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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288483/efficacy-of-treatments-for-infantile-spasms-a-systematic-review
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Ji Min Song, Jongsung Hahn, Se Hee Kim, Min Jung Chang
OBJECTIVES: West syndrome (also known as infantile spasm because of its main seizure type) is a rare form of epilepsy that begins during early infancy. Recent guidelines and reviews on West syndrome recommend the use of adrenocorticotropic hormone steroids, or vigabatrin, as the first-line treatment. However, West syndrome remains to be one of the most challenging epilepsies to treat. Here, we systematically reviewed the current literature obtained during the previous decade. This article provides an overview of the current treatment of infantile spasms...
March 2017: Clinical Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264719/the-efficacy-of-the-modified-atkins-diet-in-north-sea-progressive-myoclonus-epilepsy-an-observational-prospective-open-label-study
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Martje E van Egmond, Amerins Weijenberg, Margreet E van Rijn, Jan Willem J Elting, Jeannette M Gelauff, Rodi Zutt, Deborah A Sival, Roald A Lambrechts, Marina A J Tijssen, Oebele F Brouwer, Tom J de Koning
BACKGROUND: North Sea Progressive Myoclonus Epilepsy is a rare and severe disorder caused by mutations in the GOSR2 gene. It is clinically characterized by progressive myoclonus, seizures, early-onset ataxia and areflexia. As in other progressive myoclonus epilepsies, the efficacy of antiepileptic drugs is disappointingly limited in North Sea Progressive Myoclonus Epilepsy. The ketogenic diet and the less restrictive modified Atkins diet have been proven to be effective in other drug-resistant epilepsy syndromes, including those with myoclonic seizures...
March 7, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241268/long-term-outcomes-after-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-multiple-sclerosis
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Paolo A Muraro, Marcelo Pasquini, Harold L Atkins, James D Bowen, Dominique Farge, Athanasios Fassas, Mark S Freedman, George E Georges, Francesca Gualandi, Nelson Hamerschlak, Eva Havrdova, Vassilios K Kimiskidis, Tomas Kozak, Giovanni L Mancardi, Luca Massacesi, Daniela A Moraes, Richard A Nash, Steven Pavletic, Jian Ouyang, Montserrat Rovira, Albert Saiz, Belinda Simoes, Marek Trnený, Lin Zhu, Manuela Badoglio, Xiaobo Zhong, Maria Pia Sormani, Riccardo Saccardi
Importance: Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) may be effective in aggressive forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) that fail to respond to standard therapies. Objective: To evaluate the long-term outcomes in patients who underwent AHSCT for the treatment of MS in a large multicenter cohort. Design, Setting, and Participants: Data were obtained in a multicenter, observational, retrospective cohort study. Eligibility criteria were receipt of AHSCT for the treatment of MS between January 1995 and December 2006 and the availability of a prespecified minimum data set comprising the disease subtype at baseline; the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) score at baseline; information on the administered conditioning regimen and graft manipulation; and at least 1 follow-up visit or report after transplant...
February 20, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229464/modified-atkins-diet-is-an-effective-treatment-for-children-with-doose-syndrome
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Adelheid Wiemer-Kruel, Edda Haberlandt, Hans Hartmann, Gabriele Wohlrab, Thomas Bast
OBJECTIVE: Children with myoclonic astatic epilepsy (MAE; Doose syndrome) whose seizures do not respond immediately to standard antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are at high risk of developing an epileptic encephalopathy with cognitive decline. A classic ketogenic diet (KD) is a highly effective alternative to AEDs. To date, there are only limited data on the effectiveness of the modified Atkins diet (MAD), which is less restrictive and more compatible with daily life. We report findings from a retrospective study on 30 MAE patients treated with MAD...
