3D models could help reduce radiotherapy's side effects
3D models could help decrease radiotherapy side effects, according to a study...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D printing transitions from laboratory to bedside New 3D printer materializes entire 3D model at once 3D printing enhances training for cleft lip repair 3D-printed head phantom helps calibrate 7T MRI 3D-printed aortas could work well for TAVR (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Shriners Hospital adds telehealth location in Kansas
St. Louis' Shriners Hospital for Children has partnered with Newton Medical Center in Newton, Kansas to create the organization ’s first telehealth location in Kansas.  The two entities say in a press release that the partnership will allow patients in Kansas and beyond to utilize equipment that will be housed at Newton Medical Center to connect with physicians and caregivers at the St. Louis hospital. Shriners Hospital is known for its care in orthopedics, cleft lip and palate, spinal-cord injury… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Daniel McCoy Source Type: news

Shriners Hospital adds telehealth location in Kansas
St. Louis' Shriners Hospital for Children has partnered with Newton Medical Center in Newton, Kansas to create the organization ’s first telehealth location in Kansas.  The two entities say in a press release that the partnership will allow patients in Kansas and beyond to utilize equipment that will be housed at Newton Medical Center to connect with physicians and caregivers at the St. Louis hospital. Shriners Hospital is known for its care in orthopedics, cleft lip and palate, spinal-cord injury… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Daniel McCoy Source Type: news

Newton Medical Center partners with Shriners to add telehealth location
Newton Medical Center has partnered with St. Louis ’ Shriners Hospital for Children to create that organization’s first telehealth location in Kansas.  The two entities say in a press release that the partnership will allow patients in Kansas and beyond to utilize equipment that will be housed at Newton Medical Center to connect with physician s and caregivers at the St. Louis hospital. The Shriners Hospital is known for its care in orthopedics, cleft lip and palate, spinal-cord injury rehabilitation,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Daniel McCoy Source Type: news

3D printing unites radiology, otolaryngology
3D printing is emerging as a key technology in the management of ear, nose,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D printing helps separate rare case of conjoined twins 3D printing offers alternative to CT-guided lung surgery 3D printing gives pediatric heart surgery a boost 3D-printed lungs improve patient understanding of surgery 3D printing enhances training for cleft lip repair (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mutations in One Gene Linked to Two Separate Birth Defects
The same network of transcription factors may be responsible for both cleft palate and neural tube defects, according to a new study connecting mouse and human data. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 1, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

3D printing helps separate rare case of conjoined twins
Researchers from Pennsylvania used 3D printing and computer-aided intraoperative...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D printing gives pediatric heart surgery a boost 3D-printed lungs improve patient understanding of surgery 3D printing enhances training for cleft lip repair 3D printing boosts efficiency of rib fracture repair 3D-printed device aids knee replacement surgery (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 29, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Call the Midwife praised for cleft lip storyline
Sunday's episode featuring a baby born with a cleft lip and palate is praised for its handling of the topic. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interferon regulatory factor 6 mutations implicated in neural tube defects, including spina bifida
(Children's National Health System) Mutations in a gene known as interferon regulatory factor 6 that cause cleft lip and palate also are implicated in neural tube defects such as spina bifida, suggests research by an international study team published online Jan. 25, 2019, in Human Molecular Genetics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 25, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Morning sickness pill study finds small link to increased risk of clefts but 'not a cause for alarm'
A new study finds no association between ondansetron and an increased risk of heart-related malformations or other malformations in newborns overall. It found a small increased risk of oral clefts, including cleft lip and cleft palate, in babies born to women who used ondansetron. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Life-size 3D-printed 'human' primed for radiation therapy
Researchers from Louisiana have created a 3D-printed full-body phantom that...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D printing technique improves heart valve sizing 3D printing gives pediatric heart surgery a boost 3D-printed lungs improve patient understanding of surgery 3D head models reduce workload for brain radiotherapy 3D printing enhances training for cleft lip repair (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

