Sunday, March 18, 2018

FASD News - 11/2018


Belleville Intelligencer (Canada) - FASD supports lacking in school system say advocates
It's often called the invisible disability, but according to Health Canada an estimated one in 100 babies are born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Many of those who live with FASD suffer from, among other things, depression, have learning disabilities and sometimes have difficulty understanding the consequences of their actions.
ScienceBlog.com - Figuring Out How Alcohol Does Its Dirty Work
In the case of FASD, the tip of the iceberg are the physical and growth anomalies that can be readily diagnosed. In contrast, many more children who are on the FASD spectrum, but do not have physical abnormalities, may have severe neurological deficits that remain hidden.
MilTech - Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder FASD. Who is responsible?. Health Care and Disease Management – Healthcare, Healthcare Services, Maternal and Neonatal Care, Therapeutic Area Industries
The Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder FASD. Who is responsible?. Health Care and Disease Management Report has been published. It provides updated in 2018 year analysis of industries from Healthcare, Healthcare Services, Maternal and Neonatal Care, Therapeutic Area Markets.
Medical Physics Web - Pre-natal alcohol exposure alters functional connectivity
Here's a sobering thought: children born to mothers who consume large amounts of alcohol during pregnancy have been found to have altered connectivity in their brain networks.
The Australian (Australia) - Families have the ‘will’ to provide better care, doctor says
The doctor who worked with ­Aboriginal women in Western Australia’s north to uncover the world’s highest known rates of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in children says only Aboriginal families can reduce the shockingly high rates of child removal and juvenile incarceration that he says are often linked.
Pharmaceuticals News - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Treatment Market Growth Analysis by 2025
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder are the group of conditions occurring in new born with a wide range of disabilities. The fetal alcohol syndrome include difference in face appearance, low body weight, low intelligence, short height, small head size and visual & hearing problems.
Medical News Bulletin - The Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Rumour
Even the smallest amount of alcohol consumption can cause facial anomalies in the fetus.

UPCOMING
CHNET-WORKS - Population-based Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Canada (Mar 27, 2018, WEBINAR)
Given that FASD is the leading known preventable birth defect and cause of developmental delay among Canadians, it is crucial to estimate the prevalence of this disorder.
NOFAS - FASD WEBINAR WITH DR. DAN DUBOVSKY (June 24, 2018)
Dan has worked for over 35 years in the fields of mental health and developmental disabilities. Dan has worked with all ages as a therapist in residential, community-based and hospital settings, addressing both medical and psychiatric needs of those with acute, chronic and terminal illness.
Telethon Kids Institute - 2nd Australasian Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Conference (20 - 22 November 2018)
The 2nd Australasian Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Conference in Australia is a joint initiative of Australia and New Zealand, and is led by Telethon Kids Institute in Perth, Western Australia. The theme for this conference is Our science our stories and is open to the whole of community.

VIDEOS and MATERIALS
aucdnetwork - Preventing, Identifying, Treating FASD Webinar Series: Treatment and Intervention
Kids Brain Health Network - Innovative Science Curriculum by FASD researchers – PD Day for Science Teachers 2014
Tamara Bodnar and Parker Holman are two PhD trainees of Joanne Weinberg's. Kids Brain Health Network (formerly NeuroDevNet) is a Canadian Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE) comprised of over 80 researchers and trainees that do research on early diagnosis and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders such as Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
Healthy Women - Drinking While Pregnant - Effects Of Alcohol On Unborn Babies | Fetal alcohol syndrome
VKN NIMHANS - Assessment-Alcohol Use in Pregnancy by Dr.Bhavya K Bairy
Capacity building in the area of Mental health and Substance use.
Special Books by Special Kids - Living with an Invisible Disability (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder)
Johnny is diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol syndrome. His biological mother abused drugs and alcohol while he was in the womb. Now, his adoptive sister has committed to be his guardian as they enter adulthood together.
Emory University - Why Preconception through Early Childhood Matters for Health
The Whole Journey - Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Did you know ADD and ADHD diagnosis are skyrocketing? In the last few years alone they have increased by over 28%. Often we are quick to diagnose a child's behavioral problems as ADD and ADHD. However, sometimes there could be something else actually at play that is worth exploring.
Embryology - Abnormal Development - Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Embryology is an educational resource for learning concepts in embryological development, no clinical information is provided and content should not be used for any other purpose.

