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  1. Gunasegran R
    Family Physician, 1992;4:10-12.
    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Lip
  2. Sivaloganathan V
    Plast. Reconstr. Surg., 1972 Feb;49(2):176-9.
    PMID: 5059332
    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Lip/complications; Cleft Lip/genetics; Cleft Lip/epidemiology*; Cleft Lip/surgery; Cleft Lip/therapy
  3. Boo NY, Arshad AR
    Singapore Med J, 1990 Feb;31(1):59-62.
    PMID: 2333547
    Out of 52,379 babies delivered in the Maternity Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, over a 2-year period, 64 were born with cleft lip and/or palates. The rate of occurrence of cleft was 1.24 per 1000 livebirths or 1.20 per 1000 deliveries. The Chinese babies had the highest incidence (1.9 per 1000 deliveries) while the Malays had the lowest (0.98 per 1000 deliveries). The most common type was unilateral cleft of the primary and secondary palates. Among the Indian babies, cleft of the secondary palate was most common. 18.8 percent of all the affected babies had positive family history of cleft. 10.9% of the mothers of affected babies had positive history of drug ingestion especially Chinese herbs during pregnancy. Associated congenital abnormalities occurred in 15.6% of the babies with cleft lip and/or palate.
    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Lip/epidemiology*
  4. Ram SP, Noor AR, Mahbar Z, Krishna TN
    Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol., 1994 Mar;29(1):65-71.
    PMID: 8169049
    A single nostril associated with alobar holoprosencephaly is a rare congenital lesion. This paper reports two female term neonates with holoprosencephaly. The first neonate asphyxiated at birth had a single nostril, hypotelorism, posterior cleft palate, inferonasal coloboma of the iris and disc and persistent tunica vasculosa lentis. The other neonate had cleft lip and palate and recurrent convulsions. Both neonates had gross motor and developmental delay. Cranial sonography and CT scan showed features consistent with alobar holoprosencephaly. Karyotyping for the first neonate and her family members was normal. Both of them were treated conservatively and supervised.
    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Lip/pathology
  5. Mohd Rohaizat Hassan, Mohd Hafiz Yahya, Normala Basiron, Zairizam Zakaria, Mohd Rizam Abdul Rahman, Hazlina Mohd Miskam, et al.
    Int J Public Health Res, 2017;7(2):836-844.
    Introduction A study was conducted to determine the level of mothers' perception on children with cleft deformity and its associated factors
    Methods This was a cross sectional study involving 110 mothers with children attending the Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery Clinic. Data was gathered from a face to face interview based on a questionnaire that assesses the level of perception and its associated factors. The level of perception was evaluated from a scoring method and divided into four domains namely psychosocial, care management, treatment and education.
    Results The level of perception was high in all four domains ranged from 62% for treatment and 80% for education. Factors that were significantly associated with the level of perception were ethnicity, religion, type of cleft deformity and level of information.
    Conclusions Information regarding cleft deformity must be tailored toward mothers’ personal characteristics and type of cleft deformity to improve mothers' perception on this problem.
    Study site: Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery Clinic, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Lip*
  6. Noor SN, Musa S
    Cleft Palate Craniofac. J., 2007 May;44(3):292-303.
    PMID: 17477746
    OBJECTIVES: Determination of the psychosocial status and assessment of the level of satisfaction in Malaysian cleft palate patients and their parents.
    DESIGN: Cross-sectional study.
    PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Sixty cleft lip and palate patients (12 to 17 years of age) from Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia and their parents were selected. The questionnaires used were the Child Interview Schedule, the Parents Interview Schedule, and the Cleft Evaluation Profile (CEP), administered via individual interviews.
    RESULTS: Patients were teased because of their clefts and felt their self-confidence was affected by the cleft condition. They were frequently teased about cleft-related features such as speech, teeth, and lip appearance. Parents also reported that their children were being teased because of their clefts and that their children's self-confidence was affected by the clefts. Both showed a significant level of satisfaction with the treatment provided by the cleft team. There was no significant difference between the responses of the patients and their parents. The features that were found to be most important for the patients and their parents, in decreasing order of priority, were teeth, nose, lips, and speech.
    CONCLUSIONS: Cleft lip and/or palate patients were teased because of their clefts, and it affected their self-confidence. The Cleft Evaluation Profile is a reliable and useful tool to assess patients' level of satisfaction with treatment received for cleft lip and/or palate and can identify the types of cleft-related features that are most important for the patients.
    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Lip/complications; Cleft Lip/psychology*; Cleft Lip/surgery
  7. Abdul Rahman, Z.A.
    Ann Dent, 2004;11(1):-.
