Sunday, March 3, 2019

FASD News - 9/2019

ECNmag.com - New Method Uses AI to Screen for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Scientists at the University of Southern California (USC), Queen's University (Ontario) and Duke University have developed a new tool that can screen children for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) quickly and affordably, making it accessible to more children in remote locations worldwide.
Watoday (Australia) - Immediate action urged to help WA children in prison with FASD
Tackling Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in children imprisoned at Banksia Hill Detention Centre demands immediate government action, Greens MP Alison Xamon has urged in parliament.
UM Today (Canada) - Mothers of children with FASD have high rate of inadequate prenatal care: U of M study
More than 40 per cent of Manitoba women who gave birth to a child with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) received inadequate or no prenatal care, a University of Manitoba study has found.
Stuff.co.nz (New Zealand) - An inconvenient truth: The commonly misunderstood disorder filling our prisons
Tamaki has Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) an incurable syndrome transmitted during pregnancy when alcohol from the mother's bloodstream reaches the developing fetus.
The West Australian (Australia) - OPERATION SAVE KIDS
A world-class paediatric researcher and a former WA chief psychologist are leading a landmark project in Leonora to uncover the prevalence and impact of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder in the northern Goldfields community.
National Post - 10/3 podcast: The myths and mystery of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
We have known for nearly half a century that drinking alcohol during pregnancy can harm an unborn child. But the rate of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is higher than expected, and could outpace more widely understood disorders such as autism.
Alison Xamon (Australia) - Investment in preventing FASD more urgent than ever following Coroner’s report into Aboriginal youth suicide
The Government must invest in tackling the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) crisis in Western Australia, as an important part of addressing the devastatingly high rate of suicide in Aboriginal children, Greens spokesperson for Suicide Prevention Hon Alison Xamon MLC has said.

UPCOMING
EUFASD - Welcome to the european conferance on FASD 2020 (14.09.2020-16.09.2020, Norway)
The first Competence Center for children with prenatal alcohol/drug exposure in Scandinavia is proud to host the EUFASD 2020 in Arendal, Norway. The 3 day conference from the 14th – 16th of September 2020 will be at the Clarion Tyholmen Hotel, Arendal.
FASD Information Network for Caregivers (FASD INC) London - FASD: Focussing on Success! (March 26, 2019 Canada)
A night out for parents/caregivers and professionals, to learn about FASD and to build capacity and support for brighter futures.
Substance Abuse Coalition Of Kanabec County & Recovering Hope Treatment Center - 04.9K FASD Awareness Walk, Run, Roll! (May 11, 2019 USA)
Enjoy this FREE community event on Saturday, May 11th at Mora Elementary School and the First Light Wellness Center. With an estimate of just over 7,000 babies born in Minnesota with prenatal alcohol exposure we are spreading the message of prevention and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder awareness!
9th International Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD (April 22 - 25, 2020 Canada)
More information coming soon!

VIDEOS and MATERIALS
CityNews Winnipeg (Canada) - Largest study of its kind on FASD
Researchers are making recommendations on how to prevent FASD after publishing the largest study of its kind on the disorder and prenatal care.
Мария Решетникова - FASD Communities Kick Start Fundraising
We are a group of parents, friends and other advocates who formed an action group to improve lives of young adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
WSOCTV9 - 9 Investigates: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
9 Investigates: Identifying and treating fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
Bethany Christian Services - Family Education: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): Training for Parents
Bethany Christian Services and the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) are pleased to offer training resources specifically developed for prospective adoptive parents about FASD as it relates to infant, inter-country and foster care adoptions.
Australian Government - Reducing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Australia
In November 2018 the Honourable Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, launched the National FASD Strategic Action Plan.
Challenged Hope - New book in the Strawberry and Cracker, Twins with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome series, by Barbara Studham
Talking to a child with a fetal alcohol-related diagnosis about their disorder is difficult.

