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2010-05-17 15:01:43

The high-fat ketogenic diet can dramatically reduce or completely eliminate debilitating seizures in most children with infantile spasms, whose seizures persist despite medication, according to a Johns Hopkins Children's Center study published online April 30 in the journal Epilepsia. Infantile spasms, also called West syndrome, is a stubborn form of epilepsy that often does not get better with antiseizure drugs. Because poorly controlled infantile spasms may cause brain damage, the Hopkins...

2008-12-08 15:21:32

U.S. researchers said it is generally safe to withdraw anti-seizure medications in children with epilepsy who have achieved seizure-freedom. Study author Dr. Katherine Nickels, a Mayo Clinic pediatric neurologist, and colleagues reviewed the records of 241 children, ages 1 month to 16 years, who were diagnosed with new-onset epilepsy from 1990 to 2000. The researchers identified 152 children who were diagnosed and treated with anti-seizure medication and had at least five years of follow-up....

2008-12-07 11:05:57

A new Mayo Clinic study found that it is generally safe to withdraw anti-seizure medications in children with epilepsy who have achieved seizure-freedom while on the medication. Researchers found that these children were not at high risk of subsequently developing intractable epilepsy. The study will be presented on Sunday, Dec. 7, at the American Epilepsy Society's annual meeting in Seattle.Epilepsy is a disorder characterized by the occurrence of two or more seizures. It affects more than 3...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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