    The standard procedure for alveolar cleft closure in cleft lip and palate patients is by alveolar bone grafting (ABG) where the residual opening of oronasal fistula in the palate is also closed simultaneously. Occasionally there is a situation of soft tissue inadequacy and attempt to close the fistula at the same procedure as ABG may compromise the result of the bone graft itself. An unforeseen leakage at the closure may cause graft infection leading to failure. This article reports on a technique where alveolar bone grafting was done without closure of residual palatal fistula to provide adequate soft tissue coverage for the grafted bone. This may reduce the risk of leakage at the oral mucosal coverage of the graft . The residual palatal fistula will be closed at later stage by muco-palatal flap or tongue flap. We reported on a case of a failed ABG which was reconstructed using this technique. Various other techniques to ensure success of ABG were also discussed. Conclusion: The alveolar bone grafting without closure of oro-nasal fistula reduced the risk of failure of ABG in a wide alveolar cleft.
    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Lip
    Orofacial clefts are one of the most common congenital malformations among newborns. The two main types of oral clefts are cleft lip with or without cleft (CLP) and cleft palate alone (CP). Cleft is an abnormal ssure in an anatomical structure that is normally fused. Cleft lip is the congenital failure of the maxillary and medial nasal processes to fuse, forming a ssure in the lip. Cleft palate is the congenital failure of the palate to fuse properly, forming a ssure in the roof of the mouth (Mossey, 2009).clefts are one of the most common congenital malformations among newborns. The two main types of oral clefts are cleft lip with or without cleft (CLP) and cleft palate alone (CP). Cleft is an abnormal ssure in an anatomical structure that is normally fused. Cleft lip is the congenital failure of the maxillary and medial nasal processes to fuse, forming a ssure in the lip. Cleft palate is the congenital failure of the palate to fuse properly, forming a ssure in the roof of the mouth (Mossey, 2009).
    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Lip
  9. Normastura AR, Mohd Khairi MD, Azizah Y, Nizam A, Samsuddin AR, Naing L
    Med. J. Malaysia, 2008 Mar;63(1):21-5.
    PMID: 18935726
    The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and association of speech disorders among operated cleft lip and palate children (CLP) in Northeast Malaysia. A comparative cross sectional study was performed on 98 operated CLP and 109 non-cleft subjects that aged between 3- 12-years-old. Data collection was done clinically and also by recording speech samples of each subject from both groups using a portable cassette recorder. Results showed that the prevalence of speech abnormality was 61.2% (95% CI: 51.41-71.04) and the risk of having speech abnormality was 174.5 times (95% CI: 23.04, 1320.67; P value < 0.001) in CLP children compared to non-cleft children. Therefore it was found that children with appropriately repaired CLP in Northeast Malaysia failed to have normal speech.
    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Lip/complications*; Cleft Lip/surgery*
  10. Salahshourifar I, Sulaiman WA, Zilfalil BA, Halim AS
    Am. J. Med. Genet. A, 2011 Sep;155A(9):2302-7.
    PMID: 21834040 DOI: 10.1002/ajmg.a.34169
    Several studies have shown evidence for the contribution of interferon regulatory factor 6 (IRF6) variants to the risk of nonsyndromic oral clefts in Asians; however, this has not included the Malay population. The current study attempts to address this research gap using allele and haplotype transmission disequilibrium analyses. The results showed a strong transmission distortion for multiple haplotypes to patients with nonsyndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate. Haplotypes carrying the 243 bp allele of D1S2136 and common alleles at the rs861019 and rs2235371 were over-transmitted to patients. By contrast, haplotypes consisting of the 251 bp allele of D1S2136 and the rare allele at rs2235371 were more under-transmitted. Furthermore, several variants and haplotypes showed excess maternal transmission, but none of them attained statistical significance in maternal relative risk analyses. In contrast, a significant child genotype effect was observed for several haplotypes, indicating fetal genotype could be the major genetic contribution rather than maternal genotype. The present study therefore further supports a role for IRF6 variants in clefting in this Southeast Asian population. Overall, Asian genetic backgrounds are most likely more susceptible to the haploinsufficiency of IRF6 variants. These variants may contribute to the condition either themselves, or they may be in linkage disequilibrium with other casual variants.
    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Lip/genetics*; Cleft Lip/epidemiology
  11. Haque S, Alam MK, Khamis MF
    BMC Pediatr, 2017 May 06;17(1):119.
    PMID: 28477625 DOI: 10.1186/s12887-017-0870-4
    BACKGROUND: Cleft lip and palate (CLP) is one of the most common birth defects. Multiple factors are believed to be responsible for an unfavorable dental arch relationship in CLP. Facial growth (maxillary) retardation, which results in class III malocclusion, is the primary challenge that CLP patients face. Phenotype factors and postnatal treatment factors influence treatment outcomes in unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) children, which has led to a great diversity in protocols and surgical techniques by various cleft groups worldwide. The aim of this study was to illustrate the dental arch relationship (DAR) and palatal morphology (PM) of UCLP in Bangladeshi children and to explore the various factors that are responsible for poor DAR and PM.

