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Alterations of the Intestinal Barrier in Patients With Autism Spectrum Disorders and in Their First-degree Relatives
Objectives: Intestinal permeability (IPT) was investigated in patients with autism as well as in their first-degree relatives to investigate leaky gut hypothesis. Faecal calprotectin (FC) was alsoExpand
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Oxidative DNA damage in the human trabecular meshwork: clinical correlation in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the intensity of oxidative molecular damage and its clinical correlations: visual field damage, intraocular pressure, age, and disease duration. METHODS DNA was extracted fromExpand
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The ketogenic diet in children, adolescents and young adults with refractory epilepsy: an Italian multicentric experience
PURPOSE This collaborative study by three Italian groups of child neuropsychiatrists was carried on to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the classic 4:1 ketogenic diet as add-on treatment inExpand
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Lamotrigine versus Valproic Acid as First‐line Monotherapy in Newly Diagnosed Typical Absence Seizures: An Open‐label, Randomized, Parallel‐group Study
Summary:  Purpose: To compare the efficacy of lamotrigine (LTG) and valproic acid (VPA) in newly diagnosed children and adolescents with typical absence seizures.
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Levetiracetam or oxcarbazepine as monotherapy in newly diagnosed benign epilepsy of childhood with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS): An open-label, parallel group trial
To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of levetiracetam or oxcarbazepine as monotherapy in children with newly diagnosed benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS). Twenty-one children (11Expand
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Efficacy and safety of levetiracetam: An add-on trial in children with refractory epilepsy
The aim of this multicentric, prospective and uncontrolled study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of levetiracetam in 110 children with refractory epilepsy, of whom 21 were less than 4 yearsExpand
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Antibodies against Food Antigens in Patients with Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Purpose. Immune system of some autistic patients could be abnormally triggered by gluten/casein assumption. The prevalence of antibodies to gliadin and milk proteins in autistic children withExpand
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Ketogenic diet for the treatment of catastrophic epileptic encephalopathies in childhood.
The ketogenic diet for the treatment of refractory epileptic encephalopathies has been suggested as an early treatment option in very young children. The aim of the present study was to assess theExpand
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Topiramate in children and adolescents with epilepsy and mental retardation: A prospective study on behavior and cognitive effects
The aim of the present study was to assess the behavioral and cognitive effects following treatment with topiramate in children and adolescents with epilepsy with mild to profound mental retardation.Expand
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Transcranial direct current stimulation for hyperactivity and noncompliance in autistic disorder
Abstract Objectives. To evaluate the safety, efficacy, and feasibility of inhibitory transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for the treatment of behavioural abnormalities of autisticExpand
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