Impact of Completing CLEFT-Q Scales That Ask About Appearance on Children and Young Adults: An International Study.

CONCLUSION: Most participants liked completing the CLEFT-Q, but a small minority reported a negative impact. When used in clinical practice, CLEFT-Q scale scores should be examined as soon as possible after completion in order that the clinical team might identify patients who might require additional support. PMID: 32048868 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: Gene-gene interaction between markers in BMP4 and ARHGAP29 may influence the risk of NSCLO in western Han Chinese population, which might explain the missing heritability for NSCL/P. PMID: 32211112 [PubMed]
Source: International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology - Category: Pathology Authors: Tags: Int J Clin Exp Pathol Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To determine the three-dimensional changes of the nasal septum (NS), alveolar width, alveolar cleft volume, and maxillary basal bone following rapid maxillary expansion (RME) in consecutive patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective investigation was conducted based on the analysis of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) data of 40 consecutive patients with UCLP (mean age 11.1 ± 2.2 years). Scans were acquired prior to RME (T0) and after removal of the expander (T1) before graft surgery. A three-dimensional analysis of the effects o...
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - Category: Dentistry Authors: Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research
AbstractObjectivesTo facilitate the best approach during cleft palate surgery, children are positioned with hyperextension of the neck. Extensive head extension may induce intraoperative cerebral ischemia if collateral flow is insufficient. To evaluate and monitor the effect of cerebral blood flow on cerebral tissue oxygenation, near-infrared spectroscopy has proved to be a valuable method. The aim of this study was to evaluate and quantify whether hyperextension affects the cerebral tissue oxygenation in children during cleft palate surgery.Materials and methodsThis prospective study included children (ASA 1 and 2) under ...
Source: Clinical Oral Investigations - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Conclusions: There was a low incidence of MH despite complications after initial palate closure. Our results seem to suggest that age at palate closure, type of cleft palate, and type of surgical technique may not be associated with MH. Additionally, subsequent procedures and complications after primary palatoplasty such as VPI and palatal fistula may not restrict maxillary growth. PMID: 32206667 [PubMed]
Source: Hand Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Maxillofac Plast Reconstr Surg Source Type: research
ABSTRACT Cleft lip and palate are common birth defects resulting from failure of the facial processes to fuse during development. The mammalian grainyhead-like (Grhl1-3) genes play key roles in a number of tissue fusion processes including neurulation, epidermal wound healing and eyelid fusion. One family member, Grhl2, is expressed in the epithelial lining of the first pharyngeal arch in mice at embryonic day (E)10.5, prompting analysis of the role of this factor in palatogenesis. Grhl2-null mice die at E11.5 with neural tube defects and a cleft face phenotype, precluding analysis of palatal fusion at a later stage of dev...
Source: DMM Disease Models and Mechanisms - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
In this study, we found widespread Meis2 expression in the developing palate in mice. Meis2 inactivation by Wnt1Cre in cranial neural crest cells led to the cleft of the secondary palate. Importantly, about half of Wnt1Cre;Meis2f/f mice exhibited submucous cleft, providing an excellent model for studying palatal bone formation and patterning. Consistent with a complete absence of the palatal bones, integrative analyses of Meis2 ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, and ATAC-seq results identified key osteogenic genes that are regulated directly by Meis2, indicating the fundamental role of Meis2 in palatal osteogenesis. De novo motif analysis...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing Mus musculus Source Type: research
In this study, we found widespread Meis2 expression in the developing palate in mice. Meis2 inactivation by Wnt1Cre in cranial neural crest cells led to the cleft of the secondary palate. Importantly, about half of Wnt1Cre;Meis2f/f mice exhibited submucous cleft, providing an excellent model for studying palatal bone formation and patterning. Consistent with a complete absence of the palatal bones, integrative analyses of Meis2 ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, and ATAC-seq results identified key osteogenic genes that are regulated directly by Meis2, indicating the fundamental role of Meis2 in palatal osteogenesis. De novo motif analysis...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing Mus musculus Source Type: research
In this study, we found widespread Meis2 expression in the developing palate in mice. Meis2 inactivation by Wnt1Cre in cranial neural crest cells led to the cleft of the secondary palate. Importantly, about half of Wnt1Cre;Meis2f/f mice exhibited submucous cleft, providing an excellent model for studying palatal bone formation and patterning. Consistent with a complete absence of the palatal bones, integrative analyses of Meis2 ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, and ATAC-seq results identified key osteogenic genes that are regulated directly by Meis2, indicating the fundamental role of Meis2 in palatal osteogenesis. De novo motif analysis...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Genome binding/occupancy profiling by high throughput sequencing Mus musculus Source Type: research
In this study, we found widespread Meis2 expression in the developing palate in mice. Meis2 inactivation by Wnt1Cre in cranial neural crest cells led to the cleft of the secondary palate. Importantly, about half of Wnt1Cre;Meis2f/f mice exhibited submucous cleft, providing an excellent model for studying palatal bone formation and patterning. Consistent with a complete absence of the palatal bones, integrative analyses of Meis2 ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, and ATAC-seq results identified key osteogenic genes that are regulated directly by Meis2, indicating the fundamental role of Meis2 in palatal osteogenesis. De novo motif analysis...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Genome binding/occupancy profiling by high throughput sequencing Mus musculus Source Type: research
Conclusions: We identified substantial heterogeneity and multiplicity of outcome selection and measurement in published studies. These data will inform the consensus building stage of a core outcome set to inform delirium research in the critically ill.
Source: Critical Care Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Online Review Articles Source Type: research
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