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Systemic primary carnitine deficiency with hypoglycemic encephalopathy

Acute hypoglycemia in children is not an uncommon disease that can be encountered in the Emergency Department. Most cases of childhood hypoglycemia are caused by ketotic hypoglycemia due to missed meals. Often, hypoketotic hypoglycemia can also occur, which suggests hyperinsulinemia or a defect in fatty acid oxidation. Carnitine is essential for long chain fatty acids transfer into mitochondria for oxidation. We present a case of systemic primary carnitine deficiency who presented with seizures due to hypoketotic hypoglycemia.

The effect of phosphatidylserine administration on memory and symptoms of attention‐deficit hyperactivity disorder: a randomised, double‐blind, placebo‐controlled clinical trial

Attention‐deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood (Wilens et al., 2002). ADHD symptoms include difficulties in paying attention and staying focused, controlling behaviour and hyperactivity. Symptoms often result in underperforming at school and often put a strain on family relationships. It is normal for all children to be inattentive, impulsive or hyperactive sometimes but, for children with ADHD, these symptoms are more severe and occur more often.

Attention‐deficit hyperactivity disorder patients are classified into three subtypes: predominantly inattentive, predominately hyperactive‐impulsive and combined hyperactive‐impulsive and inattentive. A child must have symptoms for ≥6 months to a degree that is greater than other children of the same age to be diagnosed with the disorder. The exact cause of the disorder has yet to be specified; however, genetic influences, environmental toxins and nutritional deficiencies were proposed as risk factors (Pellow et al., 2011). Conventional treatment for ADHD consists of behavioural interventions and stimulant and antidepressant medications. Stimulant drugs such as methylphenidate mimic the action of the neurotransmitter dopamine and norepinephrine and were shown to improve ADHD symptoms in most children. However, 20–30% of children do not respond to this class of drug or were unable to tolerate them as a result of adverse effects (Rapport et al., 1994; Goldman et al., 1998). Side effects may include anxiety, mood swings, loss of appetite, insomnia, increase in blood pressure and heart rate and, at higher doses, even paranoid psychoses (Brue & Oakland, 2002). Antidepressants are considered to increase neurotransmitter levels in the brain; however, numerous potential side effects are associated with these drugs (Pellow et al., 2011). As a result of the potential negative side effects of common ADHD drugs, parents are looking for natural alternatives to manage the symptoms.

Herbal Therapy Is Equivalent to Rifaximin for the Treatment of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is defined as an increase in the concentration of bacteria of more than 100 000 colony-forming units per mL of proximal jejunal fluid. Although the overall prevalence of SIBO in the general public is unknown, a metaanalysis has shown that the prevalence of SIBO is approximately 56% among patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). At present, the prevalence of SIBO in the community or in a tertiary-care gastroenterology referral practice remains unknown. SIBO is becoming an increasingly significant problem in clinical practice as its manifestations can be protean and range from a full-blown enteropathy causing profound malabsorption and malnutrition simulating celiac disease to mild symptoms that overlap with IBS. There are several factors involved in the pathogenesis of SIBO that have in common a disruption in the natural protective antibacterial mechanisms of the gut as shown in Tables 113. These factors, alone or in combination, can predispose the gut toward dysbiosis and favor the growth and colonization of aerobes and anaerobes in the proximal jejunum and may provide barrier(s) from achieving durable remission of symptoms following treatment.Currently, lactulose breath testing (LBT) is the most commonly used procedure for diagnosing SIBO.,LBT is useful as an indirect testing method for SIBO, given that the human gastrointestinal (GI) tract does not absorb or use lactulose, which is metabolized by bacteria to produce hydrogen and methane gas. These gases are then measured by gas chromatography. Once suspected SIBO is diagnosed, it should be treated to prevent its myriad of adverse consequences.

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