Drug Selection with the Ketogenic Diet

Drug Selection with the Ketogenic Diet

Guidelines for Drug Selection in Patients on the Ketogenic Diet The following data has been compiled as guidance to be used when prescribing for children who are on the ketogenic diet.  Whilst best efforts have been made to ensure accuracy and completeness of the list, USERS MUST ENSURE THEY CHECK DETAILS WITH MANUFACTURERS, PHARMACISTS OR MEDICINES INFORMATION DEPARTMENTS AS APPROPRIATE. The information given relates to details declared by manufacturers.  The ingredients that are listed are those that have been deemed to be particularly...

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Early Intervention Services

Early Intervention Services

A listing of websites arranged by state that provide early intervention services within the United States. It is important to start early intervention services and have regular developmental development checkups when epilepsy.

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Myoclonic Status in Nonprogressive Epilepsy (MSNE)

Description: Severe myoclonic epilepsy, which occurs either in the whole body or one side of the body (muscles). It is also possible that the patient might have recurring seizures that may lead to neurological deterioration. Other Names & Associated Genetic Mutations There are no other recognized names for this syndrome, and no genetic mutations identified with it at this time. Useful Links & Associated Physicians 1) URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19469845 Associated Physicians: – Dr. Maurizio Elia : Unit of Neurology...

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Glucose Transporter Type I Deficiency Syndrome (Glut DS)

Description: This deficiency mainly affects the brain and patients usually have seizures, which occur in the first few months of their life. Other Names & Associated Gene Mutations GLUT 1 SLC2A1 Associated Gene Mutations At this time there are no widely accepted gene mutations that are identified with this syndrome. 1) URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19515520 Associated members: – Pierangelo Veggiotti , Federica Teutonico, Enrico Alfel, Valentina De Giorgisand Umberto Balottinhttp: Department of Child Neurology and...

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Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

Description: It generally occurs in early childhood between the  2nd and 6th year of life. Patients usually have frequent seizures (different types) along with cognitive symptoms.  If child with diagnosis of LGS developed seizures before age 1 year, workup for Dravet syndrome should be considered. Other Names & Associated Gene Mutations LGS Associated Gene Mutations At this time there are no associated gene mutations Useful Links & Associated Physicians 1)      URL:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19588340 Associated...

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