HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders among children living in Russian 'Baby Homes'

  • Researchers have examined a sample of children living in Russian "Baby Homes" for features that are indicative of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).
  • More than half of the Baby-Home residents were found to have intermediate (45%) or high (13%) phenotypic expression scores, consistent with a diagnosis of FASD.
  • Long-term outcomes of children with FASD can be improved by early diagnosis and targeted interventions.

Alcohol use in Russia is among the highest in the world, according to the World Health Organization. Yet the prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) among Russian children is not well known. In the March issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, researchers closely examine a small number of children living in Russian "Baby Homes" for features that might indicate prenatal alcohol exposure. More than half of the Baby-Home residents were found to have features consistent with a diagnosis of FASD.

"More than 600,000 children in Russia reside in various state-run institutions, including Baby Homes, from birth to four years of age, and/or orphanages, for children four years of age and older," said Laurie C. Miller, associate professor of pediatrics at the New England Medical Center and corresponding author for the study. "Although it is recognized that many children residing in Baby Homes and orphanages have been exposed to alcohol prenatally, the information we have is incomplete. For example, the medical records of only 40 percent of the children in our survey indicated that their birth mothers consumed alcohol during the pregnancy. In 56 percent of the cases, no information about alcohol use was available."

For this study, Miller and her colleagues conducted phenotypic screening of 234 Baby-Home residents (121 males, 101 females; gender unknown for 12 children) in the Murmansk region of Russia. "We carefully examined each child residing in the Baby Homes," said
'"/>


22-Feb-2006


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Numbers, sequences pose problems for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome children
2. Fetal brain imaging
3. Brief motivational interviews work best long term for college students sent to alcohol counseling
4. Smoking may interfere with alcoholics neurocognitive recovery during abstinence
5. Intensive-care patients with alcohol problems are more likely to require mechanical ventilation
6. Shoulder tapping -- Young males are most willing to purchase alcohol for underage youth
7. Access to alcohol among middle school children
8. Both alcohol and neighborhood characteristics can affect intimate partner violence
9. The appetite-regulating peptide leptin influences alcohol craving for some alcoholics
10. Tobacco and alcohol use independently increase risk of head and neck cancer
11. RAND study finds alcohol advertising and marketing associated with adolescent drinking

Post Your Comments:
(Date:7/29/2015)... ... ... This past week, CARE Surrogacy Center Mexico , took the opportunity ... CARE extended family. , By shedding light on positive experiences — the iconic ... a newfound perspective on surrogacy in Mexico. The center wholeheartedly believes in supporting future ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... ... July 29, 2015 , ... Abt Associates has named ... Health division. In her position, Ramkeesoon will help build and expand work ... Ramkeesoon spent close to a decade at ICF International, most recently as a ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... ... July 29, 2015 , ... Gender minority people ... 2012, Massachusetts law has provided legal protections against discrimination on the basis of ... not protect against discrimination based on gender identity in places open to the ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... ... July 29, 2015 , ... " Core Organizer ” was featured on NewsWatch ... coolest applications on the market for iOS, Android, and Windows. Joe Toohey, the host ... this app will help anyone get organized. , Wouldn’t it be great if everyone ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... ... , ... Join Luz Delia Gerber and Abbi Ferrin as they share their ... how the body actually works. A state of mindfulness allows one to be present ... how to forge this new relationship with their bodies. , Abi Ferrin has a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Heartfelt Interview Shows Extraordinary Impact of CARE Surrogacy Center Mexico 2Health News:Heartfelt Interview Shows Extraordinary Impact of CARE Surrogacy Center Mexico 3Health News:Selena Ramkeesoon Joins Abt Associates as Vice President for Strategic Communications 2Health News:Fenway Health Researcher: Legal Protections in Public Settings are a Critical Public Health Issue for Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming People 2Health News:Fenway Health Researcher: Legal Protections in Public Settings are a Critical Public Health Issue for Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming People 3Health News:Get More Organized with the Core Organizer App 2Health News:Pampering and Empowerment Abound at Final Event in Luz Delia Gerber’s Book Unveiling 2
(Date:7/29/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/sxwk89/3d_metrology ) has ... by Product (CMM, ODS, and VMM), Application (Automotive, Aerospace, ... America, Europe, APAC, RoW) - Global Forecast to 2020 ... The 3D metrology market was valued at $1,456.7 Million ... rate of 7.11% during the forecast period. ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... -- The Perinatal Quality Foundation (PQF) today announced a ... limitations and clinically appropriate interpretation of results of ... pregnant women and their healthcare providers. Quest Diagnostics ... of diagnostic information services, is the first commercial ... Through a comprehensive education and ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... 2015 At the 2015 AACC Annual ... findings that a first-of-its-kind smartphone test for chlamydia ... could reduce the prevalence of this sexually transmitted ... cheaper. Most people with chlamydia are ... causes no symptoms, but if left untreated, this ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global 3D Metrology Market 2015-2020: Products (CMM, ODS, and VMM) & Applications (Automotive, Aerospace, Energy & Power, Medical and Electronics) 2Quest Diagnostics Collaborates with Perinatal Quality Foundation on National Initiative to Advance Clinically Appropriate Noninvasive Prenatal Screening 2Quest Diagnostics Collaborates with Perinatal Quality Foundation on National Initiative to Advance Clinically Appropriate Noninvasive Prenatal Screening 3Quest Diagnostics Collaborates with Perinatal Quality Foundation on National Initiative to Advance Clinically Appropriate Noninvasive Prenatal Screening 4First Smartphone DNA Test for Chlamydia to Be Presented at 2015 AACC Annual Meeting 2First Smartphone DNA Test for Chlamydia to Be Presented at 2015 AACC Annual Meeting 3
Cached News: