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So the conclusions from this were: temporal lobe hypoperfusion and other areas of dysfunction remained in these children in spite of multiple, various therapies being used on these children. Being in southern California, I have the benefit or non-benefit, whatever you want to call it, of children being treated with multiple metabolic remedies. Certainly it’s Lovaas territory, ABA. At UC-Irvine, IVGG by Dr. Gupta. What was striking was that any of these children that came to me, had done those therapies – I would run a NeuroSPECT scan and these children still had temporal lobe hypoperfusion.

We are looking at anatomical markings that define Autism/PDD as a model that is consistent with behavioral neurologists. Now, what does that mean? I can’t do this but when Dr. Miller looks at your children’s scans, he can define what is working and what is not working. He can tell you what your kids are like. He can tell me whether they are functioning right brain/left brain. We are looking at models that make total sense.

One of the keys, and some of you have heard this before, Dr. Mena was reading three primary areas there in the report I presented; decreased bloodflow in the temporal lobe, decreased bloodflow in a touch of the parietal / occipital area, and decreased bloodflow in a touch of the cerebellum. Dr. Mena, as a nuclear radiologist, was reading these findings by the numbers. When I met Dr. Miller, he took 36 scans and shuffled them like a deck of cards into mild, moderate, severe. He jokingly said to me that he doesn’t read the numbers, he looks at the scans. Dr. Miller was able to bring together that these areas that Dr. Mena was reading were interconnected anatomical tracks. That’s something Dr. Mena had no way of knowing. That was the end of my ever worrying about our spect scan data. Between that and Dr. Muntz’s report, it makes it easy to tell you that we are looking at your children’s brains.

The increased frontal profusion may tie into hyperactivity, or as Dr. Mena calls it, hyperfrontality disorder. The cerebellar hypoperfusion corresponds to problems in motility or motor impairment.

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