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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734059/localized-reductions-in-resting-state-functional-connectivity-in-children-with-prenatal-alcohol-exposure
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Jia Fan, Paul A Taylor, Sandra W Jacobson, Christopher D Molteno, Suril Gohel, Bharat B Biswal, Joseph L Jacobson, Ernesta M Meintjes
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are characterized by impairment in cognitive function that may or may not be accompanied by craniofacial anomalies, microcephaly, and/or growth retardation. Resting-state functional MRI (rs-fMRI), which examines the low-frequency component of the blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) signal in the absence of an explicit task, provides an efficient and powerful mechanism for studying functional brain networks even in low-functioning and young subjects. Studies using independent component analysis (ICA) have identified a set of resting-state networks (RSNs) that have been linked to distinct domains of cognitive and perceptual function, which are believed to reflect the intrinsic functional architecture of the brain...
July 22, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699765/fetal-alcohol-syndrome-disorder-diminished-responsibility-and-mitigation-of-sentence
#2
Russ Scott
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to consider the implications of a recent Western Australia Court of Appeal decision in which an indigenous youth who had been sentenced for the manslaughter of his neonate child was later diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder. CONCLUSION: The increased use of the 2016 Australian guide to the diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder should be encouraged to enable clinicians to not only diagnose and manage Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder, but also counsel families to prevent it...
July 1, 2017: Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690436/a-rat-model-of-fetal-alcohol-syndrome-a-series-of-undergraduate-laboratory-exercises-for-biopsychology-courses
#3
Ana M H Kehrberg, Jenna N Parrish, Sasha A Eby
Many undergraduate students are aware that consuming alcohol during pregnancy can result in many serious physical and behavioral deficits. Student interest in this clinical syndrome allows instructors to provide engaging laboratory exercises that relate topics covered in most biopsychology courses to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). Through this series of experiments, students will use rodents to study the behavioral deficits that can be caused by developmental alcohol exposure, including impaired ultrasonic vocalizations, hyperactivity, balance, and spatial learning...
2017: Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education: JUNE: a Publication of FUN, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685855/alcohol-exposure-during-pregnancy-altered-childhood-developmental-trajectories-in-a-rural-south-african-community
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Leigh-Anne Davies, Kate Cockcroft, Lynda Olinger, Matthew Chersich, Michael Urban, Candice M Chetty Makkan, Oliver H Turnbull, Leana Olivier, Denis Viljoen
AIM: This study examined the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on childhood development trajectories in a rural South African community between 2003 and 2008. METHODS: We assessed 121 children at 7-12 months (year one) and 5-6 years (year five) using the Griffiths Mental Developmental Scales - Extended Revised, which measures sensorimotor, cognitive and social development, with lower scores indicating developmental delay. We also interviewed their mothers or caregivers...
July 7, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681995/differences-in-neural-crest-sensitivity-to-ethanol-account-for-the-infrequency-of-anterior-segment-defects-in-the-eye-compared-with-craniofacial-anomalies-in-a-zebrafish-model-of-fetal-alcohol-syndrome
#5
Jessica Eason, Antionette L Williams, Bahaar Chawla, Christian Apsey, Brenda L Bohnsack
BACKGROUND: Ethanol (ETOH) exposure during pregnancy is associated with craniofacial and neurologic abnormalities, but infrequently disrupts the anterior segment of the eye. In these studies, we used zebrafish to investigate differences in the teratogenic effect of ETOH on craniofacial, periocular, and ocular neural crest. METHODS: Zebrafish eye and neural crest development was analyzed by means of live imaging, TUNEL (terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end labeling) assay, immunostaining, detection of reactive oxygen species, and in situ hybridization...
July 6, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636875/effects-of-prenatal-binge-like-ethanol-exposure-and-maternal-stress-on-postnatal-morphological-development-of-hippocampal-neurons-in-rats
#6
Ewa Jakubowska-Dogru, Birsen Elibol, Ilknur Dursun, Sinan Yürüker
BACKGROUND: Alcohol is one of the most commonly used drugs of abuse negatively affecting human health and it is known as a potent teratogen responsible for fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), which is characterized by cognitive deficits especially pronounced in juveniles but ameliorating in adults. Searching for the potential morphological correlates of these effects, in this study, we compared the course of developmental changes in the morphology of principal hippocampal neurons in fetal-alcohol (A group), intubated control (IC group), and intact control male rats (C group) over a protracted period of the first two postnatal months...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634776/evidence-supporting-the-internal-validity-of-the-proposed-nd-pae-disorder
#7
Julie A Kable, Claire D Coles
The internal validity of the proposed Neurobehavioral Disorder Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (ND-PAE) was evaluated in children diagnosed with either Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) or partial FAS who were 3-10 years of age and had enrolled in a math intervention study. Symptoms were coded as present or absent using assessments conducted in the study, including standardized measures of neurocognitive and behavioral functioning, parent interview, and direct observations of the child. The number of endorsed ND-PAE symptoms was not related to environmental factors but was moderately related to the child's age...
