Significant Opinion and Research from Around the World
At least, I think so
Bumetanide for Core Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder (BAMBI): A Single Center, Double-Blinded, Participant-Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Phase-2 Superiority Trial
Comment: This diuretic therapy has experienced controversial outcomes; both clinically and in studies, since it was first offered a decade ago. Recent research reported, “As a group, children taking bumetanide showed no more improvement in social skills than those taking the placebo, the researchers found. But the bumetanide group did show a statistically significant decrease in restricted and repetitive behaviors.”
A Phase II Randomized Clinical Trial of the Safety and Efficacy of Intravenous Umbilical Cord Blood Infusion for Treatment of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Implementation of Advanced Methods for Reproductive Pharmacovigilance in Autism: A Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Prenatal Antidepressant Exposure
Perhaps not surprisingly, the American Psychiatric Association, from whence this journal emanates, “has come to depend on pharmaceutical money. The drug companies endowed continuing education and psychiatric “grand rounds” at hospitals. They funded a Political Action Committee (PAC) in 1982 to lobby Congress.”
Gluten-Free Diet in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Randomized, Controlled, Single-Blinded Trial
Are you going to believe ‘the science’, or your lying eyes?
Unfortunately, this research probably won’t stop the child psychiatrists from ordering it.
Prevalence and Treatment Patterns of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the United States, 2016 The Prevalence of Parent-Reported Autism Spectrum Disorder Among US Children
Complementing that article is this research, Persistence of Supplemented Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis EVC001 in Breastfed Infants, which further explains differences the modern microbiome – and how/why breastfeeding is so important.
And if – a flu shot can cause a fever
Effects of bumetanide on neurobehavioral function in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders
Diagnostic Evaluation of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Clinician Compliance with Published Guidelines
Folinic acid improves verbal communication in children with autism and language impairment: a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial
Toward the Autism Motor Signature: Gesture patterns during smart tablet gameplay identify children with autism
Efficacy of Praxetine < Paxil > in the Treatment of Adolescent Major Depression: A Randomized, Controlled Trial
Comment: Another GlaxoSmithKline wonder drug. I’ll bet this isn’t the only pharmaceutical that isn’t good for kids.
Comment: Is this information finally taking hold with the medical establishment? Or, is it still kooky?
Autism phenotype versus registered diagnosis in Swedish children: prevalence trends over 10 years in general population samples
Comment: I disagree. The reason that there are more and more families seeking assistance for their apraxic, non-typically developing children is not simply due to a change in criteria or awareness.
Comment: Chemicals could be part of the toxic soup causing ASD? What chemicals?
Comment: If the information is verified, it does help explain many disorders, including autism.
Comment: Great review in NY magazine.
Autism Occurrence by MMR Vaccine Status Among US Children With Older Siblings With and Without Autism
Comment: Another study demonstrating vaccine safety.
Comment: “… consumer advocates are surely right that putting the industry in charge of supplement regulation is like appointing the fox to guard the henhouse.”
Comment: Maybe, just maybe, it’s a combination?
Early exposure to the combined measles–mumps–rubella vaccine and thimerosal-containing vaccines and risk of autism spectrum disorder
Comment: Published in the journal, Vaccine, a Japanese case-controlled study (~200 in each group, ASD vs. Controls) concluded, “No convincing evidence was found in this study that MMR vaccination and increasing thimerosal dose were associated with an increased risk of ASD onset.”
Comment: Watching a 10-minute video, ‘expert’ raters missed the diagnosis of autism 39% of the time. This is documentation why the present method of evaluation for ASD is not working.
Comment: Here we go again… instead of uncovering the real reasons for the increase, let’s blame it on the change in diagnostic criteria. Plus, we can completely ignore working on prevention and cure.
Comment: NYT science article explaining research that genes that were not a problem in the ‘olden days’, are now responsible for obesity. It’s the environment, stupid.
“Those connections aren’t disappearing because they are being used… the rest of us aren’t including those pathways, so they get pruned.” He’s a really smart guy.
Comment: Apps that encourage speech do not create lazy voiceboxes.
2. If prenatal exposure to steroids is related to later autism, why couldn’t postnatal exposure (up to 3 years) be just as risky?
3. Bloomberg news (and others) reported that it “provides a possible explanation for how autism develops during pregnancy, countering fears that external factors such as vaccines play a role.” How do they know that this information has anything to do with vaccinations? How do they know if steroid use in pregnancy doesn’t increase the risk of vaccination in selected patients? The “V” word was never mentioned in the original text!
Prophylactic Use of a Probiotic in the Prevention of Colic, Regurgitation, and Functional Constipation
A Randomized Clinical Trial
Comment: Let’s see… healthy bacteria (natural) for reflux or PPIs (medicine that stops acid production and leads to vitamin deficiencies)? This ought to change pediatrician’s minds about colic, reflux, and constipation. The doctors can no longer say, “There aren’t any good studies about that.”
Comment: The FDA warns that any medication taken during pregnancy may be unsafe. (Except the flu shot).
What Does Risperidone Add to Parent Training and Stimulant for Severe Aggression in Child Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder?
Comment: “Those are astronomical numbers. I’m floored,” said Dr. William Graf, a pediatric neurologist in New Haven and a professor at the Yale School of Medicine. He’s “floored” – what rock has he been living under?