Francisco A. Leon

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Autism is thought to be associated with abnormal hemispheric specialization and left-hemispheric dysfunction. Brain functional imaging using 133Xe-SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) was used to measure left/right asymmetry and absolute values of regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in 18 children with autism aged from four to 17 years and 10(More)
Developmental dysphasia, a severe childhood learning disorder, is thought to result from problems in hemispheric specialization involving both left and right cerebral hemispheres. Regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) was measured at rest and during stimulation of both hemispheres independently: dichotic listening for the left, dichaptic palpation for the(More)
The effect of abatacept, a selective T-cell co-stimulation modulator, on vaccination has not been previously investigated. In this open-label, single-dose, randomized, parallel-group, controlled study, the effect of a single 750 mg infusion of abatacept on the antibody response to the intramuscular tetanus toxoid vaccine (primarily a memory response to a(More)
A support group for parents of children with hyperkinetic disorder: an empowerment model, Clinical Child Psychology and (2003) The role of caregiver strain and other family variables in determining children's use of mental health services, Journal of Child temperament, ADHD, and caregiver strain: exploring relationships in an epidemiological sample, Journal(More)
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