Sunday, March 8, 2020

FASD News - 9/2020


Ottawa Citizen (Canada) - Students with fetal alcohol disorder need unique, tailored supports, say parents
A Winchester couple with two adopted boys who have fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) say those with the condition require unique, carefully tailored supports in the classroom.
The Telegram (Canada) - GUEST COLUMN: Ignoring an invisible problem: FASD in Newfoundland and Labrador
In 2018, updated prevalence estimates were released based on two studies, indicating fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) impacts about four per cent of the general Canadian population.
CBC.ca (Canada) - New approach to FASD in N.W.T. focuses on accommodation, not behaviour
A new wave of thinking on how to work with those who live with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) has arrived in the Northwest Territories.
CBC.ca (Canada) - People living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder share their stories
People living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder are getting the chance to tell their stories. A conference wraps up in Sudbury Friday highlighting some of the life challenges people with FASD face.
Belfast Newsletter (Northern Ireland) - ‘Our adopted sons were brain damaged by mum’s drinking’
A music gig on March 13 at the Pavilion Bar, Belfast, featuring Brian Houston, among others, will raise funds for a support group for families affected by Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
Germiston City News (South Africa) - Consuming alcohol is unsafe during pregnancy
There is no amount of alcohol that’s known to be safe to consume during pregnancy. If you drink during pregnancy, you place your baby at risk of foetal alcohol syndrome.

VIDEOS and MATERIALS
Ottawa Citizen - Students with fetal alcohol need unique tailored supports say parents
Michigan House Republicans - Rep. Whiteford - Mental Health Minute: FASD
Rep. Whiteford talks FASD in her Mental Health Minute
Calgary John Howard Society - Living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
A client-focused story about living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and the Extended FASD Support Program offered at the Calgary John Howard Society.
CJJA - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum
Behavioral Health Committee presents information on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Calgary John Howard Society - Appreciation for Our Work from the Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network
Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network (CFAN)'s recognition of 13 years of support from the Calgary John Howard Society.

