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Is 20 mcg/kg of IV Propofol enough for a 1 y/o baby on a cleft palate repair? Could he experience awareness?

Is 20 mcg/kg of IV Propofol enough for a 1 y/o baby on a cleft palate repair? Could he experience awareness?

Talk to Drs: That dose is not a real dose. If you have concerns about your baby's anesthetic, please discuss it with your anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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Palate (Definition)

The palate is the anatomical description of the roof of the mouth. It separated into two parts: the hard palate (more forward) and the soft palate (which is closer to the throat), it separates the mouth ...Read more


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I’ve heard that exposure to smoking can cause cleft palate. My husband smokes, and I am worried our baby may suffer. Is this true?

I’ve heard that exposure to smoking can cause cleft palate. My husband smokes, and I am worried our baby may suffer. Is this true?

Cleft and smoking: There is an association between cleft lip/palate and smoking. However it is not know if smoking, or second hand smoke, actually can cause a cleft lip/palate. Smoking is associated with many kinds of birth defects. ...Read more

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What causes cleft palate in a baby?

Familial,environment: Multifactorial with genetic and environmental factors play major roles. Cleft lip, with or without cleft palate, are due to a failure of fusion of the medial nasal, lateral nasal, and maxillary processes on one or both side. Isolated clefts of the secondary palate are due to failure of palatal shelves to fuse. Must distinguished between isolated deformities or part of a syndrome. ...Read more

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My sister’s son was born with a cleft palate. I am now pregnant and worried my baby may inherit it. Is there anything I can do? Is it genetic?

About 30% of cleft : Palates are associated with a genetic syndrome. You can ask your OB for a referral to a prenatal genetic counselor, who'll ask you for a 3-generation family history of problems with vision, hearing , bones & joints, motor & cognitive development. If recommended, a second-trimester 3-d fetal ultrasound may show a cleft palate if baby's face is turned just right for visualizing the palate. ...Read more

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What happens if you had a cleft palate when you were a baby can it effect your singing?

Cleft palate: Depending on the severity of the cleft and the surgical corrections it there could be some effects on speech and singing. But if it has not effected you yet, it will not effect you. ...Read more

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New born baby with cleft palate, what to do?

New born baby with cleft palate, what to do?

Contact ACPA: The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association is an international non-profit medical society of health care professionals who treat and/or perform research on birth defects of the head and face. You may contact them for the referral near you. Here is the link: http://www.acpa-cpf.org/who_we_are/ Good luck. ...Read more

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Could I get some answers regarding a newborn baby with cleft palate?

Be specific: When asking questions on the site try to be as specific as possible. It is not a chat room, so your submissions are not linked. Give some background for your question (type of condition, age of patient, etc).Then ask a specific question that corresponds to the material you have provided. The system can provide you with a lot of info. ...Read more

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What is treacher collins syndrome? Can it cause a cleft palate?

What is treacher collins syndrome? Can it cause a cleft palate?

Yes: Like any syndrome, treacher collins can have a number of different features associated with it. Cleft palate as well as other distinguishing features: small zygomatic bones and mandibles, external ear abnormalities, coloboma (notching) of the lower eyelid, absence of the lower eyelashes, and preauricular hair displacement onto the cheeks. About 40%-50% of individuals have conductive hearing loss. ...Read more

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Cleft Palate (Definition)

A congenital fissure in the roof of the mouth, resulting from incomplete fusion of the palate during embryonic development. It may involve only the uvula or extend through the entire ...Read more


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Cleft Lip (Definition)

A lip that ...Read more