The Ketogenic Diet: Seizure Control Correlates Better With Serum β-Hydroxybutyrate Than With Urine Ketones

@article{Gilbert2000TheKD,
  title={The Ketogenic Diet: Seizure Control Correlates Better With Serum $\beta$-Hydroxybutyrate Than With Urine Ketones},
  author={Donald L. Gilbert and Paula L. Pyzik and John Mark Freeman},
  journal={Journal of Child Neurology},
  year={2000},
  volume={15},
  pages={787 - 790}
}
The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between β-hydroxybutyrate levels and seizure control in children on the ketogenic diet. Seventy-four children on the ketogenic diet presenting for routine follow-up visits had blood levels of β-hydroxybutyrate correlated with their seizure control. Forty-two children admitted for initiation of the ketogenic diet had urine ketones measured by dipstick and correlated with simultaneous blood levels of β-hydroxybutyrate. Blood… 

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