February 23, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110175/ketogenic-diet-therapy-for-epilepsy-during-pregnancy-a-case-series
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Elles J T M van der Louw, Tanya J Williams, Bobbie J Henry-Barron, Joanne F Olieman, Johannes J Duvekot, Marijn J Vermeulen, Natalja Bannink, Monique Williams, Rinze F Neuteboom, Eric H Kossoff, Coriene E Catsman-Berrevoets, Mackenzie C Cervenka
PURPOSE: Evaluation of ketogenic diet (KD) therapies for seizure control during pregnancy when safety and appropriate management become considerations. Until now, no information has been available on seizure reduction and human pregnancy related outcomes in women treated with KD therapies. METHOD: We describe two cases of pregnant women with epilepsy treated with KD therapy either as monotherapy (Case 1) or as adjunctive therapy (Case 2). RESULTS: Case 1: A 27 year old woman, gravida1, started the classic KD with medium chain triglyceride (MCT) emulsion and 75g carbohydrate-restriction, later reduced to 47g...
February 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073977/the-effects-of-a-modified-hot-water-treatment-on-anastrepha-ludens-diptera-tephritidae-infested-mango
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Emilio Hernández, Marysol Aceituno-Medina, Jorge Toledo, Bigail Bravo, José Caro-Corrales, Pablo Montoya, Robert Mangan
The Mexican fruit fly, Anastrepha ludens (Loew), is a quarantine pest in mango (Mangifera indica L.) that can be controlled by using a hot water treatment (HWT). This treatment is normally followed by a 30-min hydrocooling (HYC) process that reduces the negative effects that the treatment has on fruit quality. However, if hot water-treated fruits are immediately immersed in water at 21 °C, the survival rate of third-instar A. ludens may be increased. The current approved treatment protocol states that if HYC is used, then treated fruit should undergo an additional 10-min HWT or on platform for 30 min before HYC...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053859/is-there-a-role-for-diet-monotherapy-in-adult-epilepsy
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Mackenzie C Cervenka, Bobbie J Henry-Barron, Eric H Kossoff
Ten adults were treated with ketogenic diet monotherapy for epilepsy. Four patients were naïve to antiseizure drugs (ASDs), and six previously tried and stopped ASDs. Of four treatment-naïve participants, two (50%) were free from disabling seizures on Modified Atkins Diet (MAD) monotherapy for > 1 year. Two (50%) stopped. Four of six patients (67%) who had previously tried ASDs became seizure-free on diet monotherapy, and two experienced > 50% seizure reduction. Side effects included amenorrhea, weight loss, osteoporosis, and hyperlipidemia...
2017: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008324/vitamin-d3-for-the-treatment-of-epilepsy-basic-mechanisms-animal-models-and-clinical-trials
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Kevin Pendo, Christopher M DeGiorgio
There is increasing evidence supporting dietary and alternative therapies for epilepsy, including the ketogenic diet, modified Atkins diet, and omega-3 fatty acids. Vitamin D3 is actively under investigation as a potential intervention for epilepsy. Vitamin D3 is fat-soluble steroid, which shows promise in animal models of epilepsy. Basic research has shed light on the possible mechanisms by which Vitamin D3 may reduce seizures, and animal data support the efficacy of Vitamin D3 in rat and mouse models of epilepsy...
2016: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994368/efficacy-and-tolerability-of-the-modified-atkins-diet-in-young-children-with-refractory-epilepsy-indian-experience
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Ranju Mehta, Shaiphali Goel, Suvasini Sharma, Puneet Jain, Sharmila B Mukherjee, Satinder Aneja
BACKGROUND: The modified Atkins diet (MAD) has been used predominantly in older children, adolescents, and adults. There is a paucity of data on the use of the MAD in refractory epilepsy in young children. OBJECTIVES: This study was planned to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of the MAD in refractory epilepsy in young children. METHODS: This study recruited children aged 9 months to 3 years with refractory seizures. Children received MAD for 6-month with the on-going anticonvulsant medications being continued unchanged...
