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 Clinical Research in Autism



 

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In honor and in memory

of Dr. Bernard Rimland,

Autism Pioneer and Advocate

 Issue: # 23                 

March/2016

Dear Subscriber,

 

This e-newsletter provides obstetricians, pediatricians and nurses with links to the latest research on ways to understand and to help children and adults on the autism spectrum.  Please feel free to send us your comments and feedback to:  

ClinicalResearchInAutism@autism.com

 

Previous issues of this e-newsletter can be viewed at: www.ClinicalResearchInAutism.com.

 

Steve Edelson, Ph.D. and Lenny Schafer

Research Reveals Shorter Life Spans for 
Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

A recent study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry reported shorter life spans in the autism population as compared to their same-age, non-autistic peers. Some of the contributing factors include low functioning, epilepsy, heart disease, depression, and suicide.
 
To read more about this research study, visit:
 
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Risks
Pregnant Woman2 

[Original article appeared in Pediatrics]
 
[Original article appeared in  Cell Reports]
Carnitine supplements recommended for pregnant women.
 
[Original article appeared in AAP Blog]
Three studies profiled: one on maternal obesity; one that examines beta-2 adrenergic receptor agonist drugs used during pregnancy; and one that examines the prevalence of ASD in extreme pre-term infants.
Health-Related Issues
 
[Original article appeared in The Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences]
 
[Original article appeared in  Psychopharmacology]
Improved conversational skills after a single dose of the beta-blocker propanolol, a medication to treat high blood pressure.
 
[Original article appeared in Neuroscience]
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