The Ketogenic Diet in the Treatment of Childhood Epilepsy Epilepsy

  title={The Ketogenic Diet in the Treatment of Childhood Epilepsy Epilepsy},
  author={Judith Helen Cross},
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Ketogenic dietary therapy for epilepsy and other disorders: current perspectives

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During the last two and one-half years, the ketogenic, or high fat, diet has been given a trial in the treatment of epilepsy in childhood. Thirty-seven patients with essential or idiopathic epilepsy,

Bruising and the ketogenic diet: Evidence for diet‐induced changes in platelet function

It is suggested that a ketogenic diet–related bleeding tendency occurs in about one third of treated patients owing to preexisting factors defining susceptibility in combination with diet‐induced depression of platelet responsiveness, possibly related to changes in platelet membrane lipid composition and/or concentration and resultant effects on function of membrane‐embedded proteins.

The ketogenic diet in a pill: Is this possible?

Without a clearer understanding of the mechanistic elements comprising the complex metabolic puzzle posed by the KD, the authors would be left only with empiric observations, and to wonder curiously how a high‐fat diet can exert such profound clinical effects.

A blinded, crossover study of the efficacy of the ketogenic diet

There was moderate evidence of a reduction in parent‐reported seizures between the glucose and saccharin arms, and there was no reduction in the number of EEG‐identified events, but ketosis was not completely eliminated in the glucose‐added arm.

‘Ketogenic diet and surgery’

awareness of the possible connection between FVS and autistic spectrum disorder should be raised in adult mental health services as well as general medical, neurology, and paediatric services.

The ketogenic diet improves recently worsened focal epilepsy

Aim  We observed a dramatic response to the ketogenic diet in several patients with highly refractory epilepsy whose seizure frequency had recently worsened. This study aimed to identify whether this

Efficacy and safety of the ketogenic diet for intractable childhood epilepsy: Korean multicentric experience.

The KD is a safe and effective alternative therapy for intractable childhood epilepsy in Korea, although the customary diet contains substantially less fat than traditional Western diets, but life-threatening complications should be monitored closely during follow-up.

Growth of Children on Classical and Medium-Chain Triglyceride Ketogenic Diets

Both weight and height z scores decreased during diet treatment, and by 12 months, there was no difference in outcome between classical and medium-chain triglyceride protocols despite the increased protein in the latter diet.

Kidney Stones, Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors, and the Ketogenic Diet

The prevalence of nephrolithiasis in children in this combination‐therapy population is established and simultaneous use of these therapies has been discouraged.