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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926572/automatic-initial-and-final-segmentation-in-cleft-palate-speech-of-mandarin-speakers
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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
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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/28923290/use-of-adult-sensory-panel-to-study-individual-differences-in-the-palatability-of-a-pediatric-hiv-treatment-drug
#3
Julie A Mennella, Phoebe S Mathew, Elizabeth D Lowenthal
PURPOSE: The recommended first-line treatment for young children infected with HIV includes the liquid formulation of the co-formulated protease inhibitors lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra(®) [Abbott Laboratories, Chicago, Illinois]). Clinical reports indicate that some children readily accept the taste of Kaletra, whereas others strongly reject it, which can deter therapeutic adherence and outcomes. METHODS: As a proof-of-concept approach, a sensory panel of genotyped adults was used to document the range of individual differences in the taste and palatability (hedonics) of the liquid formulation of Kaletra and other taste stimuli, including common excipients...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923272/the-spectrum-of-oral-lesions-presenting-clinically-with-papillary-verrucous-features
#4
Sara Whitefield, Vadim Raiser, Amir Shuster, Shlomi Kleinman, Benjamin Shlomi, Ilana Kaplan
PURPOSE: We sought to study the spectrum of oral pathologies presenting clinically with papillary-verrucous features. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 10-year (2007 to 2016) retrospective study of oral papillary lesions was undertaken. All biopsy reports that included a clinical description of papillary or verrucous architecture were retrieved. The data collected included clinical features, size, color, location, histopathologic diagnosis, age, and gender. RESULTS: The study included 137 patients, with a total of 151 lesions...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922248/maxillary-corticotomies-with-bone-to-bone-retraction-and-mandibular-segmental-osteotomy-for-correcting-an-anterior-double-protrusion
#5
Kyung A Kim, Baek-Soo Lee, Ayse Selenge Akbulut, Seong-Hun Kim, Gerald Nelson
BACKGROUNDS: This article presents maxillary corticotomies with bone-to-bone retraction and anterior segmental osteotomy (ASO) as an alternative to 2-jaw orthognathics in the bimaxilary protrusion patient with partially anchylosed maxillary anterior tooth. METHODS: The 18-year-old male, complaining of anterior protrusion, with a trauma history to the maxillary central incisor, and requesting rapid treatment, was treated with maxillary corticotomies in 2 stages and ASO in the mandible...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922239/cleft-lip-and-palate-an-experience-of-a-developing-center-in-egypt
#6
Tarek A Abulezz
BACKGROUND: Cleft lip and palate is the most common congenital anomaly in the head and neck region. These clefts are not just a distortion of the normal appearance, but they may impose a major influence on the whole patient's life, both functionally and psychologically. Clefts affect feeding, teething, hearing, speech, and social communication. The incidence of cleft lip and palate is variable in different countries and different communities. The surgical correction of cleft lip and palate went through many evolutions, but still there is no single universal protocol of repair; however, many European countries have adopted national protocols and have established cleft centers for the management and follow up of affected population...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921849/effects-of-pre-surgical-nasoalveolar-moulding-on-maxillary-arch-and-nasal-form-in-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-before-lip-surgery
#7
T Fuchigami, N Kimura, T Kibe, M Tezuka, M S Amir, H Suga, Y Takemoto, M Hashiguchi, A Maeda-Iino, N Nakamura
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of pre-surgical nasoalveolar moulding (PNAM) on the maxillary arch and nasal form in patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP). SETTING AND SAMPLE POPULATION: This is a retrospective case series study. The subjects were infants with complete UCLP who were treated with PNAM (n = 18) at Kagoshima University Medical and Dental Hospital (Japan) between 2006 and 2013. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Maxillary dental casts and facial photographs were taken at the time of the first visit and immediately prior to lip surgery to evaluate the maxillary arch and nasal form changes...
