Epilepsy and the Ketogenic Diet by Carl E. StafstromEpilepsy and the Ketogenic Diet by Carl E. Stafstrom

Epilepsy and the Ketogenic Diet

EditorCarl E. Stafstrom

Paperback | November 9, 2010

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A benchmark synthesis of the current state of the science and clinical practice of the ketogenic diet. On the basic science side, the authors review what is known about the basic biochemical mechanisms of action of the KD at the molecular level, spelling out in detail its complex interactions with nutrient components, neurodevelopment, brain biochemistry, and physiology. They also examine the effects of the KD on the metabolism of fats, amino acids, and carbohydrates in the central nervous system at both the macro and cellular levels. On the clinical side, physicians, dietitians, and nurses provide a full range of information concerning the treatment of seizures with KD, including a detailed assessment of the indications for, and the contraindications and/or complications that arise from, its use, detailed equations that permit the caregiver to calculate the actual amounts of different types of foods that can be included in daily diet plans, and documented information on the carbohydrate and calorie content of hundreds of commonly used drugs.
Title:Epilepsy and the Ketogenic DietFormat:PaperbackDimensions:375 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0 inPublished:November 9, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part I. BackgroundAn Introduction to Seizures and Epilepsy: Cellular Mechanisms Underlying Classification and TreatmentCarl E. StafstromHistory and Origin of the Ketogenic DietJames W. WhelessPart II. Clinical AspectsThe Ketogenic Diet: The Physician's PerspectiveEric H. Kossoff and John M. FreemanClinical Use of the Ketogenic Diet: The Dietitian's RoleBeth Zupec-Kania, Rhonda Roell Werner, and Mary L. ZupancHow to Maintain and Support a Ketogenic Diet Program: A Nursing PerspectiveJeri E. Nichols Sutherling and Danine Mele-HayesEfficacy of the Ketogenic DietJames E. Rubenstein and Eileen P. G. ViningThe Ketogenic Diet in AdultsMichael R. Sperling and Maromi NeiIndications and Contraindications of the Ketogenic DietAnna Gunhild Christina BergqvistComplications of the Ketogenic DietKaren R. Ballaban-GilMeasuring and Interpreting Ketosis and Fatty Acid Profiles in Patients on a High-Fat Ketogenic DietKathy Musa-Veloso and Stephen C. CunnaneInsights From Neuroimaging Studies Into Ketosis and the Ketogenic DietJullie W. PanPotential Applications of the Ketogenic Diet in Disorders Other Than EpilepsyRif S. El-MallakhDietary Treatments for Epilepsy Other Than the Ketogenic DietCarl E. Stafstrom and Gregory L. HolmesPart III. Basic Science PerspectivesEffects of the Ketogenic Diet on Cerebral Energy MetabolismDouglas R. Nordli, Jr. and Darryl C. De VivoThe Ketogenic Diet: Interactions With Brain Amino Acid HandlingMarc Yudkoff, Yevgeny Daikhin, Ilana Nissim, and Itzhak NissimMolecular Regulation of KetogenesisTim E. CullingfordThe Effects of Ketone Bodies on Neuronal ExcitabilitySergei S. Likhodii and W. McIntyre BurnhamEffects of the Ketogenic Diet on Acute Seizure ModelsDouglas A. Eagles and Kristopher J. BoughCaloric Restriction and Epilepsy: Historical Perspectives, Relationship to the Ketogenic Diet, and Analysis in Epileptic EL MiceThomas N. Seyfried, Amanda E. Greene, and Mariana T. TodorovaThe Role of Norepinephrine in the Anticonvulsant Mechanism of Action of the Ketogenic DietPatricia SzotGalanin and Neuropeptide Y: Orexigenic Neuropeptides Link Food Intake, Energy Homeostasis, and Seizure SusceptibilityDavid WeinshenkerThe Neuroprotective and Antiepileptogenic Effects of the Ketogenic DietJong M. RhoAfterword: A Parent's Perspective on Childhood Epilepsy: The Things I Wish They Had Told UsJim AbrahamsEpilogueCarl E. Stafstrom and Jong M. RhoAppendix A: The Carbohydrate and Caloric Content of DrugsGeorge Karvelas, Denis Lebel, and Lionel CarmantAppendix B: Ketogenic Diet ResourcesCarl E. Stafstrom and Jong M. RhoIndex

Editorial Reviews

Foreword by Philip A. Schwartzkroin, PhD"This book is a comprehensive summary of the use of the ketogenic diet for treatment of medically intractable epilepsy. This book should be read by all those caring for patients with medically intractable epilepsy, and should be on the shelves of all those involved in supervising the ketogenic diet."-The Lancet