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
Brief Report

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.

Keywords

Autism Epidemiology Multidisciplinary Child development Preschool psychiatry 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gal Meiri
    • 1
  • Ilan Dinstein
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Analya Michaelowski
    • 5
  • Hagit Flusser
    • 5
  • Michal Ilan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Michal Faroy
    • 5
  • Asif Bar-Sinai
    • 1
    • 2
  • Liora Manelis
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dana Stolowicz
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lili Lea Yosef
    • 1
    • 6
  • Nadav Davidovitch
    • 7
  • Hava Golan
    • 4
    • 8
  • Shosh Arbelle
    • 1
  • Idan Menashe
    • 4
    • 6
  1. 1.Pre-School Psychiatry UnitSoroka University Medical CenterBeer ShevaIsrael
  2. 2.Psychology DepartmentBen-Gurion University of the NegevBeer ShevaIsrael
  3. 3.Cognitive and Brain Sciences DepartmentBen-Gurion University of the NegevBeer ShevaIsrael
  4. 4.Zlotowski Center for NeuroscienceBen-Gurion University of the NegevBeer ShevaIsrael
  5. 5.Zusman Child Development CenterSoroka University Medical CenterBeer ShevaIsrael
  6. 6.Public Health DepartmentBen-Gurion University of the NegevBeer ShevaIsrael
  7. 7.Health Systems Management DepartmentBen-Gurion University of the NegevBeer ShevaIsrael
  8. 8.Physiology and Cell Biology DepartmentBen-Gurion University of the NegevBeer ShevaIsrael

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