Barbara Offert

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Palatal scarring is assumed to be a primary cause of facial growth derangement in cleft lip and palate. Evidence supporting this hypothesis is confounded by the clinical involvement of various surgeons, and therefore definitive conclusions are not possible. In this study, we investigated the dental arch relationship in two groups, Exposed (47 children; 11.2(More)
The CDH1 gene plays an important role during carcinogenesis and craniofacial morphogenesis. Germline mutations in this gene have been described in families presenting syndromic diffuse gastric cancer and orofacial clefts. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between nucleotide variants of CDH1 and the risk of non-syndromic cleft lip with or(More)
Maternal zinc deficiency seems to be a risk factor for orofacial clefts in offspring. This study was undertaken to investigate the involvement of polymorphic variants of genes for zinc transporters in the susceptibility of clefting. PCRRFLP analysis was used to analyze single nucleotide polymorphisms of SLC30A1 (rs7526700, rs2278651, rs611386), SLC30A4(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate facial esthetics in patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) after alveolar bone grafting combined with rhinoplasty between 2 and 4 years of age. DESIGN Retrospective case-control study. SETTING The Department of Pediatric Surgery, Institute of Mother and Child, Warsaw, Poland. MATERIAL AND METHODS Photographs of(More)
OBJECTIVE To retrospectively evaluate the craniofacial morphology of children with a complete unilateral cleft lip and palate treated with a 1-stage simultaneous cleft repair performed in the first year of life. METHODS Cephalograms and extraoral profile photographs of 61 consecutively treated patients (42 boys, 19 girls) who had been operated on at 9.2(More)
Evidence suggests an association between orofacial clefts and maternal smoking, common cold, and stressful life events. 247 mothers of children with an orofacial cleft completed a self-administered survey with questions concerning obstetric history. Of these, 29.6% were smokers in pre-conceptional period. 6.3%, 5.2% and 25.2% of participants reported(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate dental arch relationship in preschoolers with unilateral cleft lip and palate after early alveolar bone grafting (ABG). MATERIALS AND METHODS Three raters blindly assessed the dental arch relationship with the GOSLON Yardstick (using a 5-point scale, from 1--very good to 5--very poor outcome) in Early-grafted group (27 boys and 15(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY Was to estimate the risk factors for surgical site infections (SSJ) in the newborn infants. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed medical records of 381 operated newborn infants in order to estimate the rate of SSI and risk factors. All types of operations were divided according to contamination of surgical wound /CDC(More)
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