Use of the Atkins Diet for Adults With Intractable Epilepsy
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00121927|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 21, 2005
Last Update Posted : January 27, 2010
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Epilepsy||Behavioral: Atkins diet (15 grams/day carbohydrates)|
Patients are seen in the Johns Hopkins General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) and started on a modified Atkins diet (15g/day of carbohydrates). Medications remain unchanged and labs are drawn. Followup is at 1 month, 3 months, and 6 months into the study. After 1 month, carbohydrates and medications can be altered. Ketosis (urine) is measured by patients semiweekly, weight weekly, and seizures daily and recorded on a calendar.
This study is ongoing with approximately 20 patients of 30 enrolled as of February 2006.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||30 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Use of the Atkins Diet for Adults With Intractable Epilepsy|
|Study Start Date :||June 2004|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||June 2007|
- Seizure reduction
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00121927
|United States, Maryland|
|Johns Hopkins Hospital GCRC|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21287|
|Principal Investigator:||Eric H Kossoff, MD||Johns Hopkins University|