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Cleft lip and palate

Staffan Morén, Per Åke Lindestad, Mats Holmström, Maria Mani
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the current study was to assess voice quality among adults treated for unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP), after one- or two-stage palate closure, and compare it to a noncleft control group. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of patients with UCLP with long-term follow-up and noncleft controls. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with UCLP born between 1960 and 1987, treated at Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden, were examined (n = 73) at a mean of 35 years after primary surgery...
January 1, 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Peter G Bittar, Anna R Carlson, Ann Mabie-DeRuyter, Jeffrey R Marcus, Alexander C Allori
OBJECTIVE: Our objective is to describe the process of adapting a conceptual framework into a practical toolkit for one cleft team. DESIGN: This is a single-arm implementation study in a single institution. SETTING: Implementation took place at a mid-sized multidisciplinary clinic for patients with cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) from urban/suburban and rural areas across North Carolina and neighboring states. PARTICIPANTS: Eligible participants were patients with CL/P from English-speaking families...
January 1, 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Richard Ryan Ruff, Canice E Crerand, Lacey Sischo, Alexandre Peshansky, David B Sarwer, Richard E Kirschner, Hillary L Broder
OBJECTIVE: To explore factors related to completion of surgery recommendations among children with cleft lip and palate (CLP) or cleft palate only (CPO). DESIGN: Multicenter prospective longitudinal cohort study (2009-2015). SETTING: Six cleft centers in the United States. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: A diverse sample of 1186 youth aged 7.5 to 18.5 years with CLP or CPO and a caregiver. RESULTS: Data were collected from child-caregiver dyads at baseline and up to 3 follow-up visits...
January 1, 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Puneet Batra, Gopala Krishna Annavarapv, Ashish Chopra, Amit Srivastava, Partha Sadhu, Keyur Mevda
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate dental arch relationship in treated bilateral cleft lip and palate (BCLP) cases at an Indian cleft center using the Bauru yardstick. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Digital photographs of the dental cast of 50 consecutively treated patients (28 males and 22 females) with nonsyndromic BCLP at an Indian cleft center were rated by 2 examiners as per the Bauru yardstick for the 12-year-old age group. The average age group was 12 ± 0.62 years. All cases were treated with same surgical protocol...
April 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Nicola Marie Stock, Matthew Ridley
BACKGROUND: During the school years, a cleft of the lip and/or palate (CL/P) may pose a risk to educational achievement. To further understand this multifaceted association, and to offer suggestions as to how young people's educational experiences might be improved, qualitative investigation is warranted. DESIGN: Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted with young people born with CL/P (n = 10; aged 10-16 years) and their parents (n = 10). The resulting data were subjected to inductive thematic analysis...
April 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Artur Fahradyan, Erik M Wolfswinkel, Noreen Clarke, Stephen Park, Michaela Tsuha, Mark M Urata, Jeffrey A Hammoudeh, Dennis-Duke R Yamashita
BACKGROUND: The maxillary horizontal relapse following Le Fort I advancement has been estimated to be 10% to 50%. This retrospective review examines the direct association between the amounts of maxillary advancement and relapse. We hypothesize that the greater the advancement, the greater the relapse amount. METHOD: Patients with class III skeletal malocclusion underwent maxillary advancement with either a Le Fort I or a Le Fort I with simultaneous mandibular setback (bimaxillary surgery) from 2008 to 2015...
April 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Maria Costanza Meazzini, Carlo Chiavenna, Luca Autelitano, Giovanna Garattini, Roberto Brusati
OBJECTIVE: Nasal stigma in patients with bilateral cleft lip and palate (BCLP) are a short columella and a flattened nasal tip. DESIGN: The aim of this study was to evaluate the aesthetics of adolescents with BCLP, operated with a modified Cutting primary columella lengthening technique, associated to a modified Grayson orthopedic nasoalveolar molding (NAM). SETTING AND PATIENTS: 72 BCLP patients were operated with this approach. Standardized photographic records were taken every 2 years...
