Brief Report: The Negev Hospital-University-Based (HUB) Autism Database

Gal Meiri, Ilan Dinstein, Analya Michaelowski, Hagit Flusser, Michal Ilan, Michal Faroy, Asif Bar-Sinai, Liora Manelis, Dana Stolowicz, Lili Lea Yosef, Nadav Davidovitch, Hava Golan, Shosh Arbelle, Idan Menashe

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Abstract

Elucidating the heterogeneous etiologies of autism will require investment in comprehensive longitudinal data acquisition from large community based cohorts. With this in mind, we have established a hospital-university-based (HUB) database of autism which incorporates prospective and retrospective data from a large and ethnically diverse population. The collected data includes social-demographic characteristics, standardized behavioral testing, detailed clinical history from electronic patient records, genetic samples, and various neurological measures. We describe the initial cohort characteristics following the first 18 months of data collection (188 children with autism). We believe that the Negev HUB autism database offers a unique and valuable resource for studying the heterogeneity of autism etiologies across different ethnic populations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2918-2926
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Volume47
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2017

Keywords

  • Autism
  • Child development
  • Epidemiology
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Preschool psychiatry

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