Evidence-based medicine: Cleft palate

Kyle J. Chepla, Arun K. Gosain

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Abstract

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Describe recent changes in treatment of cleft palate. 2. Compare the efficacy of different surgical treatments. 3. Assess their own knowledge of cleft palate repair. 4. Determine where further individual in-depth study and development are warranted. SUMMARY: The Maintenance of Certification in Plastic Surgery series is designed to ensure professional development and measure continued competency within a specialty or subspecialty. The present article provides an evaluation of the interval studies regarding the management of cleft palate with a specific focus on craniofacial growth, speech outcomes, and obstructive sleep apnea since the last Maintenance of Certification in Plastic Surgery article on the subject published in 2010. This purpose of this article is to update plastic and craniomaxillofacial surgeons on recent changes in treatment of cleft palate, provide a means for accurate self-assessment, and guide further individual in-depth study and development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1644-1648
Number of pages5
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume132
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)

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