Neurology

 

Webinars (CE Eligible)

Nutricia North America is pleased to provide a variety of clinically-oriented educational lectures. These Nutricia sponsored presentations are intended for healthcare professionals.
In this section, you will find the name and description of all the recorded lectures available. Each of the following presentations is approximately 60 minutes long and is available for viewing at no cost. In addition, viewers can receive a certificate of attendance and most lectures are eligible for continuing education credit for dietitians and nurses. In order for the recorded lecture to be considered for continuing education for dietitians by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the recording must be viewed within 3 years of the date of the live presentation.

  • Refractory Epilepsy Patients: Management Options when Drugs Fail

    Join us for a 1 hour educational webinar with Dr. Arthur Partikian discussing management options for refractory epilepsy patients when drugs fail.

    Participants will be able to:

    • Understand alternative management options when antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) fail
    • Discuss the existing clinical evidence and mechanism of action for one such option: the ketogenic diet
    • Identify best candidates for the ketogenic diet
    • Evaluate how the ketogenic diet could benefit one’s own patients

  • *This webinar is eligible for one (1) CE credit for dietitians.

  • The Role of the Neurology Nurse in the Ketogenic Diet Program

    Join us for a 1-hour educational webinar with Claire Chee, RN, BS discussing the evolution of the role of the nurse in a ketogenic diet program. Nurse Claire will also share tips from her decades of experience with the ketogenic diet. This talk was one of the highlights of KetoU 2017 in Chicago, and we are pleased to be able to bring Nurse Claire’s experience to a wider audience.
    Participants will be able to:

    • Describe the role a neurology nurse can play within a ketogenic diet program.
    • Discuss how the addition of a neurology nurse could grow and enhance a keto team.
    • Understand issues that could arise in the ketogenic diet from a nursing perspective.

    *This event is eligible for one (1) CEU credit. To obtain the code for your certificate of attendance, please fill out this brief survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KetoNurse); then obtain your certificate on NLC.

  • Ketogenic Diet Basics: The Modified Atkins Diet

    Please join our Keto Ambassador, Stacey Bessone, RDN, LDN for an informative webinar on the basics of the modified Atkins Diet.

    By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    • Describe the guidelines for use of the Modified Atkins Diet and an appropriate patient for the diet
    • Formulate an educational plan to instruct a family on the Modified Atkins Diet
    • Review a case study applying new knowledge from the MAD presentation

    This webinar is eligible for one (1) CE credit for dietitians and nurses.

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  • Managing a Cross-Cultural Ketogenic Diet

    Please join Keto Ambassador, Vanessa Aldaz, MPH, RD, CDE, for a free, one hour educational webinar on how to implement the ketogenic diet in various cultures.
    By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: 

    • Define the terms, culture and ethnic background
    • Understand the premise of "Ethno-consciousness in MNT counseling
    • Provide examples of different KD initiation protocols used in other countries
    • Provide examples of how to prepare a KD for specific ethnic and cultural backgrounds
    *This webinar is eligible for one (1) CE credit for dietitians.

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  • Ketogenic Diet Basics for the Non-Ketogenic RD

    Please join our Keto Ambassador, Zahava Turner, RD, CSP, LD, for a free, one hour educational webinar on the topic of the Ketogenic Diet Basics for the Non-Ketogenic RD. Content presented during this event will be geared towards clinicians who do not have or have limited experience with the ketogenic diet and would like to learn about the ketogenic diet for epilepsy.   Please send this information to a colleague who may find this webinar event useful!
    By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: 

    • Describe the history of the ketogenic diet
    • Understand the basics of the ketogenic diet and the importance of the ratio
    • Learn how to calculate the ketogenic diet
    • Identify lab values to monitor and tips for success

    This webinar is eligible for one (1) CE credit for dietitians.