September 18, 2017: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919716/palatability-and-physical-properties-of-potassium-binding-resin-rdx7675-comparison-with-sodium-polystyrene-sulfonate
#8
Vanessa Zann, John McDermott, Jeffrey W Jacobs, James P Davidson, Fangling Lin, Paul Korner, Robert C Blanks, David P Rosenbaum
BACKGROUND: Hyperkalemia is a potentially life-threatening condition that patients with heart failure or chronic kidney disease, especially those taking renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors, are at high risk of developing. Sodium polystyrene sulfonate (SPS), a current treatment, binds potassium within the gastrointestinal tract to reduce potassium absorption. However, poor palatability limits its long-term use. RDX7675, a novel potassium binder in development for the treatment of hyperkalemia, is a calcium salt of a reengineered polystyrene sulfonate-based resin designed to have enhanced palatability...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919371/perinatal-deficiency-in-dietary-omega-3-fatty-acids-potentiates-sucrose-reward-and-diet-induced-obesity-in-mice
#9
Stéphanie Auguste, Sandeep Sharma, Alexandre Fisette, Caroline Daneault, Christine Des Rosiers, Stephanie Fulton
Insufficient dietary intake of essential omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (N-3), especially during critical stages of development, is well-associated with negative neurological and metabolic consequences. The increased availability and intake of foods rich in saturated fat coincides with reduced N-3 consumption, yet how N-3 dietary deficiency during perinatal development modulates motivation for palatable food and interacts with a high-fat diet to affect body weight and emotional states is not clear. Pregnant C57Bl6 mice and pups were subjected to diets either deficient or adequate (control) in N-3 until postnatal day 21...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918912/evaluation-of-the-root-and-canal-systems-of%C3%A2-maxillary-molars-in-taiwanese-patients-a%C3%A2-cone%C3%A2-beam-computed-tomography-study
#10
Yu-Hua Lin, Hsiu-Na Lin, Chien-Chih Chen, May-Show Chen
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated variations in root canal configuration in the maxillary permanent molars of Taiwanese patients by analyzing patients' cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images. Comparisons were made among these configurations and those previously reported. This information may serve as a basis for improving the success rate of endodontic treatment. METHODS: The root canal systems of 114 Taiwanese patients with bilateral maxillary first or second molars were examined using CBCT images...
August 2017: Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917071/quantitative-evaluation-of-palatal-bone-thickness-for-the-placement-of-orthodontic-miniscrews-in-adults-with-different-facial-types
#11
Yunji Wang, Ye Qiu, Henglang Liu, Jinlong He, Xiaoping Fan
To quantitatively evaluate palatal bone thickness in adults with different facial types using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT).  Methods: The CBCT volumetric data of 123 adults (mean age, 26.8 years) collected between August  2014 and August 2016 was retrospectively studied. The subjects were divided into a low-angle group (39 subjects), a normal-angle group (48 subjects) and a high-angle group (36 subjects) based on facial types assigned by cephalometric radiography. The thickness of the palatal bone was assessed at designated points...
October 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916162/fluoride-concentration-and-amount-of-dentifrice-influence-enamel-demineralization-in-situ
#12
M F Paiva, A C B Delbem, M Danelona, M E Nagata, F R N Moraes, G E G Coclete, R F Cunha, M A R Buzalaf, J P Pessan
OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the effect of conventional (CD, 1100ppm F) and low-fluoride (LFD, 550ppm F) dentifrices, applied in different quantities, on enamel demineralization, and on fluoride (F) concentrations in the dental biofilm formed in situ. METHODS: Five combinations of dentifrices and quantities were tested: placebo (P-F-free) applied on all brush bristles; LFD applied by the transversal technique (0.3g-T1) or on all bristles (0.6g-T2); and CD applied in a pea-sized amount (0...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915275/long-term-efficacy-and-safety-of-rituximab-in-igg4-related-disease-data-from-a-french-nationwide-study-of-thirty-three-patients
#13
Mikael Ebbo, Aurélie Grados, Maxime Samson, Matthieu Groh, Anderson Loundou, Aude Rigolet, Benjamin Terrier, Constance Guillaud, Clarisse Carra-Dallière, Frédéric Renou, Agnieszka Pozdzik, Pierre Labauge, Sylvain Palat, Jean-Marie Berthelot, Jean-Loup Pennaforte, Alain Wynckel, Céline Lebas, Noémie Le Gouellec, Thomas Quémeneur, Karine Dahan, Franck Carbonnel, Gaëlle Leroux, Antoinette Perlat, Alexis Mathian, Patrice Cacoub, Eric Hachulla, Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau, Jean-Robert Harlé, Nicolas Schleinitz
OBJECTIVES: To assess efficacy and safety of rituximab (RTX) as induction therapy, maintenance of remission and treatment of relapses in a cohort of IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) patients. METHODS: Nationwide retrospective multicenter study of IgG4-RD patients treated with at least one course of RTX. Clinical, biological and radiological response, relapse rate and drug tolerance were analyzed. Kaplan-Meier curves were plotted and risk factors for relapse studied with a Cox regression model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915117/molecular-genetic-and-clinical-delineation-of-22-patients-with-congenital-hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism
