General Anesthesia Safe For Children On Ketogenic Diet Suffering From Epilepsy
Epileptic children have always been ostracized as children of a lesser God. The physical, mental, moral and social ramifications of these hapless children are beyond words. One stumbling handicap in the surgical treatment of such children was the feasibility of administering General Anesthesia to...
Low-carb diets prove better at controlling type 2 diabetes
...e type 2 diabetes and minimize medication use."
Eight-four volunteers with obesity and type 2 diabetes were randomized to either a low-carbohydrate ketogenic
diet (less than 20 grams of carbs/day) or a low-glycemic, reduced calorie diet (500 calories/day). Both groups attended group meetings, had nutritiona...
New Research Reports on Interventions that May Alter the Course of Epilepsy Diagnosis and Management
... toxins, and complications of birth. Medications are the first line therapy. Brain surgery, electrical stimulation therapy, and, in some children, the ketogenic
diet are other forms of therapy that may be used to control or eliminate seizures.
A Multi-Parametric Seizure Screening Algorithm for C...
Diet may eliminate spasms for infants with epilepsy
...ng in Epilepsia, researchers have found that the ketogenic
diet, a high fat, low carbohydrate diet more tradi...g drugs. The study is the first description of the ketogenic
diet as a first-line therapy for infantile spasms....o review our experience at Johns Hopkins using the ketogenic
diet to treat infantile spasms before medications ...
Special Diet Can Ease Epileptic Seizures in Kids
... Strong support for ketogenic
regimen from major randomized trial
FR...st randomized controlled study to confirm that the ketogenic
diet -- widely used since the 1920s -- is effectiv...ic drugs, and hadn't previously been placed on the ketogenic
Baseline information about the children's...
Modified Atkins diet can cut epileptic seizures in adults
... doctors have prescribed an eating plan called the ketogenic
diet to treat children with epilepsy. This diet o..., M.D., and Eileen Vining, M.D.
Why exactly the ketogenic
diet works remains unknown, and it is notoriously ...nts can strictly monitor their eating habits. The ketogenic
diet is almost never prescribed to adults, who gen...
JCI table of contents: Dec. 20, 2007
...ave medically refractory epilepsy. Strict use of a ketogenic
diet high in fats and extremely low in carbohydrat... half of the time. However, the mechanisms whereby ketogenic
diets suppress epileptic symptoms have long been a...t leptin-triggered signaling may be a key to how a ketogenic
diet combats epilepsy.
In the study, when focal...
World Epilepsy Week - 2007
...g to have seizures or the side effects of anti-epileptic medication.
diet for Epilepsy Prevention : Studies have shown that sometimes, children may experience fewer seizures if they maintain a strict diet - called the ketogenic
diet - rich in fats and low in carbohydrates. Other forms of treatment inc...
A Milky Alternative to Alzheimer Drug
...r to what's produced during a fast. Brain cells can use ketones in place of sugar for energy.
That's also similar to the high-fat, low-protein ketogenic
diet sometimes used for children with severe epilepsy. Manufacturer Accera is currently hunting funding for a Phase III study, and exploring different...
Commonplace Sugar Compound Silences Seizures
...se of carbohydrates, such as a cookie or a little piece of bread.
regimens can be a miserable experience. "The kids can't eat any sugar at al...ular enzymes. As a result, the body can't use its own glucose.
diets seem to work in many epilepsy patients in whom existing treatments ha...