Cleft lip and palate

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  • Examples Of Social Injustice In The United States

    women together, handcuff them, and forcibly take them to have their pregnancies terminated (Revzin). Another one of the illegal incidents that has taken place included any family with an expecting mother of any child after the first, being held against their will (Revzin). This would continue until the family surrendered to family planning authorities (Revzin). Additionally, their personal items were often taken away as well as fines being held against them (Revzin). Soon after the policy was enforced, orphanages began to overflow. Chinese government then began to draw importance of suzhi, or quality, of their citizens (Soloman). The population of these facilities then began to have plethoras of children with disabilities such as cleft palate, missing limbs, or mental illnesses, as well as an over abundance of girls (Soloman). A side effect of the overcrowding, was that it was easy for children to go missing undetected. Often, girls would be kidnapped by foreigners and would then be sold to other orphanages or to illegal organizations (Revzin). It was also common for children to become malnourished in these facilities and to eventually die from the conditions inside (Bogert and Wehrfritz). Overall, around 600,000 orphans are thought to be in China nationwide (“Meet China’s Abandoned Children”). This astonishing number comes mainly from this policy alone. With all of this information, it is obvious that a great deal of injustice is taking place. Not only are basic…

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  • Essay On Mercy Ship

    In 2010, Africa Mercy was based in Togo where around 30,000 people were blind and unable to work because of cataracts. Due to a lack of surgeons and old expensive techniques, the procedure they needed was out of reach. In one year, the Mercy Ship surgical team was able to restore sight to 1,060 patients. Moreover, they invited local eye surgeons on board to update and learn new skills. These surgeons not only gained insight on a new technique that cuts expenses and operating time in half, but…

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  • Velopharyngeal Dysfunction

    Nasal resonance and airflow can also be impacted by cleft lip and/or palate. The abnormal nasal resonance and airflow cause hypernasal and hyponasal speech. Hypernasal speech occurs when there is too much airflow coming through the nasal cavity making sounds more breathy. Hyponasal speech occurs when too little airflow comes through the nasal cavity making the sounds sound as if the child has a plugged nose (Nagarajan, Savitha, & Subramaniyan, 2009). Velopharyngeal dysfunction is the…

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  • Cleft Research Paper

    are many forms of a cleft lip, which is a split in parts of the oral cavity that originates in the womb during early pregnancy. The split may be in the lip alone, both the lip and palate, or in the lip, jaw, and palate, and sometimes only in the palate. Clefts may also contain either a single or double split. Each cleft has different characteristics in every child born with this malformation. Clefts may pose different problems that involve feeding difficulties, speech development, and sometimes…

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  • Cleft Palate Research Paper

    Description A Cleft lip and cleft palate are the result of birth defect. Cleft lip and cleft palate are the openings or splits in the upper lip, the roof of the mouth or both. This result in difficulty to eat, speak, hear and breathe. The major cause behind this problem genetic defect. Pre Surgery Cleft lip and cleft palate surgery is used to repair the spilt lip and palate. This surgery may be performed one or more times depends on the severity patient have. This procedure is done under…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Reconstructive Surgery

    Functionality of impaired body parts have the potential to be improved through means of reconstructive surgery. Cleft palates and cleft lips are a rare birth abnormality affecting one in seven hundred births in the nation. Cleft palates and cleft lips come as the result failed fusion of the roof of the mouth and side of the lip during pregnancy. Often times babies can end up with a bilateral complete cleft in which both sides of the lips extend fully into the nose. Although babies are still…

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  • Genetic Counselor Research Paper

    Cleft Lip and Palate can be found in an ultrasound beginning around 13 weeks, but sometimes it isn't found till after birth. Cleft lip and palate is important for parents to know about because it is the fourth most common birth defect in the US (American Pregnancy Association). A cleft lip is formed when improper fusion takes place between the mouth and nose. It can cause parents struggles when it comes to feeding the child, and later with the child’s speech and hearing abilities. Surgery can be…

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  • Operation Smile Research Paper

    Operation Smile was founded in 1982, by Dr. William P. Magee and his wife Kathleen following a medical aid trip to the Philippines where they along with a team of physicians planned to perform surgeries to repair the cleft lips and cleft palates of children who were in need of surgery (Operation Smile, n.d.). “In Naga City, approximately 300 families arrived hoping their children would receive surgery, but the team could only treat 40 children” (Operation Smile, n.d., para.2). It was out of…

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  • Smoking While Pregnant Argumentative Essay

    10.2% of women ages 15-44 in 2009 were reported pregnant in the U.S. Approximately 15.5% of adults in the U.S. smoke cigarettes. Of the 10.2% of women that were pregnant, 12-20% were smoking while pregnant and putting their lives and their babies lives in danger. This is concerning because smoking while pregnant comes with a lot of complications. Smoking while pregnant has many effects on the women’s body and the child’s. In 1964 they finally decided it would be beneficial to put a warning label…

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  • Causes Of Velopharyngeal Dysfunction

    Numerous studies have been reported how velopharyngeal dysfunction can cause resonance disorder on individual with cleft lip and palate or other craniofacial anomalies. Velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD) is the velopharyngeal valve failing to close completely during production of the oral sounds. There are three types of velopharyngeal dysfunction, which are the velopharyngeal insufficiency (structure), velopharyngeal incompetence (movement), and velopharyngeal mislearning (articulation). Normal…

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