TITLE

Oral Clefts With Associated Anomalies: Methodological Issues

AUTHOR(S)
Wyszynski, Diego F.; Sárközi, Andrea; Czeizel, Andrew E.
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal;Jan2006, Vol. 43 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objective: To discuss methodological factors that account for the wide variation in the reported prevalence rates of anomalies associated with oral clefts. Conclusions: The published prevalences of associated anomalies vary considerably because of the following: (1) differences in case definition and inclusion/exclusion criteria; (2) length of time after birth that cases are examined; (3) variability of clinical expression of associated anomalies; (4) knowledge and technology available to produce syndrome delineation; (5) selection of patients, sources of ascertainment, and sample size; and (6) true population differences and changes in frequency over time.
ACCESSION #
19740375

 

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