3D printing gives pediatric heart surgery a boost
Researchers in the U.S. have created hundreds of individually tailored 3D-printed...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D-printed lungs improve patient understanding of surgery 3D printing enhances training for cleft lip repair 3D printing boosts efficiency of rib fracture repair 3D printing bolsters care for congenital heart disease Flexible 3D-printed heart replicates size, texture (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

3D-printed lungs improve patient understanding of surgery
Using transparent, flexible 3D-printed models of the lung helped physicians...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D head models reduce workload for brain radiotherapy 3D printing enhances training for cleft lip repair 3D printing boosts efficiency of rib fracture repair Virtual reality, 3D printing resolve obscure lung cancer 3D-printed device aids knee replacement surgery (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

3D head models reduce workload for brain radiotherapy
3D-printed models of human heads may remove the need for brain cancer patients...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D printing enhances training for cleft lip repair 3D printing boosts efficiency of rib fracture repair Virtual reality, 3D printing resolve obscure lung cancer 3D-printed device aids knee replacement surgery 3D-printed hips may improve complex fracture diagnosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

3D printing enhances training for cleft lip repair
A 3D-printed skull base provided surgical residents with the opportunity to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D printing boosts efficiency of rib fracture repair Virtual reality, 3D printing resolve obscure lung cancer 3D-printed device aids knee replacement surgery 3D-printed hips may improve complex fracture diagnosis SIR: 3D printing aids US-guided procedure simulation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Incredible transformation of a woman, 21, who underwent four surgeries for her cleft lip
Lauren Cross, 21, from Pontefract, West Yorkshire, was born with a cleft lip and palate, and underwent her first operation at just three months old. Bullies called her 'scar face'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Rotary Club, Lasuth Begin Cleft Lip Palate Surgical Mission
[Guardian] A group in the United States, the Alliance for Smile alongside Rotary International in partnership with the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) on Tuesday kicked off a free five-day surgery procedure and care for indigent patients with cleft lip and palate medical conditions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cross Arch stabilization for Adult Cleft Palate patient?
I have a 72 year old male patient with a failing full arch fixed partial denture as a result of extensive caries of natural tooth abutments. Patient was edentulated and six implants placed with a treatment plan for a maxillary bar overdenture.The postCross Arch stabilization for Adult Cleft Palate patient? appeared first onOsseoNews Dental Implants. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - August 22, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Restorative Surgical Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 7/28/18
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 7/28/18 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Pritish Tosh, an infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic, discusses shingles and who should get vaccinated. Also on the podcast, Dr. John Volz, an orthodontist at Mayo Clinic, explains treatment for cleft lip and cleft palate. And?Dr. Scott Litin, an internal medicine specialist [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 30, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Unilateral Cleft Lip Repair With an Asymmetric Z-plasty Unilateral Cleft Lip Repair With an Asymmetric Z-plasty
A unique modification of the classic Z-plasty for cleft lip repair is described here.ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Venezuela toddler with 'crown on her head' reaches third birthday
Helianny, from San Cristobal, Venezuela, was born with a brain, eyes and nose that failed to form properly in the womb, as well as her suffering a cleft lip, clubbed foot and fused fingers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toddler whose parents were advised to terminate the pregnancy is approaching her third birthday
Helianny, from San Cristobal, Venezuela, was born with a brain, eyes and nose that failed to form properly in the womb, as well as her suffering a cleft lip, clubbed foot and fused fingers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is the Developmental Outcomes of Patients with 22q11 Deletion Sequence?
Discussion 22q11.2 deletion sequence (22q11) is the most common micro-deletion syndrome. Most deletions are de novo. It affects ~1 in 2000-4000 live births. As it is autosomal, it affects males and females equally. Childhood mortality is low and often associated with congenital heart defects. Its phenotypic expression is highly variable. Some of the most common medical problems are: Congenital heart defects especially conotruncal abnormalities Palatal problems especially velopharyngeal incompetence and/or cleft lip/palate Immunodeficiency especially T-cell lymphopenia, but also abnormalities of IgG production, autoimmu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 11, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Sheffield student with cleft lip bullied for the way he looked
A 13-year-old boy bullied because of his cleft lip is working with a charity to help others like him. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman born with a cleft palate reveals stunning transformation
Laura Hawkes, 25, from West Sussex, was days old when she had her first surgery. After being bullied at school about her 'squashed' nose, Laura's face has been transformed via operations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Christian Buchanan was born with no eyes
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Christian Buchanan, six, from Woodbury, Tennessee, suffers from Tessier cleft lip and palate, which has just 60 known cases in medical history. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Six-year-old boy was born with no eyes
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Christian Buchanan, six, from Woodbury, Tennessee, suffers from Tessier cleft lip and palate, which has just 60 known cases in medical history. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya:How Partnerships Are Helping Cleft Lip and Palate Surgeries in Kenya
[The Conversation Africa] About 6% of all children worldwide are born with a birth defect. More than 300 000 babies with birth defects die annually within a month of being born. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