    METHODS: Dental models of 84 subjects were taken before orthodontic treatment and alveolar bone grafting. The mean age was 7.69 (SD 2.46) years. The DAR and PM were assessed blindly by five raters using the EUROCRAN index (EI). Kappa statistics was used to evaluate the intra- and inter-examiner agreement, chi square was used to assess the associations, and logistic regression analysis was used to explore the responsible factors that affect DAR and PM.

    RESULTS: The mean EUROCRAN scores were 2.44 and 1.93 for DAR and PM, respectively. Intra- and inter-examiner agreement was moderate to very good. Using crude and stepwise backward regression analyses, significant associations were found between the modified Millard technique (P = 0.047, P = 0.034 respectively) of cheiloplasty and unfavorable DAR. Complete UCLP (P = 0.017) was also significantly correlated with unfavorable DAR. The PM showed a significant association with the type of cleft, type of cheiloplasty and type of palatoplasty.

    CONCLUSION: This multivariate study determined that the complete type of UCLP and the modified Millard technique of cheiloplasty had significantly unfavorable effects on both the DAR and PM.

    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Lip/pathology*; Cleft Lip/surgery
  12. Rajion ZA, Al-Khatib AR, Netherway DJ, Townsend GC, Anderson PJ, McLean NR, et al.
    Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol., 2012 Feb;76(2):227-34.
    PMID: 22136741 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2011.11.008
    The purpose of this study was to use three-dimensional computed tomography data and computer imaging technology to assess the skeletal components of the naso-pharyngeal area in patients with cleft lip and palate and to quantify anatomical variations.
    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Lip/physiopathology; Cleft Lip/radiography*
  13. Zreaqat M, Hassan R, Halim AS
    Cleft Palate Craniofac. J., 2009 May;46(3):326-30.
    PMID: 19642750 DOI: 10.1597/07-210.1
    To determine the treatment outcome based on dentoalveolar relationships among Malay children born with nonsyndromic complete unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP).
    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Lip/pathology; Cleft Lip/surgery*
  14. Abu-Rub N, Samsudin AR, Abdullah AB, Abdullah N
    Aust Orthod J, 2005 May;21(1):39-43.
    PMID: 16433080
    Presurgical orthopaedics has been employed since the 1950s as an adjunctive neonatal therapy for the correction of cleft lip and palate. It is accepted that presurgical orthopaedic plates facilitate lip repair and balanced orofacial growth.
    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Lip/surgery; Cleft Lip/therapy*
  15. Abd Rahman N, Abdullah N, Samsudin AR, Naing Mohd Ayub Sadiq L
    Malays J Med Sci, 2004 Jul;11(2):41-51.
    PMID: 22973126
    This study was done to determine the prevalence of dental anomalies and facial profile abnormality and its association with the non-syndromic cleft lip and palate (CLP) as compared to the non-cleft children. A comparative cross sectional study was conducted where the case group consist of 98 non-syndromic CLP children-unilateral (UCLP) and bilateral (BCLP) who attended the Combined Clinic at Kota Bharu Dental Clinic (KBDC) while the comparison group comprised of 109 non-cleft children who attended the outpatient clinic at KBDC. Their ages were between 3 to 12 years old. Clinical oral and facial profile examinations were carried out to look for dental anomalies (morphology, number and alignment of teeth) and facial profile abnormality. The prevalence of anomalies in morphology of teeth in CLP (24.5%) and non-cleft (10.1%), number of teeth in CLP (44.9%) and non-cleft (7.3%), mal-alignment in CLP (79.6%) and non-cleft (27.5%) and facial profile abnormality in CLP (26.5%) and non-cleft (9.1 %). There was a significant association between CLP and anomalies in morphology, number, mal-alignment and abnormality in facial profile; (p < 0.05). Therefore, there was a high prevalence and risk of dental anomalies and facial profile abnormality in the CLP children compared to the non-cleft children.
    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Lip
  16. Haque S, Alam MK, Arshad AI
    Malays J Med Sci, 2015 Jan-Feb;22(1):4-11.
    PMID: 25892945 MyJurnal
    In the contemporary era, the demand for orthodontic treatment is ever rising. Orthodontic treatment duration can range from a year to a few years. Our aim is to assess the available techniques of categorising treatment effectiveness in patients with cleft lip and palate (CLP) and to study their effect on improvement of treatment outcomes. The electronic databases including Medline-PUBMED, Science Direct, and ISI Web of Knowledge were searched from 1987 to 2013, and 40 311 relevant articles were found. Of these, we identified 22 articles including original articles as well as literature reviews. The different parameters and indices that are applied to speed-up orthodontic treatment outcomes in patients with CLP were identified as the GOSLON Yardstick, 5-year-old index, EUROCRAN index, Huddart Bodenham system, modified Huddart Bodenham system, GOAL Yardstick and, Bauru-Bilateral Cleft Lip and Palate Yardstick. This overview can create better awareness regarding the uses, advantages, and disadvantages of the different indices. It can enable better assessment and provide the impetus needed for a sustained upgrade in the standards of care for CLP in daily orthodontics.
    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Lip
  17. Raihan, S., Tg Norina, T.J., Raja Azmi, M.N.
    We report a rare case of a newborn baby girl who was delivered at 36 weeks of gestation with birth weight of 2680 grams and has ankyloblepharon filiforme adnatum with cleft lip and palate diagnosed at birth. The baby was managed with simple procedures of eyelid bands separation. We also reviewed the embryology of eyelid and its relation with ankyloblepharon formation and discussed the various syndromes and abnormality which may be associated with this eyelid abnormality. The four types of ankyloblepharon which was described by Rosenman and colleague is presented.
    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Lip
  18. Cheong JP, Soo SS, Manuel AM
    PMID: 27497393 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2016.06.045
    OBJECTIVE: To determine the factors contributing towards hearing impairment in patients with cleft lip/palate.

