Navigation Links
Study Finds Fever may Lead to Improved Behavior in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Date:12/3/2007

Kennedy Krieger Institute Research Confirms Parent and Physician Reports that Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Exhibit Fewer Autistic-like Behaviors during Illness with Fever

BALTIMORE, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over the past few decades, parents and clinicians have observed that the behaviors of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) tend to improve, sometimes rather dramatically, during a fever. Longer concentration spans, increased language production, improved eye contact and better overall relations with adults and peers have all been reported. In a study published today in the journal Pediatrics, researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland confirmed, for the first time, parent and clinician reports that the behavior of children with ASD improves with fever. The study evaluated children with ASD during and after an episode of fever and found that fewer autistic-like behaviors were recorded for children with fever compared to controls. Understanding how fever affects the behaviors of children with ASD may provide insight into the causes of the disorder and potential treatment opportunities.

In typically developing children, signals are constantly being sent through pathways that connect the different regions of the brain and allow them to communicate with one another. Research has shown that these connections between brain regions are not made in children with autism, which limits their ability to communicate and socialize. But, the rapid behavioral changes observed with the onset of fever in children with ASD suggest that the different regions of the brain are in fact capable of connecting and communicating with one another, and that something about the fever state triggers or speeds up the signaling between brain regions. Understanding this "fever effect," including why and how connections are made between brain regions during a febrile (fever) state and not in an afebrile (without fever)
'/>"/>

SOURCE Kennedy Krieger Institute
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine technology :

