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Infantile spasms constitute a type of catastrophic epilepsy syndrome occuring in young children. The ketogenic diet has been shown to be very effective in these children. The modified Atkins diet is a less restrictive option than the ketogenic diet, which has been effective in preliminary studies on refractory epilepsy in children, adolescents and adults. Modified Atkins diet may be of special importance in infants, as proteins are not restricted, hence no problems with growth are expected. Hence this pilot study has been planned to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of the modified Atkins diet in infantile spasms refractory to conventional treatment (ACTH, vigabatrin, and anti-epileptic drugs).
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
modified Atkins diet, modified Atkins diet
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:11:54-0400
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A diet that contains limited amounts of CARBOHYDRATES. This is in distinction to a regular DIET.
Regular course of eating and drinking adopted by a person or animal. This does not include DIET THERAPY, a specific diet prescribed in the treatment of a disease.
A diet that contains limited amounts of fat with less than 30% of calories from all fats and less than 10% from saturated fat. Such a diet is used in control of HYPERLIPIDEMIAS. (From Bondy et al, Metabolic Control and Disease, 8th ed, pp468-70; Dorland, 27th ed)
Food derived from genetically modified organisms (ORGANISMS, GENETICALLY MODIFIED).
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