More proof prescriptions and pregnancy don’t mix: Epilepsy drug found to affect fetal development, causing cleft palate
(Natural News) In the last 10 years, topiramate, an anti-epileptic drug, has been increasingly prescribed to prevent seizures. It is also used to treat bipolar disorder and migraine headaches. Topiramate is also an ingredient for a weight-loss drug that was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Earlier studies have determined that women who took topiramate... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Topiramate in early pregnancy increases risk of oral clefts
Risk of cleft lip or cleft palate is greater if mother takes a higher dose of the drug Related items fromOnMedica Adverse pregnancy outcomes far more likely in epilepsy Study reveals mental cost of epilepsy in pregnancy Cannabis derivative cannabidiol reduces seizures in severe epilepsy disorder New guidelines on epilepsy in pregnancy Epilepsy drug linked to 4,000 birth defects in France (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Risk of Oral Clefts with Topiramate May Be Dose-Dependent (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Higher doses tied to higher risk of cleft lip, palate (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - December 30, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Epilepsy Drug Could Raise Birth Defect Risks
Researchers found that pregnant women with epilepsy who take the drug topiramate during their first trimester  may boost the risk that their child will be born with a cleft lip or cleft palate. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does dosing of drug for mom make a difference for baby's risk of cleft lip, palate?
(American Academy of Neurology) Taking a higher dose of topiramate during the first three months of pregnancy may increase a baby's risk of cleft lip or cleft palate more than when taking a lower dose, according to a study published in the Dec. 27, 2017, online issue of Neurology ® , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Topiramate in Early Pregnancy Increases Risk of Oral Clefts
Study finds that taking a higher dose of the drug in the first trimester increases risk of cleft lip or cleft palate more than taking a lower dose. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - December 27, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Bryan Aves obituary
My father, Bryan Aves, who has died aged 92, established a successful career as a radiographer and radiotherapist despite having left school at 14 without qualifications. At one point he worked as an assistant for the physicistsOtto Frisch andJoseph Rotblat in the secret “tube alloys” experiments that led to the creation of the atom bomb, apparently without knowing what the project was about.Born in Brixton, south London, to Arthur, an accounts clerk for a dog biscuit factory, and Ellen (nee Stallard), a cleaner, Bryan had a cleft palate at birth; reconstructive surgery was not undertaken until he was 13. Becau...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Simon Aves Tags: Physics Cancer research Medicine Source Type: news

