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Chaidez, Virginia; Hansen, Robin L.; Hertz-Picciotto, Irva – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2014
To compare gastrointestinal (GI) problems among children with: (1) autism spectrum disorder (ASD), (2) developmental delay (DD) and (3) typical development (TD), GI symptom frequencies were obtained for 960 children from the CHildhood Autism Risks from Genetics and Environment (CHARGE) study. We also examined scores on five Aberrant Behavior…
Descriptors: Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Developmental Delays
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Braunschweig, Daniel; Duncanson, Paul; Boyce, Robert; Hansen, Robin; Ashwood, Paul; Pessah, Isaac N.; Hertz-Picciotto, Irva; Van de Water, Judy – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2012
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) affect approximately 1 in 110 children in the United States. This report profiles fetal-brain reactive autoantibodies of a large cohort of mothers of children with autism and controls, yielding significant associations between the presence of IgG reactivity to fetal brain proteins at 37 and 73 kDa and a childhood…
Descriptors: Mothers, Autism, Disability Identification, Children
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Zhang, Xin; Lv, Cong-Chao; Tian, Jiang; Miao, Ru-Juan; Xi, Wei; Hertz-Picciotto, Irva; Qi, Lihong – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2010
We conducted a case-control study using 190 Han children with and without autism to investigate prenatal and perinatal risk factors for autism in China. Cases were recruited through public special education schools and controls from regular public schools in the same region (Tianjin), with frequency matching on sex and birth year. Unadjusted…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Autism, Pregnancy, Risk
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Ashwood, Paul; Kwong, Christina; Hansen, Robin; Hertz-Picciotto, Irva; Croen, Lisa; Krakowiak, Paula; Walker, Wynn; Pessah, Isaac N.; Van de Water, Judy – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2008
There is evidence of both immune dysregulation and autoimmune phenomena in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). We examined the hormone/cytokine leptin in 70 children diagnosed with autism (including 37 with regression) compared with 99 age-matched controls including 50 typically developing (TD) controls, 26 siblings without autism, and…
Descriptors: Siblings, Autism, Developmental Disabilities, Correlation