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    Trends in Enteral Access Placement Among Patients With Oral Clefts: Evaluation of 46 617 Patient Admissions.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618771425. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    2 Spectrum Health/Michigan State University Plastic Surgery Residency, Grand Rapids, MI, USA.
    Objective: It is well known that patients with oral clefts have challenges with feeding. Enteral feeding access, in the form of gastrostomy, is often utilized to supplement or replace oral intake. Although commonly performed, these procedures have reported complication rates as high as 83%. Read More

    An Unusual Case of an Odontogenic Keratocyst Associated With an Ungrafted Alveolar Cleft: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618770053. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    3 Cleft Net East, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
    We describe an unusual case of an odontogenic keratocyst (OKC) associated with an ungrafted left-sided alveolar cleft in a 10-year-old male patient. There is no previous report in the literature of OKC or other dental cysts associated with an alveolar cleft. We discuss the management of the OKC prior to secondary bone grafting and present this case to highlight the difficulty in the management of OKC concurrent with grafting of the alveolar cleft site, the proximity of unerupted permanent teeth, and possible treatment modalities. Read More

    Age at Time of Craniosynostosis Repair Predicts Increased Complication Rate.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 May 14;55(5):649-654. Epub 2017 Dec 14.
    4 Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA.
    Objective: This study uses administrative data to assess the optimal timing for surgical repair of craniosynostosis and to identify factors associated with risk of perioperative complications.

    Design: Statistical analysis of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Kids' Inpatient Database (2006, 2009, 2012).

    Setting: KID-participating hospitals in 44 states. Read More

    The Median Mandibular Symphysis Tessier 30 Cleft:: 3D Imaging Analysis and Review of the Literature.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 May;55(5):778-786
    3 Department of Orthodontics, The Craniofacial Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
    Atypical craniofacial clefts of the upper facial region have been well documented; however, the mandibular clefts remain rare and reported as isolated case reports. We report a case of a median mandibular cleft within the context of a Tessier 0-14 axis that we have followed over a 5-year period without surgical/orthodontic intervention. The mandibular symphysis cleft remained open without evidence of the fusion, in contrast to ossification of the metopic dysraphism. Read More

    Mental Development and Surgical Prognosis of Pai Syndrome: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618771419. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    1 Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan.
    Pai syndrome is a rare congenital disorder, and there are few reports about the long-term prognosis of mental development and surgical results. Here, we report a patient with Pai syndrome who was followed up from birth up to the age of 8 years. Additionally, we review 32 articles and discuss the long-term prognosis of Pai syndrome. Read More

    Patterns of Orofacial Clefting in New York City From 1983 to 2010: Trends by Racial Background, Birthplace, and Public Health Strategies.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618770192. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    2 Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, State University of New York-Downstate Medical Center, New York, NY, USA.
    Objective: To determine the role of racial background, public health initiatives, and residence on the prevalence of orofacial clefts (OFCs) in New York City (NYC).

    Design/methods: Retrospective review of OFC cases from the New York State Congenital Malformations Registry.

    Patients/participants: Patients born with an OFC and all live births to mothers residing in NYC between 1983 and 2010. Read More

    Parental Experience of Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Infants With Cleft Palate: Comparing Parental and Clinical Priorities.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618770196. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    3 Paediatric ENT Department, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Manchester, United Kingdom.
    Objective: To identify outcomes relating to sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) that are relevant to parents, during the early weeks of caring for infants with cleft palate (CP), and compare these with clinical outcomes identified in a systematic search of research literature.

    Design: A qualitative study using telephone/face-to-face interviews with parents explored their understanding of breathing and respiratory effort in infants with CP.

    Setting: Care provided by 3 specialist cleft centers in the United Kingdom, with study conducted in parents' homes. Read More

    Maxillary Growth in Cleft Lip and Palate Patients, With and Without Vomerine Flap Closure of the Hard Palate at the Time of Lip Repair: A Retrospective Analysis of Prospectively Collected Nonrandomized Data, With 10-Year Cephalometric Outcomes.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618764960. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    1 Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
    Objective: To assess the midterm effect on maxillary growth of vomerine flap (VF) closure of the hard palate, at the time of lip repair.

    Design: A retrospective analysis of prospectively collected nonrandomized data.

    Interventions: Consecutive participants with a unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) were operated on, at 3 months of age, by the same surgeon. Read More

    Novel 3-D Analysis for the Assessment of Cleft Dimensions on Digital Models of Infants With Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618770795. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    1 Section of Orthodontics, Department of Dentistry and Oral Health, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.
    Objective: To present a 3-D standardized analysis of cleft dimensions.

