Joshua C Demke

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Unilateral cleft lip repair, over the last century, has seen both revolutionary changes and subtle technical refinements. Millard's rotation/advancement technique stands among the most striking of these innovations. We review the evolution of unilateral cleft lip repair including a look at straight-line, geometric and rotation/advancement type of repairs,(More)
OBJECTIVE Evaluate parental perceptions associated with tracheostomy morbidity and quality of life in the management of Pierre Robin Sequence (PRS). STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review/survey. METHODS 42 Pierre Robin patients were identified, records were reviewed and airway assessments evaluated relative to airway compromise. Twenty patients had(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To review the past year's literature regarding recent innovations in surgical instrumentation for craniomaxillofacial surgery. RECENT FINDINGS Current advances in surgical instrumentation have led to many improvements in the field, allowing greater visualization and precision both before and during procedures. One of the common goals is(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether epsilon-aminocaproic acid (EACA) load of 50 mg∙kg-1 before skin incision, and infusion of 25 mg∙kg-1∙h-1 until skin closure during cranial vault reconstruction (CVR) were associated with decreased estimated blood loss and transfusion requirements. BACKGROUND Antifibrinolytic medications decrease bleeding and transfusion(More)
Syndromic craniosynostosis affects up to 1:30,000 live births with characteristic craniofacial growth restrictions, deformities, and other associated abnormalities, such as carpal-pedal anomalies and cognitive function impairment. More than 150 syndromes are associated with craniosynostosis. This article describes some commonalities and distinguishing(More)
Naso/oropharyngeal stenoses are uncommon surgical complications. We present a child having undergone previous adenoidectomy without complication who developed naso/oropharyngeal scarring after subsequent tonsillectomy. She presented with nasal obstruction and frequent gasping at night worrisome for obstructive sleep apnea. Scar was initially excised and the(More)
Craniosynostosis, in which 1 or more cranial sutures prematurely fuse, is associated with diverse environmental and genetic factors. Whereas isolated single-suture synostosis is usually sporadic and nonfamilial, FGFR mutations account for most cases of syndromic craniosynostosis. This article reviews the etiology and various clinical manifestations of the(More)
Image-guided surgery potentially enhances intraoperative safety and outcomes in a variety of craniomaxillofacial procedures. We explore the efficiency of one intraoperative navigation system in a single complex craniofacial case, review the initial and recurring costs, and estimate the added cost (e.g., additional setup time, registration). We discuss the(More)
This case is, to the authors' knowledge, the first reported case in the literature of bilateral orbital abscesses as result of an infected nasal dermoid. The baby presented with what proved to be bilateral supraorbital subperiosteal abscesses with associated frontal osteitis/osteomyelitis and soft tissue infection of the glabella. Methicillin-sensitive(More)
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