Monday, April 3, 2017

FASD News - 13/2017

Seaforth Huron Expositor (Canada) - Ontario to fund strategy for fetal alcohol brain disorder, says Naqvi
The Ontario government will have a funded, multi-ministerial strategy in place to combat fetal alcohol brain disorder before the end of its current mandate, Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi said Saturday.
News24 (South Africa) - Alcohol disorders curbed
Pregnant teenage girls drinking alcohol during pregnancy face the risk of giving birth to babies with foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).
Irish Medical News (Ireland) - No register of children with FASDs in Ireland
A national survey of paediatricians in Ireland regarding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders was published in the March edition of the Irish Medical Journal. The aim of the study was to evaluate self-reported knowledge and practice of doctors working in paediatrics in Ireland with regards to FASDs and alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
Newswise - Children Prenatally Exposed to Alcohol Have Academic Difficulties
Despite greater awareness of the dangers of prenatal exposure to alcohol, the rates of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders remain alarmingly high.
Newshub (New Zealand) - Special education approaching 'crisis point' across New Zealand
New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF) president Whetu Cormick is warning that special education is approaching 'crisis point' across New Zealand.
The Copenhagen Post (Denmark) - New research: Danish women top stats for drinking during pregnancy
A new Canadian study that has just been published in the prestigious journal The Lancet Global Health claims that nearly every second Danish woman drinks alcohol during pregnancy.

VIDEOS and MATERIALS
Treating Sexual Abuse and Trauma with Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities
A workbook for Clinicians.
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University of British Columbia - Conference Presentations
Please find below the PDFs and video recordings from the conference presentations. These materials are posted with speakers’ consent. If the session you are looking for is not listed below, it means that the speaker did not allow for his/her presentation to be available online.
CBCSaskatchewan - Shutting Down Misconceptions Associated With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Shanah Mohr says it's heartbreaking when people living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder are treated differently. Her adopted daughter started showing signs of FASD as a toddler. Now, at eight years old, Shanah says her daughter is doing a lot better... and what helped the most was getting educated about the disorder.
Anderson DDB - Baby Bump Case Video

RESEARCH
SPECIAL ISSUE Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology - Neuropsychological Aspects of Prevention and Intervention for FASD: International Perspectives
Drug and Alcohol Review - Profile of children diagnosed with a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: A retrospective chart review
The current study demonstrates that with the relevant training and expertise, assessment and diagnosis of FASD can be embedded within the existing health services available in Australia.
Journal of Pediatric Urology - Nocturnal incontinence in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in a South African cohort
The problem of incontinence among children with a FASD in South Africa needs to be assessed and considered for clinical management. Future research is necessary to examine problems of incontinence in relation to cognitive and behavioral functioning among children with a FASD, as well as identifying possible causes.
Brain and Behavior - Acute ethanol exposure during late mouse neurodevelopment results in long-term deficits in memory retrieval, but not in social responsiveness
Acute ethanol exposure at P6 in mice leads to mild but long-lasting deficits in long-term spatial memory. Results suggest that even brief acute exposure to high ethanol levels during the third trimester equivalent of human pregnancy may have a permanent negative impact on the neurological functioning of the offspring.
Office of Minority Student Affairs - Plasticity in the PFC Following 5-7-9 Postnatal Alcohol Exposure Using Exercise as an Intervention
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term used to describe the wide range of deficits caused by exposure to alcohol in utero.
Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology - Neuropsychological Aspects of Prevention and Intervention for FASD: International Perspectives
Although governments around the world are increasingly recognizing the negative impact prenatal alcohol exposure can have on a child’s neurodevelopment, the prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) remains highly concerning.
Optics and the Brain - Two-photon microscopy of blood brain barrier leakage in a mouse model of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
We demonstrated blood brain barrier leakage associated with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder using two-photon microscopy. Evaluation was enhanced by concurrent imaging with different conjugated dyes and second harmonic generation imaging of collagen.
Alcoholism - Academic Difficulties in Children with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure: Presence, Profile, and Neural Correlates
Alcohol-exposed children demonstrated deficits in academic performance across domains and definitions, with a relative weakness in math functioning. Atypical brain development may contribute to these impairments in academic achievement.
Prevention Science - Concurrent Trajectories of Female Drinking and Smoking Behaviors Throughout Transitions to Pregnancy and Early Parenthood
The purpose of this longitudinal study was to investigate whether there are distinct etiological processes explaining dual usage of alcohol and conventional cigarettes by mothers from preconception through the early parenting years.
Irish Medical Journal - Out of sight, out of mind? A national survey of paediatricians in Ireland regarding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) are one of the major causes of preventable developmental delay. There is no register of children with FASDs in Ireland. Up to 81% of Irish women report drinking alcohol during the periconceptual period or pregnancy.

IN OTHER LANGUAGES
FOCUS Online (Germany) - Schwangerschaft und Alkohol – das eine Glas zu viel?
Fachtagung im Landratsamt Straubing- Bogen.
eSanok.pl (Poland) - Zrozumieć alkoholowy zespół płodowy. Konferencja w SP w Tarnawie Dolnej cieszyła się sporym zainteresowaniem (ZDJĘCIA)
„Zrozumieć FAS. Problemy edukacyjne, emocjonalne i społeczne dzieci z FAS” – konferencja w Szkole Podstawowej w Tarnawie Dolnej poruszyła niezwykle aktualny i ważny temat zespołów chorobowych, które są skutkiem działania alkoholu na płód w okresie prenatalnym.

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