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Multiple Cleft Lip and Palate Surgeries Linked to Increased Depression Among Teenagers
Children who undergo multiple surgeries related to cleft lip and palate (CLP) between the ages of 8 and 10 years are found to be at an increased risk for depression and anxiety during teenage years. Children born with CLP have to undergo multiple ...
Tool to Record Cleft Lip Patients' Data Launched By AIIMS, ICMR
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has launched a web-based tool called ’IndiCleft’ that helps record data of patients suffering from cleft lip or cleft palate. The tool that was launched on Thursday can record data both online and ...
Smile Train India to Enable Free Surgery for Kids with Congenital Cleft Lip and Palate
Finally, kids born with clefts in Himachal Pradesh have a good reason to smile! A non-government organization called Smile Train India, the National Health Mission and the state Directorate of Health and Family Welfare have signed an MOU to allow ...
New Method Using Umbilical Cord Stem Cells May Help Repair Cleft Palate in Infants
New technique uses umbilical cord blood stem cells for repair of cleft palate in babies, reports a new study. The findings of the study are published in The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery .
Performed as part of reconstructive surgery when the ...
Contrary to popular belief, Cleft lip is not a condition caused by a gene, according to a UConn Health research team published in Cell Reports .
Their research could transform how we understand the formation of the face.
of the ...
Baby’s Risk of Cleft Lip 3 Times Higher If Mom Took Topiramate
A higher dose of topiramate during
first trimester of pregnancy may increase a baby’s risk of cleft lip or
cleft palate. Pregnant women who took topiramate
had three times greater risk of having a baby with ...
E-cigarettes During Pregnancy Can Cause Cleft Palate in Babies
One of the reasons for facial defects in babies might be due to the reason that their mother’s smoked during pregnancy.
It's not the usual cigarettes but even e-cigarettes pose health risks to the fetus.
To find out the effect of vaping, a ...
Gene Associated With Cleft Lip and Palate Identified
Cleft lip and palate is a common congenital anomaly that impacts survival, feeding, speech and has long-term implications if not repaired early and correctly
A gene intraflagellar transport 88 (IFT88) associated with cleft lip ...
Barriers to Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery Persist In Low- To Middle-Income Countries
Charitable organizations perform more than 80 percent of cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries in Vietnam--reflecting the complex and persistent barriers to surgical care in low- to middle-income countries (LMICs).
This is according to a study ...
SWAT Team of Immune Cells Reduces Infection Rates Following Cleft Lip Surgery
Cleft lip surgery is classified a clean-contaminated surgery
because, although there are no infections at that moment, the location
puts it at increased risk. The mouth is widely considered the dirtiest part of the human body,
yet babies have ...
Roles and Outcomes of Secondary Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery In Children
A study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery--Global Open® , the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reports that for children with cleft lip and palate, the chances of undergoing secondary ...
Repair the Muscles, Not the Genetic Defect in Muscular Dystrophy
A potential way to treat muscular dystrophy is to directly target the muscle repair instead of the underlying genetic defect that usually leads to the disease.
Muscular dystrophies are a group of muscle diseases characterized by skeletal ...
Distraction Osteogenesis Proves Useful in Patients With Cleft Palate
A technique called distraction osteogenesis can create increased length of the upper jaw in patients with cleft lip and palate deformities.
This was reported by a study in the March issue of The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery , edited by ...
Scientists Identify New Gene Linked to Cleft Lip and Palate Syndrome
A new gene related to the Van der Woude syndrome, the most common syndrome with cleft lip and palate has been discovered by scientists.
The study by researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden can lead the way to improved ...
Scientists Identify Molecules That Control Muscular Genetic Defect
Small molecules, which allow complete control over a genetic defect responsible for muscular dystrophy have been discovered by scientists.
These small molecules will enable scientists to investigate potential new therapies and to study ...