    METHOD: A prospective analysis was conducted on 173 patients (346 ears) with cleft lip and palate (CL/P) who presented to the combined cleft clinic at University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) over 12 months. The patients' hearing status was determined using otoacoustic emission (OAE), pure tone audiometry (PTA) and auditory brainstem response (ABR). These results were analysed against several parameters, which included age, gender, race, types of cleft pathology, impact and timing of repair surgery.

    RESULTS: The patients' age ranged from 1-26 years old. They comprised 30% with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP), 28% with bilateral cleft lip and palate (BCLP), 28% with isolated cleft palate (ICP) and 14% with isolated cleft lip (ICL). Majority of the patients (68.2%) had normal otoscopic findings. Out of the 346 ears, 241 ears (70%) ears had passed the hearing tests. There was no significant relationship between patients' gender and ethnicity with their hearing status. The types of cleft pathology significantly influenced the outcome of PTA and ABR screening results (p 

    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Lip/epidemiology*; Cleft Lip/pathology; Cleft Lip/surgery
  19. Solhan Yahya, Afidah Abdul Rahim, Affaizza Mohd Shah, Rohana Adnan
    Anticorrosion potential of mangrove tannins on aluminium alloys AA6061 in NaCl solution has been studied using potentiodynamic polarisation method and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The study was carried out in different pH of corrosive medium in the absence and presence of various concentrations of tannin. The corrosion inhibition behaviour of the mangrove tannin on AA6061 aluminium alloy corrosion was found to be dependant on the pH of NaCl solution. Our results showed that the inhibition efficiency increased with increasing tannins concentration in chloride solution at pH 6. Treatment of aluminium alloy 6061 with all concentrations of mangrove tannins reduced the current density, thus decreased the corrosion rate. Tannins behaved as mixed inhibitors at pH 6 and reduction in current density predominantly affected in cathodic reaction. Meanwhile, at pH 12, addition of tannins shifted the corrosion potential to more cathodic potentials and a passivating effect was observed in anodic potentials. SEM studies have shown that the addition of tannins in chloride solution at pH 12 reduced the surface degradation and the formation of pits.
    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Lip
  20. Patil PG, Nimbalkar-Patil SP
    J Prosthodont, 2018 Jan;27(1):94-97.
    PMID: 27002917 DOI: 10.1111/jopr.12464
    Bilateral cleft lip/cleft palate is associated with nasal deformities typified by a short columella. The presurgical nasoalveolar molding (NAM) therapy approach includes reduction of the size of the intraoral alveolar cleft as well as positioning of the surrounding deformed soft tissues and cartilages. In a bilateral cleft patient, NAM, along with columellar elongation, eliminates the need for columellar lengthening surgery. Thus the frequent surgical intervention to achieve the desired esthetic results can be avoided. This article proposes a modified activation technique of the nasal stent for a NAM appliance for columellar lengthening in bilateral cleft lip/palate patients. The design highlights relining of the columellar portion of the nasal stent and the wire-bending of the nasal stent to achieve desirable results within the limited span of plasticity of the nasal cartilages. With this technique the vertical taping of the premaxilla to the oral plate can be avoided.
    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Lip/surgery*
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