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Brain structure differs between girls, boys with autism

September 4, 2015

Recent data published in Molecular Autism show brain differences between girls and boys with autism spectrum disorder, some of which are associated with sex differences in repetitive/restricted behaviors.

“We wanted to know which specific clinical manifestations of autism show significant gender differences, and whether patterns in the brain’s gray matter could explain behavioral differences,” Vinod Menon, PhD, of Stanford University, said in a press release. “Knowledge of the difference could help clinicians better recognize and treat autism in both sexes. Understanding this is really quite crucial clinically.”

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Treatment at ED for children with abdominal pain varies by race

September 4, 2015
Black and low socioeconomic status children were more likely to experience disparities in treatment after admission to the ED with abdominal pain than white children…
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WNV most common cause of reported neuroinvasive arboviral diseases in 2014

September 3, 2015
Cases of West Nile virus were responsible for 95% of all U.S. arboviral disease reports during 2014, with neuroinvasive cases of the infection comprising more than half…
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Reason for surge in plague cases remains unknown

September 3, 2015
A recent report in MMWR, detailing the 12 cases of human plague reported this year, noted that the reason behind the surge remains unclear.“Plague is a rare…
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Ebola virus transmission eliminated in Liberia

September 3, 2015
It has been more than 42 days since the last patient was discharged from an Ebola treatment unit in Liberia — more than twice the length of the maximum incubation…
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Differential Diagnosis of Linear Eruptions in Children

Pediatric Annals, August 2015, Volume 44 Issue 8
A 3-year-old girl presented with a linear eruption on her leg for 2 months. She was otherwise healthy and…
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Pediatric Annals July 2015

Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation: July 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Hematology and oncology are areas where all pediatric trainees get exposure during residency. Yet, these few weeks in…
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New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

May 12, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, from the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado…
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