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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332178/association-of-autism-with-maternal-infections-perinatal-and-other-risk-factors-a-case-control-study
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Dikran Richard Guisso, Fadi S Saadeh, Dahlia Saab, Joud El Deek, Sarah Chamseddine, Hadi Abou El Hassan, Ghidaa Majari, Rose-Mary Boustany
This case-control study explores the association between pregnancy/birth complications and other factors with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Lebanese subjects aged 2-18 years. Researchers interviewed 136 ASD cases from the American University of Beirut Medical Center Special Kids Clinic, and 178 controls selected by systematic digit dialing in the Greater-Beirut area. Male gender (Adjusted Odds Ratio [95% CI]: 3.9 [2.2-7.0]); postpartum feeding difficulties (2.5 [1.2-5.4]); maternal infections/complications during pregnancy (2...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315154/characteristics-and-comorbidities-of-inpatients-without-celiac-disease-on-a-gluten-free-diet
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John W Blackett, Meghana Shamsunder, Norelle R Reilly, Peter H R Green, Benjamin Lebwohl
OBJECTIVES: Despite the increasing popularity of gluten-free diet (GFD), the demographic characteristics and medical features of patients without celiac disease on this diet have not been extensively investigated.We aimed to characterize the medical conditions and demographic backgrounds of hospitalized patients without celiac disease who adhere to a GFD, to further understand their reasons for gluten avoidance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed an observational cohort study on all inpatients at Columbia University Medical Center on a GFD in 2011-2016, excluding those with celiac disease, compared with age-matched and sex-matched inpatients on a regular diet...
January 8, 2018: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262472/-structural-change-of-the-corpus-callosum-fibers-in-toddlers-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-two-year-follow-up
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C Chang, N N Qiu, T Xiao, X Xiao, K K Chu, Y Li, Q R Wu, H Fang, X Y Ke
Objective: To conduct a follow-up investigation of structural changes of the corpus callosum fibers of toddlers (2 to 5 years of age) with autism spectrum disorder(ASD) and to explore the associations with clinical symptoms. Method: In this prospective randomized controlled study, ASD children who were diagnosed in the Child Mental Health Research Center, Nanjing Brain Hospital Affiliated to Nanjing Medical University from May 2011 to November 2012 were included in the ASD group, and developmentally delayed children were included in the control group (DD group)...
December 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262471/-correlation-between-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-level-and-core-symptoms-of-autism-spectrum-disorder-in-children
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H Y Dong, B Wang, H H Li, L Shan, F Y Jia
Objective: To explore the relationship between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and core symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children. Method: In this cross-sectional study, ASD children 4 to 6 years of age who were diagnosed in Department of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, First Hospital of Jilin university from January to May 2017 were assigned to ASD group, and children for routine growth and development assessment in Jilin province were assigned to control group. The two groups were well matched for age and sex, and none of them had received vitamin D supplementation...
December 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262470/-sleep-problems-and-the-association-with-the-levels-of-6-sulfatoxymelatonin-in-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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P P Han, M Y Zou, X L Yang, X C Liu, S Liang, C H Sun, W Xia, L J Wu
Objective: To identify the prevalence of sleep problems in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and to explore the association with the main melatonin metabolite, 6-sulfatoxymelatonin (6-SM). Method: This was a prospective case-control study. Children with ASD were recruited from Child Development and Behavioral Research Center (CDBRC) of the Harbin Medical University and Harbin Special Education School from October 2015 to April 2017 (ASD group) . Healthy controls were selected from five kindergartens and one primary school in Harbin by the stratified cluster random sampling (control group) ...
December 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258329/using-mobile-technology-to-reduce-engagement-in-stereotypy-a-validation-of-decision-making-algorithms
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Isabelle Préfontaine, Marc J Lanovaz, Emeline McDuff, Catherine McHugh, Jennifer L Cook
We developed an iOS app, the iSTIM, designed to support parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in reducing common repetitive vocal and motor behavior (i.e., stereotypy). The purpose of our study was to preliminarily test the decision-making algorithms of the iSTIM using trained university students to implement the assessments and interventions. Specifically, we examined the effects of the iSTIM on stereotypy and functional engagement in 11 children with ASD within alternating treatment designs...
December 1, 2017: Behavior Modification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249338/wavelet-coherence-based-classifier-a-resting-state-functional-mri-study-on-neurodynamics-in-adolescents-with-high-functioning-autism
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Antoine Bernas, Albert P Aldenkamp, Svitlana Zinger
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis requires a long and elaborate procedure. Due to the lack of a biomarker, the procedure is subjective and is restricted to evaluating behavior. Several attempts to use functional MRI as an assisting tool (as classifier) have been reported, but they barely reach an accuracy of 80%, and have not usually been replicated or validated with independent datasets. Those attempts have used functional connectivity and structural measurements...