    Materials: Thirty-one plaster casts of unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) infants were laser scanned. Landmarks and coordinate system were defined. Read More

    Subphenotyping and Classification of Cleft Lip and Alveolus in Adult Unoperated Patients: A New Embryological Approach.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618767106. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    5 Unit of Orthodontics, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Special Dental Care and Orthodontics, Erasmus MC-Sophia Children's Hospital, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
    Objective: Previously, a new embryological classification was introduced subdividing oral clefts into fusion and/or differentiation defects. This subdivision was used to classify all subphenotypes of cleft lip with or without alveolus (CL±A). Subsequently, it was investigated whether further morphological grading of incomplete CLs is clinically relevant, and which alveolar part is deficient in fusion/differentiation defects. Read More

    Computed Tomography-Assisted Auricular Cartilage Graft for Depression of the Alar Base in Secondary Unilateral Cleft Lip Repair: A Preliminary Report.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618770306. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    4 Department of Pediatrics, The Fourth Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Yiwu, People's Republic of China.
    Objectives: To evaluate the feasibility, effectiveness, and safety of computed tomography-assisted auricular cartilage grafting for treating alar base depression secondary to unilateral cleft lip.

    Design And Setting: For patients with obvious depression of the alar base, the difference in heights of the alar base and the piriform margin between the cleft side and the noncleft side were measured with computed tomography. If both were >3. Read More

    Teachers' Perspectives on the Impact of Cleft Lip and/or Palate During the School Years.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618770191. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    1 Centre for Appearance Research, University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom.
    Background: Cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) poses many challenges for those affected throughout the school years, with recent studies pointing to a trend in poor educational outcomes. Previous research has highlighted the important role that teachers play in supporting young people with chronic health conditions yet studies in the field of CL/P suggest that teachers may lack knowledge of the condition, and underestimate pupils' academic ability. Qualitative investigation of the impact of CL/P from the teacher's perspective may provide additional insight as well as potential suggestions for improving the school experience for affected pupils. Read More

    22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome in Colombian Patients With Syndromic Cleft Lip and/or Palate.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618770307. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    1 Instituto de Genética Humana, Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, DC, Colombia.
    The objective of this work was to identify 22q11.2 chromosomal deletion in patients with cleft lip and/or cleft palate and suggestive syndromic phenotype in Colombian patients. We studied 49 patients with cleft lip and/or cleft palate, exhibiting additional clinical findings linked to 22q11. Read More

    Facial and Nasolabial Aesthetics of Complete UCLP Submitted to 2-Stage Palate Repair With Vomer Flap.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618767418. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    2 Department of Orthodontics, Bauru Dental School and Hospital for Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies, University of São Paulo, Bauru, São Paulo, Brazil.
    Objective: To evaluate the aesthetics of nasolabial appearance and facial profile of children with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) submitted to 2-stage palate repair with vomerine flap.

    Design: Retrospective.

    Setting: Single center. Read More

    Comparing Psychological Adjustment Across Cleft and Other Craniofacial Conditions: Implications for Outcome Measurement and Intervention.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618770183. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    3 Centre for Rare Disorders, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway.
    Although cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) has been a focus of psychological research for a number of years, investigation of adjustment to other, rarer craniofacial anomalies (CFAs) has been scarce. Yet, many features of the journey experienced by patients with CL/P could also have relevance for those affected by other CFAs and vice versa. This brief article summarizes the literature pertaining to psychological adjustment across both craniofacial groups, as represented by several prominent review articles. Read More

    Adult Narratives of the Psychosocial Impact of Cleft in a Western Australian Cohort.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618770184. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    3 School of Public Health, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
    Background: Living with a cleft condition involves many years of multidisciplinary therapy, treatment, and surgical intervention. This complex process may have both physical and psychosocial long-term impacts. There is limited evidence of the psychosocial impact of cleft on individuals in Australia. Read More

    Assessing Psychological Adjustment to Congenital Craniofacial Anomalies: An Illustration of Methodological Challenges.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618769661. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    3 Centre for Rare Disorders, Oslo, Norway.
    Background: Recognition of the challenges inherent in psychology research related to cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) and other craniofacial anomalies (CFAs) is far from novel; yet these challenges continue to limit progress within the field. The aim of the present article was to illustrate these challenges by utilizing data extracted from 2 recent literature reviews pertaining to psychological adjustment within CL/P and CFA research.

    Design: Data relating to 148 CL/P and 41 CFA studies were extracted, summarized, and compared, using percentages, figures, and χ calculations. Read More

    Autogenous Bone Graft Versus Bovine Bone Graft in Association With Platelet-Rich Plasma for the Reconstruction of Alveolar Clefts: A Pilot Study.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618770194. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    3 Department of Oral Surgery, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Sergipe, Aracaju, Brazil.
    Objective: To compare the outcomes of 2 different bone graft materials: autogenous bone grafts from mandibular symphysis and bovine bone grafts associated with platelet-rich plasma (PRP).

    Methods: Twenty individuals met the inclusion criteria and accepted to participate in the study. Group A patients underwent alveolar bone grafting using autologous bone and group B patients using a bovine bone graft associated with PRP. Read More

    Subsegmental Osteotomy Technique With Distraction Osteogenesis for Natural Frontal Contouring in Metopic Synostosis.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618770195. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    1 Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center, Daegu, Korea.
    Vectoring issues occur due to the dynamics of unidirectional procedure that is selected. To circumvent such difficulties, we have devised subsegmental osteotomy with distraction. In our technique, frontal bone flap was divided into 4 segments that were linked to each other by suturing wires in an 8-year-old patient with trigonocephaly. Read More

    The Psychosocial Impact of Cleft in a Western Australian Cohort Across 3 Age Groups.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618769660. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    2 Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
    Background: Management of a cleft of the lip and/or palate (CL/P) involves a multidisciplinary team approach lasting from birth to potentially postskeletal maturity. This condition is complex, with both medical and psychosocial implications that may place individuals with a cleft at higher risk of developing psychosocial problems.

    Methodology: A self-administered questionnaire was completed by a sample from the Western Australian cleft population comprising 3 age groups: child (n = 100), adolescent (n = 101), and adult (n = 158). Read More

    Exploring the Medical and Psychosocial Concerns of Adolescents and Young Adults With Craniofacial Microsomia: A Qualitative Study.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618768542. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    6 Department of Pediatrics, Division of Medical Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA, USA.
    Objective: This study explores the experiences of adolescents and young adults with craniofacial microsomia, including the impact of growing up with this craniofacial condition on daily life and sense of self. The results may guide future research on optimally supporting individuals with craniofacial microsomia during this critical life phase.

    Design And Setting: Participants were recruited through a craniofacial center, online patient support groups, and social media sites. Read More

    Reliability of Hypernasality Rating: Comparison of 3 Different Methods for Perceptual Assessment.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618767116. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    4 Division of Speech and Language Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Objective: To compare reliability in auditory-perceptual assessment of hypernasality for 3 different methods and to explore the influence of language background.

    Design: Comparative methodological study. Participants and Materials: Audio recordings of 5-year-old Swedish-speaking children with repaired cleft lip and palate consisting of 73 stimuli of 9 nonnasal single-word strings in 3 different randomized orders. Read More

    The Implications of Nasal Substitutions in the Early Phonology of Toddlers With Repaired Cleft Palate.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618767421. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    2 Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.
    Objective: To examine the implications of nasal substitutions in the early words of toddlers with cleft palate.

    Design: Retrospective.

    Patients: Thirty-four toddlers with nonsyndromic cleft palate and 20 noncleft toddlers, followed from ages 13 to 39 months. Read More

    Burden of Care of Various Infant Orthopedic Protocols for Improvement of Nasolabial Esthetics in Patients With CUCLP.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618766978. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    12 Orthodontics and Dentofacial Development, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK. Singer is in private practice, Whitby, ON, Canada. Hathaway is now with Craniofacial and Surgical Orthodontics, Division of Craniofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA. Stoutland is in private practice, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
    Objectives: 1. To evaluate the orthodontic burden of care of nasoalveolar molding (NAM) and modified McNeil for the treatment of patients with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate (CUCLP). 2. Read More

    Amniotic Band Syndrome: A Multidisciplinary Care Approach to the Treatment of a Rare Case.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618768539. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    4 Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Newark, NJ, USA.
    Amniotic band syndrome (ABS) is a rare developmental disorder associated with defects such as syndactyly, facial and/or palatal clefts, and dental anomalies like malformed or impacted teeth. In this report, a patient with ABS was successfully treated with orthodontic, endodontic, and periodontal therapies. Cone beam computed tomography revealed a unique eruptive path of the impacted central incisor through the incisive canal and cleft area. Read More

    Speech Production Skills in Children With Cleft Palate Who Were Internationally Adopted.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618765780. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    1 Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Shriners Hospitals for Children-Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
    Objective: The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of international adoption (IA), age at palatoplasty (PR age), and velopharyngeal sufficiency (VPS) on articulation outcomes.

