Families with Apert syndrome find similarities, not differences
Madilynn and her father Rocky For some families in the waiting room on the day of the Apert syndrome clinic, it’s a reunion. For others, it’s a revelation. Coming to Boston Children’s Hospital from as far away as China, some have never met another child with Apert syndrome. Before long, parents and kids of all ages and ethnicities are taking group selfies as the younger children run around and play. “These kids have the brightest smiles, they’re very resilient,” says Tambra Milot, mother of 3-year-old Madilynn. Each year, the clinic sees about 50 children with Apert syndrome, a rare genetic disorder in which the skull, face, hands and feet develop abnormally. The clinic is held at least twice a month, bringing together the specialists each child needs to see. Today, families are also here for the weekend, to exchange information and learn about the latest research at Boston Children’s 2016 Apert Family Symposium. Cameron Elliott, age 6, from North Carolina, is also here for surgery. His operation, called a fronto-orbital advancement, will move his forehead and brow rim forward. This will provide more protection for his eyes, which are prominent in children with Apert syndrome. For Cameron, the operation can’t come soon enough. “In February, Cameron fell, hit his eye and ruptured his eyeball,” says his mother Jessica. “His retina detached, and he’s now blind in that eye. It was incredibly traumatizing...
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Publication date: Available online 25 June 2019Source: Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): Quentin Hennocq, Amin Bennedjaï, François Simon, Sylvie Testelin, Bernard Devauchelle, Jean-François Tulasne, Stéphanie Dakpé, Hossein KhonsariSummaryThe Iraq-Iran war (1980–88) resulted in numerous maxillofacial injuries. More than 400,000 people were wounded and required specialist care. Paul Tessier, a leading French plastic surgeon and pioneering craniofacial surgeon, was involved in several missions to Iran and operated on a vast cohort of patients with complex war trauma sequ...
ConclusionThis study illustrates the use of nerve blocks as an effective, safe and timeous analgesic solution to a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries in an academic emergency centre in South Africa.
ConclusionThe study illustrates the beneficial action of P. crispum as an antihypertensive agent.Graphical abstract
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