Sunday, April 19, 2020

FASD News - 15/2020


University of Rochester - First mobile app for caregivers of children with FASD reaches trial stage
In the summer of 2017, Christie Petrenko, an assistant professor and research associate at the University of Rochester’s Mt. Hope Family Center, and Cristiano Tapparello, a research assistant professor in the University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, teamed up to create the first mobile phone app for caregivers of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).
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Todayville.com (Canada) - #RedDeerStrong – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Network. Another not-for-profit battling through the COVID / Energy Crisis
The Central Alberta FASD Network is a non-profit organization offering community-based, cost-free services to persons living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) across the lifespan, and their caregivers.
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Holyrood (Scotland) - Sex, alcohol and the COVID-19 pandemic
An unexpected topic was raised at a late March coronavirus press conference. A journalist asked about the Scottish Government’s advice on becoming pregnant during this pandemic, since it ‘could last a very long time  . . . and people will be staying home with not a lot to do’.
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Understood - The Difference Between Tantrums and Meltdowns
Many people think the words tantrum and meltdown mean the same thing. And they can look very similar when you see a child in the middle of having one.
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CanFASD (Canada) - Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) during the COVID-19 pandemic
The Canada Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research Network and the Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health are committed to supporting Canadians, our stakeholders, and public health efforts by providing reliable information to support sound decision making related to alcohol use in the context of the current COVID19 pandemic.
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Pregnancy Ready - How to Prevent and Overcome Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Direct Exposure
Alcohol and drug abuse is one among the significant challenges of an anticipating mother. This normally has a lot of unfavorable effects on the fetus during birth and can cause other bigger problems in life.
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VIDEOS and MATERIALS
NWL&MHC - FASD & Justice: Engender Hope & Deliver Promise Learning Objectives
Suzie Kuerschner, M.Ed is a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder consultant, a child development specialist, and a child and family program developer with intensive training and experience.
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CANFASD - FASD IN CANADIAN NEWS
People with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) can have difficult and stigmatizing experiences throughout their lives, as can women who drink alcohol while pregnant.
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Rural FASD Support Network - Sensory Integration and Mental Health
Ella Haley, Psychotherapist for Open Doors Children's Mental Health shares how sensory integration is connected to mental health.
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RESEARCH
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in a Rocky Mountain Region City: Child Characteristics, Maternal Risk Traits, and Prevalence
This site had the second highest prevalence of FASD of the 4 Collaboration on FASD Prevalence sites and clearly identifiable child and maternal risk traits.
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Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in a Midwestern City: Child Characteristics, Maternal Risk Traits, and Prevalence
This city displayed the lowest prevalence of FASD of the 4 CoFASP sites. Nevertheless, FASD were common, and affected children demonstrated a common, recognizable, and measurable array of traits.
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Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in a Southeastern County of the United States: Child Characteristics and Maternal Risk Traits
This site had the second lowest rate in the CoFASP study, yet children with FASD are prevalent.
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europepmc.org - The Cost-effectiveness of screening tools used in the diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: A modeled analysis
Findings suggest that screening is associated with less use of healthcare recourses but also fewer years of life with an FASD diagnosis over a no screening strategy.
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Behavioral and Neural Genetics of Zebrafish - Chapter 21 - Behavioral genetics of embryonic ethanol exposure in zebrafish: a model for FASD
The purpose of this review is to summarize current knowledge about and methods employed for the modeling and analysis of FASD in zebrafish.
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JMIR mHealth and uHealth - A Mobile Health Intervention for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (Families Moving Forward Connect): Development and Qualitative Evaluation of Design and Functionalities
FMF Connect is a promising novel intervention with potential to reach many families in need and reduce significant barriers to care, resulting in a broader public health impact.
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Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research - A Systematic Review of the Effects of Perinatal Alcohol Exposure and Perinatal Marijuana Exposure on Adult Neurogenesis in the Dentate Gyrus
