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A new tool for assessing the aesthetic outcome in cleft lip patients
Egypt (IFMSA-Egypt) - Sohag University, Sohag
Plastic Surgery Department, Sohag University, 82524 Sohag, Egypt
Prof. Samia Saied
Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project without Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
Cleft lip and palate is one of the most common congenital anomalies. There are many techniques and modifications of cleft lip repair procedure. And there is no an accepted international standard for assessing the results of cleft lip repair to compare techniques. The aim of this research project is try to find an easy and practical system for assessment the outcomes of cleft lip repairing procedures.
What is the aim of the project?
The aim of this research project is try to find an easy and practical system for assessment the outcomes of cleft lip repair.
What techniques and methods are used?
This study will be conducted in a two weeks of a free surgical mission where it is expected to examine 300 case and operate about 150 cases during the mission period
What is the role of the student?
- The student will mainly observe
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
After the exchange period the student will be aware of the new tools of assessing aesthetic outcome in cleft lip patients, the different steps of the utilization of the tools needed for the treatment, the basics of the medical scientific research and methodology, and some statistics regarding the incidence of the cleft lip & palate in Sohag, Egypt.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a poster
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Student should be minimally in a clinical years of under graduation of medical school
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts: - Medical students
- Bristow; L; Bristow; S (2007). Making faces: Logan's cleft lip and palate story. Oakville; Ontaria; CA: Pulsus Group. pp. 1–92.
- Lydiatt DD; Yonkers AJ; Schall DG (November 1989). "The management of the cleft lip and palate patient". Nebr Med J. 74 (11): 325–8; discussion 328–9. PMID 2586685.
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