Exposure to air pollution just before or after conception raises risk of birth defects
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) Women exposed to air pollution just prior to conception or during the first month of pregnancy face an increased risk of their children being born with birth defects, such as cleft lip or palate or abnormal hearts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Saucier baby needs surgery every six months until she's 18
Eight-month-old Zoey Tidwell, from Saucier in Mississippi, battles an array of complications including undergrown facial bones, a large cleft palate and breathing difficulties. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Text-message ‘ Blast ’ Can Expand Access to Surgical Services Text-message ‘ Blast ’ Can Expand Access to Surgical Services
Dozens of patients in Zimbabwe undergoing cleft lip and palate surgery had first learned about the opportunity from an SMS text to their phones, a small study found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Text-message ‘blast’ can expand access to surgical services
(Reuters Health) - Dozens of patients in Zimbabwe undergoing cleft lip and palate surgery had first learned about the opportunity from an SMS text to their phones, a small study found. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Vaping while pregnant causes facial birth defects
Vaping while pregnant can cause cleft palate and other head and facial birth defects, researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University have discovered. Fruity and rich e-liquids are particularly dangerous. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indian man had a moustache transplant to hide cleft lip
The 21-year-old, known as Suresh, from Goa, had surgery to fix his cleft lip, but was left with a scar and a gap. The clip shows surgeon implanting hair from the back and the sides of the head. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Cope with Emotional Body Issues: Bloat, Belly Fat and More
“You are more than your thoughts, your body, or your feelings. You are a swirling vortex of limitless potential who is here to shake things up and create something new that the universe has never seen.” – Richard Bartlett It’s always tough to look in the mirror and dislike what you see. Whether you’re unhappy with how you look because of unsightly and uncomfortable bloat, belly fat that just won’t go away no matter how much you exercise, flabby arms, cellulite on your legs, a nose that’s too long, wide or misshapen, Rosacea, acne, breasts too small or too large or any other emotion...
Source: Psych Central - November 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Addictions Diet & Nutrition Eating Disorders Healthy Living Self-Esteem belly fat bloat Body Acceptance Body Dissatisfaction Body Dysmorphia dieting Source Type: news

Centralised care needs to be improved to ensure children with cleft lip and palate have best outcomes
Around 1,000 children are born with cleft lip and/or palate in the UK each year, with many children requiring long-term multi-disciplinary care. A University of Bristol study, which assessed whether the centralisation of cleft lip and palate care services improved child outcomes, 15 years after centralisation took place, is published. The study found centralisation has improved patient outcomes but highlights more work is needed in some areas. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Dental School, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell; Press Release Source Type: news

Courtney ’s story: Piecing together a genetic puzzle
Courtney Whitmore was born 22 years ago with a cleft palate, two clubbed feet and fists that were so tightly clenched they couldn’t be pulled apart. Since Courtney was an otherwise happy and healthy baby, neither her parents nor her doctor saw cause to be concerned about these seemingly unrelated conditions. What they didn’t realize was that these were the first clues to a genetic puzzle that would take ten years to unravel. The next clue came at age 3. “One day my dad and I were playing peekaboo, and suddenly I couldn’t see,” says Courtney. “My parents rushed me to the hospital and the ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 25, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories brain aneurysm Cardiovascular Genetics Program Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center Dr. Darren Orbach Dr. Lawrence Karlin Dr. Pedro del Nido Dr. Ronald Lacro Loeys-Dietz syndrome Source Type: news

Cleft palate charity under fire for insensitive letters
The cleft palate charity Kylie Jenner partners with sent out letters saying that children with the condition live out nightmares everyday and comparing them to children in Halloween costumes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:How Fever in Early Pregnancy Induces Heart, Facial Birth Defects
[Guardian] Researchers have known for decades that fevers in the first trimester of pregnancy increase risk for some heart defects and facial deformities such as cleft lip or palate. Exactly how this happens is unclear. Scientists have debated whether a virus or other infection source causes the defects, or if fever alone is the underlying problem. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 17, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

How fever in early pregnancy causes heart, facial birth defects
(Duke University Medical Center) Researchers have known for decades that fevers in the first trimester of pregnancy increase risk for some heart defects and facial deformities such as cleft lip or palate. Exactly how this happens is unclear. Scientists have debated whether a virus or other infection source causes the defects, or if fever alone is the underlying problem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Anxiety, depression greatest in younger kids with facial birth defects
(Reuters Health) - Elementary school children with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial anomalies may struggle more than older kids with anger, anxiety, depression and stress, according to a recent study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

NIDCR Science News
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.  Mid-Career Funding Helps Scientists Answer Big QuestionsNIDCR’s SOAR grants enable in-depth exploration of oral cancer and tooth regenerationNIDCR • September 28, 2017​​  UofL Researcher Receives Nearly $2 Million Grant to Study Periodontal Disease​  University of Louisville • September 18, 2017​ In-Utero Treatment Reverses Cleft Palate in Mice University of Utah • September 1...
Source: NIDCR Science News - September 29, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news