June 20, 2017: Child Psychiatry and Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608920/facial-curvature-detects-and-explicates-ethnic-differences-in-effects-of-prenatal-alcohol-exposure
#8
Michael Suttie, Leah Wetherill, Sandra W Jacobson, Joseph L Jacobson, H Eugene Hoyme, Elizabeth R Sowell, Claire Coles, Jeffrey R Wozniak, Edward P Riley, Kenneth L Jones, Tatiana Foroud, Peter Hammond
BACKGROUND: Our objective is to help clinicians detect the facial effects of prenatal alcohol exposure by developing computer-based tools for screening facial form. METHODS: All 415 individuals considered were evaluated by expert dysmorphologists and categorized as (i) healthy control (HC), (ii) fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), or (iii) heavily prenatally alcohol exposed (HE) but not clinically diagnosable as FAS; 3D facial photographs were used to build models of facial form to support discrimination studies...
June 13, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600000/sex-specific-effects-of-developmental-alcohol-exposure-on-cocaine-induced-place-preference-in-adulthood
#9
Victoria A Macht, Sandra J Kelly, Justin T Gass
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is associated with high rates of drug addiction in adulthood. One possible basis for increased drug use in this population is altered sensitivity to drug-associated contexts. This experiment utilized a rat model of FASD to examine behavioral and neural changes in the processing of drug cues in adulthood. Alcohol was given by intragastric intubation to pregnant rats throughout gestation and to rat pups during the early postnatal period (ET group). Controls consisted of a non-treated group (NC) and a pair-fed group given the intubation procedure without alcohol (IC)...
June 6, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587682/plgf-a-placental-marker-of-fetal-brain-defects-after-in-utero-alcohol-exposure
#10
Matthieu Lecuyer, Annie Laquerrière, Soumeya Bekri, Céline Lesueur, Yasmina Ramdani, Sylvie Jégou, Arnaud Uguen, Pascale Marcorelles, Stéphane Marret, Bruno J Gonzalez
Most children with in utero alcohol exposure do not exhibit all features of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), and a challenge for clinicians is to make an early diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) to avoid lost opportunities for care. In brain, correct neurodevelopment requires proper angiogenesis. Since alcohol alters brain angiogenesis and the placenta is a major source of angiogenic factors, we hypothesized that it is involved in alcohol-induced brain vascular defects. In mouse, using in vivo repression and overexpression of PLGF, we investigated the contribution of placenta on fetal brain angiogenesis...
June 6, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581541/validation-of-the-polish-version-of-the-washington-4-digit-diagnostic-code-for-the-assessment-of-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders
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Małgorzata Klecka, Małgorzata Janas-Kozik, Ireneusz Jelonek, Andrzej Siwiec, Janusz Rybakowski
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this paper is a quantitative assessment of FASD facial phenotype in the Polish population using the Polish version of the 4-Digit Diagnostic Code. METHODS: The study covered 2 groups of children: 30 children aged 4-7 and 30 children aged 8-11 with a facial phenotype characteristic for the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). The control group consisted of 60 children (4-11 years old) developing normally. We compared 3 facial features (small palpebral fissure lengths, smooth philtrum and thin upper lip)...
April 30, 2017: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554529/maternal-alcohol-exposure-during-mid-pregnancy-dilates-fetal-cerebral-arteries-via-endocannabinoid-receptors
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Olga Seleverstov, Ana Tobiasz, J Scott Jackson, Ryan Sullivan, Dejian Ma, J Pierce Sullivan, Steven Davison, Yada Akkhawattanangkul, Danielle L Tate, Terry Costello, Stacey Barnett, Wei Li, Giancarlo Mari, Alex M Dopico, Anna N Bukiya
Prenatal alcohol exposure often results in fetal alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Mechanisms of fetal brain damage by alcohol remain unclear. We used baboons (Papio spp.) to study alcohol-driven changes in the fetal cerebral artery endocannabinoid system. Pregnant baboons were subjected to binge alcohol exposure via gastric infusion three times during a period equivalent to the second trimester of human pregnancy. A control group was infused with orange-flavored drink that was isocaloric to the alcohol-containing solution...
