Study examines Cesarean section delivery, autism spectrum disorder

The initial results of a study suggested that children born by Cesarean section were 21 percent more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder but that association did not hold up in further analysis of sibling pairs, implying the initial association was not causal and was more likely due to unknown genetic or environmental factors.
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Children born by cesarean section may have important differences that affect their neurodevelopment.
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(Reuters Health) - The combined results of 61 studies conducted in 19 countries suggest that when a woman gives birth by cesarean section, autism in the child is 33% more likely and the odds of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increase by 17%.
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Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, compared data from more than 20million births in 19 countries around the world and found higher risks than for vaginal births.
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ConclusionFor the trial, 3 lots of hCT-MSCs were manufactured from cord tissue obtained from 3 term healthy male babies delivered after elective routine C-section. After transporting the cord to the Robertson GMP Laboratory, the tissue was cut and digested in a tissue dissociator. The resulting cell suspension was plated in tissue culture flasks for P0 culture in Prime-XV MSC Expansion XSFM culture medium (Irvine Scientific) supplemented with 1% platelet lysate (PL). After harvest, P0 cells were cryopreserved, with a subset of cells expanded for P1 in XSFM without PL, and with a larger cryopreservation and expansion proces...
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Abstract Cesarean section (CS) has been consistently associated with susceptibility to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), however, the underlying mechanism for this association remains vague. Here, we studied various pre-peri-and-neonatal factors among 347 children with ASD, 117 children with other developmental delays (DD), and 2226 age, sex and ethnicity matched controls. We found that CS is significantly associated with an increased risk of ASD but not DD (p = 0.019 and p = 0.540 respectively). Furthermore, we show that only CS performed with general anesthesia (GA) elevated the risk of...
Source: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: J Autism Dev Disord Source Type: research
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