February 2018: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248918/issues-in-identification-and-assessment-of-children-with-autism-and-a-proposed-resource-toolkit-for-speech-language-pathologists
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Yvette Hus
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has increased significantly in the last decade as have treatment choices. Nonetheless, the vastly diverse autism topic includes issues related to naming, description, iden-tification, assessment, and differentiation from other neu-rodevelopmental conditions. ASD issues directly impact speech-language pathologists (SLPs) who often see these children as the second contact, after pediatric medical practitioners. Because of shared symptomology, differentiation among neurodevelopmental disorders is crucial as it impacts treatment, educational choices, and the performance trajectory of affected children...
2017: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248909/stimulation-of-executive-functions-as-part-of-the-language-intervention-process-in-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Ingrid Ya I Sun, Cristina Andrade Varanda, Fernanda Dreux Fernandes
AIMS: Identifying effective methods for stimulating language and communication of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is fundamental to the effective use of available resources to support these children. This pilot study was designed to explore the potential benefits of a program of stimulation of executive functions (SEF) on the functional aspects of language and communication through the assessment of the functional communicative profile and social-cognitive performance. METHODS: Twenty children, aged 5-12 years, with a diagnosis of ASD participated in the study...
2017: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181689/do-parents-and-clinicians-agree-on-ratings-of-autism-related-behaviors-at-12-months-of-age-a-study-of-infants-at-high-and-low-risk-for-asd
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Suzanne L Macari, Grace C Wu, Kelly K Powell, Scuddy Fontenelle, Deanna M Macris, Katarzyna Chawarska
Given the emphasis on early screening for ASD, it is crucial to examine the concordance between parent report and clinician observation of autism-related behaviors. Similar items were compared from the First Year Inventory (Baranek et al. First-Year Inventory (FYI) 2.0. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2003), a parent screener for ASD, and the ADOS-2 Toddler Module (Lord et al. 2013), a standardized ASD diagnostic tool. Measures were administered concurrently to 12-month-olds at high and low risk for ASD...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164126/overweight-and-cognitive-performance-high-body-mass-index-is-associated-with-impairment-in-reactive-control-during-task-switching
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Laura Steenbergen, Lorenza S Colzato
The prevalence of weight problems is increasing worldwide. There is growing evidence that high body mass index (BMI) is associated with frontal lobe dysfunction and deficits in cognitive control. The present study aims to clarify the association between weight status and the degree of impairment in cognitive flexibility, i.e., the ability to efficiently switch from one task to another, by disentangling the preparatory and residual domains of task switching. Twenty-six normal weight (BMI < 25, five males) and twenty-six overweight (BMI ≥ 25, seven males) university students performed a task-switching paradigm that provides a relatively well-established diagnostic measure of proactive vs...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158765/usefulness-of-the-korean-developmental-screening-test-for-infants-and-children-for-the-evaluation-of-developmental-delay-in-korean-infants-and-children-a-single-center-study
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Chung-Hyuk Yim, Gun-Ha Kim, Baik-Lin Eun
Purpose: To evaluate the usefulness of the Korean Developmental Screening Test (K-DST) for infants and children for developmental delay assessment. Methods: This study was based on retrospective studies of the results of the K-DST, Preschool Receptive-Expressive Language Scale (PRES), Sequenced Language Scale for Infants (SELSI), Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS), Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT), electroencephalography, magnetic resonance imaging, and extensive tests conducted in 209 of 1,403 patients, of whom 758 underwent the K-DST at the Korea University Guro Hospital between January 2015 and December 2016 and 645 were referred from local clinics between January 2015 and June 2016...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090251/prognosis-following-dental-implant-treatment-under-general-anesthesia-in-patients-with-special-needs
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Il-Hyung Kim, Tae Seong Kuk, Sang Yoon Park, Yong-Suk Choi, Hyun Jeong Kim, Kwang-Suk Seo
BACKGROUND: This study retrospectively investigated outcomes following dental implantation in patients with special needs who required general anesthesia to enable treatment. METHODS: Patients underwent implant treatment under general anesthesia at the Clinic for the Disabled in Seoul National University Dental Hospital between January 2004 and June 2017. The study analyzed medical records and radiographs. Implant survival rates were calculated by applying criteria for success or failure...