#14
Kohei Aoyama, Haruo Mizuno, Tatsushi Tanaka, Takao Togawa, Yutaka Negishi, Kei Ohashi, Ikumi Hori, Masako Izawa, Takashi Hamajima, Shinji Saitoh
BACKGROUND: Congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (CHH) is classified as Kallmann syndrome (KS) with anosmia/hyposmia or normosmic (n)CHH. Here, we investigated the genetic causes and phenotype-genotype correlations in Japanese patients with CHH. METHODS: We enrolled 22 Japanese patients with CHH from 21 families (18 patients with KS and 4 with nCHH) and analyzed 27 genes implicated in CHH by next-generation and Sanger sequencing. RESULTS: We detected 12 potentially pathogenic mutations in 11 families, with three having a mutation in ANOS1 (X-linked recessive); three and four having a mutation in FGFR1 and CHD7, respectively (autosomal dominant); and one having two TACR3 mutations (autosomal recessive)...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914592/effect-of-topically-applied-hyaluronic-acid-on-pain-and-palatal-epithelial-wound-healing-an-examiner-blind-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
#15
Selin Yıldırım, Hafize Öztürk Özener, Başak Doğan, Bahar Kuru
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of two different concentrations of topical hyaluronic-acid on post-operative patient discomfort and wound healing of palatal donor sites following free gingival graft (FGG) surgery. METHODS: Thirty-six patients requiring FGG were randomly assigned into three groups in an examiner-blind, randomized-controlled clinical trial. After harvesting palatal grafts, 0.2% and 0.8% hyaluronic-acid gels were used in the test-1 and -2 groups, respectively...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913955/controlled-jagged1-delivery-induces-human-embryonic-palate-mesenchymal-cells-to-form-osteoblasts
#16
Jean De La Croix Ndong, Stephenson Yvonne, Michael E Davis, Andrés J García, Steven Goudy
Osteoblast commitment and differentiation are controlled by multiple growth factors including members of the Notch signaling pathway. JAGGED1 is a cell surface ligand of the Notch pathway that is necessary for murine bone formation. The delivery of JAGGED1 to induce bone formation is complicated by its need to be presented in a bound form to allow for proper Notch receptor signaling. In this study we investigate whether the sustained release of JAGGED1 stimulates human mesenchymal cells to commit to osteoblast cell fate using polyethylene glycol malemeide (PEG-MAL) hydrogel delivery system...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913309/2017-spring-update-a-letter-from-the-president-of-the-korean-cleft-palate-craniofacial-association
#17
Chullhoon Chung
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Arch Craniofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913295/management-of-le-fort-i-fracture
#18
REVIEW
Hak Su Kim, Seong Eun Kim, Hyun Tae Lee
Among the classification of maxillary fracture, the Le Fort classification is the best-known categorization. Le Fort (1901) completed experiments that determined the maxilla areas of structural weakness which he designated as the "lines of weakness". According to these results, there are three basic fracture line patterns (transverse, pyramidal and craniofacial disjunction). A transverse fracture is a Le Fort I fracture that is above the level of the apices of the maxillary teeth section, including the entire alveolar process of the maxilla, vault of the palate and inferior ends of the pterygoid processes in a single block from the upper craniofacial skeleton...
March 2017: Arch Craniofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912993/bilateral-peritonsillar-abscess-in-an-infant-an-unusual-presentation-of-sore-throat
#19
Mariana Manzoni Seerig, Letícia Chueiri, Janaina Jacques, Maria Fernanda Piccoli Cardoso de Mello, Martin Batista Coutinho da Silva, Daniel Buffon Zatt, Rosana Cristine Otero Cunha, Andre Souza de Albuquerque Maranhão
INTRODUCTION: Peritonsillar abscess is considered a suppurative complication of acute tonsillitis. It is usually unilateral and clinically evident bilateral presentation is uncommon. The condition affects mainly children older than 10 years and young adults. Herein we present a rare case of bilateral peritonsillar abscess in an infant. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 1-year-old boy presented with a two-day history of worsening sore throat, loss of appetite, vomiting, and fever...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912269/glycoprotein-a-repetitions-predominant-garp-positively-regulates-transforming-growth-factor-tgf-%C3%AE-3-and-is-essential-for-mouse-palatogenesis
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Bill X Wu, Anqi Li, Liming Lei, Satoshi Kaneko, Caroline Wallace, Xue Li, Zihai Li
Glycoprotein A repetitions predominant (GARP) (encoded by the Lrrc32 gene) plays important roles in cell-surface docking and activation of TGF-beta. However, GARP role in organ development in mammalian system is unclear. To determine the function of GARP in vivo, we generated a GARP-KO mouse model. Unexpectedly, the GARP-KO mice died within 24 hours after birth and exhibited defective palatogenesis without apparent abnormalities in other major organs. Furthermore, we observed decreased apoptosis and SMAD2 phosphorylation in the medial edge epithelial (MEE) cells of the palatal shelf of GARP-KO embryos at day 14...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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