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  • Problem Solving GI Issues in the Ketogenic Diet

    Please join our Keto Ambassador, Lindsey Thompson, MS, RD for an educational webinar targeted for new and non-Keto dietitians on Problem Solving GI Issues in the Ketogenic Diet.
    At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: 

    • List potential gastrointestinal (GI) complications of the ketogenic diet
    • Evaluate possible interventions for GI complications of the ketogenic diet

    *This webinar is eligible for one (1) CE credit for dietitians.

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  • Older Children and the Ketogenic Diet

    Please join our Keto Ambassador, Stacey Bessone, RDN, LDN, for a free, one hour educational webinar on the topic of Older Children and the Ketogenic Diet.

    By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    • Interpret the latest research for older children, adolescents and adults on the ketogenic diet
    • Compare and contrast the use of variations of the ketogenic diet in older children, adolescents and adults
    • Define and describe obstacles of older children, adolescents and adults on the ketogenic diet and ways to address them

  • *This webinar is eligible for one (1) CE credit for dietitians.

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  • Fine Tuning & Troubleshooting the Ketogenic Diet

    Please join Keto Ambassador, Robyn Blackford, RDN, LDN, for an educational webinar on how to fine tune and troubleshoot the ketogenic diet.

    At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    • Calculate how to make changes to various forms of the ketogenic diet
    • Appropriately adjust calories, ketogenic diet ratio and supplements based on nutrition needs
    • Determine appropriate interventions for a sick patient on the ketogenic diet dependent upon symptoms

  • *This webinar is eligible for one (1) CE credit for dietitians.

  • My Keto Planner: Live Demonstration and Tutorial

    Please join Vanessa Aldaz, MPH, RD, CDE for a free educational webinar demonstrating a new, innovating ketogenic diet management tool.  My Keto Planner is an exciting new web-based platform for clinicians and patients/caregivers to find, calculate, create and share ketogenic diet recipe ideas.

    During this webinar, participants will:

    • Learn how to use My Keto Planner for patient diet management 
    • Utilize exclusive My Keto Planner features such as recipe sharing, mobile capability and patient/caregiver messaging
    • Hear user experience and feedback from a Nutricia Keto Ambassador

  • *This webinar is eligible for one (1) CEU credit

  • Addressing Vitamin/mineral Supplementation and Possible Deficiencies in Patients on the Ketogenic Diet

    Join our KetoAmbassador Stacey Bessone, RDN, LDN, for an educational webinar targeted for new and practicing Keto dietitians on micronutrient deficiencies and supplementation on the ketogenic diet.

    Participants will be able to:

    • List common vitamin and minerals that will not meet the Dietary Reference Intake guidelines on the ketogenic diet
    • Become comfortable recommending appropriate supplements for a patient on the Ketogenic Diet

  • *This webinar is eligible for one (1) CE credit for dietitians.

  • The MCT Ketogenic Diet: Evidence, Diet Calculations and Case Reports

    Join our KetoAmbassador Vanessa Aldaz, MPH, RD, CDE, for an educational Webinar targeted for new and non-Keto dietitians on the basics of the Medium Chain Triglyceride Ketogenic Diet (MCT KD).

    Participants will be able to:

    • Decide when to choose the MCT oil diet vs. other KD therapies and name the benefits of the MCT Oil Diet
    • Calculate and design an MCT oil diet by hand and develop a meal plan
    • Increase comfort in using MCT oil in an MCT oil diet and manipulate its use in other KD therapies
    • Formulate a protocol to initiate an MCT oil diet

  • *This webinar is eligible for one (1) CE credit for dietitians.

  • Special Circumstances and the Ketogenic Diet

    Join our KetoAmbassadors Lindsey Thompson, MS, RD; and Zahava Turner, RD, for an educational Webinar targeted for new and non-Keto dietitians on special circumstances as related to the ketogenic diet – Status epilepticus and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

    At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    • Define status epilepticus
    • Identify ways to initiate the ketogenic diet for a patient in status epilepticus
    • Review the ketogenic diet induction process in the NICU
    • Recite potential complications and troubleshooting related to diet initiation in the NICU
    *This event is eligible for 1 CE credit.

