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Craniofacial growth

V Luzzi, G Di Carlo, M Saccucci, G Ierardo, E Guglielmo, M Fabbrizi, A M Zicari, M Duse, F Occasi, G Conti, E Leonardi, A Polimeni
OBJECTIVE: Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is among the most common diseases and includes a group of pathological conditions that form a severity continuum from primary snoring (PS) to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). SDB presents a multifactorial etiology and in children, it is often linked to adenotonsillar hypertrophy, which may lead to an alteration of the breathing pattern. Therefore, several studies hinted at the existence of a correlation between SDB and the alteration of craniofacial growth...
October 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Jiabing Fan, Mian Guo, Choong Sung Im, Joan Pi-Anfruns, Zhong-Kai Cui, Soyon Kim, Benjamin Wu, Tara Aghaloo, Min Lee
Growth factor-based therapeutics using bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2) present a promising strategy to reconstruct craniofacial bone defects such as mandible. However, clinical applications require supraphysiological BMP doses that often increase inappropriate adipogenesis, resulting in well-documented cyst-like bone formation. Here we reported a novel complementary strategy to enhance osteogenesis and mandibular bone repair by employing small molecule phenamil that has been shown to be a strong activator of BMP signaling...
October 22, 2016: Tissue Engineering. Part A
Antonio Augusto Moura da Silva, Jucelia Sousa Santos Ganz, Patricia da Silva Sousa, Maria Juliana Rodvalho Doriqui, Marizelia Rodrigues Costa Ribeiro, Maria Dos Remédios Freitas Carvalho Branco, Rejane Christine de Sousa Queiroz, Maria de Jesus Torres Pacheco, Flavia Regina Vieira da Costa, Francelena de Sousa Silva, Vanda Maria Ferreira Simões, Marcos Antonio Barbosa Pacheco, Fernando Lamy-Filho, Zeni Carvalho Lamy, Maria Teresa Seabra Soares de Britto E Alves
We report the early growth and neurologic findings of 48 infants in Brazil diagnosed with probable congenital Zika virus syndrome and followed to age 1-8 months. Most of these infants had microcephaly (86.7%) and craniofacial disproportion (95.8%). The clinical pattern included poor head growth with increasingly negative z-scores, pyramidal/extrapyramidal symptoms, and epilepsy.
November 2016: Emerging Infectious Diseases
S S Liu, J R Deng, D S Wang, X Gong, Y H Zhou, X M Gao
Objective: Nasopharynx is an important compartment of the upper airway. It is closely associated with the characteristic craniofacial skeletal pattern related to sleep breathing. The present study aimed to investigate the growth pattern of the nasopharynx during rapid puberty growth period. Methods: Thirty non-snoring children (aged 8 to 11 years old) were selected by means of questionnaires and clinical examination. Periodic yearly follow up using MRI, lateral cephalogram, and polysomnograph (PSG) was done in these children...
October 7, 2016: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Brad T Morrow, William B Albright, Rogerio I Neves, Michael J Wilkinson, Thomas D Samson
BACKGROUND: Congenital anophthalmia is a rare anomaly that results in micro-orbitism and craniofacial microsomia. Treatment with static conformers is labor-intensive and provides minimal stimulation for orbital growth that requires eventual reconstruction with orbital osteotomies after skeletal maturity. METHODS: A protocol for the treatment of congenital anophthalmia is presented. Patients underwent a preoperative low-dose radiation computed tomography (CT) scan of the facial bones to assess orbital volume...
October 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Mahbobe Gholami, Seyed Adel Moallem, Mohammad Afshar, Sakineh Amoueian, Leila Etemad, Gholamreza Karimi
OBJECTIVE: Silybum marianum has been used for centuries in herbal medicine for treatment of liver diseases. Currently, there is no data available on the possible effects of silymarin on fetal development. This study aimed to investigate the teratogenic effect of silymarin on BALB/c mice fetuses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 40 pregnant mice were divided into 4 groups of 10 mice each. Three groups received silymarin at three different doses of 50, 100 and 200 mg/kg/day during gestational days (GDs)...
September 2016: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
H Oda, M Sandou, C-M Lin, M Kamata, T Kawata
AIM: The reported effects of Bionator treatment in patients with mandibular retrognathism are conflicting. This study evaluated the changes in craniofacial morphology resulting from treatment with a Bionator, based on measurement percentiles previously reported, to clarify the mechanism of the effect of this commonly used functional device. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Study Design: Retrospective. SETTING: A private orthodontic clinic. PARTICIPANTS: Forty-two children (mean age, 10...
