What Causes Dysphagia?
Discussion Swallowing is a complex process with 4 phases: Preparatory – food is moistened with saliva, chewed and prepared into a bolus by teeth, tongue and hard palate. Oral – food bolus is moved into oropharynx by tongue and triggers the swallow reflex. Soft palate elevates to prevent nasopharyngeal reflux. Pharyngeal – food bolus is moved through the oropharynx and hypopharynx to the esophagus. Respiration stops briefly with vocal fold adduction and larynx elevation to prevent aspiration. Esophageal – the cricopharyngeaul muscle relaxes which allows the food bolus into the esophagus where it is ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 16, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Less Velopharyngeal Insufficiency at Age 5 With Earlier Cleft Palate Surgery
(MedPage Today) -- Fewer infants with isolated cleft palate who had primary surgery to close it at age 6 months had insufficient closure between their velum and pharyngeal walls later in childhood than infants who had surgery at 12 months, the... (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - August 31, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Surgery for Isolate Cleft Palate at 6 Months Yields Better Outcomes Than at 12 Months
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2023 -- Medically fit infants who underwent primary surgery for isolated cleft palate in adequately resourced settings at 6 months of age were less likely to have velopharyngeal insufficiency at 5 years of age versus those who... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 30, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rescue puppy with " extra big smile " due to cleft lip finds forever home
A rescue puppy born with a cleft lip is loving life in her forever home, with her smile melting hearts online. "Rosie is so special and we are so lucky that we get to be her parents," her owner Lacey, 29, told Newsweek. "She brings smiles to everyone's faces and also helps to spread awareness."…#prestonturano #akcpetinsurance #cleft #tiktok #haleyoram (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 13, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bullying in swiss youth born with a unilateral cleft lip and palate by self- and parent-report - Dumont L, Urben S, Gomes AC, Camenzind L, Habersaat S, Schechter DS, Morisod Harari M, Jung C, Despars J, de Buys Roessingh A.
This study aimed to gain a better understanding of bullying as victims and aggressors in youths born with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP). DESIGN: This is an observational study comparing youths with UCLP (ages 8-16) and their par... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

When Do Congenital Dermal Melanocytosis Lesions Resolve?
This study also had 1 patient with superimposed skin findings. This has been reported in other studies. Questions for Further Discussion 1. What are common skin lesions for major phakomatoses? A review can be found here 2. When is jaundice abnormal? Additional cases can be reviewed here 3. What is the natural history of capillary hemangiomas? Related Cases Disease: Congenital Dermal Melanocytosis or Mongolian Spots | Skin Pigmentation Disorders Symptom/Presentation: Pigmentary Lesions Specialty: Dermatology Age: Newborn To Learn More To view pediatric review articles on this topic from the past year check PubMed. Evidence-...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 5, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Kenya: More Than 20 Children Benefit From Cleft Lip and Palate Surgeries
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Over twenty children from less privileged families suffering from cleft lips and cleft palates are set to undergo free surgeries at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital in Kisumu County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Executive Voice: He leads national nonprofit with a Chapel Hill address
As a veteran of the nonprofit sector, Adam Levy is tasked with guiding the mission for the American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association, which has an international reach. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 4, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cameron Snipes Source Type: news

Cleft Palate Fistula: A Review Cleft Palate Fistula: A Review
What have we learned about the prevention and management of oronasal fistula in patients with cleft palate? Find out what cleft surgeons need to know.ePlasty (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 6, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Ethiopian Government Must Prioritize Access To Quality Surgery in Post-War Reconstruction
The cumulative needs of injured patients from the war have created a medical crisis. Credit: James Jeffrey/IPSBy Abdo HusenADDIS ABABA, Mar 30 2023 (IPS) There are about 5 billion people globally who cannot access surgery. In Ethiopia, for every 5,000 needed surgeries per 100,000 people, the country’s health system can only provide 192. Yet, this is Africa’s second largest population, with over 120 million people. The statistics are worrying. This is further exacerbated by a recently ended two-year war in the northern part of the country that devastated among others, the health sector. There is however an opportunity t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 30, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Abdo Husen Tags: Armed Conflicts Headlines Health Peace Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

South Africa: Maternal Air Pollution Exposure Puts Unborn Babies At Risk
[SAnews.gov.za] Pregnant mothers living in air pollution hotspots in South Africa risk bearing a child with a congenital birth anomaly; specifically orofacial cleft lip and palate (CLP). (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 21, 2023 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

These New Pediatric Development Clinics in Rwanda Save Lives
By D éogratias Rwangabo Nkurunziza, Communication Officer ; Richard Kalisa, Newborn and child health advisor A PDC nurse examines baby Sebastien at Ruhengeri Referral Hospital. Photo by Deogratias Rwangabo Nkurunziza for IntraHealth International.January 31, 2023The birth of a baby is often a joyous, momentous occasion. For Izabayo Marcel, however, August 2021 was a heartbreaking month. His wife died while giving birth to their baby, Sebastien Duhirwe, and Sebastien suffered from birth asphyxia, which left him fighting for his life.The doctors and nurses at the Ruhengeri Referral Hospital acted quickly—and t...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 31, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Health workforce development Midwives Nurses Source Type: news

Woman Reveals Real Reason Her Rescue Cat Has a'Cleft Lip '
The adopted feline can be seen with a missing top lip in the clip, shared on November 20 by Julia Bodnar, 23, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who uses the handle @annoying.local.julz. More than 3.3 million people have watched the video. After a trip to the vet, Julia was told her cat was suffering…#juliabodnar #rodentulcers #sprucepets #ulcers #julia #pennsylvania #bodnar #pittsburgh #lip #cat (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Camp Lejeune Victims Exposed to Toxic Water, a New Law Promises Compensation —and Closure
Many of Ann Johnson’s life milestones were marked at Camp Lejeune, a sprawling U.S. Marine Corps base camp on the North Carolina coast. She moved to the base in 1982, when her stepfather was stationed there. In 1983, she graduated from Camp Lejeune High School. In 1984, she got married and, at the age of 18, gave birth to her first child at the on-base hospital. Johnson had a difficult pregnancy, gaining 120 pounds due to a complication that leads to excess amniotic fluid. In retrospect, she says, this was the first sign that something was wrong. Then, on the day her daughter, Jacquetta, was born, she didn’t cr...
Source: TIME: Health - November 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news