Evaluation of Congenital Maxillary Growth Using Computed Tomography in Patients With Bilateral Cleft Lip and Palate.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To analyze congenital lateral maxillary growth for patients with bilateral cleft lip and palate (BCLP). DESIGN: A retrospective study. SETTING: Kanagawa Children's Medical Center. MATERIALS: Images from computed tomography (CT) of patients with BCLP and control patients that were previously used for treatment. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The following landmarks were used: A, the posterior most point of the piriform aperture; B, the superior most point of the acoustic meatus; C, the point at which line A-B intersects the line drawn perpendicular from line A-B to the maxillary tube...
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - September 15, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kobayashi S, Yasumura K, Hirakawa T, Fukawa T, Maegawa J Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Evaluation of Postorthodontic Changes in the Treatment of Cleft Lip and Palate Patients Using the PAR Index.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate dental changes in cleft patients after undergoing orthodontic treatment for at least 2 years. HYPOTHESIS: The dental change would decline significantly after 2 years of completing orthodontic treatment. DESIGN: This is a retrospective study. PATIENT: Eighteen repaired cleft lip and palate patients from the Faculty of Dentistry, KhonKaen University, Thailand, participated in this study. MEAN OUTCOME MEASURES: A dental model with before treatment (T0), completed treatment (T1), and retention period (T2) data was analyzed using the peer assessment rating (PAR) index...
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - September 12, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Trimetsuntorn K, Manosudprasit A, Manosudprasit A, Phaoseree N, Pisek A, Pisek P Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Examining the Psychosocial Needs of Adolescents With Craniofacial Conditions: A Mixed-Methods Approach.
CONCLUSIONS: The present study identified several factors associated with psychological well-being of adolescents with craniofacial diagnoses and demonstrates the importance of creating interventions to target specific psychosocial needs. Findings from this study may guide researchers in developing and refining a specific program for this population and provide information to help those with craniofacial conditions who are experiencing psychosocial challenges. PMID: 31514527 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal)
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - September 12, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Riklin E, Calandrillo D, Blitz A, Zuckerberg D, Annunziato RA Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Impact of Cranial Base Abnormalities on Cerebellar Volume and the Velopharynx in 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between cranial base, cerebellar, craniofacial, and velopharyngeal (VP) variables in individuals with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11DS). METHODS: Thirteen typically developing healthy children and 13 age- and sex-matched individuals with 22q11DS completed a magnetic resonance imaging scan, which was used to examine craniofacial and VP variables. RESULTS: A statistically significant difference was noted in cerebellum volumes, F 1,24 = 7.947, P = .010, posterior nasal spine to posterior pharyngeal wall (PNS-PPW), F 1,24 = 4.878...
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - September 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Haenssler AE, Baylis A, Perry JL, Kollara L, Fang X, Kirschner R Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Influence of Infant Cleft Dimensions on Velopharyngeal Function in 5-Year-Old Danish Children Born With Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate.
CONCLUSIONS: Posterior cleft dimensions can be a modest indicator for the prognosis of velopharyngeal function at age 5 years, when the soft palate is closed first, independently on the timing of hard palate repair. Antero-posterior palatal length seems to protect from velopharyngeal insufficiency and hypernasality. However, the association found was significant but low. PMID: 31505955 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal)
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - September 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Botticelli S, Küseler A, Mølsted K, Andersen HS, Boers M, Shoeps A, Emborg BK, Kisling-Møller M, Pedersen TK, Andersen M, Willadsen E Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Body Mass Index and Association With Caries in School-Aged Children With Orofacial Cleft: A Case-Control Study.
CONCLUSIONS: Five- and 10-year-old children with corrected CL/P seemed to have a lower BMI than controls, but there was no association between BMI and caries frequency. Internationally adopted children with CL/P were lighter and shorter than non-adopted CL/P children and controls. PMID: 31450975 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal)
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - August 26, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Sundell AL, Nilsson AK, Marcusson A, Törnhage CJ Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Differences in the Tensor Veli Palatini Muscle and Hearing Status in Children With and Without 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome.
