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Spotlight on Autism spectrum disorder

Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by impairment in social communication, repetitive behaviors, restricted interests, and hyper- or hyposensitivity to sensory stimuli. It is estimated that 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls) have autism spectrum disorder. Autism spectrum disorder is complex with no single or precise etiology. Early identification and behavioral treatment lead to better outcomes. Pharmacological treatment targets problem behaviors, such as hyperactivity, impulsivity, aggression, and perseverative or anxious behaviors.

In this article, Dr. Caroline DiBattisto of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine describes the clinical features of autism spectrum disorder and summarizes recent research regarding etiology, pathogenesis, genetics, diagnosis, and management.

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Spotlight on Basal ganglia hemorrhage

Basal ganglia intracerebral hemorrhage remains among the most deadly of stroke types. Intracerebral hemorrhage in the basal ganglia is usually caused by hypertension. Patients presenting within the first few hours have a high risk of hemorrhage expansion and neurologic deterioration. Prognosis is based on multiple factors, including volume and location of hemorrhage, age, level of consciousness, presence of intraventricular hemorrhage, and warfarin use.

This update highlights some important clinical trial results on intracerebral hemorrhage, including blood pressure management and surgical interventions. Dr. Adrian Marchidann of SUNY Downstate Medical Center discusses these advances and updates on the epidemiology and pathophysiology of intracerebral hemorrhage.

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