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  • The Classic Ketogenic Diet: Evidence, Diet Calculations and Case Reports

    Join our Keto Ambassadors Lindsey Thompson, MS, RD; and Zahava Turner, RD, for a 1-hour educational webinar targeted for new and non-Keto dietitians on the basics of the Classic Ketogenic Diet (cKD).

    Participants will be able to:

    • Describe the evidence surrounding the efficacy of the classic ketogenic diet
    • Implement the learnings in calculating the cKD
    • Discuss basic case reports on the cKD
    *This event is eligible for 1 CE credit.

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  • Adults and Diets for Epilepsy

    This webinar is hosted by The Carson Harris Foundation. Listing with kind permission.
    Please join presenters Dr. Mackenzie Cervenka, Assistant Professor of Neurology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Bobbie Henry, RD from the Adult Epilepsy Diet Center, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD for a free one hour presentation on the usage of the ketogenic diet in adults.

    • Review of scientific evidence; experiences with adults on the ketogenic diet
    • The ketogenic diet for adults from the perspective of the dietitian

    *Please note: Dietitians cannot claim credit for recorded events beyond 3 years from live event date.

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  • The Ketogenic Diet: Sharing Best Practices for Tube Feeding

    Join us for a 1-hour educational webinar and hear from keto expert Becky Sparks, RD on using the Ketogenic Diet (KD) in tube-fed patients. Eligible for one CEU credit. 

    This webinar will cover:

    • Introducing the Ketogenic Diet for already tub-fed patients
    • Hints and tips for a successful implementation

    *Please note: Dietitians cannot claim credit for recorded events beyond 3 years from live event date.

  • KetoCal Webinar Series: The Ketogenic Diet Beyond Epilepsy

    Join us for an educational Webinar and hear from expert Beth Zupec-Kania, R.D.N. (Ketogenic Therapies, LLC & The Charlie Foundation).

    This webinar will cover:

    • Identify disorders for which the ketogenic diet is contraindicated
    • Identify conditions that benefit from ketogenic diet therapy
    • Identify a specific diet recommendation for one disorder or condition

    *Please note: Dietitians cannot claim credit for recorded events beyond 3 years from live event date.

  • Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Deficiency (PDH) and the Ketogenic Diet (KD)

    Join us for an educational Webinar and hear from expert Anne Boney, MEd, RD, LDN (QOL Medical; formerly Duke University Medical Center) about the nutritional management of PDH.

    This webinar will cover:

    • Overview and biochemical background of PDH
    • Review of known therapies for PDH
    • Review of a published case report

    *Please note: Dietitians cannot claim credit for recorded events beyond 3 years from live event date.

  • The Ketogenic Diet: Where does MCT fit in?

    Join our keto experts Vanessa Aldaz, MPH, RD, CDE; Christiana Liu, MSc, RD, CHES; and Jenny Kramer, MS, RD for a one hour discussion on the role of MCT in the ketogenic diet. One (1) CEU credit will be awarded upon completion.

    Webinar objectives:

    • General principles fo the MCT Ketogenic Diet (cMCTKD) and MCT in the Classical Ketogenic Diet (cKD)
    • A review of literature on the topic
    • Case reports on cMCTKD and MCT in the cKD

    *Please note: Dietitians cannot claim credit for recorded events beyond 3 years from live event date.

  • Nutrient Deficiency in the Ketogenic Diet: How to monitor for, prevent and address them

    Please join Jessica Holy, MS, RD/LD for an informative webinar focused on nutrient deficiencies commonly associated with the ketogenic diet. Content will include a literature review, case studies and a Q&A.

    This webinar will cover:

    • Potential nutrient deficiencies commonly associated with the ketogenic diet
    • What does the literature say?
    • How to monitor, manage and prevent deficiencies

    *Please note: Dietitians cannot claim credit for recorded events beyond 3 years from live event date.

  • Ketone Testing in Managing the Ketogenic Diet – Literature review and case studies

    Join us for a 1-hour educational webinar and hear from experts Denise Potter, RD, CDE and Kelly Urbanik, RD, LDN, CSP as they review literature and research on the ketogenic diet.

