Tag: autism

Image: PD 1. Most primary care pediatricians (PCPs) do not perform AAP-recommended screenings for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and perceive Latino parents as less knowledgeable about ASD than white parents. 2. 75% of PCPs experienced access, language, cultural, or communication barriers to ASD diagnosis in Latino children, with the most frequent...
Image: PD  1. Mothers who underwent labor induction and/or augmentation were more likely to have a child with autism.  2. Among children delivered after labor induction and/or augmentation, males were more likely to be diagnosed with autism than females.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown: This study found that labor induction and/or...
Image: PD  1. Boys with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) spent significantly more time playing video games than those with typical development (TD).  2. Boys with ASD and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) had more problematic video game use, as indicated by higher scores on the problem video game playing test (PVGT),...
Image: PD Intracytoplasmic sperm injection 1. Children born after any IVF procedure had increased risk of mental retardation compared to spontaneous conception. 2. Highest rates of autism and mental retardation were associated with intracytoplasmic sperm injection using surgically extracted sperm with fresh embryos. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Over the last few...
Image: PD 1. Nonwhite children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), in comparison to white children with ASD, were less likely to see subspecialist providers and undergo evaluative procedures in neurology, gastroenterology/nutrition, and psychiatry/psychology.  2. Racial differences in subspecialty care noted between nonwhite and white children with ASD persisted after correction for...
Image: PD 1. Maternal valproate use is associated with an increased risk of autism and other autism spectrum disorders in children. 2. The increased risk of autism spectrum disorders associated with maternal valproate use is significantly higher than the risk conferred by other anti-epileptic drugs. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown: The...
Image: PD 1. Women who were severely abused (sexually, physically, and/or emotionally) in childhood were more likely to have children diagnosed with autism when compared to women with no abuse history. 2. An intergenerational relationship between maternal childhood abuse and development of autism in offspring may exist. An intergenerational relationship between maternal...
Feb 12th - In a study published today, incidence of autism was found to be lower in children of mothers who took folic acid before and during early pregnancy. Image: PD 1. Incidence of autism was lower in children of mothers who took folic acid supplementation before and during early pregnancy. Though...