October 2016: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988111/diagnostic-accuracy-of-a-standardized-scheme-for-identification-of-streptococcus-uberis-in-quarter-milk-samples-a-comparison-between-conventional-bacteriological-examination-modified-rambach-agar-medium-culturing-and-16s-rrna-gene-sequencing
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Regina Wald, Martina Baumgartner, Verena Urbantke, Beatrix Stessl, Thomas Wittek
Bacteriological examination of milk samples is a prerequisite for pathogen-specific therapy and aids in limiting antimicrobial resistance. The aims of this study were to establish a standardized scheme for reliable Streptococcus uberis identification in routine diagnosis and to evaluate the accuracy of conventional tests and growing patterns of Strep. uberis on a selective medium (modified Rambach agar medium, MRAM) using 16S rRNA gene sequencing analysis as a reference method. We obtained isolates of presumptive Strep...
February 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942036/determinants-of-three-year-change-in-children-s-objectively-measured-sedentary-time
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Andrew J Atkin, Louise Foley, Kirsten Corder, Ulf Ekelund, Esther M F van Sluijs
BACKGROUND: Sedentary behaviours (SB) are highly prevalent in young people and may be adversely associated with physical and mental health. Understanding of the modifiable determinants of SB is necessary to inform the design of behaviour change interventions but much of the existing research is cross-sectional and focussed upon screen-based behaviours. PURPOSE: To examine the social, psychological and environmental determinants of change in children's objectively measured sedentary time from age 11 to 14 years...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940683/modification-of-an-established-pediatric-asthma-pathway-improves-evidence-based-efficient-care
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Lori Rutman, Robert C Atkins, Russell Migita, Jeffrey Foti, Suzanne Spencer, K Casey Lion, Davene R Wright, Michael G Leu, Chuan Zhou, Rita Mangione-Smith
OBJECTIVE: In September 2011, an established pediatric asthma pathway at a tertiary care children's hospital underwent significant revision. Modifications included simplification of the visual layout, addition of evidence-based recommendations regarding medication use, and implementation of standardized admission criteria. The objective of this study was to determine the impact of the modified asthma pathway on pathway adherence, percentage of patients receiving evidence-based care, length of stay, and cost...
December 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935201/probing-bilayer-grain-boundaries-in-large-area-graphene-with-tip-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy
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Kyoung-Duck Park, Markus B Raschke, Joanna M Atkin, Young Hee Lee, Mun Seok Jeong
The bilayer grain boundaries (GBs) in chemical-vapor-deposition-grown large-area graphene are identified using multispectral tip-enhanced Raman imaging with 18 nm spatial resolution. The misorientation angle of the bilayer GBs is determined from a quantitative analysis of the phonon-scattering properties associated with the modified electronic structure.
December 9, 2016: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875518/a-national-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial-to-examine-the-effect-of-enhanced-reminders-on-the-socioeconomic-gradient-in-uptake-in-bowel-cancer-screening
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Rosalind Raine, Sue M Moss, Christian von Wagner, Wendy Atkin, Ines Kralj Hans, Rosemary Howe, Francesca Solmi, Stephen Morris, Nicholas Counsell, Allan Hackshaw, Stephen Halloran, Graham Handley, Richard F Logan, Sandra Rainbow, Steve Smith, Julia Snowball, Helen Seaman, Mary Thomas, Samuel G Smith, Lesley M McGregor, Gemma Vart, Jane Wardle, Stephen W Duffy
BACKGROUND: The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme in England offers biennial guaiac faecal occult blood testing (gFOBt). There is a socioeconomic gradient in participation and socioeconomically disadvantaged groups have worse colorectal cancer survival than more advantaged groups. We compared the effectiveness and cost of an enhanced reminder letter with the usual reminder letter on overall uptake of gFOBt and the socioeconomic gradient in uptake. METHODS: We enhanced the usual reminder by including a heading 'A reminder to you' and a short paragraph restating the offer of screening in simple language...
December 6, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759811/ketogenic-diet-for-epilepsy-treatment
#15
Letícia Pereira de Brito Sampaio
The ketogenic diet (KD), a high-fat, low-carbohydrate, and adequate-protein diet is an established, effective nonpharmacologic treatment option for intractable childhood epilepsy. The KD was developed in 1921 and even though it has been increasingly used worldwide in the past decade, many neurologists are not familiar with this therapeutic approach. In the past few years, alternative and more flexible KD variants have been developed to make the treatment easier and more palatable while reducing side effects and making it available to larger group of refractory epilepsy patients...