    • Review of the literature and research on the role of blood ketone testing in initiating and managing the ketogenic diet.
    • Case studies

  • *Please note: Dietitians cannot claim credit for recorded events beyond 3 years from live event date.

  • Preparing Families for the Ketogenic Diet Journey

    Please join presenter Robyn Blackford, RD, Keto-Dietitian at Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago for a free one hour educational webinar on the ketogenic diet (KD).

    This webinar will cover:

    • How to get families ready for the ketogenic diet
    • Review of the education process at Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, one of the largest ketogenic diet programs in the US

  • *Please note: Dietitians cannot claim credit for recorded events beyond 3 years from live event date.

  • Implementing the Ketogenic Diet in Infants: An Overview and Case Reports

    Please join presenter Becky Sparks, RD, Keto-Dietitian at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, and Therese O’Flaherty, RD, Keto-Dietitian at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for a free one hour educational webinar on the usage of the ketogenic diet (KD) in infants.

    This webinar will cover:

    • Review of scientific literature regarding usage of the KD in infants
    • Implementing the KD in infant
    • Discussion of case reports

  • *Please note: Dietitians cannot claim credit for recorded events beyond 3 years from live event date.

  • Navigating Private Reimbursement for Medical Foods Used in Dietary Therapy for Epilepsy

    Please join presenter Pamela Samuels, Reimbursement Manager at Nutricia North America, for a free one hour presentation on reimbursement strategies for medical foods used with the ketogenic diet.

    This webinar will cover:

    • Various insurance policies that include the ketogenic diet
    • Reimbursement tips from health care providers
    • Questions and answers

  • *Please note: Dietitians cannot claim credit for recorded events beyond 3 years from live event date.

  • New Developments in the Ketogenic Diet for Infantile Spasms

    Please join presenters Dr. Eric Kossoff, Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Zahava Turner, RD from the John Hopkins Ketogenic Diet Center, Baltimore, MD for a free one hour presentation on Infantile Spasms and the use of the ketogenice diet. Webinar objectives:

    • Review of scientific evidence
    • The ketogenic diet from the perspective of the dietitian

  • *Please note: Dietitians cannot claim credit for recorded events beyond 3 years from live event date.

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  • Advances and Practical Application of the Modified Atkins Diet in Epilepsy

    This Webinar is hosted by The Carson Harris Foundation. Listing with kind permission. Please join presenter Dr. Eric Kossoff, Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Ketogenic Diet Center, Baltimore, MD for a free one hour presentation on the use of the Modified Atkins Diet (MAD) in Ketogenic Diet Therapy/Epilepsy therapy.

    Webinar Objectives:

    • Overview of the Modified Atkins Diet therapy approach for nutritional therapy of epilepsy
    • Practical applications

  • *Please note: Dietitians cannot claim credit for recorded events beyond 3 years from live event date.

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Healthcare Professional Tools

  • KetoCal Once Per Day

    Learn more about the benefits of recommending KetoCal 4:1 once per day to your patients, including nutritional reassurance, everyday convenience and increased fat intake for MAD patients!

  • KetoCal Household Measurements

    KetoCal 3:1 powder and KetoCal 4:1 powder household measurements included. To ensure accuracy, we recommend always using a gram scale to measure KetoCal. However, we recognize that patients following a Modified Atkins Diet may use household measurements instead, so we provide them to healthcare professionals when requested.

  • KetoCal 4:1 Powder - June 2016 Product Update FAQs

    Answers to clinician's frequently asked questions regarding upgrades to KetoCal 4:1 powder reformulation. June 2016

  • My Keto Planner

    *NEW* We are excited to introduce My Keto Planner™: a new diet management tool, recipe sharing database, and social network, specifically designed for the Ketogenic Diet Community! Healthcare professionals and caregivers create their own accounts that can be linked together (Note: caregivers have limited use of the program until their account is linked with a healthcare provider). Register for free at MyKetoPlanner.com. Healthcare professional user guide and a My Keto Planner Q&A available to help getting started.  *Please note: My Keto Planner is currently available in the U.S. only. For information on availability in your country, please contact your local Nutricia office.

