[Ketogenic diet for refractory epilepsy]

Virgilio S, Pichon-Riviere A, Augustovski F, García Martí S, Alcaraz A, Bardach A, Ciapponi A.
Record ID 32018001517
Original Title: Dieta cetogénica en epilepsia refractaria
Authors' recomendations: CONCLUSIONS Moderate quality evidence suggests that in patients with refractory epilepsy, following a ketogenic diet in addition to the standard care would decrease the frequency of seizure episodes. Most clinical practice guidelines surveyed consider that the ketogenic diet is a treatment alternative for children and teenagers with refractory epilepsy. No coverage policies from health sponsors, both public and private, explicitly mentioning coverage of this diet have been found. One United States private sponsor covers hospitalization prior to ketogenic diet initiation. No economic studies have been found assessing cost-effectiveness of a ketogenic diet for refractory epilepsy.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2018
URL for published report: https://www.iecs.org.ar/home-ets/
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Argentina
MeSH Terms
  • Epilepsy
  • Seizures
  • Diet, Ketogenic
Organisation Name: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy
Contact Address: Dr. Emilio Ravignani 2024, Buenos Aires - Argentina, C1414 CABA
Contact Name: info@iecs.org.ar
Contact Email: info@iecs.org.ar
Copyright: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS)
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