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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938366/-camouflaging-cleft-lip-scar-using-follicular-unit-extraction-hair-transplantation-combined-with-autologous-fat-grafting
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Osman Akdag, Nuh Evin, Mehtap Karamese, Zekeriya Tosun
BACKGROUND: The scar that occurs after cleft lip surgery poses a serious cosmetic problem. One of the methods used to solve this problem in adult male patients is hair transplantation. However, satisfactory results with this method cannot always be achieved due to possible graft loss. The corrective feature of fat grafting has been reported in many studies. The aim of this report is to share our results with hair transplantation combined with fat grafting in patients with cleft lip. METHODS: This study included 20 patients who had both a scar and alopecia in the cleft lip area...
September 15, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938353/reply-commentary-on-primary-septal-cartilage-graft-for-the-unilateral-cleft-rhinoplasty
#2
Ting-Chen Lu, Chuan-Fong Yao, Susie Lin, Philip Kuo-Ting Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 19, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938331/postoperative-respiratory-complications-after-cleft-palate-closure-in-patients-with-pierre-robin-sequence-operative-considerations
#3
Yasmin Opdenakker, Gwen Swennen, Lies Pottel, Johan Abeloos, Krisztián Nagy
BACKGROUND: In cleft palate surgery, there is currently no consensus on the management of patients with Pierre Robin Sequence (PRS). The authors aimed to evaluate the treatment strategy of cleft palate in our centers, with emphasis on patients with PRS, as the authors noted some patients with severe respiratory distress. Moreover, the authors aimed to investigate the prevalence of postoperative respiratory complications, using a modified-Furlow palatoplasty in combination with intravelar veloplasty in both patients with PRS and patients with non-PRS...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938067/a-single-chain-photoswitchable-crispr-cas9-architecture-for-light-inducible-gene-editing-and-transcription
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Xin X Zhou, Xinzhi Zou, Hokyung K Chung, Yuchen Gao, Yanxia Liu, Lei S Qi, Michael Z Lin
Optical control of CRISPR-Cas9-derived proteins would be useful for restricting gene editing or transcriptional regulation to desired times and places. Optical control of Cas9 functions has been achieved with photouncageable unnatural amino acids or by using light-induced protein interactions to reconstitute Cas9-mediated functions from two polypeptides. However, these methods have only been applied to one Cas9 species and have not been used for optical control of different perturbations at two genes. Here, we use photodissociable dimeric fluorescent protein domains to engineer single-chain photoswitchable Cas9 (ps-Cas9) proteins in which the DNA-binding cleft is occluded at baseline and opened upon illumination...
September 22, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937909/the-effect-of-dynacleft%C3%A2-on-cleft-width-in-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-patients
#5
LaQuia Vinson
OBJECTIVE: The specific aim of this retrospective cross-sectional study was to assess the efficacy of DynaCleft(®) as a method of presurgical orthopedics with infants with a unilateral cleft lip and cleft palate who used an oral obturator. STUDY DESIGN: Data was collected from 25 infants all of comparable age diagnosed with a unilateral complete cleft lip and palate. Eight patients used DynaCleft (®) and an obturator (Group Alpha) and seventeen patients only had an obturator (Group Beta)...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937459/percutaneous-kyphoplasty-for-the-treatment-of-osteoporotic-vertebral-fractures-with-intravertebral-fluid-or-air-a-comparative-study
#6
Junjie Niu, Dawei Song, Haifei Zhou, Qian Meng, Bin Meng, Huilin Yang
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective comparative study. OBJECTIVE: To compare the characteristics of osteoporotic vertebral fractures (OVFs) with intravertebral fluid (IVF) and those with intravertebral air (IVA), and the efficacy of percutaneous balloon kyphoplasty (PKP) in treating OVFs with these 2 different intravertebral components. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Previous studies have focused on the efficacy of percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) and PKP in treating OVFs with intravertebral cleft...
October 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934815/-the-fetal-profile-more-than-just-nt
#7
Markus Hoopmann, Karl Oliver Kagan
The midsagittal view of the fetal profile is essential in first trimester screening at 11 + 0 to 13 + 6 weeks of gestation. None of the standard sections in prenatal medicine is as well defined and undergoes such a strong quality assurance program. These requirements were recently challenged by the introduction of cell-free DNA screening. The fetal profile view was previously only needed for the appropriate measurement of the fetal nuchal translucency thickness. In recent years, it became evident that there are many more anomalies or markers for fetal defects that can be seen in this section such as spina bifida, facial clefts or retrognathia...