Abstract PURPOSE: To investigate the dimensions of the tensor veli palatini (TVP) muscle using high image resolution 3-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the soft palate among children with normal velopharyngeal and craniofacial anatomy and to compare values to individuals with a diagnosis of 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11DS). We also sought to determine whether there is a relationship between hypoplasia of the TVP and severity of middle ear dysfunction and hearing loss. METHODS: Three-dimensional MRI were used to collect and analyze data obtained across 53 children between 4 and 12 years of ag...
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - August 25, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Perry JL, Kotlarek KJ, Spoloric K, Baylis A, Kollara L, Grischkan JM, Kirschner R, Bates DG, Smith M, Physicist A, Findlen U Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Facilitating Positive Psychosocial Outcomes in Craniofacial Team Care: Strategies for Medical Providers.
CONCLUSIONS: Multidisciplinary providers play an important role in supporting positive adjustment in patients affected by craniofacial conditions and their families. PMID: 31446785 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal)
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - August 25, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Stock NM, Marik P, Magee L, Aspinall CL, Garcia L, Crerand C, Johns A Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Promoting Psychosocial Adjustment in Individuals Born With Cleft Lip and/or Palate and Their Families: Current Clinical Practice in the United Kingdom.
CONCLUSIONS: Findings have important implications for the way in which psychosocial support for CL/P and related conditions is delivered and evaluated. A framework for the standardized assessment of holistic individual and familial well-being is proposed. Suggestions for increasing the evidence base for specific psychosocial interventions are made, including enhanced family functioning; social, emotional, and appearance concerns; treatment decision-making; and screening for psychosocial and developmental issues. PMID: 31431061 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal)
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - August 20, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Stock NM, Zucchelli F, Hudson N, Kiff JD, Hammond V Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Medical Stress Reactions and Personal Growth in Parents of Children With a Rare Craniofacial Condition.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings provide insight into the complex physical and psychological effects experienced by parents in response to their child's diagnosis and medical treatment, as well as an understanding of how these experiences may also result in personal growth over time. Implementation of trauma-informed evidence-based resources should be considered in craniofacial care and future research, particularly in regard to prevention and treatment of psychological distress. PMID: 31426676 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal)
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - August 19, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Feragen KB, Stock NM, Myhre A, Due-Tønnessen BJ Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Bone Regeneration in a Canine Model of Artificial Jaw Cleft Using Bone Marrow-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Carbonate Hydroxyapatite Carrier.
CONCLUSIONS: Transplanted MSCs promote bone regeneration, although their survival rate is low. PMID: 31422673 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal)
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - August 18, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Abe T, Sumi K, Kunimatsu R, Oki N, Tsuka Y, Awada T, Nakajima K, Sugiyama M, Tanimoto K Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Assessment of Bioabsorbable Hydroxyapatite for Secondary Bone Grafting in Unilateral Alveolar Clefts.
Abstract PURPOSE: To evaluate the utility and efficacy of bioabsorbable hydroxyapatite and collagen complex (HA/Col) for secondary bone grafting in unilateral alveolar clefts. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 2015 and 2016, 21 patients with unilateral cleft lips and alveolar clefts were enrolled. In group I, a cancellous iliac bone graft was placed at the alveolar cleft (6 males, 5 females). In group II, a bioabsorbable HA/Col was placed at the alveolar cleft (4 males, 7 females). RESULTS: The groups did not differ in age, cleft volume, or surgical duration. There was a significant difference in intraoperat...
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - August 18, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Sakamoto Y, Sakamoto T, Ishii T, Kishi K Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Comment on: "A Bibliometric Analysis of Cleft Lip and Palate-Related Publication Trends From 2000 to 2017" by Zhang et al. (2019).
Comment on: "A Bibliometric Analysis of Cleft Lip and Palate-Related Publication Trends From 2000 to 2017" by Zhang et al. (2019). Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2019 Aug 13;:1055665619869074 Authors: Ho YS PMID: 31409119 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal)
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - August 13, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ho YS Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Developing an Eye-Tracking Protocol to Determine Children's Visual Perception of Secondary Cleft Lip Deformity.
