Sunday, August 23, 2015

FASD News - 33/2015

Independent Online (South Africa) - Help women prevent FASD, says ACDP
There was a huge need to prioritise helping women to understand and prevent Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) said on Tuesday.
ABC Online (Australia) - Mobile community justice centre proposed to help address FASD in Kimberley, WA
A mobile community justice centre has been proposed as an urgently needed circuit breaker to help address Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder related problems in the Kimberley.
Crikey (Australia) - Alcohol and pregnancy: mixed messages undermining abstinence advice
The complexities for public health messaging around women drinking during pregnancy have been highlighted by new research undertaken at the University of Canberra’s News and Media Research Centre.
Daily Mail (Australia) - WA's first foetal alcohol clinic funded
Children born with foetal alcohol spectrum disorders are more likely to end up on the wrong side of the law, according to the West Australian government.
Radio New Zealand (New Zealand) - Plea for more foetal alcohol syndrome support
A South Island couple who foster two daughters with possible foetal alcohol syndrome disorder (FASD) fear one of them could end up in court because they do not get adequate support.

UPCOMING
FASD Deutchland - Vorankündigung der FASD Fachtagung 2015

VIDEOS and MATERIALS
CfEEBC - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Employment – Supporting Adults with FASD on the Job
This webinar focuses on issues associated with employment for people living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), which is an invisible, neurodevelopmental disability caused by prenatal alcohol exposure.
C-SPAN - fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Susan Carlson discusses the damage from alcohol appears greater than damage from cocaine on pre born babies.
LivesLivedWell - AWS2015 Doug Shelton: FASD the hidden pandemic
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a common but under recognised diagnosis in our community that contributes to a multitude of poor long term outcomes including adverse mental health, drug and alcohol abuse, crime and gaol.
RurALCAP - The Final Score: Winning Against FAS
The Final Score: Winning Against FAS is about the prevention of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome suitable for viewing by individuals 11 years to adult.

RESEARCH
Brain Research - Atypical cortical gyrification in adolescents with histories of heavy prenatal alcohol exposure
Prenatal alcohol exposure can adversely affect brain development, although little is known about the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on gyrification. Gyrification reflects cortical folding complexity and is a process by which the surface of the brain creates sulci and gyri.
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research - The use of open- and closed-loop control during goal-directed force responses by children with heavy prenatal alcohol exposure
The results indicate that alcohol-exposed children experience deficits in completing goal-directed force responses that likely stem from an alcohol-related insult to the central nervous system. Therapeutic exercises should be designed to recalibrate internal timing systems and improve visuomotor integration.
Neurotoxicology and Teratology - Prenatal alcohol exposure, adaptive function, and entry into adult roles in a prospective study of young adults
Although many studies have demonstrated effects of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) on physical, cognitive, and behavioral development in children, few have focused on the long term effects on adults.
Alcohol - High postnatal susceptibility of hippocampal cytoskeleton in response to ethanol exposure during pregnancy and lactation
Ethanol exposure to offspring during pregnancy and lactation leads to developmental disorders, including central nervous system dysfunction. In the present work, we have studied the effect of chronic ethanol exposure during pregnancy and lactation on the phosphorylating system associated with the astrocytic and neuronal intermediate filament (IF) proteins: glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), and neurofilament (NF) subunits of low, medium, and high molecular weight (NFL, NFM, and NFH, respectively) in 9- and 21-day-old pups.
Journal of Neuroscience - Persistent interneuronopathy in the prefrontal cortex of young adult offspring exposed to ethanol in utero
Gestational exposure to ethanol has been reported to alter the disposition of tangentially migrating GABAergic cortical interneurons, but much remains to be elucidated. Here we first established the migration of interneurons as a proximal target of ethanol by limiting ethanol exposure in utero to the gestational window when tangential migration is at its height.

IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Deutsches Ärzteblatt (Germany) - „Nicht alle Kinderärzte achten auf die Zeichen von FASD“
Schätzungen zufolge werden in Deutschland 8.000 bis 10.000 Kinder mit einer Fetalen Alkoholspektrumstörung (FASD) geboren. Damit ist FASD die häufigste angeborene Behinderung in diesem Land.
dzieci.pl (Poland) - Witając świat na rauszu
Historie kobiet, które bez skrupułów sięgają po kieliszek w zaawansowanej ciąży, wywołują powszechne oburzenie. Jednak to, co dla nas jest szokującą informacją znikającą wśród innych dramatycznych wydarzeń, dla dziecka urodzonego przez pijaną matkę pozostaje życiowym piętnem. Dosłownie.
Deutsches Ärzteblatt (Germany) - Fetale Alkoholspektrum-Störungen: Besonderheiten einer Behinderung
Auch Psychologische Psychotherapeuten und Kinder- und Jugendlichenpsychotherapeuten sollten sich mit der Diagnostik von Fetalen Alkoholspektrum-Störungen befassen. Wird die Störung übersehen, können Behandlungsfehler entstehen.
Deutsches Ärzteblatt (Germany) - Alkohol in der Schwangerschaft: Fetales Alkoholsyndrom unterschätzt
„Drastisch unterschätzt“ wird das Ausmaß schwerer Schädigungen von Kindern durch den Alkoholkonsum von Frauen während der Schwangerschaft. Das berichteten Sachverständige im Gesundheitsausschuss des Bundestages Mitte Februar.

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