1. Dendreon Announces Publication of Phase 1 Study Highlighting Immunologic and Clinical Activity of Lapuleucel-T (Neuvenge(R)) in Advanced Breast Cancer Patients
2. EDAP Announces Launch of Clinical Study Combining HIFU and Chemotherapy for Localized Aggressive High Risk Prostate Cancer
3. Cephalon Announces Positive Results from a Pivotal Study of FENTORA in Opioid-tolerant Patients with Non-cancer Breakthrough Pain
4. Allos Therapeutics Initiates Study of PDX in Patients with Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
5. Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium (MMRC) Partners with Novartis to Advance Phase II Study of Deacetylase Inhibitor
6. Potential Safety Issue Identified in Ongoing Phase 2 Clinical Study of HCV-796
7. Study Suggests High-Dose Fish Oil May Significantly Improve Behavior in Children with ADHD
8. MicroDose Announces Positive Results From the QDose Inhaled Insulin Glucose Clamp Study
9. Video: Landmark Study in The Lancet: Patients Treated With Betaseron(R) After First MS Attack Experienced Significant Delay in MS Progression
10. MacroGenics Begins Global Phase 2/3 Protege Study in Recent-onset Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
11. Sarasotas Roskamp Institute Releases Study Defining a Mechanism for Development of Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome, Forerunners of Type 2 Diabetes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/1/2014)... Sept. 1, 2014 ... is available in its catalogue: Antibody ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p02280919/Antibody-Drug-Conjugates-Market-2nd-Edition-2014---2024.html ... new class of therapeutic agents, gaining increasing attention ... addressed as the marriage of an antibody with ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... --  Royal Philips  (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced ... system designed to enable global hospitals and health systems ... cost pressures. Making its debut at the  European Society ... this week, Affiniti provides innovative technology to ... deliver high quality patient care. "Affiniti ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- SAM Medical Products ... for the SAM Junctional Tourniquet.  ... SAM Medical Products announced today that it has ... address a potential issue with a clip used ... Axilla application of the SAM Junctional Tourniquet (SJT).  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Antibody Drug Conjugates Market (2nd Edition), 2014 - 2024 2Antibody Drug Conjugates Market (2nd Edition), 2014 - 2024 3Antibody Drug Conjugates Market (2nd Edition), 2014 - 2024 4Antibody Drug Conjugates Market (2nd Edition), 2014 - 2024 5Antibody Drug Conjugates Market (2nd Edition), 2014 - 2024 6Antibody Drug Conjugates Market (2nd Edition), 2014 - 2024 7Antibody Drug Conjugates Market (2nd Edition), 2014 - 2024 8Antibody Drug Conjugates Market (2nd Edition), 2014 - 2024 9Antibody Drug Conjugates Market (2nd Edition), 2014 - 2024 10Antibody Drug Conjugates Market (2nd Edition), 2014 - 2024 11Antibody Drug Conjugates Market (2nd Edition), 2014 - 2024 12Antibody Drug Conjugates Market (2nd Edition), 2014 - 2024 13Antibody Drug Conjugates Market (2nd Edition), 2014 - 2024 14Antibody Drug Conjugates Market (2nd Edition), 2014 - 2024 15Antibody Drug Conjugates Market (2nd Edition), 2014 - 2024 16Antibody Drug Conjugates Market (2nd Edition), 2014 - 2024 17Antibody Drug Conjugates Market (2nd Edition), 2014 - 2024 18Philips Debuts New Affiniti Ultrasound System at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2014 2Philips Debuts New Affiniti Ultrasound System at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2014 3Philips Debuts New Affiniti Ultrasound System at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2014 4SAM Medical Products Implements Voluntary Recall of its Accessory (Axilla) Strap for the SAM Junctional Tourniquet. 2
(Date:9/2/2014)... 2 September 2014: Health structures explain nearly 20% ... to the results of a joint ESC-OECD study ... Maggioni. Clinical variables explained more than 80% of ... unique evaluation which combines clinical data and health ... fuller picture of the reasons some patients with ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... Developers and plugin specialist of Final Cut ... from Pixel Film Studios. , “ProIntro has enabled users ... Christina Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios. “Blurring the ... game changer.” , Learn how to create a title ... Studios. ProIntro is a package of professionally designed titles ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... NOVAtime Technology, Inc. ( http://www.novatime.com ... announced today that Avon Health Center, a long-time ... NOVAtime 4000 Time and Attendance / Workforce ... latest smart clock, the NT7000 . , Avon ... is an award-winning nursing facility that provides short-term ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... “Harmonicas have been formally used ... to help people with COPD or asthma. At ... systems,” says Dana Keller, PhD, co-inventor of the ... are much the same – improved health with ... harmonica.” , The three approaches to harmonicas in ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... September 02, 2014 September 2014 – The ... gone. But even though men shave daily – and commit ... rough and irritated skin isn’t inevitable, according to Joshua ... , For decades, skin care was something in which ... surge in men of all ages who realize that their ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Health structures explain nearly 20 percent of non-adherence to heart failure guidelines 2Health News:Pixel Film Studios Released a New ProIntro Lesson Exclusively for Final Cut Pro X 2Health News:Pixel Film Studios Released a New ProIntro Lesson Exclusively for Final Cut Pro X 3Health News:Avon Healthcare Upgrades to NOVAtime 4000 Time and Attendance / Workforce Management Solution with NT7000 Smart Clocks 2Health News:Avon Healthcare Upgrades to NOVAtime 4000 Time and Attendance / Workforce Management Solution with NT7000 Smart Clocks 3Health News:Harmonica Techs, Inventor of the Pulmonica Pulmonary Harmonica, Outlines New Uses for Harmonicas in Healthcare 2Health News:Harmonica Techs, Inventor of the Pulmonica Pulmonary Harmonica, Outlines New Uses for Harmonicas in Healthcare 3Health News:Rough Isn’t Rugged in Men’s Skin: Dermatology specialist Dr. Joshua Fox with Advanced Dermatology PC offers tips on easy skin maintenance for men 2Health News:Rough Isn’t Rugged in Men’s Skin: Dermatology specialist Dr. Joshua Fox with Advanced Dermatology PC offers tips on easy skin maintenance for men 3
... dengue fever in early stage was launched in India Monday ... distributor of life science research products and clinical diagnostics. ... to diagnose dengue on the first day of symptoms, the ... - the first in the Indian market - is based ...
... to be safer to use than laser surgery to correct ... being contested by a physician William Mathers, M.D from Health ... comparing data from many recent studies who feels the results ... ,Dr Mathers, Professor of Ophthalmology in the OHSU School ...
... have quit the NHS rather than sign new contracts. Around ... around one million patients without an NHS dentist. ... over the changes. If their issues are still not resolved, ... switch to private practice. ,Since the introduction of ...
... term schizophrenia should be done away with, as it has ... is a harmful concept," said Professor Marius Romme, a visiting ... in Birmingham.,He added, "Symptoms such as delusions, hearing voices and ... be reactions to traumatic and troubling events in life. " ...
... medicine regulators to begin selling its new breast cancer pill ... last month, and comes slightly earlier than some commentators were ... GSK's most promising pipeline drugs as well as a potential ... the drug could cross 2 bln used by 2010. ...
... patients before the surgical removal of the tumour, than ... 1 %. The usual treatment for bowel cancer ... and once reappeared, treatment is difficult and usually incurable. ... to compare the effect of radiotherapy before and after ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Laser Surgery Safer Than Contact Lenses? 2Health News:NHS Dentists Shortage worsens over New Contracts 2Health News:‘Schizophrenia’ term ought to be abolish 2
Mid-level interpretive resting ECG...
... The ECG-9010 meets IEC60601-2-51 new ... accuracy and digital filter performance. ECG ... on a Windows PC with the ... be changed for operating in other ...
The Sonic WAVE™is the first market-ready Alternative to Ultrasound...
... Critical Care Xpress is an innovative, stat ... and hematology with on-board co-oximetry and integrated ... instrument. Measured tests include pH, PCO 2 ... hematocrit and hemoglobin, sodium, potassium, chloride, ionized ...
Medicine Products: