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New year brings new hope to children born with cleft lip, palate

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. Parents of a child born with cleft lip and palate often have one New Year's resolution, to make sure their child lives a normal life. For some, this year's resolution will be met. Building on a tradition of volunteering and philanthropy, members of the American Society o...

New Year Brings New Hope to Children Born With Cleft Lip, Palate

Plastic Surgeons Kick-Off 2009 with Mission Trips to Developing Countries ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents of a child born with cleft lip and palate often have one New Year's resolution, to make sure their child lives a normal life. For some, this year's res...

Research shows timing improves cleft palate surgery

Research by Dr. Damir Matic, a scientist with Lawson Health Research Institute in London, Ontario is changing the way cleft palate surgeries are performed throughout North America and around the world. Matic has been conducting research to determine the optimal time to close the gum tissue of cle...

Oregon researchers discover a mechanism leading to cleft palate

By creating a genetic mutation in zebrafish, University of Oregon scientists say they've discovered a previously unknown mechanism for cleft palate, a common birth defect in humans that has challenged medical professionals for centuries. Many molecular pathways in zebrafish are present in human...

Folic Acid Reduces Risk Of Cleft Lip

A new study finds that women who take folic acid supplements during their early pregnancy //can substantially reduce the risk of cleft lip in their baby up to 40%. The Study results were published in the online issue of the British Medical Journal. Folic acid, a synthetic compound of a B vitam...

Oral Hygiene Can Prevent Tooth Decay for Patients With Cleft Conditions

A child with cleft lip/palate faces predisposing factors to acquiring dental tooth decay.// A new study reviews the literature and provides strategies for early prevention. The study is published in the latest Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Journal. Cleft lip/palate is the most common congenital cr...

Babies with Cleft Conditions, Pierre Robin Sequence May Need Extended Treatment for Poor Feeding Skills

A new study looking at the feeding skills of newborns with cleft conditions found that the prevalence of poor feeding steadily decreased within one year//, but that longer treatment may prove necessary for those with Pierre Robin sequence (PRS) or a syndrome. The study is published in the latest is...

Being Teased Predicts Poor Psychological Functioning in Youth With Cleft Lip

A new study has helped to determine the psychosocial effects of cleft lip and/or palate among children and young adults//, finding teasing to be a predictor of behavioral problems. This study is published in the latest issue of The Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Journal. The study included 160 chil...

Cleft Lip And Cleft Palate Can Now Be Predicted Before Birth

About one in every 600 babies in the United States is born with an isolated cleft lip and palate, which means the baby is born with cleft only // and no other birth defects. Researchers say they now have a new gene test that will help predict if a couple will have a child born with a cleft lip a...

Smoking during pregnancy increases risk of cleft palate

Researchers from the university of Michigan state that Women who smoke while pregnant are 60 percent to 70 percent more likely than nonsmokers to give birth// to a baby with a cleft lip or palate. The risk of the birth defect rises with the number of cigarettes that a mother-to-be smokes each day, ...

Scientists Bioengineer New Teeth in Mice

...ular Biology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. "Tooth regeneration could be useful particularly in infant malformations such as cleft lip and palate, and other malformations involving teeth and bone of the oral cavity," Elsas said. Researchers have also discussed the possibility ...

Dr. Kim-Chi Vu in Portland Selects Artefill to Meet Growing Patient Demand for a Longer Lasting Dermal Filler

... effect on thrombocytopenia, bioresorbable ribs stabilization in rib fractures, and a clinical study on composite grafting for correction of bilateral cleft nasal deformity. For more information visit http://www.drvuplastics.com/home.htm . ATTENTION MEDIA: To download Artefill patient befor...

Top Newport Beach-Based Plastic Surgery Practice Triples Its Revenue; Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary

...so continuing to provide care to children with facial birth defects such as cleft lip/palate, craniofacial syndromes and jaw abnormalities. Today, patients ...mentation, facelifts, brow lifts, liposuction, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, cleft palate, craniofacial syndromes, positional skull deformities and correction...

