More Babies Get Flattened Heads than Thought (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Nearly half of infants examined in one Canadian city showed signs of positional plagiocephaly (flattened head), more than would have been expected from most previous studies, researchers said.
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This article summarizes the current state of diagnostic modalities for infant craniofacial deformities and highlights capable diagnostic tools available currently to pediatricians.
Source: PEDIATRICS - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
Craniosynostosis is known as premature closure of one or more of the cranial sutures. Anterior craniosynostosis involves anterior plagiocephaly and trigonocephaly. One of the issues in anterior craniosynostosi...
Source: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Crouzon syndrome is considered as one of the most common craniosynostosis syndromes with a prevalence of 1 in 65,000 individuals, and has a close relationship with variants in fibroblast growth factor receptor 2. Here the authors described a Crouzon syndrome case, which was asked for surgery treatment for the symptom of multisuture craniosynostosis. Mild midfacial retrusion, larger head circumference, proptosis, pseudo-prognathism, and dental malposition could also be found obviously. Then fronto-orbital advancement and cranial cavity expansion were performed to the child. After whole-exome sequencing (WES) and Sanger sequ...
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
This study aims to develop an understanding of whether physicians can accurately diagnose pediatric patients with craniosynostosis or deformational plagiocephaly via VCVs, and whether they can determine if affected patients will benefit from helmet correction or if surgical treatment is required. Methods: An Institutional Review Board-approved retrospective chart analysis over a 4-month period (March 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020) was performed analyzing all pediatric patients (
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
This study investigated the socioeconomic disparities in access to care for CRO for DP correction.DESIGN: This was a retrospective review of medical records from a single CRO company in Connecticut from 2014 to 2020.METHODS: Demographic variables were collected from all patients. Univariable logistic regressions were used to identify differences for presenting age at consultation, whether CRO was pursued, and length of CRO treatment by insurance payor and household income quartile.RESULTS: Of the 5620 patients identified, 4100 (73.0%) received CRO, with 674 (12.0%) receiving a second helmet. Of those receiving CRO, 1536 (3...
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
Conditions:   Plagiocephaly, Positional;   Plagiocephaly, Nonsynostotic;   Brachycephaly Intervention:   Device: Ottobock helmet Sponsors:   Otto Bock France SNC;   Quanta Medical Recruiting
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