September 21, 2017: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934802/intravertebral-vacuum-cleft-and-its-varied-locations-within-osteoporotic-vertebral-compression-fractures-effect-on-therapeutic-efficacy
#8
Weibo Yu, Xiaobing Jiang, De Liang, Zhensong Yao, Ting Qiu, Linqiang Ye, Shuncong Zhang, Daxiang Jin
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have reported a high incidence of re-collapse of the augmented vertebrae after percutaneous vertebral augmentation (PVA) for osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs) with intravertebral vacuum cleft (IVC) during long-term follow-up. Previous IVC might be considered an important predisposing factor for re-collapse, but the prior studies could not find a significant correlation. OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence and distribution characteristics of IVCs and to further assess IVCs in their varied locations...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934221/stage-specific-requirement-of-platelet-derived-growth-factor-receptor-%C3%AE-in-embryonic-development
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Chen Qian, Carol Wing Yan Wong, Zhongluan Wu, Qiuming He, Huimin Xia, Paul Kwong Hang Tam, Kenneth Kak Yuen Wong, Vincent Chi Hang Lui
BACKGROUND: Platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha (PDGFRα) is a cell-surface receptor tyrosine kinase for platelet-derived growth factors. Correct timing and level of Pdgfra expression is crucial for embryo development, and deletion of Pdgfra caused developmental defects of multiple endoderm and mesoderm derived structures, resulting in a complex phenotypes including orofacial cleft, spina bifida, rib deformities, and omphalocele in mice. However, it is not clear if deletion of Pdgfra at different embryonic stages differentially affects these structures...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932054/darier-disease-a-rare-genodermatosis
#10
Hema Suryawanshi, Akshay Dhobley, Aparna Sharma, Pramod Kumar
Darier disease (DD), also known as keratosis follicularis or dyskeratosis follicularis, is a rare autosomal dominant genodermatosis with high penetrance and variable expressivity. It is caused by mutations of ATP2A2 gene which encodes the sarco/endoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+) ATPase isoform 2. It is clinically manifested by hyperkeratotic papules primarily affecting seborrheic areas on the head, neck and thorax, with less frequent involvement of the oral mucosa. When oral manifestations are present, they primarily affect the palatal and alveolar mucosa, are usually asymptomatic and are discovered in routine dental examination...
May 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931923/mllt10-knockout-mouse-model-reveals-critical-role-of-af10-dependent-h3k79-methylation-in-midfacial-development
#11
Honami Ogoh, Kazutsune Yamagata, Tomomi Nakao, Lisa L Sandell, Ayaka Yamamoto, Aiko Yamashita, Naomi Tanga, Mai Suzuki, Takaya Abe, Issay Kitabayashi, Toshio Watanabe, Daisuke Sakai
Epigenetic regulation is required to ensure the precise spatial and temporal pattern of gene expression that is necessary for embryonic development. Although the roles of some epigenetic modifications in embryonic development have been investigated in depth, the role of methylation at lysine 79 (H3K79me) is poorly understood. Dot1L, a unique methyltransferase for H3K79, forms complexes with distinct sets of co-factors. To further understand the role of H3K79me in embryogenesis, we generated a mouse knockout of Mllt10, the gene encoding Af10, one Dot1L complex co-factor...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929060/laser-assisted-double-layer-endoscopic-repair-of-laryngeal-clefts-our-experience-in-11-cases
#12
Danah Aljomah, Jaber Alshammari
Laryngeal cleft is a rare congenital malformation of the respiratory tract leading to a high level of morbidity and mortality, recently being diagnosed with increased frequency. Management throughout the years included medical and surgical. The open surgical technique is more commonly used although it has higher risk and need longer post-operative care. Recently surgical endoscopic repair was introduced using different techniques. To evaluate the clinical features of infants and children presenting with laryngeal clefts, and review endoscopic management modality especially the technique and results of repair using double-layer (2 layers) technique...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928994/foxe1-mutation-screening-in-a-case-with-cleft-lip-hypothyroidism-and-thyroid-carcinoma-a-new-syndrome
#13
Hugo Mendieta-Zerón, Angélica Jiménez-Rosales, Carlos Jhovani Pérez-Amado, Silvia Jiménez-Morales
A 26-year-old woman is referred to the Internal Medicine consultation due to increases in laboratory studies associated with Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma (PTC) that was confirmed by histopathological studies. Her clinical history revealed that, at 3 months of age, she was successfully treated with surgery for cleft lip (CL) and at the age of 24 years was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in FOXE1 and its promoter regions have been associated with various etiologies related to the thyroid, including orofacial clefting, specially cleft palate (CP) and CL, hypothyroidism (HT), and thyroid cancer...
2017: Case Reports in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928442/genome-wide-association-and-hla-region-fine-mapping-studies-identify-susceptibility-loci-for-multiple-common-infections
#14
Chao Tian, Bethann S Hromatka, Amy K Kiefer, Nicholas Eriksson, Suzanne M Noble, Joyce Y Tung, David A Hinds
Infectious diseases have a profound impact on our health and many studies suggest that host genetics play a major role in the pathogenesis of most of them. We perform 23 genome-wide association studies for common infections and infection-associated procedures, including chickenpox, shingles, cold sores, mononucleosis, mumps, hepatitis B, plantar warts, positive tuberculosis test results, strep throat, scarlet fever, pneumonia, bacterial meningitis, yeast infections, urinary tract infections, tonsillectomy, childhood ear infections, myringotomy, measles, hepatitis A, rheumatic fever, common colds, rubella and chronic sinus infection, in over 200,000 individuals of European ancestry...
