Palatal development of preterm and low birthweight infants compared to term infants – What do we know? Part 3: Discussion and Conclusion

@article{Hohoff2005PalatalDO,
  title={Palatal development of preterm and low birthweight infants compared to term infants – What do we know? Part 3: Discussion and Conclusion},
  author={Ariane Hohoff and Heike Rabe and Ulrike Ehmer and Erik Harms},
  journal={Head & Face Medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={1},
  pages={10 - 10}
}
BACKGROUND It has been hypothesized that prematurity and adjunctive neonatal care is 'a priori' a risk for disturbances of palatal and orofacial development which increases the need for later orthodontic or orthognathic treatment. As results on late consequences of prematurity are consistently contradictory, the necessity exists for a fundamental analysis of existing methodologies, confounding factors, and outcomes of studies on palatal development in preterm and low birthweight infants… CONTINUE READING

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