CONCLUSION: In this pilot study, we were able to successfully use eye-tracking technology in children to demonstrate gaze preference and a trend toward visual perception of SCLD changing with age. This protocol will allow for a future study, with larger and more diverse populations. Better understanding of how SCLD is perceived among children and adolescents has the potential to guide future interventions for SCLD and other facial deformities in pediatric patients. PMID: 31405288 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal)
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - August 12, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Karp E, Scott A, Martin K, Zavala H, Chinnadurai S, Roby B Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

You "Cantu": Multidisciplinary Collaboration Resulting in Successful Orthognathic Surgery.
You "Cantu": Multidisciplinary Collaboration Resulting in Successful Orthognathic Surgery. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2019 Aug 11;:1055665619868043 Authors: Kurian C, Pinamonti G, Starling Hughes S, Martin J, Lypka M Abstract Cantú syndrome (CS) is a rare autosomal dominant disorder caused by a heterozygous pathogenic variant in the ABCC9 or KCNJ8 gene. The disorder is characterized by congenital generalized hypertrichosis, coarse acromegaloid facial features (broad nasal bridge, epicanthal folds, wide mouth, macroglossia), skeletal abnormalities (calvarial thickening, metaphyseal flar...
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - August 11, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kurian C, Pinamonti G, Starling Hughes S, Martin J, Lypka M Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Adherence to Orthodontic Treatment in Youth With Cleft Lip and/or Palate.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To identify rates of nonadherence to orthodontic treatment among youth with cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) and to compare demographic and clinical characteristics of patients categorized as adherent or nonadherent. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: Orthodontic treatment program affiliated with a US pediatric hospital-based craniofacial team. PARTICIPANTS: Medical charts of 54 patients with CL/P beginning phase I or phase II orthodontics between 2011 and 2014 (54% male; mean age: 11.7 ± 3.2 years) were reviewed. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Data abstracted inclu...
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - August 8, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Crerand CE, Da Silveira AC, Kapa H, Litteral J, Markey MK, Mercado A, Scott M Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Evaluation of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Prone Versus Nonprone Body Positioning With Polysomnography in Infants With Robin Sequence.
CONCLUSIONS: Prone positioning may benefit some infants with RS. However, even those with significant improvement in obstructive sleep apnea did not completely resolve their obstruction. The decision to use prone positioning as a therapy should be objectively evaluated in individual infants. PMID: 31382772 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal)
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - August 5, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hong H, Wee CP, Haynes K, Urata M, Hammoudeh J, Ward SLD Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Decision-Making in Cleft-Related Surgery: A Qualitative Analysis of Patients and Caregivers.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients with clefts desire to participate in surgical decisions but have limited understanding of their facial difference and surgical indications. Cleft surgeons must educate patients and facilitate shared decision-making. PMID: 31382774 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal)
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - August 5, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Bennett KG, Patterson AK, Schafer K, Haase M, Ranganathan K, Carlozzi N, Vercler CJ, Kasten SJ, Buchman SR, Waljee JF Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Multidisciplinary Approach for Treating Malocclusion of Patient With Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome: A Case Report.
Abstract Basal cell nevus syndrome (BCNS) is a rare genetic disorder that can be caused by mutation of multiple genes, including PTCH1, PTCH2, and SUFU, in an autosomal dominant manner. The symptoms include some craniofacial features such as keratocystic odontogenic tumors (KCOTs), macrocephaly, and cleft lip and/or palate. Although comprehensive orthodontic treatment is frequently required for some of these craniofacial deformities, there are few reports that show the outcomes of comprehensive orthodontic treatment. Here, we report a case of BCNS with multiple KCOTs, macrocephaly, skeletal class III malocclusion,...
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - August 5, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Inoue S, Kurosaka H, Lee D, Yamashiro T Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Patients With Cleft Lip and Palate Associated With Intraoral Fibrous Bands: A Report of 3 Cases and Review of Literature.
