publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

Ketogenic diet guidelines for infants with refractory epilepsy

Elles J.T.M. van der Louw; Dorine T.A.M. van den Hurk; EG Neal; Bärbel Leiendecker; Georgiana Fitzsimmon; Laura Dority; Lindsey M Thompson; Maddelena Marchió; Magdalena Dudzińska; Anastasia Dressler; ...
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2016
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Abstract Background The ketogenic diet (KD) is an established, effective non-pharmacologic treatment for drug resistant childhood epilepsy. For a long time, the KD was not recommended for use in infancy (under the age of 2 years) because this is such a crucial period in development and the perceived high risk of nutritional inadequacies. Indeed, infants are a vulnerable population with specific nutritional requirements. But current research shows that the KD is highly effective and well tolerated in infants with epilepsy. Seizure freedom is often achieved and maintained in this specific patient group. There is a need for standardised protocols and management rec...
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free text keywords: Guidelines, Infant, Ketogenic diet, Refractory epilepsy, Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health, Clinical Neurology, Journal Article, Review, General Medicine, Perinatology, and Child Health, Science & Technology, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Clinical Neurology, Pediatrics, Neurosciences & Neurology, Infant, Ketogenic Diet, Refractory Epilepsy, Guidelines, Intractable Epilepsy, Risk-Factors, Children, Spasms, Growth, Efficacy, Impact, Complications, Urolithiasis, Deficiency, Adverse effect, Alternative medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Discontinuation, business.industry, business, Patient group, medicine.medical_treatment, Project group, Pediatrics, Epilepsy, medicine.disease

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