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Study Cites Top Reasons Young Autism Patients Are Hospitalized

Mood disorders, sleep problems and having a single caregiver raise odds of in - patient psychiatric care
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

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In conclusion, a more thorough assessment of communication, possible ASD, and sleep in larger groups of patients with WHS are needed to confirm and further investigate the findings from this study and to provide more targeted interventions for WHS patients. PMID: 28818479 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Medical Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Eur J Med Genet Source Type: research
Abstract Methyl-CpG-binding domain 5 (MBD5)-associated neurodevelopmental disorder caused by 2q23.1 or MBD5-specific mutation has been recently identified as a genetic disorder associated with autism spectrum disorders. Phenotypic features of 2q23.1 deletion or disruption of MBD5 gene include severe intellectual disability, seizure, significant speech impairment, sleep disturbance, and autistic-like behavioural problems. Here we report a 7-year-old girl with intellectual disability and epilepsy without previous clinical diagnosis. Diagnostic exome sequencing identified a novel frameshift mutation c.254_255delGA (p...
Source: European Journal of Medical Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Eur J Med Genet Source Type: research
This study used the topography of the auditory evoked magnetic field (AEF) to identify the auditory components in ND children between 6 and 68 months (n = 48). The latencies of the peaks in the AEF produced by a tone burst (ISI 2 ± 0.2 s) during sleep decreased with age, consistent with previous reports in awake children. The peak latencies of the AEFs in ND children and children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were compared. Previous studies indicate that the latencies of the initial components of the auditory evoked p otential (AEP) and the AEF are delayed in children with ASD when compared to age-matched ND c...
Source: Developmental Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
I had my first seizure when I was 10 years old and in fourth grade. We had been to a Celtics game the night before and I was just lying on the couch when I fell off and onto the floor. One of my brothers was in the room with me and called for my mom. It was really scary for all of us. About a week later, I had another seizure in my sleep, so my parents decided to take me to Boston Children’s Hospital to be evaluated. Even though one of my aunts has epilepsy, it was still surprising to be diagnosed — we just weren’t expecting it. My doctors put me on medication and that seemed to manage the condition prett...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Phillip Pearl epilepsy epilepsy center seizures Source Type: news
Recently, many of my patients have been asking about a ketogenic diet. Is it safe? Would you recommend it? Despite the recent hype, a ketogenic diet is not something new. In medicine, we have been using it for almost 100 years to treat drug-resistant epilepsy, especially in children. In the 1970s, Dr. Atkins popularized his very-low-carbohydrate diet for weight loss that began with a very strict two-week ketogenic phase. Over the years, other fad diets incorporated a similar approach for weight loss. What is a ketogenic diet? In essence, it is a diet that causes the body to release ketones into the bloodstream. Most cells ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Diet and Weight Loss Health Healthy Eating Source Type: blogs
Publication date: 25 July 2017 Source:Cell Reports, Volume 20, Issue 4 Author(s): Jonathan O. Lipton, Lara M. Boyle, Elizabeth D. Yuan, Kevin J. Hochstrasser, Fortunate F. Chifamba, Ashwin Nathan, Peter T. Tsai, Fred Davis, Mustafa Sahin Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by mutations in either the TSC1 or TSC2 genes, whose products form a critical inhibitor of the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR). Loss of TSC1/2 gene function renders an mTOR-overactivated state. Clinically, TSC manifests with epilepsy, intellectual disability, autism, and sleep dysfunction. Here, we repo...
Source: Cell Reports - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
When our son Nicholas was 5 weeks old, we brought him and his twin sister Emmy to our pediatrician for what we thought was a routine well visit. Though the twins had been born four weeks early, Nicholas had only been in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for a few days with low blood sugar and jaundice. Both babies seemed healthy and we had no major concerns. However, as we watched our pediatrician listen to Nicholas’ heart and pulse, we realized something wasn’t right. He told us the pulse in Nicholas’ lower extremities was weaker than the pulse in his upper body. He suspected Nichola...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories autism spectrum disorder Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program coarctation of the aorta Dr. Anjali Sadhwani Dr. Caitlin Rollins Dr. Christopher Baird Dr. Samantha Butler Source Type: news
AbstractSleep problems are highly prevalent in ADHD and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Better insight in the etiology is of clinical importance since intervention and prevention strategies of sleep problems are directed at underlying mechanisms. We evaluated the association of sleep problems and sleep patterns with sleep hygiene (behavioral/environmental practices that influence sleep quality, e.g. caffeine use), access to electronic media, chronotype, and anxiety/depression in children aged 6 –12 years with ADHD, ASD, or typical development (TD) using parental questionnaires. ANOVA and linear regression analys...
Source: European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
It didn’t take much for speech-language pathologist Ken Anderson to sell The ASHA Leader editorial staff on his idea for a “Case Puzzler” column in the Leader. The case involved a student on his caseload who’d received a mistaken diagnosis of autism when the real issue was anxiety. We on the Leader staff had heard about cases of autism/anxiety confusion before, some of us even experiencing it with our own children. We asked Ken, an SLP at Walt Whitman High School in Long Island, how quickly he could get the column to us. And its content didn’t resonate with just us: It hit a chord with Leader ...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Audiology Speech-Language Pathology challenging cases diagnosis Speech Disorders Source Type: blogs
If you have recently moved to the area, are pregnant, or are looking for a new pediatrician in the Suburbs of Chicago, Pediatric Health Associates is here for you! As many of us are parents, we understand that when your child is sick, you want to get them the care they need as soon as possible. Our board certified pediatricians and nurse practitioners are here for you and your child seven days a week with evening hours. Currently, we have offices in Naperville, Plainfield, West Chicago, Bolingbrook, as well as have staff out of Edward Hospital, Central DuPage Hospital, and Bolingbrook Hospital. In addition to our staff, ho...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - Category: Pediatrics Tags: Welcome to Pediatric Health Associates Source Type: news
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