallance H, Wevers R, Watkins D, Rosenblatt D, Ross CJ, Conibear E, Wasserman W, van Karnebeek C
BackgroundWe report a 6.5 year-old female with a homozygous missense mutation in ZFYVE20, encoding Rabenosyn-5 (Rbsn-5), a highly conserved multi-domain protein implicated in receptor-mediated endocytosis. The clinical...
Sep 23, 2014
Ermeidi E, Balafa O, Spanos G, Zikou A, Argyropoulou M, Siamopoulos KC
BACKGROUND: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinico-radiologic entity characterized by headache, visual disturbances, seizures, and the presence of edema on MRI scan, predominantly in the poste...
Sep 23, 2014
Ramm-Pettersen A, Stabell KE, Nakken KO, Selmer KK
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of ketogenic diet (KD) on cognitive function in patients with glucose transporter protein 1 deficiency syndrome (GLUT1-DS). Six patients with GLUT1-DS who were refer...
Sep 19, 2014
Zhu DN, Xie MM, Wang JH, Wang J, Ma DY, Sun L, Li LC, Wang MM
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical efficiency, electroencephalogram (EEG) changes and cognitive improvements of ketogenic diet (KD) in children with refractory epilepsy. METHODS: Twenty pediatric patients (7-61 m...
Sep 19, 2014
Westmark CJ
Numerous neurological disorders including fragile X syndrome, Down syndrome, autism, and Alzheimer's disease are co-morbid with epilepsy. We have observed elevated seizure propensity in mouse models of these disorders ...
Sep 18, 2014
Brazil R