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Aug 16, 2016
van der Louw EJ, Desadien R, Vehmeijer FO, van der Sijs H, Catsman-Berrevoets CE, Neuteboom RF
PURPOSE: Anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) and the ketogenic diet (KD) are often used concomitantly in children with refractory epilepsy. It has been hypothesised that certain AEDs may interfere with KD. The purpose of this ...
Aug 16, 2016
Akman CI, Yu J, Alter A, Engelstad K, De Vivo DC
OBJECTIVE: To profile the initial clinical events of glucose transporter 1 deficiency syndrome (Glut1 DS) in order to facilitate the earliest possible diagnosis. STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively reviewed 133 pa...
Aug 10, 2016
Appavu B, Guido-Estrada N, Lindstrom K, Grebe T, Kerrigan JF, Troester M
TBC1D24 is a newly recognized gene in which variations lead to variable clinical phenotypes including drug-resistant epilepsy. We report four patients with novel variants of TBC1D24 demonstrating drug-resistant focal e...
Aug 4, 2016
Pascual JM, Ronen GM
BACKGROUND: As is often the case for rare diseases, the number of published reviews and case reports of glucose transporter type I deficiency (G1D) approaches or exceeds that of original research. This can indicate med...
Aug 4, 2016
Casciato S, Morano A, Albini M, Fanella M, Lapenta L, Fattouch J, Carnì M, Colonnese C, Manfredi M, Giallonardo AT, Di Bonaventura C
PURPOSE: Celiac disease (CD) is an immuno-mediated small bowel disease characterized by chronic inflammation due to a permanent intolerance to gliadin. Several neurological complications have been described, including ...
Aug 4, 2016
Sariego-Jamardo A, García-Cazorla A, Artuch R, Castejón E, García-Arenas D, Molero-Luis M, Ormazábal A, Sanmartí FX
OBJECTIVE: The mechanisms of the ketogenic diet remain unclear, but several predictors of response have been proposed. We aimed is to study the relationship between the etiology of epilepsy, cerebrospinal fluid neurotr...
Aug 1, 2016
Appavu B, Vanatta L, Condie J, Kerrigan JF, Jarrar R
PURPOSE: We aimed to study whether ketogenic diet (KD) therapy leads to resolution of super-refractory status epilepticus in pediatric patients without significant harm. METHOD: A retrospective review was perfo...
Jul 30, 2016
van der Louw E, van den Hurk D, Neal E, Leiendecker B, Fitzsimmon G, Dority L, Thompson L, Marchió M, Dudzińska M, Dressler A, Klepper J, Auvin S, Cross JH
BACKGROUND: The ketogenic diet (KD) is an established, effective non-pharmacologic treatment for drug resistant childhood epilepsy. For a long time, the KD was not recommended for use in infancy (under the age of 2 yea...
Jul 29, 2016
Kim JA, Yoon JR, Lee EJ, Lee JS, Kim JT, Kim HD, Kang HC
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of a modified Atkins diet (MAD) with the classic ketogenic diet (KD) for the treatment of intractable childhood epilepsy. METHODS: From Marc...
Jul 29, 2016
de Kinderen RJ, Lambrechts DA, Wijnen BF, Postulart D, Aldenkamp AP, Majoie MH, Evers SM
OBJECTIVES: To gain insight into the cost-effectiveness of the ketogenic (KD) diet compared with care as usual (CAU) in children and adolescents with intractable epilepsy, we conducted an economic evaluation from a soc...

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