Use of the Atkins Diet for Adults With Intractable Epilepsy
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Use of the Atkins Diet for Adults With Intractable Epilepsy|
- Seizure reduction
|Study Start Date:||June 2004|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2007|
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.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00121927
|United States, Maryland|
|Johns Hopkins Hospital GCRC|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21287|
|Principal Investigator:||Eric H Kossoff, MD||Johns Hopkins University|