  • KetoCal DRI Calculator

    This file can be used by Healthcare Professionals to compare macro and micro nutrients provided by the desired amount of KetoCal** to the DRIs (as of 2010). **Includes the full range of KetoCal family of products (KetoCal 3:1 Powder, KetoCal 4:1 Powder, and KetoCal 4:1 LQ Unflavored & Vanilla). Use the tabs along the bottom of the page to select the product you are using. Enter the number of calories as directed at the top of the page and press enter to automatically calculate the nutrients provided by that amount, and the corresponding percentage of DRI values met for each age group.

  • Consent Form (US)

    In order for caregiver's to purchase or receive samples of KetoCal directly from Nutricia, healthcare providers must provide a consent form.  Completed consents forms can by faxed to 301-795-2292 or emailed to customerservice@nutricia.com. Please note: consent forms must be updated annually.

Flowcharts/Guidelines

  • The Clinician's Product Selection Guide

    This guide illustrates the most appropriate and convenient choice of ketogenic formula for various types of ketogenic diet. It is a tool that may be used as a decision making guide for clinicians. The flowchart poses guiding questions and considerations to ensure patients nutrition needs are being met. It includes a list of the KetoCal family of products.

Patient Resources

Reference Library

  • Clinical Studies Using KetoCal

    References for Clinical Studies Using KetoCal.

    • Kossoff EH et al. Prospective study of the Modified Atkins Diet in combination with a ketogenic liquid supplement during the initial month. J Child Neurol 2011;26(2):147-51 PubMed
    • Coppola G, et al. Ketogenic diet for the treatment of catastrophic epileptic encephalopathies in childhood. Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2010 May;14(3):229-34. PubMed
    • Wusthoff CJ, et al. The ketogenic diet in treatment of two adults with prolonged nonconvulsive status epilepticus. Epilepsia. 2010 Jun;51(6):1083-5. PubMed
    • Rubenstein JE. Use of the ketogenic diet in neonates and infants. Epilepsia. 2008 Nov;49 Suppl 8:30-2. PubMed
  • The Ketogenic Diet for Children with Intractable Epilepsy

    Clinical References for The Ketogenic Diet for Children with Intractable Epilepsy.

