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Primary Palatoplasty in Pediatric Patients - A Retrospective Review of Surgical Outcomes

This study has been completed.
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Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Identifier:
First received: May 24, 2010
Last updated: June 24, 2011
Last verified: June 2011
Children who are born with cleft palate need surgery in order to correct the problem. The surgery is needed because the defect allows food to leak into the nose. It also causes the patient to be unable to speak correctly, producing a problematic nasal sound. Sometimes the first surgery does not completely correct the problem and a second surgery is needed. Looking at the records of patients who have had corrective surgeries done in the past would allow the surgeons to improve their success rate and reduce the need for secondary surgeries. It would also create greater patient safety and reduce cost for families.

Cleft Lip
Cleft Palate

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Primary Palatoplasty in Pediatric Patients - A Retrospective Review of Surgical Outcomes

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Further study details as provided by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta:

Enrollment: 1295
Study Start Date: February 2007
Study Completion Date: December 2009
Primary Completion Date: November 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Cleft lip/palate
Patients who have had surgical intervention for cleft lip/palate since 1998 at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at the Center for Craniofacial Disorders

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
1295 patients with cleft lip/palate that have been treated since 1998 at the Center for Craniofacial Disorders at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta on the Scottish Rite campus.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children operated on by surgeons at the Center for Craniofacial Disorders
  • Have a diagnosis of cleft lip/palate
  • Children with a syndrome in addition to cleft lip/palate will be evaluated in a different category
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01380171

United States, Georgia
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30342
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Principal Investigator: John Riski, PhD Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: John Riski, PhD, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Identifier: NCT01380171     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 06-196
Study First Received: May 24, 2010
Last Updated: June 24, 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cleft Palate
Cleft Lip
Jaw Abnormalities
Jaw Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Maxillofacial Abnormalities
Craniofacial Abnormalities
Musculoskeletal Abnormalities
Stomatognathic Diseases
Mouth Abnormalities
Mouth Diseases
Stomatognathic System Abnormalities
Congenital Abnormalities
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