RESEARCH
Biochemistry and Cell Biology - Copy number variation in fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is characterized by a combination of neurological, developmental, and congenital defects that may occur as a consequence of prenatal alcohol exposure.
Alcohol - Effects of ethanol and varenicline on female Sprague-Dawley rats in a third trimester model of fetal alcohol syndrome
Perinatal ethanol (EtOH) exposure disrupts a variety of developmental processes in neurons important for establishing a healthy brain.
Toxicology - The expressional disorder of the renal RAS mediates nephrotic syndrome of male rat offspring induced by prenatal ethanol exposure
This study aimed to prove that prenatal ethanol exposure (PEE) can induce nephrotic syndrome in male rat offspring and to explore the underlying intrauterine programming mechanisms.
International Journal of Drug Policy - Representations of women and drug use in policy: A critical policy analysis
Contemporary research in the drugs field has demonstrated a number of gender differences in patterns and experiences of substance use, and the design and provision of gender-responsive interventions has been identified as an important policy issue.
BMJ open - Effectiveness of evidence-based treatments of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in children and adolescents: a systematic review protocol
The aim of this paper is to provide a protocol for a systematic review assessing the effectiveness of evidence from randomised controlled trials comparing fetal alcohol spectrum disorders pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions with placebo/dummy interventions or usual standards of care in children and adolescents (<18 years old).
Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - Altered brain functional connectivity and behaviour in a mouse model of maternal alcohol binge-drinking
Prenatal and perinatal alcohol exposure caused by maternal alcohol intake during gestation and lactation periods can have long-lasting detrimental effects on the brain development and behaviour of offspring.
Review of Disability Studies - Strengths and Challenges: A Young Adult Pictures FASD Through Photovoice
We initiated an individual case study with one young adult in Canada about everyday life with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Using Photovoice, we explored his experiences through photography and interviews. Findings highlight his multi-faceted identity based around ability and challenge negative stereotypes. The study supports Photovoice as a strategy to explore FASD experiences.
Warsaw University of Life Sciences - THE COMBINED EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO USE DURING PREGNANCY ON BIRTH OUTCOMES
Assessment of alcohol consumption and tobacco use during pregnancy as well as their impact on pregnancy outcomes and birth parameters of the newborn in a selected group of mothers with children aged ≤ 2 years.
Obstetric Medicine - Substance use in pregnancy: The medical challenge
Substance use contributes significantly to the global burden of disease. Growing numbers of women use nicotine, alcohol, and illicit substances.
British Association for Community Child Health and Paediatric Educators’ Special Interest Group - G160 Establishing a specialist clinic for children with fasd
To establish a specialist clinic to streamline the diagnosis of children suspected of having FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders).
Informit - FASD diagnostic guide - build it and they will come
Throughout the history of public health, we have witnessed the incidence of a condition initially rise as the screening and diagnosis for it became more refined.

IN OTHER LANGUAGES
YLE (Finland) - Heli Vaarasen kolumni: Alkoholiriippuvaisille naisille on taattava maksuton ehkäisy
Suomessa ymmärretään huonosti alkoholiriippuvuudesta aiheutuvia ongelmia. Heli Vaaranen vaatii, että säännöllisesti juopotteleville äideille tulisi taata maksuton ehkäisy.
svz.de (Germany) - Blau im Bauch? Nein, danke
Interessiert schauen sich Sina Lindemann und Fabien Borchert um. Die beiden Berufsschüler stehen in einem Zelt, es soll die Gebärmutter nachempfinden. Plötzlich ertönt laute Musik.
Ärzte Zeitung (Germany) - Ohne Alkohol und Tabak durch die Schwangerschaft
Immer noch rauchen 12 Prozent der schwangeren Frauen und etwas mehr als 25 Prozent trinken zumindest gelegentlich Alkohol. Ein neues Online-Portal soll Frauen unterstützen, die Finger davon zu lassen.

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