Research into the (Cost-) effectiveness of the ketogenic diet among children and adolescents with intractable epilepsy: design of a randomized controlled trial

@article{Kinderen2011ResearchIT,
  title={Research into the (Cost-) effectiveness of the ketogenic diet among children and adolescents with intractable epilepsy: design of a randomized controlled trial},
  author={R. D. de Kinderen and D. Lambrechts and D. Postulart and A. Kessels and J. Hendriksen and A. Aldenkamp and S. Evers and M. Majoie},
  journal={BMC Neurology},
  year={2011},
  volume={11},
  pages={10 - 10}
}
BackgroundEpilepsy is a neurological disorder, characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures which have a high impact on the individual as well as on society as a whole. In addition to the economic burden, epilepsy imposes a substantial burden on the patients and their surroundings. Patients with uncontrolled epilepsy depend heavily on informal care and on health care professionals. About 30% of patients suffer from drug-resistant epilepsy. The ketogenic diet can be a treatment of last resort… Expand
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Interventional Clinical Trial
This study will assess the effectiveness of the ketogenic diet (high-fat, low-carbohydrate, and moderate protein) in treating epilepsy. Two study groups will be comprised of children… Expand
ConditionsEpilepsy
InterventionOther
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