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Ketogenic diet for epilepsy treatment

Overview of attention for article published in Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria, October 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#8 of 764)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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9 tweeters
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Title
Ketogenic diet for epilepsy treatment
Published in
Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria, October 2016
DOI 10.1590/0004-282x20160116
Pubmed ID
Authors

Letícia Pereira de Brito Sampaio

Abstract

The ketogenic diet (KD), a high-fat, low-carbohydrate, and adequate-protein diet is an established, effective nonpharmacologic treatment option for intractable childhood epilepsy. The KD was developed in 1921 and even though it has been increasingly used worldwide in the past decade, many neurologists are not familiar with this therapeutic approach. In the past few years, alternative and more flexible KD variants have been developed to make the treatment easier and more palatable while reducing side effects and making it available to larger group of refractory epilepsy patients. This review summarizes the history of the KD and the principles and efficacy of the classic ketogenic diet, medium-chain triglyceride(s) (MCT) ketogenic diet, modified Atkins diet, and low glycemic index treatment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 266 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 73 27%
Student > Master 34 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 5%
Student > Postgraduate 13 5%
Researcher 12 5%
Other 35 13%
Unknown 86 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 54 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 44 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 23 9%
Neuroscience 16 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 4%
Other 21 8%
Unknown 97 36%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 31. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 November 2020.
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#839,669
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Outputs from Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
#8
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#25,127
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Outputs of similar age from Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
#1
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