This study reports our experience in the treatment of 3 cases and includes a review of the literature. Three patients with intraoral fibrous bands received treatment and follow-ups in our center. Division of the bands and reconstruction of the lip and palate were successfully performed. All reported cases in the literature were collected for a summary of clinical presentations and as references for management. Early management of the synechia improves the mouth opening and facilitates the treatment of associated anomalies. PMID: 31378081 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal)
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - August 4, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Vamvanij N, Chen ZC, Lo LJ Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Risk and Protective Factors for Psychological Distress in Families Following a Diagnosis of Cleft Lip and/or Palate.
CONCLUSIONS: Findings suggest a need for appropriate psychological screening of both parents following a diagnosis of CL/P and emphasize the importance of coordinated multidisciplinary care for psychological health. Preventative models of intervention to strengthen familial relationships and build resilience require further investigation. PMID: 31378083 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal)
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - August 4, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Stock NM, Costa B, White P, Rumsey N Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Word Reading in Boys With Isolated Oral Clefts: Comparison to Unaffected Average and Dyslexic Readers Using the Dual-Route Model.
CONCLUSIONS: Boys with iCL/P are at a higher risk of reading impairments, particularly within the iCP subset. Regular screening should be encouraged, with skills from both lexical and nonlexical routes assessed. PMID: 31370691 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal)
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - August 1, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kuhlmann EH, Conrad AL Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Effects of Different Timing of Alveolar Bone Graft on Craniofacial Morphology in Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings cautiously indicate that SABG performed before 8 years of age can have limited negative effect on craniofacial morphology. Nevertheless, our results should be confirmed by cleft centers practicing alternative surgical repairs of the cleft. PMID: 31370693 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal)
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - August 1, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Brudnicki A, Sawicka E, Brudnicka R, Fudalej PS Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Sleep Position: Does It Matter for Infants With a Cleft Palate?
CONCLUSIONS: There were no significant improvements in OSA metrics during nonsupine sleep in infants with CP ± L. Prior to recommending nonsupine positioning which increases infant's exposure to sudden infant death syndrome risk, we advocate obtaining a PSG to verify an objective improvement in OSA. PMID: 31282194 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal)
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - July 11, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Greenlee CJ, Scholes MA, Gao D, Friedman NR Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Dental Anomalies in Permanent Teeth Associated With Nonsyndromic Cleft Lip and Palate in a Group of Colombian Children.
s NE, Garzón-Orjuela N Abstract OBJECTIVES: To assess the risk of dental anomaly presentation in permanent teeth in a group of Colombian children with nonsyndromic cleft lip and palate (NSCLP) and to determine the frequency of the anomalies according to the cleft type. METHODS: An analytical matched case-control study was conducted with 210 controls and 210 patients with NSCLP. The patients were classified into 3 groups: complete right unilateral cleft lip and palate (RCLP), complete left unilateral cleft lip and palate (LCLP), and complete bilateral cleft lip and palate (BCLP). Univariate and multivar...
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - July 8, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Yezioro-Rubinsky S, Eslava-Schmalbach JH, Otero L, Rodríguez-Aguirre SA, Duque ÁM, Campos FM, Gómez JP, Gómez-Arango S, Posso-Moreno SL, Rojas NE, Garzón-Orjuela N Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Applying to Plastic Surgery Residency While In-Recovery From Skull Base Excision.
PMID: 31262186 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal)
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - July 1, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Oliver JD Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Understanding Nasal Emission During Speech Production: A Review of Types, Terminology, and Causality.
This article provides a brief review of the types of nasal emission, the terms used to describe it, and the potential causes. This article also stresses the need for further research to clarify the causality of the sound generated by a small velopharyngeal opening. PMID: 31262198 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal)
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - July 1, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Oren L, Kummer A, Boyce S Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Case Report of Floating-Harbor Syndrome With Bilateral Cleft Lip.
Abstract Floating-Harbor syndrome (FHS) is a rare genetic disorder caused by heterozygous mutations in the Snf2-related CREBBP activator protein (SRCAP) gene. The syndrome is characterized by proportional short stature, delayed bone maturation, delayed speech development, and facial dysmorphism. Submucous cleft palate and cleft lip have been reported in FHS, but to our knowledge orofacial clefting in this condition has not been assessed in detail. Here, we report on a case of bilateral cleft lip in a patient with FHS confirmed by exome sequencing. PMID: 31248274 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Th...
