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Neonatal factors among subjects diagnosed with a pervasive developmental disorder in the US

Abstract Purpose: Contradictory studies suggest that some neonatal factors may be associated with a pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) diagnosis, but limited data is available from longitudinal, prospective medical record assessments.¬†Materials and methods: The present hypothesis-testing longitudinal, case-control study evaluated birth … Continue reading

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Phelan-McDermid Syndrome

Abstract: Phelan-McDermid syndrome is a rare neurodevelopmental syndrome associated with severe intellectual disability, motor delay, and autistic traits. This article reviews a case of a complicated presentation of Phelan-McDermid syndrome and addresses etiology, diagnosis, and management. To view the article … Continue reading

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Perinatal problems and autism

In this study Darios Getahun, from Kaiser Permanente in Pasadena led a team of researchers looking into the links between perinatal complications and autism. The team looked at the medical records of 594,638 children, born between 1991 and 2009.¬†They found … Continue reading

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