    • Aguirre Castaneda RL, et al. Successful treatment of type 1 diabetes and seizures with combined ketogenic diet and insulin. Pediatrics. 2012 Feb;129(2):e511-4. PubMed
    • Cusmai R, et al. Ketogenic diet in early myoclonic encephalopathy due to non ketotic hyperglycinemia. Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2012 Jan 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed
    • Groomes LB, et al. Do patients with absence epilepsy respond to ketogenic diets? J Child Neurol. 2011 Feb;26(2):160-5. PubMed
    • Dressler A, et al. Long-term outcome and tolerability of the ketogenic diet in drug-resistant childhood epilepsy--the Austrian experience. Seizure. 2010 Sep;19(7):404-8. PubMed
    • Patel A, et al. Long-term outcomes of children treated with the ketogenic diet in the past. Epilepsia. 2010 Jul;51(7):1277-82. PubMed
    • Kossoff EH. The ketogenic diet: an appropriate first-line therapy? Expert Rev Neurother. 2010 Jun;10(6):843-5. PubMed
    • Coppola G, et al. Ketogenic diet for the treatment of catastrophic epileptic encephalopathies in childhood. Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2010 May;14(3):229-34. PubMed
    • Kossoff EH, et al. Ketogenic Diets: An Update for Child Neurologists. J Child Neurol. 2009 Aug;24(8):979-88. PubMed
    • Neal EG, et al. A randomized trial of classical and medium-chain triglyceride ketogenic diets in the treatment of childhood epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2009;50(5):1109–17. PubMed
    • Rubenstein JE. Use of the ketogenic diet in neonates and infants. Epilepsia. 2008 Nov;49 Suppl 8:30-2. PubMed
    • Kossoff EH, et al. Optimal clinical management of children receiving the ketogenic diet: recommendations of the International Ketogenic Diet Study Group. Epilepsia. 2009 Feb;50(2):304-17. PubMed
    • Freeman JM, et al. The ketogenic diet: one decade later. Pediatrics. 2007 Mar;119(3):535-43. Abstract
    • Bergqvist AG, et al. Vitamin D status in children with intractable epilepsy, and impact of the ketogenic diet. Epilepsia. 2007 Jan;48(1):66-71. PubMed
    • Hartman AL, et al. Clinical aspects of the ketogenic diet. Epilepsia. 2007 Jan;48(1):31-42. Abstract
    • Bough KJ, et al. Anticonvulsant mechanisms of the ketogenic diet. Epilepsia. 2007 Jan;48(1):43-58. PubMed
    • Groesbeck DK, et al. Long-term use of the ketogenic diet in the treatment of epilepsy. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2006 Dec;48(12):978-81. PubMed
    • Henderson CB, et al. Efficacy of the ketogenic diet as a treatment option for epilepsy: meta-analysis. J Child Neurol. 2006 Mar;21(3):193-8. PubMed
    • Bergqvist AG, et al. Fasting versus gradual initiation of the ketogenic diet: a prospective, randomized clinical trial of efficacy. Epilepsia. 2005 Nov;46(11):1810-9. PubMed
    • Rubenstein JE, et al. Experience in the use of the ketogenic diet as early therapy. J Child Neurol. 2005 Jan;20(1):31-4. PubMed
    • Pfeifer HH, et al. Low-glycemic-index treatment: a liberalized ketogenic diet for treatment of intractable epilepsy. Neurology. 2005 Dec 13;65(11):1810-2. PubMed
    • Kossoff EH, et al. Benefits of an all-liquid ketogenic diet. Epilepsia. 2004 Sep;45(9):1163. PubMed
    • Mandel A, et al. Medical costs are reduced when children with intractable epilepsy are successfully treated with the ketogenic diet. J Am Diet Assoc. 2002 Mar;102(3):396-8. PubMed
    • Hemingway C, et al. The ketogenic diet: a 3- to 6-year follow-up of 150 children enrolled prospectively. Pediatrics. 2001 Oct;108(4):898-905. PubMed
    • Freeman JM, et al. The efficacy of the ketogenic diet-1998: a prospective evaluation of intervention in 150 children. Pediatrics. 1998 Dec;102(6):1358-63. PubMed
  • The Modified Atkins Diet for Children with Intractable Epilepsy

    Clinical References for The Modified Atkins Diet for Children with Intractable Epilepsy.

    • Sharma S, et al. Use of the modified Atkins diet in infantile spasms refractory to first-line treatment. Seizure. 2012 Jan;21(1):45-8. PubMed
    • Kim YM, et al. Various indications for a modified Atkins diet in intractable childhood epilepsy. Brain Dev. 2011 Oct 14. PubMed
    • Kossoff EH, et al. Prospective study of the Modified Atkins Diet in combination with a ketogenic liquid supplement during the initial month. J Child Neurol 2011;26(2):147-51. PubMed
    • Ito Y, et al. A modified Atkins diet is promising as a treatment for glucose transporter type 1 deficiency syndrome. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2011 Jul;53(7):658-63. PubMed
    • Miranda MJ, et al. Danish study of a Modified Atkins diet for medically intractable epilepsy in children: Can we achieve the same results as with the classical ketogenic diet? Seizure. 2011;20:151-155. PubMed
    • Kumada T, et al. Modified Atkins Diet for the Treatment of Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus in Children. J Child Neurol. 2010;25(4):485-489. PubMed
    • Kossoff EH, at al. A pilot study of the modified Atkins diet for Sturge-Weber syndrome. Epilepsy Res. 2010 Dec;92(2-3):240-3. PubMed
    • Barzegar M, et al. A Modified Atkins Diet for Intractable Epilepsy. Iran J Child Neurology. 2010;4(3):15-20. Abstract
    • Tonekaboni SH, et al. Efficacy of the Atkins diet as therapy for intractable epilepsy in children. Archives of Iranian Medicine. 2010;13(6):492-7. PubMed
    • Porta N, et al. Comparison of seizure reduction and serum fatty acid levels after receiving the ketogenic and modified Atkins diet. Seizure. 2009;18(5):359–364. PubMed
    • Kang HC, et al. Use of a modified Atkins diet in intractable childhood epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2007;48(1):182–6. PubMed
    • Kossoff EH, et al. A randomized, crossover comparison of daily carbohydrate limits using the modified Atkins diet. Epilepsy Behav. 2007 May;10(3):432-6. PubMed
    • Kossoff EH, et al. A modified Atkins diet is effective for the treatment of intractable pediatric epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2006;47(2):421-4. PubMed
  • Dietary Therapies for Adults with Epilepsy

