Sunday, January 21, 2018

FASD News - 3/2018

ABC Online (Australia) - FASD: Family finally gets answers in fetal alcohol spectrum disorder diagnosis
Queensland grandmother Sharon Wallace said she needs locks on her bedroom door. That's because her seven-year-old grandson Xavier can be incredibly loving one minute, but destructive the next.
News Medical - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders FASD Treatments
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is a congenital syndrome that emerges in the human fetus as a result of alcohol consumption by pregnant women during their maternity period.
ABC Online (Australia) - Legal and health experts say Australian courts should assess children for FASD
Doctors have started working with criminal psychologists to help them diagnose people in the justice system who might have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
Newswise - Smartphone App Now Recognizes FASD Thanks to MMI Geneticist
With a smartphone and an app, qualified health care professionals can now diagnose fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in their office thanks to a suggestion from Omar Rahman, M.D.
MilTech - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Management and Policy Perspectives of FASD. Health Care and Disease Management – Healthcare, Healthcare Services, Maternal and Neonatal Care Industries
Reflecting the recent increased public awareness of the topic, this is the first and most comprehensive resource for over a decade on the molecular basis, prevalence, treatment, options, socioeconomic impact and prevention strategies of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
Aberdeen Evening Express (UK) - Pilot scheme to spread message about drinking during pregnancy
A North-east health board has announced a six-month pilot scheme to raise awareness of drinking alcohol during pregnancy.
The Jerusalem Post (Israel) - ADOPTED CHILDREN FROM FSU MIGHT HAVE UNDETECTED FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME
Some young children originating in the former Soviet Union who have been adopted by Israelis have been diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder when they are toddler.
KTVQ Billings News (USA) - Big Horn County Attorney announces "crackdown" on expecting mothers for drug and alcohol use
The Big Horn County Attorney in Hardin announced Thursday plans to crack down on women who use drugs or alcohol while pregnant.
NHS Grampian (UK) - Think pregnancy - Think no alcohol
NHS Grampian has announced an innovative six month pilot project raising awareness of the dangers of drinking alcohol at any time during pregnancy.

EVENTS
HealthInfoNet - Healthy Women and Pregnancies: Aboriginal Focus on FASD in Communities (15 - 16 May 2018; Perth, Western Australia)
At the end of this training, participants will also receive culturally secure resources to support them in FASD prevention. This workshop is endorsed by the Australian College of Nursing. It has been allocated CPD hours according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
PVSBC - 8th International Research Conference on Adolescents & Adults with FASD (April 18, 2018; Canada)
FASD Peterborough - FASD Professional Training Series (Multiple Dates)
Presented by Sheryl Over, this 4 part training series will focus on understanding FASD and other Neurodevelopmental Disorders.
Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Center - Strong Spirit Strong Future: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention (27 February 2018; Perth, Western Australia)
This video conference will explore the prevention of Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).

VIDEOS and MATERIALS
satPRnews - Prenatal Alcohol Use and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Diagnosis, Assessment and New Directions in Research and Multimodal Treatment
This eBook addresses the impact of prenatal exposure to alcohol, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
Mofas - 2018 FASD Prevention Grant- Welcome Webinar
UNL – CCFL - Scientific & Legal Aspects of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
The continued discussion by Mr. Edwards on the legal aspects of FASD by providing a forensic context of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder to help juvenile attorneys, caseworkers, and juvenile justice professionals understand the neurodevelopmental issues that may impact a child’s actions in school, foster care placement, juvenile detention and community settings.
Tom Monson – Last Call
If someone is pregnant, what is the harm in just a few drinks? How much is safe? Learn what the experts have to say.
Courthouse Libraries BC - Working with Clients with FASD - Webinar Recording
Effective communication with a client can be difficult to achieve under ideal circumstances, let alone if your client has fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
Reginald Weaver - Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD)
LMU - The FASD French Pocket guide is now available
Recommendations for the Diagnosis of FASD are summarized and illustrated in this Pocket guide.
Government and Public Sector - Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder FASD. Who is responsible?. Health Care and Disease Management
The new report from Government and Public Sector has been published today. It provides updated in 2018 year analysis of Government and Public Sector Industries.
The Cork Board - Podcast | #17 Kathleen Guire on Adoption, FASD, and Sex Trafficking
Kathleen Guire is the founder of the Whole House Blog. She also recently released her first novel, Defining Home, meant to increase awareness about the tragedies of slavery and sex trafficking. She had wise words to share about FASD, self-publishing, and how she keeps her large family organized.