September 2016: European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
Shauna M Baillie, Andrew M Muir, Michael J Hansen, Charles C Krueger, Paul Bentzen
BACKGROUND: Adaptive radiation involving a colonizing phenotype that rapidly evolves into at least one other ecological variant, or ecotype, has been observed in a variety of freshwater fishes in post-glacial environments. However, few studies consider how phenotypic traits vary with regard to neutral genetic partitioning along ecological gradients. Here, we present the first detailed investigation of lake trout Salvelinus namaycush that considers variation as a cline rather than discriminatory among ecotypes...
October 19, 2016: BMC Evolutionary Biology
Aaron L Morgan, Roger Cason, Christian A El Amm
Craniofacial clefts are rare entities, with an incidence reported as 1.43 to 4.85 per 100,000 births. The Tessier number 3 cleft, the most medial of the oblique clefts, can manifest as clefting of the lip between the canine and lateral incisors, colobomas of the nasal ala and lower eyelid, and inferior displacement of the medial canthus-frequently disrupting the lacrimal system with extreme variability in expressivity (Eppley).Literature on cleft lip repair is extensive and has evolved to incorporate anthropometric techniques, based on identifiable landmarks and anthropometric measurements that are compared with contralateral unaffected anatomy or population means and tracked over time to assess impact on growth...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Jean-Michel Salagnac
INTRODUCTION: The mandible consists of different segments, each of which possess its own specific characteristics regarding emergence, ossification during growth and pathologies. Orthodontists need to be very familiar with these developmental anomalies if they are to avoid failure in their orthopedic or orthodontic treatments and in order to understand the reasons for the lack of success of "conventional" treatments. Each segment must develop correctly if the mandible is to achieve optimal development and occupy a normal position within the cranio-facial complex...
September 2016: L' Orthodontie Française
Veerasathpurush Allareddy, Nicholas Ching, Eric A Macklin, Lauren Voelz, Gil Weintraub, Emily Davidson, Lisa Albers Prock, Dennis Rosen, Richard Brunn, Brian G Skotko
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study is to examine the craniofacial development of patients with Down syndrome (DS) and compare them with a neurotypical population. METHODS: This study is a cross-sectional analysis of lateral cephalometric radiographs of participants with DS. The study population consisted of children and young adults with DS aged 3-25 years. Cephalometric data were summarized by age and sex. Raw and normalized z-scores were computed. One-sample t tests were used to test whether mean z-scores differed from zero...
December 2016: Progress in Orthodontics
Gaetano Isola, Luca Ramaglia, Giancarlo Cordasco, Alessandra Lucchese, Luca Fiorillo, Giovanni Matarese
BACKGROUND: Patients affected by Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) may have several craniofacial growth disturbances and involvements at the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The objectives of the present study were to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of functional therapy used to reduce asymmetry of mandibular growth and TMJ disorder in patients with JIA. METHODS: By a retrospective longitudinal design, a cohort of 54 patients with JIA (mean age, 13.2 ± 3.7 years; range, 5-17...
September 13, 2016: Minerva Stomatologica
James C Wang, Laszlo Nagy, Joshua C Demke
Syndromic craniosynostosis affects up to 1:30,000 live births with characteristic craniofacial growth restrictions, deformities, and other associated abnormalities, such as carpal-pedal anomalies and cognitive function impairment. More than 150 syndromes are associated with craniosynostosis. This article describes some commonalities and distinguishing features and management of syndromic synostosis. Also addressed is secondary synostosis, which is often found in syndromic children with problems related to microcephaly, hydrocephalus, or shunt-induced craniosynostosis, although pathophysiologically and genetically different...
November 2016: Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
Hani Bagheri, Chansonette Badduke, Ying Qiao, Rita Colnaghi, Iga Abramowicz, Diana Alcantara, Christopher Dunham, Jiadi Wen, Robert S Wildin, Malgorzata J M Nowaczyk, Jennifer Eichmeyer, Anna Lehman, Bruno Maranda, Sally Martell, Xianghong Shan, Suzanne M E Lewis, Mark O'Driscoll, Cheryl Y Gregory-Evans, Evica Rajcan-Separovic
The 2p15p16.1 microdeletion syndrome has a core phenotype consisting of intellectual disability, microcephaly, hypotonia, delayed growth, common craniofacial features, and digital anomalies. So far, more than 20 cases of 2p15p16.1 microdeletion syndrome have been reported in the literature; however, the size of the deletions and their breakpoints vary, making it difficult to identify the candidate genes. Recent reports pointed to 4 genes (XPO1, USP34, BCL11A, and REL) that were included, alone or in combination, in the smallest deletions causing the syndrome...
