• babies
  • Clefts affect approximately 1 in every 700 babies in Ireland. (cleft.ie)
  • Consequent on the lack of record-keeping, any figure given of the number of babies born with a cleft lip and/or palate in Ireland can only be an approximation. (cleft.ie)
  • More than 70% of babies with cleft lip also have cleft palate. (cleft.ie)
  • The overall trend in the sample indicates that birth weight and length of cleft babies do not differ from normal values. (cleft.ie)
  • prevalence
  • The article draws the conclusion that the results of the research reported upon concerning the prevalence of cleft lip and/or palate, type and side of cleft and sex of the infants with clefts who were born in Lodz during the period 1981-1995 are consistent with world literature data. (cleft.ie)
  • median
  • On day 32 of embryonic development there are four growth centers of the lower lip divided by two lateral grooves and one median. (wikipedia.org)
  • scar
  • A microform cleft can appear as small as a little dent in the red part of the lip or look like a scar from the lip up to the nostril. (wikipedia.org)
  • fuse
  • n the instance of a cleft forming, case the final closing does not fuse properly and an opening remains. (cleft.ie)
  • extend
  • The lip pits extend into the orbicularis oris muscle, ending in blind sacs surrounded by mucous glands. (wikipedia.org)
  • treatment
  • Possible treatment options include speech therapy, prosthetics, augmentation of the posterior pharyngeal wall, lengthening of the palate, and surgical procedures. (wikipedia.org)
  • The goals of this project are to objectively measure and quantify functional facial impairment in cleft patients, and to establish more reliable, functionally relevant outcome criteria for treatment planning and evaluation of these individuals. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • To establish 'parameters of care' criteria for secondary lip revision treatment decision-making based on standardized, systematic subjective evaluation, and an objective measurement of movement capacity during function of the upper lip. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Treatment of cleft begins within months of birth with corrective surgery, and continues in one form or another until the person reaches their late teens. (cleft.ie)
  • This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of cleft lip and where to get help. (gosh.nhs.uk)
  • The good news is that remarkable advances have been made in the treatment of cleft palates and cleft lips. (dentistry.com)
  • Speech
  • In its most minor form only the uvula is cleft, but even this leads to an abnormality in the muscles in the palate and, if the speech is affected, a repair will be required. (cleft.ie)
  • clinical
  • The compilation of such a register for the purposes of clinical audit and strategic planning has only recently (2000) been made possible with the appointment of a Cleft Co-ordinator in the Eastern Regional Health Authority area. (cleft.ie)
  • Clinicians often disagree as to when this end point is reached since the decision for additional lip revision is based on subjective clinical assessments. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • In a prospective non-randomized controlled clinical trial, evaluate the efficacy of lip revision surgery by a) Examining longitudinal changes in function after lip revision, and b) Examining whether the change in function after lip revision differs from the change that would be observed due to maturation only in the matched non-cleft 'normal' group, and the change in the cleft but non-lip revised group. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Compare the assessments of dynamic lip function provided by objective measures with subjective clinical judgments/ratings of craniofacial plastic surgeons who perform lip revision surgery, and evaluate the potential of the new methods for clinical application. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • structures
  • Figure 1 contains images of the most common types of cleft affecting the palate, along with a labeled image of intact structures. (asha.org)
  • primary
  • The primary focus of this assistance is in India, where there are cleft-centres (so-called Partner Clinics) run in Mangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai (Madras), Mumbai (Bombay) and Chenganoor (Kerala). (wikipedia.org)
  • compulsory
  • Denmark has had compulsory reporting of clefts since 1937, and with all procedures carried out in one centre by one surgeon, its reliable and nearly complete data lends itself favourably towards accurate analysis and interpretation. (cleft.ie)