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Dr Fazulr Rehman, consultant plastic surgeon at AKUH sharing details of the initiative here Wednesday said one hour of surgery can change the life of a cleft patient as it restores the function of the mouth and appearance, allowing a child to enjoy a normal, healthy future.
Children with orofacial clefts and other craniofacial conditions often have impaired ability to feed and impaired language development, and might be at increased risk for a greater number of ear infections, hearing issues, and problems with their teeth.
Global oral health inequalities: challenges in the prevention and management of orofacial clefts and potential solutions.
In conjunction with the inconsistencies that exist regarding diagnosis of submucous clefts, debate remains regarding the optimal timing of surgical treatment, and a number of approaches have been reported.
The Mann-Whitney test was used to analyze possible associations between the types of clefts, period of eruption of permanent canine, and success rates obtained from the scale applied.
They describe the anatomy and embryology of the cleft lip and palate, general anesthetic considerations, and international surgical outreach initiatives; the role of pediatric dentists and orthodontists in the presurgical treatment of infants; primary cleft lip repair with rhinoplasty; primary repair of clefts of the hard and soft palate and alveolus; secondary cleft lip rhinoplasty; the surgical management of cleft-related midface deformity; revision cleft lip and palate surgery; and velopharyngeal insufficiency.
Objective: To identify the frequency of different types of oral clefts and presence of known risk factors among patients.
I look forward to continuing this journey of giving new reasons to smile to children born with clefts," the former beauty queen said in a statement.
Study author Elisabetta Patorno from BWH Division of Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacoeconomics said the results suggest that the increased risk of oral clefts is most pronounced in women taking higher doses of Topiramate to treat epilepsy.
There was no history of orofacial clefts in maternal and paternal family of the child.
Causes of cleft are not completely known in fact there does not appear to be a single factor that contributes to all clefts.
26 -- Smile Train - an international children's NGO and Rashtriya Bal Kalyan Karyakram (RBSK), Ministry of Health, Madhya Pradesh have signed an MoU on November 22, 2016 to partner to reach out to children with clefts.