Sunday, September 25, 2016

FASD News - 38/2016

Pueblo Chieftain - Pueblo clinic dispensers offer pregnancy, date rape tests
An innovative approach to reducing the incidence of fetal alcohol syndrome and sexual violence has been introduced by A Caring Pregnancy Center Women’s Clinic.
Wayne Independent - Spreading awareness of FASD
On Friday, Sept. 9 at 9 a.m. church bells will ring nine times to recognize Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Day. The Wayne County Drug and Alcohol Commission is among the organizations working to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking alcohol while pregnant.
News24 (South Africa) - Drinking during pregnacy not on
Most youngsters people, in Khayelitsha in particular, drink alcohol while pregnant, which stunts the progress of their infants during pregnancyand once they are born.
Tbnewswatch.com (Canada) - Thunder Bay leads way for FASD awareness
There are an estimated 2,000 individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Northwestern Ontario according to NorWest Community Health Centres.
Oxford Mail (UK) - Expectant mothers in Oxfordshire warned about dangers of drinking in new FASD Trust campaign
AN EAST Oxford charity has taken a lead in warning women to be wary of the dangers of alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
Shoreline Beacon (Canada) - Health Unit launches new Fetal Alcohol resources
A new resource with key information about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and local links to support for people affected by FASD was launched Sept. 9.
Ubyssey Online - Study: How genetics markers could help kids with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
It’s the leading known cause of preventable developmental disability in Canada and affects between two to five per cent of North American children.
CBC.ca - 'Give them a chance': A son's struggle with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
The father of a man who went missing in Dettah, N.W.T., last month is sharing the story of his son's turbulent past in hopes of reminding people that everyone deserves a second chance.
IOL (South Africa) - FAS fails to dampen Tisha’s spirits
For the first 10 weeks of her life Tisha Lourens lay in an incubator at Mowbray Maternity Hospital with no mother to love, cuddle or feed her much-needed breast milk.
Inside Halton (Canada) - Halton FASD intervention team hopes to beat the odds for those living with the irreversible disorder
A brain that has difficulty making sound decisions from cradle to grave faces a litany of labels in life; from being the bad kid in school to the one standing before a criminal court judge in their adolescence and adulthood.
Regina Leader-Post - 'If you really try hard, you can do whatever you want!': Regina woman excels while dealing with FASD
In January, the Regina woman plans to enrol in a two-year youth care diploma course at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. She’s considering putting those credits toward a four-year social work degree — which could be her next career step.

VIDEOS and MATERIALS
Global News - Sitting Down With An FASD Expert
Focus Saskatchewan host, Blake Lough, sits down with University of Toronto professor and leading FASD researcher, Dr. Alan Bocking, for a conversation on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

RESEARCH
Research in Developmental Disabilities - The association between parental attributions of misbehavior and parenting practices in caregivers raising children with prenatal alcohol exposure: A mixed-methods study
Limited research has focused on parenting practices used by caregivers raising children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). The current study hypothesized that parental attributions of children’s misbehavior would relate to the parenting strategies caregivers utilize with children with FASD.
BMJ - Manitoba mothers and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders study (MBMomsFASD): protocol for a population-based cohort study using linked administrative data
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a significant public health concern. To prevent FASD, factors that place women at risk for giving birth to children with FASD must be investigated; however, there are little data in this area.
Australian Occupational Therapy - Graphomotor skills in children with prenatal alcohol exposure and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: A population-based study in remote Australia
Few studies have examined graphomotor skills in children with prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
INDIANA UNIVERSITY-PURDUE UNIVERSITY INDIANAPOLIS - Characterization of Ethanol-induced Effects on Zebrafish Retinal Development: Mechanistic Perspective and Therapeutic Strategies
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a result of prenatal alcohol exposure, producing a wide range of defects including craniofacial, sensory, motor and cognitive deficits.
International Journal of Developmental Disabilities - Challenging sleep-wake behaviors reported in informal, conversational interviews of caregivers of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Sleep complaints are clinically expected in children exposed to alcohol during pregnancy. We aim to reveal patterns of association among sleep–wake behaviors that are challenging in the life of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).
University of Nevada - The Concordance of Caregiver-~Teacher Perspectives on the Behavior of Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Diagnosing a child with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a complex process that can require the collaboration of many individuals. Gathering information from multiple informants has been essential for diagnosis (CDC, 2012).
SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY - Neural correlates of verbal memory in youth with histories of heavy prenatal alcohol exposure
Penatal alcohol exposure can have devastating effects, including impaired verbal learning and recall and altered brain development. The relationships between verbal recall and critical brain structures differ between individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and controls.
European Journal of Medical Genetics - Prevalence of alcohol consumption during pregnancy and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders among the general and aboriginal populations in Canada and the United States
This study aimed to estimate the pooled prevalence of i) alcohol use (any amount) and binge drinking (4 or more standard drinks on a single occasion) during pregnancy, and ii) Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and FASD among the general and Aboriginal populations in Canada and the United States, based on the available literature.
European Journal of Medical Genetics - Neurodevelopmental disorder associated with prenatal exposure to alcohol (ND-PAE): A proposed diagnostic method of capturing the neurocognitive phenotype of FASD
Neurobehavioral Disorder associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (ND-PAE) was proposed as a diagnostic formulation intended to capture the range of mental health problems occurring in alcohol-affected individuals with a history of prenatal alcohol exposure.
European Journal of Medical Genetics - Seizures and electroencephalography findings in 61 patients with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) cause neurodevelopmental abnormalities. However, publications about epilepsy and electroencephalographic features are scarce.
Human Brain Mapping - Diffusion tensor imaging of white matter and correlates to eye movement control and psychometric testing in children with prenatal alcohol exposure
Prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) can cause central nervous system dysfunction and widespread structural anomalies as detected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
European Journal of Medical Genetics - Correlation between morphological MRI findings and specific diagnostic categories in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) include physical and neurodevelopmental abnormalities related to prenatal alcohol exposure. Some neuroimaging findings have been clearly related to FASD, including corpus callosum and cerebellar anomalies.
Neonatal Network - Adding to Our Practice Toolkit: Using the ACTS Script to Address Stigmatizing Peer Behaviors in the Context of Maternal Substance Use
Infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) are a growing population in the NICU setting, and nurses report that caring for families can be challenging.

IN OTHER LANGUAGES
haloursynow.pl (Poland) - "Zapobiegajmy, leczmy, wspierajmy". Zajęcia dla dzieci dotkniętych syndromem FAS
Stowarzyszenie "Pozytywna Przestrzeń" rusza z programem mającym poprawić sytuację dzieci dotkniętych syndromem FAS. Alkoholowy Zespół Płodowy jest już zauważalnym problemem, także na Ursynowie.

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