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Dr. Karoly S. Horvath

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Director of the Pediatric Gastroi...

University of Maryland , Baltimore
 
Background

Employment History

  • Co-Director
    University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Director of the Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Nutrition Laboratory
    University of Maryland
  • Gastrointestinal Specialist
    University of Maryland
  • Associate Professor, Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Co-Director, Center for Celiac Research
    University of Maryland
  • Pediatrician

Education

  • M.D.
    Semmelweis University
  • Ph.D. , Biochemistry
    Hungarian Academy of Sciences
34 Total References
Web References
Effective Therapies
www.autismresourcefoundation.org, 2 Oct 2010 [cached]
The interest in secretin began in 1996, when Dr. Karoly S. Horvath, director of the pediatric gastrointestinal and nutrition laboratory at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, administered intravenous secretin while examining an autistic child with chronic diarrhea.
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Dr. Horvath and associates gave secretin while assessing gastrointestinal complaints in two other autistic children, and reported "a dramatic improvement in their behavior, manifested by improved eye contact, alertness, and expansion of expressive language," in the next several weeks along with relief of gastrointestinal symptoms.
Jornadas Internacionales del Autismo y Transtornos Generalizados del Desarollo
www.greatplainslaboratory.com, 19 April 2003 [cached]
Dr. Karoly Horvath
Dr. Karoly Horvath is co-director of the University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research and associate professor of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and received his M.D. from Semmelweis University in Budapest.His research has focused on the causes and effects of gastrointestinal disorders in children.Dr. Horvath is the author of various publications in American and European scientific journals about Celiac disease and is highly recognized for his research about the role of secretin administration in the treatment of autism.
California CA
www.glutenfreeinfo.com, 26 Jan 2006 [cached]
* Karoly Horvath, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Co-Director, Center for Celiac Research, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland Afternoon session with a focus on "The Celiac Diet":
HealthScout-Death Rate Soars With Celiac Disease
www.healthscout.com, 15 June 2002 [cached]
"They followed the first-degree relatives because it is well known that one-in-12 relatives of a celiac disease patient will have the disease," says one celiac disease expert, Dr. Karoly Horvath, the director of the Pediatric Gastrointestinal & Nutrition Laboratory at the University of Maryland in Baltimore."And it's also known that a lot of these relatives are undiagnosed."
People with this disease must stay on gluten-free diets or risk damaging their small intestine and losing the ability to absorb nutrients.The study found that the death rate for those who failed to stick to a gluten-free diet was six times higher than for those who had.
An estimated one-in-4 ,700 Americans has been diagnosed with celiac disease.
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Often the disease has no symptoms, Karoly says."What happens with celiac disease is that it progresses very slowly.It's the first part of the 20 feet of intestine that absorbs nutrients and the disease progresses slowly down the length of the intestine.And if the lower intestine can compensate, which it does for a while, then there's no evident symptoms."
The study found the death rate was 2.6 times higher among those whose diagnosis was delayed for a year, and 3.8 times higher for those who weren't diagnosed for 10 years.
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"The message in this study is that the more delayed the diagnosis of the disease, the more increased the mortality rate," Karoly says."And there was a perception in the medical community in the U.S. that there was no such thing as celiac disease in this country, though that's changing now."
"We did a survey in the mid-90's asking celiac patients when they had their first symptoms and when they were diagnosed with the disease," Karoly explains."The gap was 12 years.The problem is that, while using the screening techniques for celiac disease is quite routine in Europe, it has yet to be recognized as widely in the U.S."
What To Do
For more information on celiac disease, see the Celiac Disease Foundation or the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
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SOURCES: Interviews with Elaine Monarch, executive director, Celiac Disease Foundation, Studio City, Calif.; Karoly Horvath, M.D., Ph.D., director, Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Nutrition Laboratory, University of Maryland, Baltimore; Aug. 4, 2001, The Lancet
FEATNEWS archives -- September 2001 (#4)
www.feat.org, 26 May 2002 [cached]
In the United States, Karoly Horvath, a gastrointestinal specialist at the University of Maryland, began researching secretin after it caused surprising changes in the child featured on NBC Dateline.In 1999, he reported that secretin produced a response in 27 of 36 autistic children with gastrointestinal symptoms.By then an unknown number of parents were giving the hormone off-label to their children, and concerned physicians were engaged in placebo-controlled trials.Although these were phase I studies to determine whether secretin is safe for children, each reported that various assessments failed to show more patients responding to secretin than to a placebo.
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