September 2017: Journal of dental anesthesia and pain medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042895/no-association-between-the-polymorphism-rs6943555-in-the-auts2-gene-and-personality-traits-in-japanese-university-students
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Shin Narita, Kazutaka Ikeda, Daisuke Nishizawa, Eiji Yoshihara, Maki Numajiri, Yuuya Onozawa, Nobuyo Ohtani, Kazuhiko Iwahashi
OBJECTIVE: The autism susceptibility candidate 2 (AUTS2) gene has been implicated in multiple neurological disorders. Several recent studies have revealed that the polymorphism rs6943555 in the AUTS2 gene is broadly associated with human mental function and behavior. Therefore, in the present study we investigated whether the polymorphism rs6943555 is associated with human personality traits in Japanese university students. In addition, our previous study reported that the AUTS2 rs6943555-rs9886351 haplotype is associated with alcohol dependence...
September 2017: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938872/effect-of-vitamin-a-supplementation-on-gut-microbiota-in-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorders-a-pilot-study
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Juan Liu, Xiao Liu, Xue-Qin Xiong, Ting Yang, Ting Cui, Na-Li Hou, Xi Lai, Shu Liu, Min Guo, Xiao-Hua Liang, Qian Cheng, Jie Chen, Ting-Yu Li
BACKGROUND: Dysbiosis of gut microbiota are commonly reported in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and may contribute to behavioral impairment. Vitamin A (VA) plays a role in regulation of gut microbiota. This study was performed to investigate the role of VA in the changes of gut microbiota and changes of autism functions in children with ASD. RESULTS: Sixty four, aged 1 to 8 years old children with ASD completed a 6-month follow-up study with VA intervention. High-performance liquid chromatography was used to assess plasma retinol levels...
September 22, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936814/-the-role-of-molecular-karyotyping-in-the-genetic-etiology-of-autism
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Burcu Özbaran, Bilçağ Akgün, Duygu Kaçamak, Sezen Köse, Ayşenur Kavasoğlu, Hüseyin Onay
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the deletions and duplications with a molecular karyotyping technique and to elucidate the etiology of autism. METHOD: A total of 31 patients (20 boys and 11 girls) between 4 to 18 years old with normal chromosomal analysis and no Fragile X mutation were diagnosed in the Ege University Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic with autism (according to DSM-IV-TR criteria) and were enrolled in the study. Symptom severity of the patients was evaluated with a Childhood Autism Rating Scale...
2017: Türk Psikiyatri Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918532/an-evaluation-of-specialist-mentoring-for-university-students-with-autism-spectrum-disorders-and-mental-health-conditions
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Rebecca Lucas, Alana I James
Mentoring is often recommended to universities as a way of supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and/or mental health conditions (MHC), but there is little literature on optimising this support. We used mixed-methods to evaluate mentees' and mentors' experiences of a specialist mentoring programme. Mentees experienced academic, social and emotional support, although subtle group differences emerged between students with ASD and MHC. The quality of the mentee-mentor relationship was especially important...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905644/utilizing-two-tiered-screening-for-early-detection-of-autism-spectrum-disorder
#18
Meena Khowaja, Diana L Robins, Lauren B Adamson
Despite advances in autism screening practices, challenges persist, including barriers to implementing universal screening in primary care and difficulty accessing services. The high false positive rate of Level 1 screening methods presents especially daunting difficulties because it increases the need for comprehensive autism evaluations. This study explored whether two-tiered screening-combining Level 1 (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised with Follow-Up) and Level 2 (Screening Tool for Autism in Toddlers and Young Children) measures-improves the early detection of autism...
September 1, 2017: Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877317/association-of-white-matter-structure-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-and-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Yuta Aoki, Yuliya N Yoncheva, Bosi Chen, Tanmay Nath, Dillon Sharp, Mariana Lazar, Pablo Velasco, Michael P Milham, Adriana Di Martino
Importance: Clinical overlap between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is increasingly appreciated, but the underlying brain mechanisms remain unknown to date. Objective: To examine associations between white matter organization and 2 commonly co-occurring neurodevelopmental conditions, ASD and ADHD, through both categorical and dimensional approaches. Design, Setting, and Participants: This investigation was a cross-sectional diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) study at an outpatient academic clinical and research center, the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at New York University Langone Medical Center...
November 1, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873419/gender-and-autistic-traits-modulate-implicit-motor-synchrony
#20
Miao Cheng, Masaharu Kato, Chia-Huei Tseng
Interpersonal motor synchrony during walking or dancing is universally observed across cultures, and this joint movement was modulated by physical and social parameters. However, human interactions are greatly shaped by our unique traits, and self-related factors are surprisingly little studied in the context of interpersonal motor synchrony. In this study, we investigated two such factors known to be highly associated with motor coordination: gender and autistic traits. We employed a real-world task extending our understanding beyond laboratory tasks...
2017: PloS One
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