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Biomarker for Autism May Be On the Horizon

By RICK NAUERT PHD Senior News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on March 26, 2012 Currently, physicians and medical scientists diagnose a child as possessing an autism spectrum disorders (ASD) by observing behavior patterns over the child’s first three years of life. New…

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Concussion Management at the NFL, College, High School, and Youth Sports Levels

By Joseph C. Maroon, MD, and Jeffrey Bost, PA-C Concussion is defined as a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain that is induced by traumatic biomechanical forces. Sport- and recreation-related concussions are conservatively estimated at 1.6 to 3.8 million cases each year in the United…

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Periventricular Leukomalacia, Brain Injury in Premature Infants

By Sandra Blake Periventricular leukomalacia, or PVL, is an ischemic brain injury occurring in fetuses and newborn babies, both term and premature. Premature infants are at greater risk of developing PVL. PVL involves the white matter of the brain surrounding the lateral ventricles. Download the…

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Hyperbaric Oxygenation Therapy in the Treatment of Cerebral Palsy: A Review and Comparison to Currently Accepted Therapies

Carole Sénéchal, Ph.D. Serge Larivée, Ph.D. Engelbert Richard Pierre Marois, M.D. Hyperbaric oxygenation therapy (HBOT) has shown promise in clinical trials and is sought by many parents of children with cerebral palsy (CP). There is unusual resistance to expanding the indications for this modality, which…

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