DIETARY THERAPIES FOR THE TREATMENT OF DRUG-RESISTANT EPILEPSY
Grant number: 1133304 | Funding period: 2018 - 2019
Epilepsy affects about 225,000 Australians, with 30% of suffers still experiencing seizures despite being on medications. A reduction in seizures can significantly improve the health of people with epilepsy who do not respond to medications. Low carbohydrate, high fat diets are a well-established treatment option in children, but this has not previously been studied in Australian adults. The aim of this research is to evaluate if dietary therapies are an effective treatment in adult epilepsy.
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Modified low ratio ketogenic therapy in the treatment of adults with super-refractory status epilepticus
Neha Kaul, Judy Nation, Joshua Laing, John-Paul Nicolo, Adam M Deane, Andrew A Udy, Patrick Kwan, Terence J O'Brien
BACKGROUND: Induction of ketosis by manipulation of nutrition intake has been proposed as an adjunctive treatment for super-refrac..
Practical Considerations for Ketogenic Diet in Adults With Super-Refractory Status Epilepticus
Neha Kaul, Joshua Laing, John-Paul Nicolo, Judy Nation, Patrick Kwan, Terence J O'Brien
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Ketogenic diet therapy can be used as an adjuvant treatment of super-refractory status epilepticus (SRSE). Howe..