RESEARCH
Advances in Pediatric Research - Comparison of the FASD 4-Digit Code and Hoyme et al. 2016 FASD diagnostic guidelines
All FASD diagnostic systems need to publish comprehensive validation studies to identify which is the most accurate, reproducible, and medically valid.
Clinical Epigenetics - DNA methylation as a predictor of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a developmental disorder that manifests through a range of cognitive, adaptive, physiological, and neurobiological deficits resulting from prenatal alcohol exposure.
Scientific Reports - Acetaldehyde inhibits retinoic acid biosynthesis to mediate alcohol teratogenicity
Alcohol consumption during pregnancy induces Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), which has been proposed to arise from competitive inhibition of retinoic acid (RA) biosynthesis.
Alcohol and Alcoholism - A Formative Evaluation of Two FASD Prevention Communication Strategies
In this FASD prevention feasibility study, we found that FASD prevention messages, particularly paired with pregnancy test dispensers, placed in the women’s restrooms of establishments that serve alcohol can effectively promote informed alcohol consumption decisions among women who are, or may become, pregnant.
Developmental Neurorehabilitation - GoFAR: improving attention, behavior and adaptive functioning in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: Brief report
This pilot study demonstrated that children with FASD and their caregivers benefit from a focused intervention designed to improve effortful control of behavior. The study suggests the need for a larger clinical trial to evaluate the intervention’s effectiveness.
Journal of Education, Health and Sport - THE EFFECTS OF SENSORY INTEGRATION TECHNIQUE ON EQUILIBRIUM PROCESSES IN CHILDREN AFTER PRENATAL EXPOSURE TO ALCOHOL
The sensory integration technique exerts a beneficial effect on the balance functions of children after prenatal exposure to alcohol.
Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing - Experience of Pregnant Women with Problem Drinking during First Trimester of Pregnancy
The results of this study provide a deeper understanding of pregnant women's experiences of drinking alcohol during the first trimester of pregnancy.
RsearchGate - Evaluation of the Good Behavior Game with a Child with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in a Small-Group Context
We evaluated the Good Behavior Game (GBG) on levels of disruptive behavior of a 4-year-old boy with fetal alcohol syndrome during small-group reading time.
Medical Science Pulse - The knowledge about fetal alkohol syndrome (FAS) among women at the procreative age
Alcohol consumption during pregnancy, namely intrauterine alcohol influence on a fetus, might result in plenty of very serious disorders in physical and intellectual development of a child.

IN OTHER LANGUAGES
info.elblag.pl (Poland) - W ciąży nie pijemy na zdrowie
Wyobraźmy sobie kobietę w ciąży, która właśnie wypiła kieliszek wina. Alkohol wchłania się już w jej jamie ustnej i w ciągu kilku minut znajduje się we krwi. Cząsteczki etanolu (to ten sam alkohol, który znajduje się w piwie, winie, wódce itp.) wraz z krwią krążą w jej organizmie i z łatwością przenikają przez łożysko.
Volksstimme (Germany) - Fürs Kind ist jeder Schluck zu viel
Die 21-jährige Stendalerin Delia Buchhorn leidet unter dem Fetalen Alkoholsyndrom, weil ihre Mutter in der Schwangerschaft trank.
Hyvä Terveys (Finland) - Tietokoneohjelma ihmisen veroinen tunnistamaan FASD-lapsen kasvonpiirteet
Sikiön alkoholioireyhtymän eli FASD:n tunnistaminen on kokeneellekin lääkärille vaikeaa, mutta jatkossa apua saattaa löytyä kasvojentunnistusohjelmista, tuore tutkimus osoittaa.

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