Epigenetics and Gut Microbiota in Children With Epilepsy (EpiMICRO)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04063007|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : August 20, 2019
Last Update Posted : August 20, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Epilepsy||Other: Ketogenic diet||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||60 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||This is a prospective, non-randomized study|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||The Potential Impact of the Ketogenic Diet on Epigenetics and Gut Microbiota in Children With Epilepsy|
|Actual Study Start Date :||August 15, 2017|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||July 2021|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||October 2021|
The patients follow the ordinary treatment protocol for initiation and follow-up of the ketogenic diet
Other: Ketogenic diet
The patients follow the ordinary treatment protocol for ketogenic diet
- Characterization of the gut microbiota [ Time Frame: From baseline to 12 weeks of dietary treatment. ]Changes in the gut microbiota composition in fecal samples from baseline to 12 weeks of dietary treatment will be measured by 16S rRNA analysis.
- Characterization of DNA methylation [ Time Frame: From baseline to 12 weeks of dietary treatment. ]Changes in the DNA methylation in white blood cells from baseline to 12 weeks of dietary treatment will be analyzed using the Infinium Methylation EPIC Kit.
- Quality of life [ Time Frame: 12 weeks of dietary treatment. ]The impact of the dietary treatment on quality of life will be examined by using a questionaire before and after 12 weeks of dietary treatment. The quality of life score is a parental measure of the impact for the family, based on their hopes and expectations of the effects of the ketogenic diet.The quality of life is rate on a scale from 0 to 10 (0 = quality of life is poor, 10 = quality of life is very good)
- Adverse effects [ Time Frame: 12 weeks of dietary treatment. ]To identify potential adverse effects induced by the dietary treatment measured by a structured interview.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04063007
|Contact: Kaja K Selmer, PhD||0047 22 11 77 email@example.com|
|Contact: Sigrid Pedersen, MScfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Oslo University Hospital||Recruiting|
|Oslo, Norway, 0424|
|Contact: Kaja K Selmer, PhD 004722117783 email@example.com|
|Contact: Sigrid Pedersen, MSc 004767501491 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator:||Kaja K Selmer, PhD||Oslo University Hospital|