Nichara Ruangdaraganon

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Language development in 32 preschool siblings (aged 2-6 years) of children with diagnosed autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) was compared with that of a control group of 28 typical preschool children. Groups were matched by siblings' age, gender, maternal educational level and family income. The mean ages of the siblings group and the control group were 4.2(More)
The aim of this study was to define the bowel movements of healthy Thai infants up to 12 months of age. Fifty infants were evaluated at 1, 2, 4, 6, 9 and 12 months of age. Data regarding bowel habits was recorded by parents daily for 2 days before coming to the hospital at each visit. The mean frequency of bowel movements per day was maximal (3.16 stools)(More)
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is an important disorder because it is the most prevalent chronic health condition affecting school aged children. Children with ADHD are at risk for academic and behavior problems. There are several studies in many countries worldwide. In Thailand, there have been a few published papers about ADHD. Most of(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of education about sleep and sleep disorders in medical school education and to identify barriers to providing such education. METHODS Surveys were sent to 409 medical schools across 12 countries (Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand,(More)
BACKGROUND Effects of television to language development in infants and toddlers, especially in the Asian children, are inconclusive. This study aimed to (a) study time spent on television in Thai infants and toddlers (age < 2 years), (b) investigate the association between time spent on television (as recommended by the American Academy of Paediatrics(More)
This study aimed to examine the effectiveness of a translated version of the short version of the Developmental, Dimensional and Diagnostic Interview (3Di) in discriminating children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) from typically developing children. Two groups, comprising 63 children with clinically ascertained ASDs and 67 typically developing(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the relationship between television viewing and obesity among Thai children. DESIGN A one-stage cross-sectional national survey. SETTING National communities in Thailand. SUBJECTS Four thousand one hundred and ninety-seven children aged 6 to 12 years old. RESULTS By using the new national growth reference as a normative data,(More)
AIM Neurexin 1 has two major protein isoforms using alternative promoters, coding for the alpha-neurexin 1 (α-NRXN1) and beta-neurexin 1 (β-NRXN1) genes. This study is to explore the possibility that variants of the NRXN1 gene predispose to intellectual disability (ID) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). METHODS The coding regions in 24 exons and(More)
BACKGROUND The Functional Independence Measure for children (WeeFIM) is a new instrument for evaluating functionality in disabled children aged 9-100 months. It was developed to determine a child's functional capacity and performance. With no baseline information about Thai children, it is difficult to assess whether a patient is initially high or low with(More)