Daily Archives: July 24, 2013

Contactins in the neurobiology of autism.

Contactins in the neurobiology of autism. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23872404 Abstract Autism is a disease of brain plasticity. Inspiring work of Willem Hendrik Gispen on neuronal plasticity has stimulated us to investigate gene defects in autism and the consequences for brain development. The … Continue reading

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Immune and Autoimmune Phenomena in ASD research

Immunological and autoimmune considerations of Autism Spectrum Disorders. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23867105 Abstract Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a group of heterogeneous neurodevelopmental conditions presenting in early childhood with a prevalence ranging from 0.7% to 2.64%. Social interaction and communication skills are impaired … Continue reading

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Early Growth Aspects – Head, Length and Weight – Autism

Early Growth Patterns in Children with Autism. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23867813 Abstract BACKGROUND:: Case-control studies have found increased head growth during the first year of life in children with autism spectrum disorder. Length and weight have not been as extensively studied, and there … Continue reading

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DSM 5 Research – Still creating Uncertainty – 36% not meet New Criteria

Comorbid psychopathology rates in children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders according to the DSM-IV-TR and the proposed DSM-5. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23869479 Objective: To investigate differences in comorbid psychopathology rates between individuals who meet criteria of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) according to DSM-5 … Continue reading

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Eplipesy, Stereotypies and Agressive Behaviour

Incidence and Behavioral Correlates of Epileptiform Abnormalities in Autism Spectrum Disorders. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23872941 Abstract Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are associated with an increased incidence of epilepsy and of epileptiform discharges on electroencephalograms. It is unknown whether epileptiform discharges correlate with symptoms … Continue reading

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Sex differences, Neurological Phenotypes and Autism

Specific Neurological Phenotypes in Autism Spectrum Disorders Are Associated with Sex Representation. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23873852 Abstract Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a heritable disorder occurring predominantly in males. The aim of this study was to compare sex differences in the prevalence of … Continue reading

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Genetic Landscape and Autism

The Genetic Landscapes of Autism Spectrum Disorders. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23875794 Abstract The autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized by impairments in social interaction and stereotyped behaviors. For the majority of individuals with ASD, the causes of the disorder remain unknown; however, in … Continue reading

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Pregnancy, Weight and Autism Outcome

Increased Risk of Very Low Birth Weight, Rapid Postnatal Growth, and Autism in Underweight and Obese Mothers. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23875984 Abstract Purpose . To determine whether prepregnancy weight was associated with children’s birth weight, early physical growth, and autism diagnosis. Design . … Continue reading

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Prenatal and Postnatal Maternal Factors – Working Memory

Prenatal versus postnatal maternal factors in the development of infection-induced working memory impairments in mice. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23876745 Abstract Prenatal maternal infection is an environmental risk factor for neurodevelopmental psychiatric illness and disease-associated cognitive impairments. Modeling this epidemiological link in animals shows … Continue reading

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Cochrane Review – Social Skills – Good News for Intervention

Cochrane Review: Social skills groups for people aged 6 to 21 with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23877884 Abstract BACKGROUND: Since autism was first described, major difficulties in social interaction have been a defining feature of individuals with autism spectrum disorders … Continue reading

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