September 01, 2008 Archives - Clinical Advisor

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INCREASED PRACTITIONER INTERACTION MAY IMPROVE RELIEF IN IBS PATIENTS

Level 2: Mid-level evidence A randomized trial evaluated the impact of increased practitioner interaction in 262 patients (mean age 39 years) with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) (BMJ. 2008;336:999-1003; full-text available online free of charge at: www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/336/7651/999; accessed August 13, 2008). Patients were randomized to one of three groups for three weeks: waiting-list control vs. placebo…

KETOGENIC DIET MAY REDUCE SEIZURES IN CHILDREN WITH INTRACTABLE EPILEPSY

A recent trial evaluated the efficacy of the ketogenic diet for the treatment of seizures in children (Lancet Neurol. 2008;7:500-506). Children aged 2-16 years (N=145) with at least seven seizures per week and no response to at least two anti-epileptic drugs were randomized to the ketogenic diet vs. no change in…

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