fetal alcohol syndrome

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a congenital medical condition in which body deformation occurs or facial development or mental ability is impaired because the mother drinks alcohol during pregnancy


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The first time I saw the patient, her fetal alcohol spectrum disorder diagnosis was apparent: She was born premature, with a low birth weight and vestiges of fetal alcohol facies.
Recently, the National Health Service Greater Glasgow and Clyde launched a "No alcohol, no alcohol harm" campaign aimed at pregnant women about the risk of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
In August, a group of experts on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), organized by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, proposed new clinical guidelines for diagnosing these disorders, the first update since 2005 (Pediatrics.
With National Institutes of Health-National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism support, a multidisciplinary group of investigators under the Collaboration to Establish Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevalence (CoFASP) is now compiling the first regionally based prevalence estimates for the disorders in the United States, which are thought to be on the order of 2%-5% of first-grade children in the general population.
The continuum of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in four rural communities in South Africa: Prevalence and characteristics.
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) can include physical, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities that can last for a child's lifetime.
Alcohol consumption during pregnancy can interfere with both embryonic and fetal development, producing a wide range of outcomes that fall under the rubric of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).
They do not have statistics for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
42) See Kieran D O'Malley, "Developmental Psychiatric Disorders in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: A Transgenerational Approach to Diagnosis and Management" in Barry Carpenter, Carolyn Blackburn & Jo Egerton, eds, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2014) 241; Piyadasa Kodituwakku et al, "Neurobehavioral Characteristics of Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Communities from Italy: Preliminary Results" (2006) 30:9 Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research 1551.
of Hamburg, Germany), Blackburn, and Egerton bring together 24 chapters that take an interdisciplinary perspective on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and the less severe fetal consequences of maternal drinking, collectively described as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) than FAS/partial FAS (PFAS), are endemic in impoverished communities of the Western and the Northern Cape provinces of South Africa (SA).
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