Special Issue on Clinical Conspectus on Cleft Deformities

Submission Deadline: Apr. 30, 2016

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  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Kerala University of Health Science, Thrissur, Kerala, India
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    • Anjana Ravindran
      Department of Prosthodontics, PMS College of Dental Sciences & Research, Trivandrum, India
  • Introduction

    World Health Organisation (WHO) has recognised and included cleft deformities in their Global Burden of Disease initiative. It is estimated that the overall global prevalence of cleft deformities is one affected individual in every 600 new born babies. A child is born with a cleft in the world approximately every two minutes. The specialty of cleft and craniofacial anomalies is growing by leaps and bounds. At present, no universal agreement exists on the appropriate treatment strategy. Cleft deformities remain a significant and interesting challenge for the medical fraternity.

    The management of a patient with cleft is complex. Because of the diverse and complex needs of patients, and the required services of many varied specialists, interdisciplinary cooperation is required and patients should be managed in a centre with a multidisciplinary team. The management requires a large team of specialists working in tandem to a bring out physical, psychological and social rehabilitation.

    At present the publications pertaining to this speciality are spread over many specialty journals. This makes it difficult for the interested readers from a variety of disciplines involved in the care of patients with cleft anomalies. This special issue will cover reports and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in field of Cleft deformities, Secondary problems associated with these anomalies, Epidemiology, psychosocial aspects, surgery, management, investigations, and rehabilitation.

    The issue will focus on current research on aetiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment in all areas pertaining to cleft deformities; the multidisciplinary team approach surgical, orthodontic, prosthodontic, and speech-language treatments and reconstructive procedures for the compromised patient. This issue strives to enhance communication and cooperation among professionals from all specialties. This will also bring the cleft team together to publish their researches under one umbrella for the better access to the cleft care giver community. This issue will be balanced and informative to the needs of its readership, as well as being in tune with contemporary issues.

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.sjclinmed.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.