Welcome Researchers

This is the blog for those in research. This could include researchers, students, clinicians, or scientists. Here there will be discussions focused on the biochemistry side of PKT and on research items. 

Guide to Wonderments Blog

Guide to the Wonderments Blog Posts The “Wonderments” posts are musing by Dr. Borum triggered by publications or comments that have come our way. If it is a publication in PubMed, the citation will be given including the url to the free abstract. It will be located near the top of the post, just under [...]

Wonder If: Our Patients Would Benefit From Disruptive Scientific Thinking

Brief Guide to the Post: -  Black text in box = words from other authors -  Green text in box = our words Link to full Guide to Wonderments blog Our  Patients  Would  Benefit  From Disruptive  Scientific  Thinking  About  Precision  Ketogenic  Therapy? A century ago, medical papers were published describing the use of a ketogenic [...]

Winn-Dixie Store Helping to Make a Difference

Using Food as Medicine to Help Floridians with Epilepsy Epilepsy in Florida In 2020, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated 223,900 Floridians have active epilepsy1.  Even with medication, over one-third of people with epilepsy are estimated not to have control over their seizures2.  Additionally, people with epilepsy are more susceptible to poverty, [...]

How do Precision Ketogenic Therapy (PKT) clinic visits work with Telehealth?

Listservs and social media have discussed increased use of Telehealth in administering ketogenic diets to treat a variety of health issues. A recent publication reports successful use of telehealth to administer ketogenic diets at two pediatric epilepsy centers (2). Our experience using telehealth for PKT outpatient visits continues to be positive. University of Florida is […]

PKT Healthcare Provider Teamwork and Telehealth

Digital Consultation on a Common Patient As a Healthcare Provider Team, we need to work together to care for the PKT patients.  Throughout the time PKT is administered, we need the ability consult with each other and to share important documents like clinic notes and labs.  During the early stages of PKT and at times [...]

Precision Ketogenic Therapy and Telehealth

Telehealth Became Essential During COVID-19  From 1995 through 2019, the University of Florida PKT program conducted most activities in-person. During the COVID outbreak, we started incorporating more PKT activities via telehealth. There will always be times when a physical examination or certain procedures require an in-person visit, however, we found that most PKT activities can [...]

Academic Research Lab Surviving COVID

Surviving a Pandemic Our lab thrived in 2020 by using a telework strategy. We quickly moved from working and meeting in a physical location on the University of Florida (UF) campus to an online virtual environment to perform assigned duties, projects, and patient clinical visits. While we could pause our animal work, we could not [...]