Last updated on February 2018

Effect of Outpatient Classic Ketogenic Diet in Epileptic Children and Adolescent.


Brief description of study

This study will consider the effectiveness of the ketogenic diet (high-fat, low-carbohydrate, and moderate protein) in treating epilepsy. Investigators enroll a group of eligible epileptic children and adolescent who have been referred from epilepsy center to our clinic and prescribe them ketogenic diet.

Detailed Study Description

This research will be done to observe efficacy, safety, and tolerability of the classic ketogenic diet (CKD) on an outpatient basis without fasting, caloric and fluid restriction in children with and adolescents with intractable epilepsy.

30 children and adolescents with intractable epilepsy based on inclusion and exclusion criteria have been enrolled in the study, Investigators prescribe them classic ketogenic diet. Efficacy of the diet will be assessed through seizure rates, number of anti-epileptic drug used by the patients, and EEG changes. Seizure frequency will be assessed by seizure record diary that is filled out by family of the patients and will be compared with data that will be taken at 1, 3 months after start of the diet. EEG will be taken at baseline and 3 months after start of the diet. Patients will be reviewed at 1, 3 months after start of the diet at outpatient clinic. Intolerances and Complications will be documented at each clinic visits and via telephone calling during clinic visits intervals to evaluate tolerability and safety of the KD. For close monitoring of the complications along with blood tests and urinalysis Investigators will do echocardiography and renal ultrasound at baseline and 3 months after start of the diet. Laboratory values will be assessed at baseline and 3 months after start of the diet. Also, nutritional status and growth of children will be assessed at baseline and 1, 3 months after start of diet.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03031028

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