March 17, 2016: JCI Insight
E Arnaud, G Paternoster, S James, M-P Morisseau-Durand, V Couloigner, P Diner, C Tomat, V Viot-Blanc, B Fauroux, V Cormier-Daire, G Baujat, M Robert, A Picard, S Antunez, R Khonsari, L Pamphile-Tabuteau, C Legros, M Zerah, P Meyer
The complexity of treatment of faciocraniosynostosis justifies the treatment in a reference center for rare diseases. The growth disturbances in the skull and face being variable according to the type of mutation in the FGFr (Crouzon, Pfeiffer, Apert), the strategy is adapted to the phenotype according to the following principles: posterior expansion with or without distraction around 6 months to limit the descent of the cerebellum tonsils and to prevent the turricephalic development; fronto-facial monobloc advancement with internal distraction around the age of 18 months in case of severe exorbitism or breathing impairment...
October 2016: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
Strahinja Vucic, Brunilda Dhamo, Mette A R Kuijpers, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Albert Hofman, Eppo B Wolvius, Edwin M Ongkosuwito
INTRODUCTION: The aim of our study was to evaluate the craniofacial characteristics of children with mild hypodontia using conventional and principal component (PC) analysis. METHODS: We used radiographic images of 124 children (8-12 years old) with up to 4 missing teeth (55 boys, 69 girls) and of 676 reference children (365 boys, 311 girls) from the Rotterdam Generation R Study and the Nijmegen Growth Study in The Netherlands. Fifteen cephalometric measurements of children with hypodontia were compared with those of the reference children...
October 2016: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Margherita Tussellino, Raffaele Ronca, Rosa Carotenuto, Maria M Pallotta, Maria Furia, Teresa Capriglione
Chlorpyrifos (CPF) is an organophosphate insecticide used primarily to control foliage and soil-borne insect pests on a variety of food and feed crops. In mammals, maternal exposure to CPF has been reported to induce dose-related abnormalities such as slower brain growth and cerebral cortex thinning. In lower vertebrates, for example, fish and amphibians, teratogenic activity of this compound is correlated with several anatomical alterations. Little is known about the effects of CPF on mRNA expression of genes involved in early development of the anatomical structures appearing abnormal in embryos...
October 2016: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
Wanda Urbanova, Irena Klimova, Andrzej Brudnicki, Petra Polackova, Daniela Kroupova, Ivana Dubovska, Martin Rachwalski, Piotr Stanislaw Fudalej
Results of a comparison of the outcomes of treatment of cleft lip and palate can be affected by growth characteristics of populations from which subjects with the clefts are derived. Moreover, conventional cephalometric techniques used in cleft studies for analysis of facial morphology provide only a partial description of shape and are confounded by biases regarding the reference structures. In this retrospective comparison, craniofacial morphology of preadolescent patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate treated in Warsaw (n = 35, age = 10...
June 17, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Zhao Sun, Wenjie Yu, Maria Sanz Navarro, Mason Sweat, Steven Eliason, Thad Sharp, Huan Liu, Kerstin Seidel, Li Zhang, Myriam Moreno, Thomas Lynch, Nathan E Holton, Laura Rogers, Traci Neff, Michael J Goodheart, Frederic Michon, Ophir D Klein, Yang Chai, Adam Dupuy, John F Engelhardt, Zhi Chen, Brad A Amendt
Sox2 marks dental epithelial stem cells (DESC) in both mammals and reptiles, and in this report we demonstrate several Sox2 transcriptional mechanisms that regulate dental stem cell fate and incisor growth. Conditional Sox2 deletion in the oral and dental epithelium results in severe craniofacial defects, including impaired dental stem cell proliferation, arrested incisor development and abnormal molar development. The murine incisor develops initially but is absorbed independent of apoptosis due to a lack of progenitor cell proliferation and differentiation...
September 22, 2016: Development
A Kubik-Zahorodna, B Schuster, I Kanchev, R Sedláček
Diamond-Blackfan anaemia is a rare disease caused by insufficient expression of ribosomal proteins and is characterized by erythroid hypoplasia often accompanied by growth retardation, congenital craniofacial and limb abnormalities. In addition, Diamond-Blackfan anaemia patients also exhibit a number of behavioural abnormalities. In this study we describe the behavioural effects observed in a new mouse mutant carrying a targeted single amino acid deletion in the ribosomal protein RPS19. This mutant, created by the deletion of arginine 67 in RPS19, exhibits craniofacial, skeletal, and brain abnormalities, accompanied by various neurobehavioural malfunctions...
2016: Folia Biologica (Praha)
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