RESEARCH
Alcohol and Alcoholism - Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy on Brain Perfusion, Cognition and Behavior in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder—A Case Study
A 15-year-old girl diagnosed with FASD underwent 100 courses of hyperbasic oxygen therapy (HBOT). Prior to HBOT, single motion emission compute tomographic begin imaging (SPECT) revealed areas of hypo-perfusion bilaterally in the orbitofrontal region, temporal lobes and right dorsolateral—frontal, as well the medial aspect of the left cerebellum.
Birth Defects Research - Differentially sensitive neuronal subpopulations in the central nervous system and the formation of hindbrain heterotopias in ethanol‐exposed zebrafish
These data show differentially sensitive CNS neuron subpopulations with susceptibility to low levels of ethanol. In addition, these data reveal the formation of ethanol‐induced hindbrain heterotopias.
Birth defects research - Exploring the contributions and suitability of relational and community‐centered fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) prevention work in First Nation communities
Relational, trauma‐informed, and community‐centered FASD prevention programming was perceived to have positive impacts and be well suited for use within Indigenous communities, and allow for service delivery to be locally and culturally responsive.
Scientific reports - Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Exposure by Analysis of Meconium Fatty Acid Ethyl Esters; A National Canadian Study
Our study aimed to estimate the prevalence of heavy fetal alcohol exposure through the analysis of meconium FAEEs as an objective biomarker of fetal exposure.
Medicina - Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. An underdiagnosed neuro-development disorder of uncertain prognosis
Prenatal exposure to alcohol is the cause of cognitive and behavioural disorders grouped under the term fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). The long-term evolution of subjects with FASD is often unfavourable, especially in social and academic fields.
Pharmacological Research - Striatal Morphological and Functional Alterations Induced by Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
Prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) is an insidious yet preventable cause of developmental disability. The prenatal stage is a critical period for brain development with the concurrence of high vulnerability to the acute and prolonged effects of PAE.
European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Fetal growth and maternal alcohol consumption during early pregnancy
Women who consume alcohol should continue to be advised of the fetal and maternal risks of heavy consumption and, if applicable, of the need to quit smoking and avoid illicit drugs.
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research - In Utero Exposure to Alcohol Impairs Reactivity of Cerebral Arterioles and Increases Susceptibility of the Brain to Damage Following Ischemia/Reperfusion in Adulthood
We found that in utero exposure to alcohol reduced responses of cerebral arterioles to ADP and NMDA, but not to nitroglycerin in adult rats.
Journal of Drug Issues - Effectiveness of a Specialized Inpatient Treatment Program for Substance and Alcohol Abusing Pregnant Women
Effectiveness of a 90-day inpatient treatment program designed for substance/alcohol abusing (SAA) pregnant women was evaluated. Participants were 100 SAA pregnant women who also had additional children.
ResearchGate - Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in pediatrics FASD and the pediatrician
Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a complex and malformative condition due to the teratogenic effect of alcohol consumed during pregnancy.
CanFASD - Article Summary: Suicide risk in adolescents with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
This study looks at suicidal ideation and serious suicide attempts among adolescents with high-functioning FASD, between 13-18 years old, and compares the prevalence rates of suicidal ideation among typically developing adolescents.

IN OTHER LANGUAGES
RTL Online (Germany) - Fetales Alkoholsyndrom: Christian (22) ist geistig behindert, weil seine Mutter trank
Jedes Jahr werden in Deutschland bis zu 10.000 Kinder mit sogenannten "Fetalen Alkoholspektrumstörungen" (FASD) geboren. Zu dem Fetalen Alkoholsyndrom (FAS) kommt es, wenn die Mutter während der Schwangerschaft Alkohol konsumiert.
Telemundo 52 - Nueva herramienta detecta síndrome de alcoholismo fetal con facilidad
Los científicos de la USC y otras universidades han desarrollado una nueva herramienta para detectar a los niños el trastorno del síndrome de alcoholismo fetal de manera rápida y asequible, haciéndolo accesible a más niños en lugares remotos en todo el mundo.
YLE (Finland) - Raskaus voi kannustaa alkoholiongelmaista raitistumaan
Raskaus voi tuoreen ruotsalaistutkimuksen mukaan auttaa alkoholiongelmaisia raitistumaan. Tulosten valossa myös naisten partnerit vähentävät alkoholin käyttöä raskauden myötä. American Journal of Psychiatry -lehden julkaisemat tulokset (siirryt toiseen palveluun) perustuvat 320 000 raskaana vuosina 1975–1992 olleen naisen terveystietoihin.
Pikio.pl (Poland) - Po wódce trafiła na porodówkę. Lekarze musieli ją uśpić, a niemowlę urodziło się pijane
Niemowlę z 0,5 promila alkoholu we krwi przyszło na świat kilkanaście dni temu w Białej Podlaskiej w województwie lubelskim. Matka dziecka była tak pijana, że lekarze nie byli w stanie się z nią porozumieć. Dzieckiem zajęły się już odpowiednie instytucje.

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