Recent developments in fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Joshua J. Baker, Joan M. Stoler*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Abstract

Purpose of reviewTo highlight research, publications, and medical advancements in fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) over the past 18 months.Recent findingsPrevalence numbers have been updated, allowing for a more accurate account of the societal impact. Further work on diagnostic techniques and the underlying mechanisms will allow us to better understand the pathophysiology of FASD and could translate into treatments for the condition. Continued research on new treatments and interventions is needed to improve the affected individual's health care and quality of life. Measurable outcomes allow us to tangibly measure improvements for individuals and families affected by FASD.SummaryThe current review highlights recent publications from January 2018 to August 2019 showing continued medical advancement in improving the care for children and families affected by FASD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-81
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • binge drinking
  • fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
  • fetal alcohol syndrome
  • prenatal alcohol exposure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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