RESEARCH
Early Human Development - Dermatoglyphic fluctuating asymmetry and total a-b ridge count as biomarkers of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome: Analysis in children adopted from Eastern Europe
Dermatoglyphic pattern and FASD are related. The validation of dermatoglyphics as an associated marker with FASD together with the currently diagnostic tools would help clinicians to an early FASD diagnosis in children.
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research - Collaborative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevalence
In 2012, a collaborative research program was initiated to assess the prevalence of the full range of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in representative populations from four distinct regions of the United States.
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Understanding the Relationship between Predictors of Alcohol Consumption in Pregnancy: Towards Effective Prevention of FASD
Prenatal alcohol exposure can produce serious changes in neurodevelopment that last a lifetime, as well as a wide range of congenital abnormalities, and is the main non-hereditary, avoidable cause of intellectual disability in developed countries.
Alcohol - Prenatal alcohol exposure in the second trimester-equivalent increases the seizure susceptibility in developing rats
We have previously reported that prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) in the 2nd trimester-equivalent of gestation is associated with increased N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)-induced generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCSs) prevalence in postpartum developing rats.
Journal of Public Health - Assessing the prevalence of alcohol consumption in early pregnancy using blood biomarker analysis: a consistent pattern across north-east England?
These data support our earlier work. Prevalence rates according to CDT and GGT analysis were similar in both areas, suggesting similar patterns of sustained alcohol use in pregnancy across the region.
Genetics and Genomic Medicine - 18q12.3‐q21.1 microdeletion detected in the prenatally alcohol‐exposed dizygotic twin with discordant fetal alcohol syndrome phenotype
The microdeletion emphasizes the importance of adequate chromosomal testing in examining the etiology of complex alcohol‐induced developmental disorders. Furthermore, the genotype‐specific decreased DNA methylation at the IGF2/H19 locus cannot be considered as a biological mark for PAE in adult WBCs.
Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - Curcumin treatment attenuates alcohol-induced alterations in a mouse model of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders
Alcohol exposure during development produces physical and mental abnormalities in the foetus that result in long-term molecular adjustments in the brain, which could underlie the neurobehavioural deficits observed in individuals suffering from foetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
LAHSOR - PREVALENCE, PATTERNS AND FACTORS INFLUENCING ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AMONG MOTHERS OF REPRODUCTIVE AGE IN SOME SELECTED SOCIETIES
There rate of alcohol use and misuse among women in Nigeria and beyond is worrisome with several social and health implications. This paper which is an empirical review of literature focuses primarily on female related issues with regard to drinking.
Pediatrics - Maternal Alcohol-Use Disorder and Child Outcomes
The effects of maternal alcohol-use disorder are experienced by the majority of exposed children rather than a vulnerable subgroup of this population.
health.ucdavis.edu - Everyday Executive Function in Children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Autism Spectrum Disorder
As expected, participants with both FAS and ASD were rated by parents as having deficits in everyday executive function. Areas of weakness were distinct for FAS and ASD. In line with existing literature, participants with FAS had elevated scores for working memory and plan/organize; participants with ASD had elevated scores for shift (Rasmussen et al., 2007;
Rosenthal et al., 2013).
Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease - Prenatal alcohol exposure and developmental programming of mental illness
This review will discuss the evidence that indicates low-dose and early prenatal alcohol exposure can increase the risk of mental illness in offspring and discuss the mechanistic pathways that may be involved.
Scientific Reports - Embryonic ethanol exposure alters expression of sox2 and other early transcripts in zebrafish, producing gastrulation defects
Ethanol exposure during prenatal development causes fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), the most frequent preventable birth defect and neurodevelopmental disability syndrome.
The Nigerian Health Journal - THE IMPACT OF CHRONIC ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION ON SEX HORMONES AND SEMEN PARAMETERS IN MALE RABBITS
Chronic ingestion of alcohol in high percentages had deleterious effect on the male sex hormones, testes and epididymis which could affect fertility potential. A careful use of high concentrations of alcohol is suggested.
International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Likelihood of Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Receipt among Pregnant Women in the USA
To explore predictors of mental health and substance use treatment receipt in pregnant women in the USA. Secondary analysis of data from the 2008–2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health was conducted.
Journal of Dental Research - Prenatal Substance Use Disorders and Dental Caries in Children
Maternal substance use is associated with the future risk of dental caries hospitalization in children. Targeting substance use early in the lives of women may contribute to dental caries prevention in offspring.

IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Pharmazeutische Zeitung online (Germany) - 0,0 Promille in der Schwangerschaft
Alkoholkonsum während der Schwangerschaft kann das Ungeborene vielfältig und irreparabel schädigen. Fetale Alkoholspektrumstörungen (FASD) können sich als körperliche und geistige Behinderungen sowie Schäden des Zentralnervensystems (ZNS) äußern. Eine unbedenkliche Schwellendosis für den Alkoholkonsum gibt es nicht.
Polityka.pl (Poland) - Dzieci osób uzależnionych
„Pijana urodziła”. Wyszukiwarka internetowa znajduje ponad 2 mln informacji z taką frazą. Z miast, miasteczek i wsi. Wiadomo, jak bardzo pijana była matka. Wiadomo, ile promili miał noworodek. Ale jak wyglądało jego życie później? Tu jest próżnia.
Interia (Poland) - Lampka czerwonego wina w ciąży – „dla zdrowotności”? Uważaj!
Marzec 2019, Miastko na Pomorzu, pijana kobieta rodzi córkę z 1 promilem alkoholu we krwi. Sierpień 2019, Ostrów Wielkopolski, kobieta (3,5 promila alkoholu we krwi) rodzi dziecko z 1,7 promila alkoholu we krwi. Grudzień 2019, Nowy Dwór, 44-letnia pijana kobieta rodzi upojone alkoholem dziecko.
Verneri TV (Finland) - FASD - materiaalia ja tuotoksi
Tällä sivulla on Kehitysvammaliiton FASD-työssä kehitettyä materiaalia. Useita näistä materiaaleista voi tilata myös kotiin. Painettujen materiaalien tilausohjeet löydät "lisätietoja" -kohdasta.

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