September 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927774/chronic-intestinal-pseudo-obstruction-in-a-child-with-treacher-collins-syndrome
#15
E Giabicani, J Lemale, L Dainese, S Boudjemaa, A Coulomb, P Tounian, B Dubern
BACKGROUND: Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS) mainly presents with severe craniofacial developmental abnormalities characterized by a combination of bilateral downward-slanting palpebral fissures, colobomas of the lower eyelids, hypoplasia of the facial bones, cleft palate, malformation of the external ears, atresia of the external auditory canals, and bilateral conductive hearing loss. It is due to mutations in Treacher Collins syndrome 1 (TCOF1) (5q32-q33.1) and Polymerase RNA 1 polypeptides D and C (POLR1D [13q12...
September 15, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926572/automatic-initial-and-final-segmentation-in-cleft-palate-speech-of-mandarin-speakers
#16
Ling He, Yin Liu, Heng Yin, Junpeng Zhang, Jing Zhang, Jiang Zhang
The speech unit segmentation is an important pre-processing step in the analysis of cleft palate speech. In Mandarin, one syllable is composed of two parts: initial and final. In cleft palate speech, the resonance disorders occur at the finals and the voiced initials, while the articulation disorders occur at the unvoiced initials. Thus, the initials and finals are the minimum speech units, which could reflect the characteristics of cleft palate speech disorders. In this work, an automatic initial/final segmentation method is proposed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926086/common-variants-in-dlg1-locus-are-associated-with-non-syndromic-cleft-lip-with-or-without-cleft-palate
#17
Adrianna Mostowska, Agnieszka Gaczkowska, Kacper Żukowski, Kerstin U Ludwig, Kamil K Hozyasz, Piotr Wójcicki, Elizabeth Mangold, Anne C Böhmer, Stefanie Heilmann-Heimbach, Michael Knapp, Małgorzata Zadurska, Barbara Biedziak, Margareta Budner, Agnieszka Lasota, Agata Daktera-Micker, Paweł P Jagodziński
Non-syndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate (nsCL/P) is a common craniofacial anomaly with a complex and heterogeneous etiology. Knowledge regarding specific genetic factors underlying this birth defect is still not well understood. Therefore, we conducted an independent replication analysis for the top-associated variants located within the DLG1 locus at chromosome 3q29, which was identified as a novel cleft-susceptibility locus in our genome-wide association study (GWAS). Mega-analysis of the pooled individual data from the GWAS and replication study confirmed that common DLG1 variants are associated with the risk of nsCL/P...
September 19, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924416/detection-of-pars-plana-rupture-by-ultrasound-biomicroscopy-after-cannula-dislodgement-during-cataract-wound-hydration
#18
Yoshihiro Yonekawa, Benjamin J Thomas, Laurie K Lau-Sickon, Bradley J Anderson, Alan J Ruby
Ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) is a valuable diagnostic modality for imaging anterior ocular structures. Its utility has been well studied in anterior segment, lenticular, and pars plicata pathologies. However, imaging of the pars plana has been seldom described. We present the case of a 66-year-old woman referred for vitreous hemorrhage after expulsive cannula dislodgement into the posterior segment during wound hydration at the end of cataract surgery. B-scan ultrasonography initially detected a very anterior abnormality, but the resolution was insufficient for accurate diagnosis...
2017: Digital Journal of Ophthalmology: DJO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923271/biological-effects-of-orthodontic-tooth-movement-into-the-grafted-alveolar-cleft
#19
Jian Sun, Xiaoyue Zhang, Renmei Li, Zhengxi Chen, Yuanliang Huang, Zhenqi Chen
PURPOSE: Functional stimulus during orthodontic tooth movement into the grafted bone can lead to better alveolar bone grafting outcomes. The aim of this study was to analyze the biological effects of orthodontic tooth movement into the grafted alveolar cleft area with histologic staining, fluorescence staining, and real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: An animal model of orthodontic tooth movement into the grafted alveolar cleft area was established in 8-week-old Sprague-Dawley rats...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922326/the-smile-index-part-1-a-large-scale-study-of-phenotypic-norms-for-pre-and-post-operative-unilateral-cleft-lip
#20
Caroline A Yao, Thomas Imahiyerobo, Jordan Swanson, Allyn Auslander, Diego De Cardenas, Jane C Figueiredo, Meghan McCullough, Melinda Costa, Richard Vanderburg, William P Magee
BACKGROUND: Unilateral cleft lip has a spectrum of disease morphology but severity assessments are difficult given the absence of an accessible, objective assessment tools or reference data. We characterize the spectrum of cleft morphology before and after surgical repair for a large, multi-ethnic population using easily identifiable facial landmarks collected through a novel smart phone-based application. METHODS: Anthropometric measurements and standardized photographs were prospectively collected in Morocco, Bolivia, Vietnam and Madagascar during medical missions in 2015 utilizing an application designed specifically for the study...
September 14, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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