Orange County Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon Reaches Out to Community with New Website

... back when interacting with others. Life is too short to just sit back and accept the misfortunes of nature, whether it is a child who was born with a cleft lip or without an ear or an individual with a displeasing nose or breasts. My goal is to address these problems and to assist in reshaping one’s...

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Applaud Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) For Introducing Legislation to Require Insurance Coverage for Children With Congenital Deformities

...iofacial abnormality that may result in distortion of facial tissue, the oral cavity, and the skull. The most widely known craniofacial conditions are cleft lip and palate. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons donate thousands of hours each year performing corrective surgery on children suffering from congenit...

Twelve Year-Old Girl With Facial Paralysis Is Smiling Again After Cutting-Edge Facial Plastic Surgery

...h also works with Global Smile Foundation and Medical Missions for Children (MMFC), traveling to third-world countries in order to treat children with cleft lip and palate disorders. Additionally, he is involved with the Reconstructive Surgery Program of the R.O.S.E. Fund (Regaining One's Self-esteem), a n...

ChemGenex's omacetaxine may provide first viable treatment option for highly resistant form of CML

... as a single agent in a range of hematological malignancies. Omacetaxine has a novel mechanism of action, specifically binding to the ribosomal A-site cleft and inhibiting protein translation of short-lived oncoproteins that are upregulated in leukemic cells (particularly Cyclin-D1, Mcl-1 and c-Myc). As om...

Operation Smile To Launch Groundbreaking 140 Smiles Fundraising Campaign at TWTRCON SF 09

... to repair childhood facial deformities, including cleft lips and cleft palates. The campaign will kick off at a launch p...rldwide organization that helps children born with cleft lips,...

Mercy Ships Founders Receive Humanitarian of the Year Award From Variety Club

...e in village medical clinics, performed more than 41,000 operations such as cleft lip and palate, cataract removal, straightening of crossed eyes, orthopaedi...ries including maxillo-facial (usually the removal of large benign tumors), cleft lip and palate, flesh-eating noma, release of burn contractures, cataracts,...

Study Links Pesticides to Birth Defects

...nt correlation between the last menstrual period and higher rates of birth defects for half of 22 categories of birth defects, including spina bifida, cleft lip, clubfoot and Down's syndrome. "Elevated concentrations of pesticides and other agrochemicals in surface water during April through July coinci...

Dr. Wilhelm, DMD MSD, Makes Clients Smile with New Easy Smile Dental Appliance

...tion, and Minnesota Dental Association. He is also an associate professor at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and a consultant with the cleft Lip and Palate clinic. An author, mentor and frequent speaker to dentists and the public on techniques that enhance oral health, Dr. Wilhelm continual...

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Applaud Congresswoman McCarthy's Legislation to Require Insurance Coverage for Children With Congenital Deformities

... The most widely known craniofacial conditions are cleft lip and palate. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons d...n suffering from congenital deformities, such as a cleft lip and palate, who are uninsured or living in med... discrimination for congenital deformities such as cleft lip and...

JCI online early table of contents: March 9, 2009

...cial morphogenesis. Embryos lacking the genes that code for Ptprs and Ptprf displayed severe urogenital malformations and craniofacial defects such as cleft palate. The data suggest that these two RPTPs normally act redundantly to control key apoptotic events in the distal common nephric duct, allowing cor...

ASPS Applauds Introduction of Legislation to Increase Access to Reconstructive Surgery for Children

... require reconstructive surgery. Examples of these deformities include cleft lip, cleft palate, skin lesions, vascular anomalies, malformations of the ear, hand, o...

New study finds increased prevalence of left-handedness in children with facial development disorder

...ry . Overall, ten percent of the population is left-handed. A higher frequency has been associated with certain craniofacial malformations such as cleft lip and other conditions. Albert Oh, MD, director of pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgery at Hasbro Children's Hospital, along with researchers ...

Plastic and reconstructive surgery ... in brief

...es A new article describes a unique sutureless skin closure technique for cleft lip repair. The authors, from New York, suggest that this method allows you...ons. By The Numbers: - According to ASPS statistics, more that 18,000 cleft lip and palette procedures were performed in 2007. ...