    Design: This was a cross-sectional, prospective, observational study.

    Setting: Outpatient hospital clinic. Read More

    Adult-Specific Life Outcomes of Cleft Lip and Palate in a Western Australian Cohort.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618768540. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    3 School of Public Health, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
    Background: People with a cleft of the lip and/or palate (CL/P) differ from their peers due to their facial appearance, hearing and speech difficulties, and the significant time spent attending appointments and recovering from surgical interventions. These differences may impact life outcomes including occupation, income, education, relationships, psychosocial health issues, and lifestyle choices.

    Methodology: A self-administered questionnaire was posted to 338 former and current patients of the Cleft Lip and Palate Unit of Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), Perth, Western Australia. Read More

    Presentation of a Rare Lobulated Tongue Anomaly.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618767304. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    1 Division of Plastic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.
    The presence of a bilobed tongue is a rare congenital malformation. There are multiple reports of a bifid anterior lobe; however, a case with complete separation of isolated anterior and posterior lobes has not been previously described. We report the case of a 2-year-old male, who presented with a V-shaped mandible and glossoptosis in the setting of respiratory distress and difficulty feeding, incidentally found to have a bilobed tongue with independent anterior and posterior lobes. Read More

    Comparison of Pre- and Postoperative Sleep Studies in Patients Undergoing Sphincter Pharyngoplasty.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618766060. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    3 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI, USA.
    Objective: To determine if sphincter pharyngoplasty changes sleep study parameters on patients undergoing surgery for velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI).

    Design: Retrospective chart review on patients undergoing sphincter pharyngoplasty for VPI with pre- and postoperative polysomnography completed.

    Setting: Institutional study at a tertiary pediatric hospital. Read More

    Effects of Palate Repair on Cranial Base and Maxillary Morphology in Patients With Unilateral Complete Cleft Lip and Palate.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618768544. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    2 Department of Orthodontics, Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.
    Objective: To identify the effects of palate repair on cranial base and maxillary morphology in patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) and to discover the relevance between cranial base and maxilla through cephalometric analysis.

    Design: Retrospective.

    Patients: Thirty-seven UCLP patients with operated lip (OL) and unoperated palate constituted OL group and were classified into 5 cervical vertebral maturation (CVM) stages. Read More

    Speech in 5-Year-Olds With Cleft Palate With or Without Cleft Lip Treated With Primary Palatal Surgery With Muscle Reconstruction According to Sommerlad.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618768541. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    1 Department of Specialized Surgery, Skåne University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden.
    Objective: To evaluate speech in 5-year-olds with cleft palate with or without cleft lip (CP±L) treated with primary palatal surgery in 1 stage with muscle reconstruction according to Sommerlad at about 12 months of age.

    Design: Retrospective study.

    Setting: Primary care university hospital. Read More

    Salivary Cortisol Rhythms in Children With Cleft Lip and/or Palate: A Case-Control Study.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618767425. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    3 Department of Pediatrics, Skaraborg Hospital, Skövde, Sweden.
    Objective: Knowledge about the stress response in children with cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) is sparse and the association between the stress response and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is unknown. Consequently, investigations on the influence of CL/P on the stress response alone and its association with HRQoL are of importance. The purpose was to determine whether salivary cortisol concentration in children with CL/P differs from that in children without clefts (controls) and whether there are any differences in salivary cortisol concentrations between ages, gender, and type of cleft. Read More

    Lingual Frenulum Phenotypes in Brazilian Infants With Congenital Zika Syndrome.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618766999. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    5 Department of Community Health, Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.
    Objective: The present study aimed to evaluate lingual frenulum in children affected by congenital Zika syndrome (CZS) and to analyze the association of lingual frenulum phenotypes with other variables.

    Design: This present work had a cross-sectional, descriptive study design.

    Setting: This study was carried out in Fortaleza (Brazil). Read More

    Prevalence of Cleft Lip/Palate in the Fangshan District of Beijing, 2006-2012.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618767115. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    3 Institute of Reproductive and Child Health / Ministry of Health Key Laboratory of Reproductive Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Peking University, Beijing, China.
    Objective: To estimate the cleft lip with or without cleft palate (CL/P) prevalence among births between 2006 and 2012 in Fangshan district of Beijing, China.

    Design: Surveillance data analysis.

