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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687854/neuroprotective-effects-of-vitamin-d-alone-or-in-combination-with-lamotrigine-against-lithium-pilocarpine-model-of-status-epilepticus-in-rats
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Amal M Mahfoz, Ali F Abdel-Wahab, Mohamed A Afify, Naiyer Shahzad, Ibrahim A A Ibrahim, Naser A ElSawy, Ghazi A Bamagous, Saeed S Al Ghamdi
Status epilepticus (SE) is considered one of the major serious forms of epilepsy with high mortality rate. Since the currently available antiepileptic drugs have low efficacy and high adverse effects, new more efficient and safe therapies are critically needed. There is increasing evidence supporting dietary and alternative therapies for epilepsy, including the ketogenic diet, modified Atkins diet, and omega-3 fatty acids. Recent studies have shown significant prophylactic and therapeutic potential of vitamin D (vit-D) use in many neurological disorders...
July 7, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671671/wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-activation-and-macrophage-induction-during-liver-cancer-development-following-steatosis
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A Debebe, V Medina, C-Y Chen, I M Mahajan, C Jia, D Fu, L He, N Zeng, B W Stiles, C-L Chen, M Wang, K-R Aggarwal, Z Peng, J Huang, J Chen, M Li, T Dong, S Atkins, Z Borok, W Yuan, K Machida, C Ju, M Kahn, D Johnson, B L Stiles
Obesity confers an independent risk for carcinogenesis. In the liver, steatosis often proceeds cancer formation; however, the mechanisms by which steatosis promotes carcinogenesis is unknown. We hypothesize that steatosis alters the microenvironment to promote proliferation of tumor initiating cells (TICs) and carcinogenesis. We used several liver cancer models to address the mechanisms underlying the role of obesity in cancer and verified these findings in patient populations. Using bioinformatics analysis and verified by biochemical assays, we identified that hepatosteatosis resulting from either Pten deletion or transgenic expression of HCV core/NS5A proteins, promotes the activation of Wnt/β-catenin...
July 3, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609140/lipid-lowering-activity-of-artichoke-extracts-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Amirhossein Sahebkar, Matteo Pirro, Maciej Banach, Dimitri P Mikhailidis, Stephen L Atkin, Arrigo F G Cicero
Artichoke is a component of the Mediterranean diet. Therefore, the aim of this meta-analysis was to determine if artichoke extract supplementation affected human lipid parameters. The search included PubMed-Medline, Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar databases up to March 28, 2017, to identify RCTs investigating the impact of artichoke extracts on plasma lipid levels. Quantitative data synthesis was performed using a random-effects model, with weighed mean difference (WMD) and 95% confidence interval (CI) as summary statistics...
June 13, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579059/neuroketotherapeutics-a-modern-review-of-a-century-old-therapy
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Scott J Koppel, Russell H Swerdlow
Neuroketotherapeutics represent a class of bioenergetic medicine therapies that feature the induction of ketosis. These therapies include medium-chain triglyceride supplements, ketone esters, fasting, strenuous exercise, the modified Atkins diet, and the classic ketogenic diet. Extended experience reveals persons with epilepsy, especially pediatric epilepsy, benefit from ketogenic diets although the mechanisms that underlie its effects remain unclear. Data indicate ketotherapeutics enhance mitochondrial respiration, promote neuronal long-term potentiation, increase BDNF expression, increase GPR signaling, attenuate oxidative stress, reduce inflammation, and alter protein post-translational modifications via lysine acetylation and β-hydroxybutyrylation...
June 1, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553405/cdkl-5-encephalopathy-in-an-indian-girl-partial-response-to-the-modified-atkins-diet
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Suvasini Sharma, Shaiphali Goel, Puneet Jain, Carla Marini, Davide Mei
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531620/compliance-of-pediatric-patients-with-refractory-epilepsy-to-ketogenic-modified-atkins-diet
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Sofia Zouganeli, Euaggelia Tasiou, Melpomeni Giorgi, Maria Tsirouda, Artemis Stefanede, Argirios Dinopoulos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531110/multifaceted-health-benefits-of-mangifera-indica-l-mango-the-inestimable-value-of-orchards-recently-planted-in-sicilian-rural-areas
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Marianna Lauricella, Sonia Emanuele, Giuseppe Calvaruso, Michela Giuliano, Antonella D'Anneo
Historically, Mangifera indica L. cultivations have been widely planted in tropical areas of India, Africa, Asia, and Central America. However, at least 20 years ago its spreading allowed the development of some cultivars in Sicily, an island to the south of Italy, where the favourable subtropical climate and adapted soils represent the perfect field to create new sources of production for the Sicilian agricultural supply chain. Currently, cultivations of Kensington Pride, Keitt, Glenn, Maya, and Tommy Atkins varieties are active in Sicily and their products meet the requirements of local and European markets...