Mercy Ship Arrives in Benin

...een 300-500 North Benin candidates for surgery onboard ship while it is docked in Cotonou as well. Surgeries to be offered include maxillo-facial, cleft lip and palate, tumors, flesh-eating noma, release of burn contractures, cataracts, obstetric fistula, and orthopaedic issues. Additional patient scr...

Obese Moms More Likely to Have Babies With Birth Defects

... death. Maternal obesity has also been linked to the development of congenital anomalies, such as neural tube defects, spina bifida, heart defects, cleft lip and palate, and anencephaly (a defect in brain development). Birth defects are a leading cause of still birth and infant mortality, causing as man...

Crest and Oral-B Challenge America to See The Difference in Their Smile and Make A Difference in Children's Smiles Around the World

...hildren suffering with facial deformities, such as cleft lips and cleft palates. During a four-week study conducted b... have treated more than 120,000 children born with cleft lips,...

Parent Smoking During Pregnancy Raises Kids' Heart Risks

...regnancy, by anyone in the household." "Any smoke in the environment is bad," Katz said. He cited a previous study that showed an increased risk of cleft palate among children of smokers, even if the mothers themselves did not smoke. "It's not by any mysterious way, just by inhaling," Katz said. "That i...

Moms' Smoking Linked to Increased Risk of Birth Defects

...Who Smoked During Pregnancy More Than Twice as Likely to Have a Baby With a cleft Lip or Palate OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Babies w...Oakland, Calif. Nearly 7,000 babies are born annually with an oral-facial cleft in the United States. Children with oral clefts often have difficulty feedi...

Moms' smoking linked to increased risk of birth defects

...se mothers smoked during pregnancy were more than twice as likely to have a cleft palate or lip as those whose mothers didn't, according to research results ...kland, Calif. Nearly 7,000 babies are born annually with an oral-facial cleft in the United States. Children with oral clefts often have difficulty feedi...

Penn researchers find key to Sonic hedgehog control of brain development

... left and right halves, causing defects in the development of the face and in brain structure and function. Symptoms can be moderate, in the case of a cleft lip or palate to severe, as in cyclopia, the development of one eye rather than two. About one in 16,000 live births display a type of holoprosencepha...

Scientists identify new gene responsible for puberty disorders

...der characterized by diverse problems from heart defects to hearing loss to cleft lip and palate and mental retardation also accounts for about 6 percent of...also prompts us to look more carefully for heart problems, hearing loss and cleft lip/palate in patients with pubertal abnormalities." ...

Operation Smile to Honor Mario Lopez, American Idol: 'Idol Gives Back,' Roma Downey & Mark Burnett Family and Vicky Mense at Smile Gala in Los Angeles

...peration Smile volunteers have treated more than 120,000 children born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities and currently work in 51 countries. In...

Jessica Simpson Lends Healthy Image for Drink Smart Campaign

...has broken sales records throughout the country. Simpson is a young ambassador for Operation Smile, an organization dedicated to helping children with cleft lips and/or pallets in underprivileged communities. She has also helped to support Casa Hogar, an orphanage in Mexico for the past ten years. She has ...

New Insight Into Most Common Forebrain Malformation

...ing brain to separate into right and left hemispheres. Besides brain abnormalities, HPE is characterized by facial malformations such as cleft lip and cleft palate. HPE has been traced to mutations in any of nine genes, although researchers believe the disorder is also influenced by environmental factors s...

New insight into most common forebrain malformation

...s brain abnormalities, HPE is characterized by facial malformations such as cleft lip and cleft palate. HPE has been traced to mutations in any of nine genes, although res...

Lack of time on tummy shown to hinder achievement

...n SIDS cases, while simultaneously witnessing an alarming increase in skull deformation," she said. Coulter-O'Berry cites a recent study published in cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal 45(2): 208-16, in which it was reported that several risk factors for misshapen heads were more common among babies born a...

Epilepsy Drug May Boost Birth Defect Risk

...were taking topiramate plus other epilepsy drugs. Four of the babies had cleft palettes or cleft lips. That's a rate 11 times higher than one would expect among women not t...
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