    Setting: All hospitals that provide obstetric services in the district. Read More

    A Quality Improvement Initiative to Improve Feeding and Growth of Infants With Cleft Lip and/or Palate.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618766058. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    1 Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, USA.
    Objective: The purpose of this quality improvement initiative was to improve feeding and growth outcomes in infants with cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P).

    Design: Institute for Healthcare Improvement quality improvement model.

    Setting: Large pediatric academic medical center in the Midwestern United States. Read More

    Orthodontic Treatment of a Kabuki Syndrome Patient.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618765775. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    2 Department of Orthodontics, Medical University in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.
    Kabuki syndrome (KS) is a rare disorder characterized by somatic and psychological disturbances including special face morphology, skeletal anomalies, and other systemic disorders. Because of the diverse clinical manifestation, the management of a patient with KS may involve several medical and dental specialists, including orthodontics. The aim of the article is to present successful orthodontic treatment performed in a 14-year-old boy diagnosed with the KS. Read More

    Guideline Values for Minimum Nasal Cross-Sectional Area in Children.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618767107. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    4 Craniofacial Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.
    Objective: The purpose was to determine age-specific values of the minimum cross-sectional area of the nasal airway in children without cleft lip or palate and to assess whether gender differences occur with growth in order to develop guidelines for assessment in children with clefts.

    Participants: All schoolchildren aged 8 to 17 years who met the research criteria were studied during rest breathing using the pressure-flow technique. The children came from a rural area of 3800 inhabitants. Read More

    Le Fort III Distraction With Internal vs External Distractors: A Cephalometric Analysis.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 May 28;55(5):721-727. Epub 2018 Mar 28.
    5 Plastic Surgery Clinic of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
    Objective: This study compares the change in midface position following Le Fort III advancement using either rigid external distraction (group 1) or internal distraction (group 2). We hypothesized that, with reference to right-facing cephalometry, internal distraction would result in increased clockwise rotation and inferior displacement of the midface.

    Design: Le Fort III osteotomies and standardized distraction protocols were performed on 10 cadaveric specimens per group. Read More

    Impact of Orofacial Dysfunction on the Quality of Life of Adult Patients With Cleft Lip and Palate.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618760897. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    3 Department of Prosthodontics, Bauru School of Dentistry, Hospital of Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies, University of São Paulo, Bauru, Brazil.
    Objective: This study assessed the prevalence of orofacial dysfunctions (ODs) and quality of life (QoL) in adults with and without a cleft lip and palate.

    Design: Cross sectional.

    Setting: Craniofacial Center, Hospital for Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies, Bauru, São Paulo, Brazil. Read More

    Comparison of the Basal View and a Previously Standardized Cleft Lip Rating Scale.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618767422. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    5 Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook NY, USA.
    Objectives: Numerous scales assessing the aesthetics of cleft lip repair exist. Most, including the Asher-McDade scale, use frontal and lateral views, while neglecting a basal view. We believe this view is important for properly assessing the aesthetics of repair. Read More

    Improved Early Cleft Lip and Palate Complications at a Surgery Specialty Center in the Developing World.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618762881. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    4 Operation Smile, Virginia Beach, VA, USA.
    Objective: To evaluate complication rates following cleft lip and cleft palate repairs during the transition from mission-based care to center-based care in a developing region.

    Patients And Design: We performed a retrospective review of 3419 patients who underwent cleft lip repair and 1728 patients who underwent cleft palate repair in Guwahati, India between December 2010 and February 2014. Of those who underwent cleft lip repair, 654 were treated during a surgical mission and 2765 were treated at a permanent center. Read More

    Diagnosis and Innovative Multidisciplinary Management of Hallermann-Streiff Syndrome: 20-Year Follow-Up of a Patient.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618765829. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    2 Maxillofacial and Plastic Surgery Department, Hôpital Civil, Strasbourg University Hospital, Strasbourg, France.
    Hallermann-Streiff syndrome (HSS) is a rare congenital disorder that mainly affects head and face development. We described the different patterns of the disease throughout the whole growth period and provided innovative treatment steps. Indeed, early genioplasty and dental implantation before growth completion were performed. Read More

    Modifications in Presurgical Nasoalveolar Molding Treatment of Bilateral Cleft Lip and Palate Patients With Severely Malpositioned Premaxillae.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618765781. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    2 Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey.
    Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate a modified presurgical nasoalveolar molding (PNAM) treatment for patients with bilateral cleft lip and palate (BCLP) with severely malpositioned premaxillae.