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - June 27, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ko J, Pomerantz JH, Perry H, Shieh JT, Slavotinek AM, Oberoi S, Klein OD Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Closer to the Truth on National Fistula Prevalence After Unilateral Complete Cleft Lip and Palate Repair? The Cleft Care UK Study.
CONCLUSION: The prevalence of nonperialveolar fistulas following primary palatoplasty of UCLP in the United Kingdom was higher than previously reported. This information should be part of the preoperative discussion with families. Prospective collection of the presence of fistulas will be necessary before we can associate the occurrence of fistulas with a surgeon, institution, surgical technique, or protocol of care. PMID: 31248277 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal)
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - June 27, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Yang AS, Richard BM, Wills AK, Mahmoud O, Sandy JR, Ness AR Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Feed and Swaddle: An Alternative to Infant Sedation for Craniofacial Imaging.
This study investigates whether a "feed and swaddle" protocol can be used to achieve diagnostic quality craniofacial imaging without the use of infant sedation. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary academic medical center. PATIENTS: Ninety patients
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - June 20, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Esmonde N, Jedrzejewski B, Fitzpatrick B, Koh J, Bardo D, Urbinelli L, Crupi L, Oliverio M, Selden NR, Kuang A Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Opinions of Speech-Language Pathologists Regarding Speech Management for Children With Cleft Lip and Palate.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings of this study indicate a large degree of variability in opinions of SLP respondents regarding assessment and treatment of children with cleft lip and palate. PMID: 31220929 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal)
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - June 20, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hardin-Jones M, Jones DL, Dolezal RC Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Craniofacial Morphology in Patients With Opitz G/BBB Syndrome.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare the cephalometric characteristics of patients with and without Opitz G/BBB syndrome type I. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, case-control study. SETTING: Tertiary cleft center in Brazil. PARTICIPANTS: Eighteen individuals with Opitz G/BBB syndrome with complete bilateral cleft lip and palate (BCLP), compared to 18 individuals with nonsyndromic complete cleft lip and palate and 18 individuals without malformations, matched for gender and age. INTERVENTIONS: Pretreatment lateral cephalograms of all patients were manually traced and digitized for achievement of linear and an...
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - June 19, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Dalben GDS, Garib DG, Pinto RO, Richieri-Costa A, Taveira LAA Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Predictors of Velopharyngeal Dysfunction in Individuals With Cleft Palate Following Surgical Maxillary Advancement: Clinical and Tomographic Assessments.
CONCLUSIONS: Levator veli palatini mobility influenced the appearance of hypernasality after MA. PMID: 31213072 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal)
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - June 18, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: de Medeiros-Santana MNL, Perry JL, Yaedú RYF, Trindade-Suedam IK, Yamashita RP Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Orthodontic Treatment in a Patient With Kniest Dysplasia: A Case Study and Review of Literature.
This article illustrates a case of Kniest dysplasia that presented for orthodontic treatment. The purpose of this literature review is to describe clinical manifestations, radiographic features, histopathological features, genetic mutation, and management of Kniest dysplasia. PMID: 31213073 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal)
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - June 18, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Jhamb T, Masood H, Arigo J, Rossouw PE Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

On the Frequency of Oronasal Fistulation After Primary Cleft Palate Repair.
CONCLUSION: Some disparities arose when comparing studies, mainly regarding location and types of clefting prone to oronasal fistulation. Interestingly, the fistula rate does not differ between 1- and 2-stage closure, and timing of the repair does not play a role. PMID: 31213075 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal)
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - June 18, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tache A, Mommaerts MY Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Cleft and Craniofacial Multidisciplinary Team Clinic: A Look at Attrition Rates for Patients With Complete Cleft Lip and Palate and Nonsyndromic Single-Suture Craniosynostosis.
CONCLUSIONS: Overall, attrition rates were high at our institution. Many patients are lost to follow-up prior to receiving key medical interventions. Improved family education and personalized care are needed to help ensure continuity of care. PMID: 31195806 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal)
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - June 13, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Cooper DC, Peterson EC, Grellner CG, Naidoo SD, Skolnick GB, Pfeifauf KD, Smyth MD, Snyder-Warwick AK, Patel KB Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Scandcleft Project, Trial 1: Comparison of Speech Outcome in Relation to Timing of Hard Palate Closure in 5-Year-Olds With UCLP.