June 2017: Alcohol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542383/performance-in-eyeblink-conditioning-is-age-and-sex-dependent
#13
Karolina Löwgren, Rasmus Bååth, Anders Rasmussen, Henk-Jan Boele, Sebastiaan K E Koekkoek, Chris I De Zeeuw, Germund Hesslow
A growing body of evidence suggests that the cerebellum is involved in both cognition and language. Abnormal cerebellar development may contribute to neurodevelopmental disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, fetal alcohol syndrome, dyslexia, and specific language impairment. Performance in eyeblink conditioning, which depends on the cerebellum, can potentially be used to clarify the neural mechanisms underlying the cerebellar dysfunction in disorders like these. However, we must first understand how the performance develops in children who do not have a disorder...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498341/replication-of-high-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders-prevalence-rates-child-characteristics-and-maternal-risk-factors-in-a-second-sample-of-rural-communities-in-south-africa
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Philip A May, Marlene M De Vries, Anna-Susan Marais, Wendy O Kalberg, David Buckley, Colleen M Adnams, Julie M Hasken, Barbara Tabachnick, Luther K Robinson, Melanie A Manning, Heidre Bezuidenhout, Margaret P Adam, Kenneth L Jones, Soraya Seedat, Charles D H Parry, H Eugene Hoyme
Background: Prevalence and characteristics of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and total fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) were studied in a second sample of three South African rural communities to assess change. Methods: Active case ascertainment focused on children with height, weight and/or head circumference ≤25th centile and randomly-selected children. Final diagnoses were based on dysmorphology, neurobehavioral scores, and maternal risk interviews. Results: Cardinal facial features, head circumference, and total dysmorphology scores differentiated specific FASD diagnostic categories in a somewhat linear fashion but all FASD traits were significantly worse than those of randomly-selected controls...
May 12, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460370/comorbid-mental-disorders-in-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders-a-systematic-review
#15
Deland Weyrauch, Megan Schwartz, Brandon Hart, Marilyn G Klug, Larry Burd
OBJECTIVE: A systematic review of published literature to estimate prevalence of comorbid mental disorders in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) and compare with general population prevalence estimates. METHODS: A PubMed search was used to locate articles reporting on FASD and mental disorders published through June 2015. Next, lists of published studies from all issues of the National Organisation for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome-UK publication Fetal Alcohol Forum-were searched...
May 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433732/the-clinical-significance-of-an-estimated-fetal-weight-below-the-10th-percentile-a-comparison-of-outcomes-of-5th-vs-5th-9th-percentile
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Malgorzata Mlynarczyk, Suneet P Chauhan, Hind A Baydoun, Catherine M Wilkes, Kimberly R Earhart, Yili Zhao, Christopher Goodier, Eugene Chang, Nicole M Lee Plenty, E Kaitlyn Mize, Michelle Owens, Shilpa Babbar, Dev Maulik, Emily DeFranco, David McKinney, Alfred Z Abuhamad
BACKGROUND: The association between small-for-gestational-age (birthweight <10th percentile for gestational age) and neonatal morbidity is well established. Yet, there is a paucity of data on the relationship between suspected small for gestational age (sonographic-estimated fetal weight <10th percentile) at 2 thresholds and subsequent neonatal morbidity. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between sonographic-estimated fetal weight <5th percentile vs 5-9th percentile and neonatal morbidity...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417285/alcohol-and-thiamine-deficiency-trigger-differential-mitochondrial-transition-pore-opening-mediating-cellular-death
#17
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Abdoulaye Bâ
Accumulating evidence has shown that binge-type alcohol intake in mothers interferes with thiamine deficiency (TD) to promote the fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). Developmental alcohol or TD exposures act either synergistically or separately to reproduce FAS features e.g. intrauterine growth retardation and related microcephaly characterized by extensive cellular death induced by one another neurotoxicant. However molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying apoptosis in both alcohol and TD toxicities are unknown...
June 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401132/comparing-diagnostic-classification-of-neurobehavioral-disorder-associated-with-prenatal-alcohol-exposure-with-the-canadian-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder-guidelines-a-cohort-study
#18
James L Sanders, Rebecca E Hudson Breen, Nicole Netelenbos
BACKGROUND: Diagnostic criteria have recently been introduced in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5), for neurobehavioral disorder associated with prenatal alcohol exposure (ND-PAE). The purpose of this study is to assess the classification of this condition using the Canadian fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) multidisciplinary diagnostic guidelines as the standard of comparison. First, classification of ND-PAE was compared with Canadian FASD diagnoses of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), partial FAS and alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder...
January 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381366/nocturnal-incontinence-in-children-with-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders-fasd-in-a-south-african-cohort
#19
Sylvia Roozen, Leana Olivier, Justine Niemczyk, Alexander von Gontard, Gjalt-Jorn Y Peters, Gerjo Kok, Denis Viljoen, Leopold Curfs
INTRODUCTION: Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are one of the leading preventable causes of intellectual disabilities (ID). Not much is known about the topic of pediatric incontinence related to FASD, for example nocturnal enuresis (NE), daytime urinary incontinence (DUI), and fecal incontinence (FI). So far, incontinence problems have been examined among children with other specific syndromes. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study is to investigate the possible presence of incontinence among children with FASD in a South African cohort...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334461/profile-of-children-diagnosed-with-a-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder-a-retrospective-chart-review
#20
Natasha Reid, Doug Shelton, Judith Warner, Frances O'Callaghan, Sharon Dawe
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a significant public health concern, and growing recognition in Australia led to the establishment of a specialist service for young children. The aim of the current study was to report on the diagnostic profile of a group of children who attended the service, to document the extent to which there were comorbid diagnoses and to provide information on the neurocognitive functioning of the children. DESIGN AND METHODS: This study was a retrospective chart review conducted by the diagnostic service...
March 23, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Review
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