Perinatal alcohol exposure and perinatal marijuana exposure both act on inhibitory interneurons in the hippocampal formation of adult rats.
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Neuroscience - Single-day Postnatal Alcohol Exposure Induces Apoptotic Cell Death and Causes long-term Neuron Loss in Rodent Thalamic Nucleus Reuniens
Both procedural controls and alcohol exposed animals displayed a deficit in non-neuronal cell number relative to typically-developing controls, suggesting that Re cell populations may be vulnerable to early life stress as well as AE in an insult- and cell type-dependent manner.
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Journal of the American College of Nutrition - Altered Maternal Plasma Fatty Acid Composition by Alcohol Consumption and Smoking during Pregnancy and Associations with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Alterations in fatty acid profiles were observed in moderate to heavy alcohol-consuming mothers with infants classified with FASD compared to alcohol-exposed normally developing infants or controls.
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Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy - Alcohol consumption and its associated factors among pregnant women in Sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis' as given in the submission system
The result showed that there was high alcohol consumption during pregnancy in Sub- Saharan Africa. Alcohol consumption during pregnancy was associated with depression, partners’ alcohol use, unplanned pregnancy and knowledge of the harmful effects of alcohol consumption.
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NeuroToxicology - Effects of prenatal ethanol exposure on acoustic characteristics of play fighting-induced ultrasonic vocalizations in juvenile rats
Altogether, we conclude that prenatal exposure to ethanol enhances negative emotionality such as anxiety and, accordingly, 20–35 kHz USVs reflecting negative emotionality are produced with a marked decrease in play fighting, suggesting difficulties in social interactions with conspecifics.
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Acta Paediatrica - The present and historical prevalence of fetal alcohol syndrome in children living in wine producing communities
In 1968 the French physician Paul Lemoine published a study on 127 children with alcoholic parents (1). They showed facial alterations, such as small palpebral fissures, a low nasal bridge, a smooth philtrum and a small upper lip, together with several psychomotor problems.
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Social Work - "I drank because i wanted to deal with the frustration": explaining alcohol consumption during pregnancy in a low-resource setting - women's, partners and family members' narratives
Understanding the explanatory narratives that women, partners and family members provide for consuming alcohol during pregnancy is essential in interventions. This paper reports on the stories of 25 participants in a low-resource area.
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Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research - A Systematic Review of the Effects of Perinatal Alcohol Exposure and Perinatal Marijuana Exposure on Adult Neurogenesis in the Dentate Gyrus
Perinatal alcohol exposure and perinatal marijuana exposure both act on inhibitory interneurons in the hippocampal formation of adult rats.
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Clinica Chimica Acta - CDT reference values for monitoring chronic alcohol abuse in pregnancy
In order to prevent the development of maternal and fetal prenatal alcohol exposure complications, the use of alcohol biomarkers, including CDT, has been proposed.
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Brain Structure and Function - Altered brain white matter connectome in children and adolescents with prenatal alcohol exposure
This study demonstrates decreased structural white matter connectivity in children and adolescents with PAE at a whole-brain level, suggesting widespread alterations in how networks are connected with each other.
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Europe PMC - The Prevalence And Associated Factors Of Alcohol Use Among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Care At Public Hospitals Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2019
This study observed that no formal education, pre-pregnancy alcohol use, partner alcohol use, and poor social support, were statistically significant with alcohol use during pregnancy. Based on the findings of this study early management of alcohol use and problematic alcohol use is needed for pregnant women.
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Nature Reviews Neuroscience - Channel problems
Fetal alcohol exposure can result in life-long cognitive deficiencies. However, the molecular bases of the effects of alcohol on the developing brain have not been clear.
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IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Gazeta.pl (Poland) - "Przecież ma pan dwóch adoptowanych synów, więc powinien pan słyszeć o FAS"
Lubimy myśleć, że dzieci z FAS to patologia. A tak naprawdę każda kobieta może urodzić dziecko z Płodowym Zespołem Alkoholowym - wystarczy, że nieświadoma bycia w pierwszych tygodniach ciąży wypije kilka drinków.
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tekk.tv (Germany) - Erste mobile App für Betreuer von Kindern mit FASD erreicht Versuchsstadium.
Im Sommer 2017 schlossen sich Christie Petrenko, Assistenzprofessorin und wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Mt.
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St. Elisabeth Verein Marburg (Germany) - Kinder mit FASD in PflegefamilienRead more

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