    Clinical References for Dietary Therapies for Adults with Epilepsy

    • Wusthoff CJ, et al. The ketogenic diet in treatment of two adults with prolonged nonconvulsive status epilepticus. Epilepsia. 2010 Jun;51(6):1083-5. PubMed
  • Infantile Spasms

    Clinical References for Infantile Spasms.

    • Sharma S, et al Use of the modified Atkins diet in infantile spasms refractory to first-line treatment. Seizure. 2012 Jan;21(1):45-8. PubMed
    • Numis AL, et al. The relationship of ketosis and growth to the efficacy of the ketogenic diet in infantile spasms. Epilepsy Res. 2011 Jun 21. PubMed
    • Hong AM, et al. Infantile spasms treated with the ketogenic diet: prospective single-center experience in 104 consecutive infants. Epilepsia. 2010 Aug;51(8):1403-7. PubMed
    • Kossoff EH, et al. A case-control evaluation of the ketogenic diet versus ACTH for new-onset infantile spasms. Epilepsia. 2008 Sep;49(9):1504-9. PubMed
    • Eun SH, et al. Ketogenic diet for treatment of infantile spasms. Brain Dev. 2006 Oct;28(9):566-71. PubMed
    • Kossoff EH, et al. Efficacy of the ketogenic diet for infantile spasms. Pediatrics. 2002 May;109(5):780-3. PubMed
  • Glut1 Deficiency Syndrome

    Clinical References for Glut1 Deficiency Syndrome.

    • Ito Y, et al. A modified Atkins diet is promising as a treatment for glucose transporter type 1 deficiency syndrome. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2011 Jul;53(7):658-63. PubMed
    • Klepper J. Glucose transporter deficiency syndrome (GLUT1DS) and the ketogenic diet. Epilepsia. 2008 Nov;49 Suppl 8:46-9. PubMed
    • Cornejo VE, et al. Glucose transponer type 1 deficiency síndrome (GLUT-1 SD) treated with ketogenic diet. Report of one case. Rev Med Chil. 2007 May;135(5):631-5. PubMed
  • Dravet Syndrome

    Clinical References for Dravet Syndrome

    • Nabbout R, et al. Ketogenic diet also benefits Dravet syndrome patients receiving stiripentol: A prospective pilot study. Epilepsia. 2011 Jul;52(7):e54-7. PubMed
    • Veggiotti P, et al. The ketogenic diet for Dravet syndrome and other epileptic encephalopathies: an Italian consensus. Epilepsia. 2011 Apr;52 Suppl 2:83-9. PubMed
    • Caraballo RH. Nonpharmacologic treatments of Dravet syndrome: focus on the ketogenic diet. Epilepsia. 2011 Apr;52 Suppl 2:79-82. PubMed
    • Caraballo RH, et al. Ketogenic diet in patients with Dravet syndrome. Epilepsia. 2005 Sep;46(9):1539-44. PubMed
  • Myoclonic Astatic Epilepsy (also known as Doose Syndrome)

    Clinical References for Myoclonic Astatic Epilepsy (also known as Doose Syndrome).