CONCLUSIONS: At age 5, differences between centers and treatment arms were not statistically significant for VPC/VPI, but consonant proficiency differed between treatment arms in the Danish center. Poor speech outcomes were seen for both treatment arms. Variations between centers were observed. As the Swedish center had few participants, intercenter comparisons should be interpreted with caution. PMID: 31189334 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal)
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - June 12, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Willadsen E, Lohmander A, Persson C, Boers M, Kisling-Møller M, Havstam C, Elander A, Andersen M Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

The Effect of Teamwork on Children With Cleft Lip and Palate and Their Mother's Quality of Life.
CONCLUSIONS: The services provided as a multidisciplinary team leads to a better outcome and improves the QOL of our patients and their families. It is recommended that services should be provided in the team approach for patients with cleft lip and palate. PMID: 31184215 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal)
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - June 11, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Khanchezar F, Moradi N, Tahmasebi Fard N, Latifi SM, Bassak Nejad S, Hosseini Beidokhti M Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Ipsilateral Hypertrophy of the Mastoid Process in Surgical Cases of Congenital Muscular Torticollis.
This study was to investigate ipsilateral hypertrophy of the mastoid process in the patients with congenital muscular torticollis (CMT). DESIGN: Retrospective cross-sectional study. PATIENTS: Children with CMT. METHODS: A total of 212 surgical cases of patients with CMT (age: 50.9 ± 44.3 months) and 212 age- and gender-matched controls (age: 50.4 ± 44.2 months) were included. The mastoid process volume was calculated and compared for both groups on the computed tomography axial images. A linear regression analysis was performed between the age and the intrasubject volume difference in the masto...
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - June 9, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kim HG, Yim SY Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

An Oral Health-Related Quality of Life Comparison Between Adults With Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate and Class III Malocclusion.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) before treatment of adults with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) and surgical Class III malocclusion, and to consider if clefts needing different orthodontic treatment protocols could influence people's self-perception. DESIGN: Cross sectional. SETTING: Cleft Lip and Palate Center and Clinic of Orthognathic Surgery from a School of Dentistry. PARTICIPANTS: A sample of adults with repaired nonsyndromic UCLP (n = 52) which was age- and sex-matched with a noncleft Class III malocclusion sample seeking orthognathic surgery...
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - June 6, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Barros LAN, Jesuino FAS, de Paiva JB, Rino-Neto J, Valladares-Neto J Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

The Use of Acellular Dermal Matrix in Combination With Pedicled Buccal Fat Pad in Wide Cleft Palate Repair: A Case Report and Literature Review.
We describe a case of the combined use of acellular dermal matrix and pedicled buccal fat pad (BFP) in a wide U-shaped cleft palate repair. Acellular dermal matrix was used as a "patch" repair for the nasal mucosa defect as opposed to the conventional inlay graft. The advantages include reduced cost and a smaller avascular graft load. Lateral relaxing incisions were made to ensure tension-free closure of oromucosa at midline. Lateral oromucosa defect closure with well-vascularized pedicled BFP ensures enhanced healing, less palatal contracture and shortening, and reduced infection. The palate healed with mucosali...
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - June 5, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Goh BKL, Chia HL Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Craniofacial Cleft: A Case of Tessier 10 Cleft With a Novel Method to Repair Large Bilateral Colobomas.
CONCLUSIONS: Large, bilateral upper eyelid colobomas require repair to prevent blindness. Although free tarsomarginal grafts and lid-sharing procedures have been described, we demonstrate that large rotation flaps designed along the cleft margin can provide a reliable reconstruction and minimize donor-site morbidity. PMID: 31159559 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal)
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - June 3, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Barnett JM, Pang JHY, Herman S, Lee J, Stefko ST, Losee JE, Goldstein J Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Adherence to Orthodontic Treatment in Youth With Craniofacial Conditions: A Survey of US Orthodontists.
