What are the minimum requirements for ketogenic diet services in resource-limited regions? Recommendations from the International League Against Epilepsy Task Force for Dietary Therapy

Eric H. Kossoff, Nabil Al-Macki, MacKenzie C. Cervenka, Heung D. Kim, Jianxiang Liao, Katherine Megaw, Janak K. Nathan, Ximena Raimann, Rocio Rivera, Adelheid Wiemer-Kruel, Emma Williams, Beth A. Zupec-Kania

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Summary Despite the increasing use of dietary therapies for children and adults with refractory epilepsy, the availability of these treatments in developing countries with limited resources remains suboptimal. One possible contributory factor may be the costs. There is often reported a significant perceived need for a large ketogenic diet team, supplements, laboratory studies, and follow-up visits to provide this treatment. The 2009 Epilepsia Consensus Statement described ideal requirements for a ketogenic diet center, but in some situations this is not feasible. As a result, the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) Task Force on Dietary Therapy was asked to convene and provide practical, cost-effective recommendations for new ketogenic diet centers in resource-limited regions of the world.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1337-1342
Number of pages6
JournalEpilepsia
Volume56
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Sep 1

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Ketogenic Diet
Advisory Committees
Epilepsy
Costs and Cost Analysis
Therapeutics
Developing Countries

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  • Clinical Neurology

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Kossoff, Eric H. ; Al-Macki, Nabil ; Cervenka, MacKenzie C. ; Kim, Heung D. ; Liao, Jianxiang ; Megaw, Katherine ; Nathan, Janak K. ; Raimann, Ximena ; Rivera, Rocio ; Wiemer-Kruel, Adelheid ; Williams, Emma ; Zupec-Kania, Beth A. / What are the minimum requirements for ketogenic diet services in resource-limited regions? Recommendations from the International League Against Epilepsy Task Force for Dietary Therapy. In: Epilepsia. 2015 ; Vol. 56, No. 9. pp. 1337-1342.
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What are the minimum requirements for ketogenic diet services in resource-limited regions? Recommendations from the International League Against Epilepsy Task Force for Dietary Therapy. / Kossoff, Eric H.; Al-Macki, Nabil; Cervenka, MacKenzie C.; Kim, Heung D.; Liao, Jianxiang; Megaw, Katherine; Nathan, Janak K.; Raimann, Ximena; Rivera, Rocio; Wiemer-Kruel, Adelheid; Williams, Emma; Zupec-Kania, Beth A.

In: Epilepsia, Vol. 56, No. 9, 01.09.2015, p. 1337-1342.

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