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Febrile Seizures, Epilepsy , Autism / Regression Implications

MRI and EEG Could Identify Children at Risk for Epilepsy After Febrile Seizures http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121107161549.htm ScienceDaily (Nov. 7, 2012) — Seizures during childhood fever are usually benign, but when prolonged, they can foreshadow an increased risk of epilepsy later in life. … Continue reading

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EEG and Autism : Diagnostic predictor of Epilepsy ?

Can EEG characteristics predict development of epilepsy in autistic children? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23122323 Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Yamanashi, Chuo, Yamanashi 409-3898, Japan. The high occurrence of epilepsy in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is a clear indication … Continue reading

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Neuron Transplants – Autism Implications.

Transplantation of Embryonic Neurons Raises Hope for Treating Brain Diseases UCSF Experiments Challenge Prevailing Theory for the Basis of Cell Death in the Developing Brain http://www.ucsf.edu/news/2012/10/12952/transplantation-embryonic-neurons-raises-hope-treating-brain-diseases The unexpected survival of embryonic neurons transplanted into the brains of newborn mice in … Continue reading

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Early Life Stress, Epilepsy and Gender

Early-life stress is associated with gender-based vulnerability to epileptogenesis in rat pups. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22880055 During development, the risk of developing mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) increases when the developing brain is exposed to more than one insult in early life. Early … Continue reading

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Onset of Regression in Autism – Review

Prevalence and Onset of Regression within Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Meta-analytic Review. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22855372 Abstract Rates and onset of regression were meta-analyzed from 85 articles representing 29,035 participants with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Overall prevalence rate for regression was 32.1, 95 % … Continue reading

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Epilepsy Screening – Autism

Routine developmental and autism screening in an epilepsy care setting. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22789633 Epilepsy Center, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago We assessed the yield of routine screening for delay and autism in a hospital-based program. Developmental delay (delay) … Continue reading

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