April 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Elaine Li Yen Tan, Meaw Charm Kuek, Hung Chew Wong, Serene Ai Kiang Ong, Mimi Yow
OBJECTIVE: Children with cleft lip and palate are reported to be commonly associated with higher prevalence of dental anomalies such as hypodontia, supernumeraries, and abnormalities in tooth size, shape, and position. This study investigated the prevalence of dental anomalies in a longitudinal cohort of children with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP). DESIGN: The study was a retrospective analysis of radiographs, study models, and treatment notes. PATIENTS: Sixty patients with repaired UCLP aged 13 years old with complete dental records dating from 5 years of age were included...
April 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
K Sarmiento, S Valencia, G Gracia, P Hurtado-Villa, I Zarante
OBJECTIVES: Among congenital craniofacial anomalies, orofacial clefts (OFCs) are the most common. Global prevalence is 2 in 1000 and in Colombia, 1 in 700. Our goal was to describe cleft palate (CP) prevalence and cleft lip with or without cleft palate (CL±P) from 2001 to 2015 in Bogota and Cali, Colombia. METHOD: Using the ECLAMC case-control design method, information was obtained from the Congenital Anomalies Monitoring and Surveillance Programs in Bogota and Cali...
April 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Wendy Nicholls, Craig Harper, Linda A Selvey, Suzanne Robinson, Gerald Hartig, Martin Persson
OBJECTIVES: To determine if patients with cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) from a Western Australian (WA) cohort were more dissatisfied with their body esteem than a normative non-cleft cohort, and identify demographic variables that may have significant associations with body esteem. DESIGN: Questionnaire study using the Body-Esteem Scale (BES) and Cleft Research Questionnaire (CRQ). PARTICIPANTS: Self-selected participants from a Western Australian CL/P population across 3 age groups (n=359)...
April 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Min Kyeong Lee, Stephen L-K Yen, Veerasathpurush Allareddy
OBJECTIVE: Cleft lip repair surgeries in neonates have shown to be effective and safe, resulting in less scarring and excellent aesthetic outcomes. However, existing studies are based on single-center experiences with limited numbers of patients and surgeons. Complication rates and hospital outcomes of neonatal lip repair have not yet been established at the national level. The objective of this study was to examine the association between age at cleft lip repair and hospital outcomes...
April 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Lei Zhang, Xiaofeng Bai, Zengjian Li, Qiang Liu, Mingliang Yang, Xukai Wang, Li Lu
OBJECTIVE: To assess the improvement of nasal morphologies and ventilation after septal cartilage graft and septoplasty of patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP). DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study. SETTING: Tertiary stomatology hospital. PATIENTS: In total, 118 patients with UCLP who had been diagnosed with a secondary nasal deformity and had reconstructive rhinoplasty and/or septoplasty between 2010 and 2015...
April 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Chanyuan Jiang, Yilue Zheng, Ningbei Yin, Tao Song
The aim of this study was to investigate the anatomical features of the maxillae and vomer in patients with bilateral cleft lip and palate (BCLP). Craniofacial measurements of 24 adult BCLP patients (GB) and 32 normal adult controls (GN) were carried out. We measured the width and length of the maxillae, their relative positions with respect to the coronal plane passing through the basion, and the volume, length, cross-sectional area, and mean width of the vomer. Between-group differences were assessed using independent-sample t tests...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Anna R Schoenbrunner, Kristen D Kelley, Taylor Buckstaff, Joyce K McIntyre, Alicia Sigler, Amanda A Gosman
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Mexican cleft surgeons provide multidisciplinary comprehensive cleft lip and palate care to children in Mexico. Many Mexican cleft surgeons have extensive experience with foreign, visiting surgeons. The purpose of this study was to characterize Mexican cleft surgeons' domestic and volunteer practice and to learn more about Mexican cleft surgeons' experience with visiting surgeons. METHODS: A cross-sectional validated e-mail survey tool was sent to Mexican cleft surgeons through 2 Mexican plastic surgery societies and the Asociación Mexicana de Labio y Paladar Hendido y Anomalías Craneofaciales, the national cleft palate society that includes plastic and maxillofacial surgeons who specialize in cleft surgery...
