Federal government backs Ohio on Down syndrome abortion law
The federal government is taking Ohio's side in a lawsuit over the state law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome
ABSTRACT The aim this report is to present an adult case of avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) in a patient with atypical development. To emphasize the diagnostic and behavioral characteristics of this new nosological category included in the Feeding and Eating Disorders (FED) section of DSM-5. A woman with Down Syndrome in early adulthood who developed restriction and avoidance symptoms of food until the total eating refusal with weight loss, malnutrition and dependence exclusively on enteral feeding by gastrostomy tube. This case exemplified how ARFID may remain a hidden diagnosis and even be misdiagnosed ...
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities,Volume 125, Issue 2, Page 90-92, March 2020.
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities,Volume 125, Issue 2, Page 93-96, March 2020.
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities,Volume 125, Issue 2, Page 97-99, March 2020.
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities,Volume 125, Issue 2, Page 100-102, March 2020.
Children with Down's syndrome (DS) might exhibit disrupted brain functional connectivity in the motor and prefrontal cortex. To inspect the alterations in brain activation and functional connectivity for children with DS, the functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) method was applied to examine the brain activation difference in the motor and prefrontal cortex between the DS and typically developing (TD) groups during a fine motor task. In addition, small-world analysis based on graph theory was also carried out to characterize the topological organization of functional brain networks. Interestingly, behavior data de...
Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, Ahead of Print.
Conclusions for PracticeMothers of young children with developmental disabilities may have poorer health than those with typically developing children. Research is needed to identify whether the relationship is causal and, if so, interventions that could reduce the negative effect of caregiving.
Bacterial and viral pathogens are predominant causes of pulmonary infections and complications. Morbidity and mortality from these infections is increased in populations that include the elderly, infants, and individuals with genetic disorders such as Down syndrome. Immune senescence, concurrent infections, and other immune alterations occur in these susceptible populations, but the underlying mechanisms that dictate increased susceptibility to lung infections are not fully defined. Here, we review unique features of the lung as a mucosal epithelial tissue and aspects of inflammatory and immune responses in model pulmonary...