What Are Potential Physical Examination Findings for Patients with Atrioventricular Canal Defects?
Discussion Atrioventricular canal defects (AVCD) are a heterogeneous range of congenital heart defects (CHD) arising from malformations of intracardiac septal development. Essentially the location where the 4 corners of the 2 atria and 2 ventricula meet is abnormally formed. There is partial or complete fusion of the mitral and tricuspid valves along with atrial (ASD) and ventricular septal defects (VSD). Fusion of the endocardial cushions occurs around 4-5 weeks gestation. The anatomy for an individual is bespoke as the variations of the valve leaflets, chordal attachments and variations in ASD and VSD are numerous. This ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 21, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Delay of 3-year-old's cleft palate surgery 'heartbreaking,' says Ontario mom who was told it's non-urgent
Andrea Gerardi of Windsor, Ont., has been waiting nearly two years for her son to get surgery she says would improve his quality of life, but it's been pushed to an unknown date due to the pandemic. The head of the Canadian Association of Paediatric Surgeons says people across the country are also facing surgery delays. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Windsor Source Type: news

Nonprofit Addresses Health Equity by Providing Safer Surgeries
Smile Train is addressing cleft palate around the world and trying to ensure no one’s circumstances limit their health outcomes. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family Factors Affect Child's Odds for Cleft Palate
THURSDAY, Dec. 30, 2021 -- Economic status appears linked to increased risk of being born with a cleft palate or lip, new research suggests, building on past evidence that it can also result in delayed care and poorer outcomes. Cleft palate and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Family Factors Affect Child's Odds for Cleft Palate
Title: Family Factors Affect Child ' s Odds for Cleft PalateCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/30/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/30/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - December 30, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Nigeria: We've Strengthened Doctors' Capacity to Tackle Cleft Lip, Palate in South-East - NSOANP
[Vanguard] National Surgical Obstetrics, Anaesthesia and Nursing Care Plan, NSOANP says its members has continued to train and strengthen their professional experience in tackling cleft lip and palate problems in South East. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ask the Mayo Mom: Healing from cleft lip and cleft palate
Having a baby born with a cleft can be upsetting, but cleft lip and cleft palate are among the most common birth defects, and both can be corrected. Cleft lip and cleft palate are openings or splits in the upper lip; the roof of the mouth, or palate; or both. Cleft lip and cleft palate result when facial structures that are developing in an unborn baby don't close completely. Treatment involves surgery or a series… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 3, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

How My Cleft Palate Prepared Me for Life on Wall Street
Many would consider being born with a cleft lip and palate a setback that could have negative implications throughout one’s whole life, but Dave Liu disagrees. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bullying in individuals with cleft lip and palate: a Twitter analysis - Korkmaz YN, Arslan S, Buyuk SK.
This study aimed to evaluate bullying in individuals with cleft lip and/or palate (CLP) using Twitter analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: By using Twitter's advanced search feature, the four selected keywords; 'bully', 'bullying', 'bullied... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Unilateral Cleft Lip Repair With Scarless Cupid's Bow Peaks Unilateral Cleft Lip Repair With Scarless Cupid's Bow Peaks
This article describes a novel technique for primary cleft lip repair that allows for the formation of the Cupid ' s bow peak without scarring.Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Child protective services referral in a cleft lip and/or palate population: assessment of prevalence, indications, and outcomes - Kaye A, Shah K, Lybrand S, Baysinger S, Tracy M.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of, reasons for, and outcomes related to Child Protective Services (CPS) referral in an isolated and syndromic cleft lip/palate population. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary Children's Hosp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Liberia: OHAI Liberia Ends Cleft LIP Operations in Southeast Liberia
[New Dawn] It has been a bright moment and turning point for children born with cleft lips in southeastern Liberia when Oral Health Advocacy Initiative (OHAI) conducted successful surgeries on children from Maryland, Grand Kru, River Gee and Grand Gedeh counties, respectively. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How Common are Aortic Aneurysms?
Discussion Aortic root dilatation or thoracic aortic aneurysm occurs in 6:100,000 individuals > 50 years of age. It is due to aging, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and smoking. Tertiary syphilis was a cause in the preantibiotic era. Pediatric aneurysms are very uncommon but the exact prevalence is different due to the various causes. Aneurysms are due to genetic disorders, congenital anomalies or post-surgical repair. In pediatric patients with sudden cardiac deaths, 5.4% are due to ruptured thoracic aortic aneurysms. Learning Point Some causes of pediatric aneurysms include: Familial thoracic aneurysm and dissect...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 22, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Opioid Use in Early Pregnancy Not Tied to Most Birth Defects
FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2021 -- Opioid use in early pregnancy is associated with a small increase in risk for cleft palate but no increase in risk for most major congenital malformations, and macrolide use in pregnancy is not associated with increased risk... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New insights into facial birth defects are revealed by Mount Sinai researchers
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Mount Sinai researchers have revealed new insights into how the body regulates craniofacial development in newborns, which can sometimes lead to birth defects such as cleft lip or palate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 11, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news