March 16, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Franz X Bauer, Veronika Heinrich, Florian D Grill, Felix Wölfle, Dennis M Hedderich, Andrea Rau, Klaus-Dietrich Wolff, Lucas M Ritschl, Denys J Loeffelbein
Nasoalveolar Molding (NAM) is associated with ambivalent acceptance regarding effectiveness and unknown long-term results. Our purpose was to analyze the stress distribution patterns within the viscero- and neurocranium of neonates during the first phase of NAM therapy. A finite element (FE) model of a healthy four-week-old neonate was generated, derived from a computed tomography scan allowing the implementation of a bone-density-dependent material model. The influence of dental germs with variable material properties, the cleft width and area of expected force application were analyzed in a worst-case scenario...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Ana Paula Corrêa de Queiroz Herkrath, Fernando José Herkrath, Maria Augusta Bessa Rebelo, Mario Vianna Vettore
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the structural and intermediary determinants of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) among adults with cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P). DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS: A cross-sectional study was conducted with patients enrolled at the referral center for craniofacial anomalies in Manaus, Brazil. Adults aged 18 years or more with nonsyndromic CL/P were selected. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Both HRQoL and OHRQoL were assessed using the 36-item Short-Form Health Survey and the Oral Impacts on Daily Performance, respectively...
January 1, 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Montserrat Diaz, Mar Llorente, Victor Asensi
Thomas Malthus (1766-1834), distinguished English professor, is the father of modern demography and the most famous harelip carrier of history. Much is known of his orofacial cleft but nothing regarding its mysterious surgical correction. An 1833 portrait of Malthus by John Linnell, finished when he considered himself "handsome enough," for sitting does not show any upper lip scar. When this surgery took place? Although technically feasible in the 19th century, surgery of cleft lip and palate was complicated...
January 1, 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Øystein A Haaland, Rolv T Lie, Julia Romanowska, Miriam Gjerdevik, Håkon K Gjessing, Astanand Jugessur
Background: It is widely accepted that cleft lip with or without cleft palate (CL/P) results from the complex interplay between multiple genetic and environmental factors. However, a robust investigation of these gene-environment (GxE) interactions at a genome-wide level is still lacking for isolated CL/P. Materials and Methods: We used our R-package Haplin to perform a genome-wide search for GxE effects in isolated CL/P. From a previously published GWAS, genotypes and information on maternal periconceptional cigarette smoking, alcohol intake, and vitamin use were available on 1908 isolated CL/P triads of predominantly European or Asian ancestry...
2018: Frontiers in Genetics
Klaus Bsl Batista, Badri Thiruvenkatachari, Jayne E Harrison, Kevin D O'Brien
BACKGROUND: Prominent upper front teeth are a common problem affecting about a quarter of 12-year-old children in the UK. The condition develops when permanent teeth erupt. These teeth are more likely to be injured and their appearance can cause significant distress. Children are often referred to an orthodontist for treatment with dental braces to reduce the prominence of their teeth. If a child is referred at a young age, the orthodontist is faced with the dilemma of whether to treat the patient early or to wait and provide treatment in adolescence...
March 13, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Chihiro Tanikawa, Kae Hirata, Tomonao Aikawa, Jun Maeda, Mikihiko Kogo, Seiji Iida, Takashi Yamashiro
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of maxillary anterior segmental distraction osteogenesis (MASDO) in patients with cleft lip and palate (CLP) and to identify risk factors for increased relapse. DESIGN: A retrospective study. PATIENTS: Thirty-one Japanese patients with CLP who underwent MASDO were eligible for study inclusion. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: We evaluated lateral cephalograms obtained before (T1), at 3 months (T2), and at 1 year (T3) after MASDO, and measured changes from T1 to T2 (δT1T2), from T2 to T3 (δT2T3), and from T1 to T3 (δT1T3)...
January 1, 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
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