    • Mulligan JE, et al. Myoclonic astatic epilepsy and the role of the ketogenic diet. Med Health R I. 2011 May;94(5):127-30. PubMed
    • Kossoff EH, et al. Will seizure control improve by switching from the modified Atkins diet to the traditional ketogenic diet? Epilepsia. 2010 Dec;51(12):2496-9. PubMed
    • Caraballo RH, et al. Ketogenic diet in patients with myoclonic-astatic epilepsy. Epileptic Disord. 2006 Jun;8(2):151-5. PubMed
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome

    Clinical References for Sturge-Weber Syndrome.

    • Kossoff EH, et al. A pilot study of the modified Atkins diet for Sturge-Weber syndrome. Epilepsy Res. 2010 Dec;92(2-3):240-3. PubMed
  • Tuberous Sclerosis

    Clinical References for Tuberous Sclerosis.

    • Coppola G, et al.The effects of the ketogenic diet in refractory partial seizures with reference to tuberous sclerosis. Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2006 May;10(3):148-51. Epub 2006 Apr 24. PubMed
    • Kossoff EH, et al. Tuberous sclerosis complex and the ketogenic diet. Epilepsia. 2005 Oct;46(10):1684-6. PubMed
  • Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Deficiency

    Clinical References for Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Deficiency.

    • El-Gharbawy AH, et al. Follow-up of a child with pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency on a less restrictive ketogenic diet. Mol Genet Metab. 2011 Feb;102(2):214-5. PubMed
    • Wexler ID, et al. Outcome of pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency treated with ketogenic diets. Studies in patients with identical mutations. Neurology. 1997 Dec;49(6):1655-61. PubMed
    • Wijburg FA, et al. Leigh syndrome associated with a deficiency of the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex: results of treatment with a ketogenic diet. Neuropediatrics. 1992 Jun;23(3):147-52. PubMed
    • Falk RE, et al. Ketonic diet in the management of pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency. Pediatrics. 1976 Nov;58(5):713-21. PubMed
  • Refractory Status Epilepticus

    Clinical References for Refractory Status Epilepticus.

    • Cervenka MC, et al. The ketogenic diet for medically and surgically refractory status epilepticus in the neurocritical care unit. Neurocrit Care. 2011 Dec;15(3):519-24. PubMed
    • Nam SH, et al. The role of ketogenic diet in the treatment of refractory status epilepticus. Epilepsia. 2011 Nov;52(11):e181-4. PubMed
    • Wusthoff CJ, et al. The ketogenic diet in treatment of two adults with prolonged nonconvulsive status epilepticus. Epilepsia. 2010 Jun;51(6):1083-5. PubMed
    • Kumada T, et al. Modified Atkins diet for the treatment of nonconvulsive status epilepticus in children. J Child Neurol. 2010 Apr;25(4):485-9. PubMed
  • Generalized vs. Focal Epilepsy

    Clinical References for Generalized vs. Focal Epilepsy.

    • Kayyali H, et al. A. The Ketogenic Diet Efficacy in Generalized vs Focal Epilepsy (abstract). In: American Epilepsy Society’s Annual Meeting; 2 Dec 2011-6 Dec-2011; Baltimore, MD. Abstract 2.293. Abstract
  • Non Ketotic Hyperglycinemia

    Clinical References for Non Ketotic Hyperglycinemia.

    • Cusmai R, et al. Ketogenic diet in early myoclonic encephalopathy due to non ketotic hyperglycinemia. Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2012 Jan 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed
  • CDKL5 Mutation

    Clinical References for CDKL5 Mutation.

    • Moseley BD, et al. Historic, Clinical, and Prognostic Features of Epileptic Encephalopathies Caused by CDKL5 Mutations. Pediatr Neurol. 2012 Feb;46(2):101-5. PubMed

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