The Ketogenic Diet: A Treatment for Epilepsy

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Sometimes called the "miracle diet," the ketogenic diet has helped doctors treat difficult-to-control epileptic seizures in thousands of children. Coauthored by two respected Johns Hopkins neurologists, The Ketogenic Diet continues to be the definitive guide for parents, physicians, and dieticians wanting to implement this strict diet. This fourth edition is extensively updated to reflect current advances in understanding how the diet works, how it should be used, and the future role of the diet as a treatment. ...
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Overview

Sometimes called the "miracle diet," the ketogenic diet has helped doctors treat difficult-to-control epileptic seizures in thousands of children. Coauthored by two respected Johns Hopkins neurologists, The Ketogenic Diet continues to be the definitive guide for parents, physicians, and dieticians wanting to implement this strict diet. This fourth edition is extensively updated to reflect current advances in understanding how the diet works, how it should be used, and the future role of the diet as a treatment. The best-seller also includes sample meal plans, a food database, a section on how the Atkins and modified ketogenic diet can be used as alternative diets to control epilepsy, and much more.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Yevgenya Kaydanova, MD, PhD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This book contains all the facts about the ketogenic diet, and shares parents' and physicians' treatment experiences in children with ketogenic diet. This edition is completely revised and updated and includes data of new studies and laboratory resources, new and improved menus, and revised instructions for diet calculations. The first edition was published in 1994.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide comprehensive information and to answer the question about ketogenic diet based upon advances in understanding of scientific basis and analysis of clinical data that has taken place in the last decade.
Audience: This book is written for doctors and dietitians who treat children with epilepsy and for parents of children with seizure disorders. It also may be interesting for in neurology and pediatric residents.
Features: This book covers the broad spectrum of seizures related to ketogenic diet including historical overviews, scientific basis of curative effect of ketogenic diet, and practical applications. The best aspect is that it provides detailed and comprehensive guidelines for implementation of ketogenic diet as treatment option for uncontrolled seizure disorders children. The unique features are appendixes that include food databases and critical pathway charts.
Assessment: This is an excellent handbook not only for those physicians and parents who are naive in using the ketogenic diet for the treatment of children with epilepsy, but also for those who are already experienced in this field. All recommendations are made based upon analysis of latest clinical and scientific data. This is definite advantage of this book compared to its previous editions.
Yevgenya A. Kaydanova
This book contains all the facts about the ketogenic diet, and shares parents' and physicians' treatment experiences in children with ketogenic diet. This edition is completely revised and updated and includes data of new studies and laboratory resources, new and improved menus, and revised instructions for diet calculations. The first edition was published in 1994. The purpose is to provide comprehensive information and to answer the question about ketogenic diet based upon advances in understanding of scientific basis and analysis of clinical data that has taken place in the last decade. This book is written for doctors and dietitians who treat children with epilepsy and for parents of children with seizure disorders. It also may be interesting for in neurology and pediatric residents. This book covers the broad spectrum of seizures related to ketogenic diet including historical overviews, scientific basis of curative effect of ketogenic diet, and practical applications. The best aspect is that it provides detailed and comprehensive guidelines for implementation of ketogenic diet as treatment option for uncontrolled seizure disorders children. The unique features are appendixes that include food databases and critical pathway charts. This is an excellent handbook not only for those physicians and parents who are naive in using the ketogenic diet for the treatment of children with epilepsy, but also for those who are already experienced in this field. All recommendations are made based upon analysis of latest clinical and scientific data. This is definite advantage of this book compared to its previous editions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781888799392
  • Publisher: Demos Health
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Dedication
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction to the Ketogenic Diet 3
2 Answers to Common Questions 24
3 An Historical Overview of the Ketogenic Diet 33
4 Initiating the Ketogenic Diet 53
5 Fine-Tuning the Diet: The Key to Success 70
6 Making It Work at Home and on the Road 96
7 Going Off the Diet 110
8 Calculating the Ketogenic Diet 119
9 Liquid Formulas and Tube Feedings 143
10 Sample Meal Plans 153
11 Studies and New Data 183
12 Conclusion 192
A Medications 197
B Johns Hopkins Hospital Nursing Critical Pathways 205
C Selected References 211
D Food Database 215
Index 225
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