CONCLUSIONS: Nonadherence to cleft lip/palate-related orthodontic care is common and potentially detrimental to care. Current interventions are not uniformly successful and could be better tailored. Understanding provider, patient, and family factors that affect adherence can inform individualized treatment planning to improve adherence and ultimately, treatment outcomes. PMID: 31159560 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal)
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - June 3, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Crerand CE, Kapa HM, Litteral J, Da Silveira AC, Markey MK Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

WITHDRAWN-Administrative Duplicate Publication: Voice Quality in Adults Treated for Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate: Long-term Follow-up After 1- or 2-Stage Palate Repair.
Authors: PMID: 31159576 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal)
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - June 3, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Development and Application of a Novel Patient-Reported Outcome Measure on QoL and Facial Aesthetics-A Study on South Indian Population.
CONCLUSIONS: Most patients achieved satisfactory QoL in all domains following comprehensive multispeciality therapy. The novel tool is simple, reliable, and can be adapted to homogenous population groups. PMID: 31146577 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal)
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - May 30, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Menon A, Krishnan S, Shetty V Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

The Experiences and Support Needs of Grandparents of Children Born With Cleft Lip and/or Palate.
CONCLUSIONS: Grandparents reported experiences comparable to published literature on parents. Clinicians and charitable organizations could consider how existing resources could be made more accessible to and/or adapted for wider family members, including grandparents. PMID: 31142132 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal)
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - May 29, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Guest E, Costa B, McCarthy G, Cunniffe C, Stock NM Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

"Exposed and Vulnerable": Parent Reports of Their Child's Experience of Multidisciplinary Craniofacial Consultations.
CONCLUSIONS: The ultimate goal of craniofacial care is to help children develop into confident adults who are able to cope with the challenges associated with their condition. Multidisciplinary teams play a vital role in creating a safe and supportive environment in which children feel genuinely informed and involved in key aspects of their care. PMID: 31142141 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal)
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - May 29, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Billaud Feragen K, Myhre A, Stock NM Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Assessment of American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association-Approved Teams' Websites for Patient-Oriented Content and Readability.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Informed decision-making relies on available information, including online resources. We evaluated the content and readability of websites published by American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA)-approved cleft lip and/or palate (CLP) teams in the United States. DESIGN: Team websites were reviewed, and teams with no accessible website or
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - May 26, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Alfonso AR, DeMitchell-Rodriguez EM, Ramly EP, Noel DY, Levy-Lambert D, Wang MM, Kantar RS, Flores RL Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Rapidly Progressive Multisutural Craniosynostosis in a Patient With Jackson-Weiss Syndrome and a De Novo FGFR2 Pathogenic Variant.
We report on a patient with a de novo pathogenic variant of FGFR2 and a phenotype consistent with Jackson-Weiss syndrome who presented with delayed, rapidly progressive multisutural craniosynostosis and associated medical complications. Using 3-dimensional modeling of the FGFR protein, we provide evidence that this variant resulted in abnormal dimerization and constitutive activation of FGFR, leading to the Jackson-Weiss phenotype. Knowledge regarding the correlation between genotype and phenotype of persons with FGFR2-related craniosynostosis has the potential to allow for anticipation of medical complications, institutio...
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - May 23, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Celie KB, Yuan M, Cunniff C, Bogue J, Hoffman C, Imahiyerobo T Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Nasolabial Aesthetics Following Cleft Repair: An Objective Evaluation of Subjective Assessment.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Assess the weight and contribution of each of the parameters of the Asher-McDade Scale to overall subjective assessment of nasolabial aesthetics following cleft lip repair. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort evaluation. SETTING: Cleft and craniofacial center. PARTICIPANTS: Forty-one patients who underwent unilateral cleft lip repair. INTERVENTIONS: Unilateral cleft lip repair. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Nasolabial rating using the Asher-McDade scale and overall subjective assessment of nasolabial aesthetics using a rank score following unilateral cleft lip repair. RESULTS: S...
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - May 22, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kantar RS, Maliha SG, Alfonso AR, Ramly EP, Eisemann BS, Shetye PR, Grayson BH, Flores RL, Wang MM Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research