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Dec 17, 2014
Villamizar-Schiller IT, Pabón LA, Hufnagel SB, Serrano NC, Karl G, Jefferies JL, Hopkin RJ, Prada CE
Sandhoff disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by accumulation of GM2 gangliosides. We describe a 6-year-old male with coarse facial features, developmental delay, refractory seizures, hyper...
Dec 17, 2014
Krueger JM, Piantino J, Smith CM, Angle B, Venkatesan C, Wainwright MS
Neurologic regression in a previously healthy child may be caused by metabolic or neurodegenerative disorders, many of which have no definitive treatment. We report a case of a previously healthy 8-year-old boy who pre...
Dec 15, 2014
Shull S, Diaz-Medina G, Wong-Kisiel L, Nickels K, Eckert S, Wirrell E
BACKGROUND: Predictors of the ketogenic diet's success in treating pediatric intractable epilepsy are not well understood. The aim of this study was to determine whether initial body mass index and weight percentile im...
Dec 15, 2014
Flores-Mancilla LE, Hernández-González M, Guevara MA, Benavides-Haro DE, Martínez-Arteaga P
Several studies have provided evidence of significant effects of omega-3 fatty acids on brain functionality, including seizures and disorders such as epilepsy. Fish oil (FO) is a marine product rich in unsaturated omeg...
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...

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