Reza Shervin Badv

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Febrile seizures (FS) is the most common seizure disorder during childhood. This study was performed in 78 patients with FS and 137 control subjects to assess polymorphisms of the TNF-α gene at positions -308 and -238, using the polymerase chain reaction and the sequence specific primers method. The highest positive allelic association that made the(More)
More than 25 % of children with epilepsy develop refractory seizures unresponsive to both old and new generation anticonvulsants. Since such seizures have a serious negative impact on the quality of life, other treatment options are considered. The ketogenic diet is a well-known treatment for managing refractory seizures, although its mechanism of action is(More)
BACKGROUND At a time of increasing high risk neonates, an assessment method is needed that can reliably predict neurological deficits at an early age. AIMS The objective of this study was to determine whether the assessment of fidgety movements (FMs) will predict the neurological outcome of infants with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). STUDY(More)
To evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of a classic 4:1 ketogenic diet using a formula-based powder in infants and children with refractory seizures who are reluctant to eat homemade foods. We conducted an open label trial and administered a ketogenic diet using formula-based power (Ketocal®). Twenty-seven infants and children aged between 12(More)
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