    Setting: This study was conducted at the Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics, Ege University, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey.

    Method: Retention arms were manufactured using a mold that we developed, and prefabricated retraction apparatuses were applied to the plaster model obtained from the patient. Read More

    Opioid Sparing in Cleft Palate Surgery.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618764516. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    3 Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA.
    Objective: This study aimed to determine whether intraoperative acetaminophen was able to decrease opioid consumption, pain scores, and length of stay while increasing oral intake in cleft palate surgery.

    Design/setting/patients: One hundred consecutive patients with cleft palate who underwent a von Langenbeck or 2-flap palatoplasty and intravelar veloplasty at a tertiary medical center by the 2 senior authors from 2010 to 2015 were reviewed.

    Interventions: Three intraoperative treatment groups were analyzed: intravenous (IV) acetaminophen, per rectal (PR) acetaminophen, and no acetaminophen. Read More

    Comparative Analysis of Three-Dimensional Nasal Shape of Casts from Patients With Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate Treated at Two Institutions Following Rotation Advancement Only (Iowa) or Nasoalveolar Molding and Rotation Advancement in Conjunction With Primary Rhinoplasty (New York).
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618765524. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    1 Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, USA.
    Objectives: To compare 3-dimensional nasal symmetry in patients with UCLP who had either rotation advancement alone or nasoalveolar molding (NAM) followed by rotation advancement in conjunction with primary nasal repair.

    Design: Pilot retrospective cohort study.

    Materials And Methods: Nasal casts of 23 patients with UCLP from 2 institutions were analyzed; 12 in the rotation advancement only group (Iowa) and 11 in the NAM, rotation advancement with primary nasal repair group (New York). Read More

    Problems With Reliability of Speech Variables for Use in Quality Registries for Cleft Lip and Palate-Experiences From the Swedish Cleft Lip and Palate Registry.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618765777. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    1 Department of Specialized Surgery, Skåne University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden.
    Objective: To test the reliability of the speech data in the Swedish quality registry for cleft lip and palate.

    Design: Retrospective study.

    Setting: Primary care university hospital. Read More

    The Effects of Age at Cleft Palate Repair on Middle Ear Function and Hearing Level.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 May 23;55(5):753-757. Epub 2018 Mar 23.
    1 Cleft Lip and Palate Center, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Peking University School of Stomatology, Zhongguancun, Beijing, China.
    Objective: To investigate the age effects of cleft palate repair on middle ear function and hearing level in patients who underwent cleft palate repair at different ages by audiologic examination.

    Methods: Medical histories were gathered in detail, and audiologic tests (ie, tympanometry and pure tone hearing threshold) were conducted in 126 patients after palatoplasty. The patients were divided into the following 4 groups according to their ages when they underwent cleft palate repair: group I (0-3 years, 73 patients), group II (4-7 years, 29 patients), group III (8-11 years, 16 patients), and group IV (12 years and older, 8 patients). Read More

    Segmental Maxillary Distraction Osteogenesis With a Hybrid-Type Distractor in the Management of Wide Alveolar Cleft.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618763329. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    1 Department of Oral and Craniomaxillofacial Science, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, People's Republic of China.
    Objective: To investigate segmental maxillary distraction osteogenesis (DO) with hybrid-type distractor in the management of wide alveolar cleft.

    Patients And Methods: Six patients underwent segmental DO with a hybrid-type distractor. After the success of DO and 3-month consolidation period, removal of the distractor was accompanied by alveolar bone graft with iliac bone. Read More

    #CleftProud: A Content Analysis and Online Survey of 2 Cleft Lip and Palate Facebook Groups.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618764737. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    2 Cleft Lip and Palate Association, London, United Kingdom.
    Background: More than 2 billion people worldwide now use social networking sites, with an increasing number of users accessing these sites to obtain health information and engage in emotional support. Yet, investigation of social networking sites in the context of cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) has been scarce.

    Methods: Real-time data posted during 2 weeks in April 2017 were collected from 2 existing private Facebook groups (hosted by the Cleft Lip and Palate Association United Kingdom) using video screen capture software. Read More

    Sociodemographic Predictors of Missed Appointments Among Patients With Cleft Lip and Palate.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618764739. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    4 Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
    Objective: To identify disparities in compliance of and care for patients with cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) by determining the impact of sociodemographic variables on the rate of missed appointments and Child Protective Services (CPS) involvement.

    Design: A retrospective, noninterventional quality assessment and quality improvement study were designed.

    Setting: This institutional study was performed at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Read More

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