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Screening for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15732218     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
QUESTION: I have several patients whom I suspect are drinking during pregnancy. How can I find out for sure if they are?
ANSWER: You can use one of the validated tools to screen for problem drinking. Motherisk uses the TWEAK test, but others are just as good. Following birth, you can test infants' meconium for metabolites of ethanol to detect whether they were exposed in utero to excessive drinking.
Joey Gareri; Daphne Chan; Julia Klein; Gideon Koren;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian family physician Médecin de famille canadien     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0008-350X     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Fam Physician     Publication Date:  2005 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-02-28     Completed Date:  2005-03-30     Revised Date:  2013-06-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0120300     Medline TA:  Can Fam Physician     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  33-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Motherisk Program, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ont, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Alcoholism / diagnosis*
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome / prevention & control*
Infant, Newborn
Meconium / chemistry
Neonatal Screening / methods*
Psychological Tests*

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