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Background Alcohol use during pregnancy is associated with a range of adverse consequences including miscarriage, still birth, low birth weight and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). There are currently no lab tests that can assess the ...

Page last updated 20 August 2020

For effective implementation of FASD screening Western Australia, it is necessary to understand best practice nationally and internationally. This includes synthesising evidence on the psychometrics of available tools, reviewing clinical and ...

Page last updated 20 August 2020

Background Despite the high prevalence of FASD in remote Aboriginal Communities and high turnover of staff, there is no resource available to educate health professionals about how to work with people with FASD. Objectives We propose to develop an ...

Page last updated 20 August 2020

Background Indigenous leaders in the Fitzroy Valley of WA were worried that alcohol use in pregnancy might damage the unborn child. In 2009 they partnered with us other researchers to conduct the Lililwan (all the little ones) Project. Through ...

Page last updated 19 August 2020

Background Abnormalities of the internal and external ear structures, hearing impairment and auditory processing have been identified in FASD. A recent systematic review of comorbidities in FASD suggests that 4% of comorbidities can be accounted for ...

Page last updated 19 August 2020

Background A recent systematic review of comorbidities in FASD suggests that 9% of all comorbidities are due to disorders of the eye and adnexa, including refractory errors in 71% and abnormal visual acuity in 62% of individuals with FASD. However, ...

Page last updated 19 August 2020

Background There are no validated normative data for assessing the sentinel facial features phenotype in Australian Aboriginal cohorts. The application of different PFL norms and Lip-Philtrum Guides in Australian aboriginal children has not been ...

Page last updated 19 August 2020

Background The Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP) supports women with AOD use issues, who are pregnant or have young children and who are not effectively engaged with services. PCAP program attendance reduces AOD use and increases use of family ...

Page last updated 19 August 2020

The development of a diagnostic instrument for FASD in Australia commenced in 2010. A report was provided to the Australian Government Department of Health (DoH) in 2012. In 2014 the DoH funded a group led by the University of Sydney and Telethon ...

Page last updated 22 June 2020

The focus of this program is building capacity in local organisations so that communities can own and continue to lead FASD prevention activity after the research is finished. The program aims to support communities to use consistent information and ...

Page last updated 7 April 2020