We read with interest the review article by Park et al. “The ketogenic diet for super-refractory status epilepticus patients in intensive care units” published online in the Brain & Development [
]. The authors retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 16 children with super-refractory status epilepticus (SRSE), who were treated with the ketogenic diet (KD) in the intensive care unit of the hospital. The authors concluded that their experience indicates that the KD is an effective alternative therapeutic strategy for SRSE patients in ICUs with adequate efficacy and safety in reducing seizure frequency. Although we agree with most of the authors’ experience we would like to put one question.
- Park E.G.
- Lee J.
- Lee J.
The ketogenic diet for super-refractory status epilepticus patients in intensive care units.
Brain Dev. 2019; (pii: S0387-7604(18)30173-6)
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- The ketogenic diet for super-refractory status epilepticus patients in intensive care units.Brain Dev. 2019; (pii: S0387-7604(18)30173-6)
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Published online: February 22, 2019
Accepted: February 12, 2019
Received: February 4, 2019
© 2019 The Japanese Society of Child Neurology. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.