October 2016: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27647878/modified-atkins-diet-induces-subacute-selective-ragged-red-fiber-lysis-in-mitochondrial-myopathy%C3%A2-patients
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Sofia Ahola, Mari Auranen, Pirjo Isohanni, Satu Niemisalo, Niina Urho, Jana Buzkova, Vidya Velagapudi, Nina Lundbom, Antti Hakkarainen, Tiina Muurinen, Päivi Piirilä, Kirsi H Pietiläinen, Anu Suomalainen
Mitochondrial myopathy (MM) with progressive external ophthalmoplegia (PEO) is a common manifestation of mitochondrial disease in adulthood, for which there is no curative therapy. In mice with MM, ketogenic diet significantly delayed progression of the disease. We asked in this pilot study what effects high-fat, low-carbohydrate "modified Atkins" diet (mAD) had for PEO/MM patients and control subjects and followed up the effects by clinical, morphological, transcriptomic, and metabolomic analyses. All of our five patients, irrespective of genotype, showed a subacute response after 1...
2016: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27603509/evaluation-of-a-simplified-modified-atkins-diet-for-use-by-parents-with-low-levels-of-literacy-in-children-with-refractory-epilepsy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Suvasini Sharma, Shaiphali Goel, Puneet Jain, Anuja Agarwala, Satinder Aneja
PURPOSE: This study was planned to develop and evaluate a simple, easy-to-understand variation of the modified Atkins diet, for use by parents with low levels of literacy in children with refractory epilepsy. METHODS: This study was conducted in two phases. In the first phase, a simplified version of the modified Atkins diet was developed. In the second phase this was evaluated in children aged 2-14 years who had daily seizures despite the appropriate use of at least two anticonvulsant drugs, in an open-label randomized-controlled-trial...
September 1, 2016: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27594893/erratum-to-modified-atkins-diet-in-advanced-malignancies-final-results-of-a-safety-and-feasibility-trial-within-the-veterans-affairs-pittsburgh-healthcare-system
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Jocelyn L Tan-Shalaby, Jennifer Carrick, Krystal Edinger, Dana Genovese, Andrew D Liman, Vida A Passero, Rashmikant B Shah
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1186/s12986-016-0113-y.].
2016: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27525031/modified-atkins-diet-in-advanced-malignancies-final-results-of-a-safety-and-feasibility-trial-within-the-veterans-affairs-pittsburgh-healthcare-system
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Jocelyn L Tan-Shalaby, Jennifer Carrick, Krystal Edinger, Dana Genovese, Andrew D Liman, Vida A Passero, Rashmikant B Shah
BACKGROUND: Dysfunctional mitochondrial processes limit malignant cells ability to use energy from fatty acids and ketones. Animal studies using ketogenic diets for cancer show encouraging results. We tested the diet's safety and feasibility in cancer patients across a broad variety of solid tumors. METHODS: We recruited 17 advanced cancer patients who were not on chemotherapy. They consumed 20 to 40 g of carbohydrates daily with evaluations performed weekly until week 4, then every 4 weeks until 16 weeks...
2016: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27273526/use-of-modified-atkins-diet-in-glucose-transporter-type-1-deficiency-syndrome
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Sofiane Amalou, Domitille Gras, Adina Ilea, Marie-Odile Greneche, Laurent Francois, Vanina Bellavoine, Catherine Delanoe, Stéphane Auvin
AIM: Glucose transporter type 1 deficiency syndrome (GLUT1-DS) results from impaired glucose transport into the brain, and is treated with a ketogenic diet. A few reports have suggested effectiveness of treatment using the modified Atkins diet (MAD). We aimed to assess the efficacy of MAD as a treatment for GLUT1-DS. METHOD: We evaluated the efficacy of MAD in 10 patients (four males, six females; mean age at diagnosis [SD] 6.2y [1.7], min-max: 4mo-12y) with GLUT1-DS...
November 2016: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
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