May 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437535/clinical-aspects-of-glucose-transporter-type-1-deficiency-information-from-a-global-registry
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Jian Hao, Dorothy I Kelly, Jianzhong Su, Juan M Pascual
Importance: Case reports regularly document unique or unusual aspects of glucose transporter type 1 deficiency (G1D). In contrast, population studies from which to draw global inferences are lacking. Twenty-five years after the earliest case reports, this deficiency still particularly affects treatment and prognostic counseling. Objective: To examine the most common features of G1D. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this study, data were collected electronically from 181 patients with G1D through a web-based, worldwide patient registry from December 1, 2013, through December 1, 2016...
June 1, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416069/-dietary-treatment-of-medically-refractory-epilepsy-in-children-and-adolescents
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Frederikke Høgsbro-Rode, Katrine M Harris Johannesen, Vibeke Stubbings, Helle Hjalgrim
Ketogenic diet (KD) is used worldwide in the treatment of medically refractory epilepsy. Since the introduction of KD in the early 1900s, new approaches such as medium-chain triglyceride ketogenic diet, modified Atkins diet and low glycaemic index treatment have been suggested as alternative treatments. Several studies have documented significant seizure reduction from all four diets. The aim of this article is to give an overview of the effect of dietary treatment and to discuss advantages in initiating dietary treatment as an early treatment instead of as a last option...
April 3, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339136/eosinophilic-esophagitis-phenotypes-ready-for-prime-time
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REVIEW
Dan Atkins, Glenn T Furuta, Chris A Liacouras, Jonathan M Spergel
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is one of the most common causes of reflux-like symptoms and feeding problems in children and food impaction and dysphagia in adults with a prevalence of 1:2500. Therapeutic options include diet, use of swallowed corticosteroids, or dilation. In the last several years, recent clinical and translational researches have identified some common and distinctive features, for example, the varying response to diet and medications. As EoE shares some characteristics with both asthma and inflammatory bowel disease, the advances in these fields suggest that various phenotypes may also exist in patients with EoE...
June 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288483/efficacy-of-treatments-for-infantile-spasms-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
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/28283156/dietary-therapy-and-nutrition-management-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis-a-work-group-report-of-the-american-academy-of-allergy-asthma-and-immunology
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Marion Groetch, Carina Venter, Isabel Skypala, Berber Vlieg-Boerstra, Kate Grimshaw, Raquel Durban, Alison Cassin, Michelle Henry, Kara Kliewer, Lynda Kabbash, Dan Atkins, Anna Nowak-Węgrzyn, Mark Holbreich, Mirna Chehade
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic/immune-antigen-mediated disease characterized clinically by symptoms related to esophageal dysfunction and histologically by eosinophil-predominant inflammation. Dietary elimination therapy has been shown to be an effective, drug-free prescription for the treatment of EoE. A range of different dietary elimination therapies have been used. Regardless of the elimination diet chosen, dietary therapy requires in-depth nutrition assessment and management. Elimination diets are not without risk and may impact nutritional status, eating pleasure, and overall quality of life...
March 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
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/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...
April 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164387/incidence-of-chronic-kidney-disease-among-people-with-diabetes-a-systematic-review-of-observational-studies
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REVIEW
D N Koye, J E Shaw, C M Reid, R C Atkins, A T Reutens, D J Magliano
AIMS: The aim was to systematically review published articles that reported the incidence of chronic kidney disease among people with diabetes. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed using MEDLINE, Embase and CINAHL databases. The titles and abstracts of all publications identified by the search were reviewed and 10 047 studies were retrieved. RESULTS: A total of 71 studies from 30 different countries with sample sizes ranging from 505 to 211 132 met the inclusion criteria...
February 6, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
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/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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REVIEW
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
#19
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/27906799/diet-and-stress-in-pediatric-eosinophilic-esophagitis
#20
Christine Case, Glenn T Furuta, Dan Atkins, Zhaozing Pan, Jane Robinson
Clinical experiences and recent studies suggest that Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) has the potential to induce caregiver (CG) and child stress. The specific sources of CG EoE-related stress remain uncertain. To address this, we performed a survey of CGs and youth attending an EoE patient education symposium that measured potential stressful elements in their daily life. Our results indicated that CGs experienced most stress associated with purchasing, preparation and completion of meals. We conclude that providers should consider this in choosing therapeutic approaches for children with EoE...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
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