• Autism significantly increases risk for self-harm, suicidality

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Children and adults with autism spectrum disorder had significantly increased risk for self-harm and suicidality, according to results of a systematic review and meta-analysis published in JAMA Network Open.
    “Among the myriad potential health problems for people with ASD is the excess risk of injury morbidity and mortality,” Ashley Blanchard, MD, MS, of the department of emergency medicine at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, and colleagues wrote. “Several epidemiologic studies using emergency department visit data have shown that
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  • Assessment of Vocal Cord Motion Using Laryngeal Ultrasound in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

    Assessment of Vocal Cord Motion Using Laryngeal Ultrasound in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

    1 month ago - By Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

    OBJECTIVES:
    Laryngeal ultrasound is a nonirradiating, noninvasive method for assessing the upper airway in children. This systematic review and meta-analysis examine available evidence for accuracy of laryngeal ultrasound in diagnosing vocal cord immobility in infants and children after surgery and trauma affecting the vocal cords.
    DESIGN:
    Medical subject heading terms were used to search MEDLINE, Embase, Google Scholar, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library for relevant citations. Publications from January 1, 2000, to June 30, 2020 were included in the search strategy. Study inclusion...
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