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(2008)To estimate incidence of cleft lip and cleft palate among Jordanian infants and to identify associated anomalies, we carried out a prospective, hospital-based study over a 5-year period, January 2000-January 2005. The total number of liveborn infants was 25 440, 60 of whom [2.4/1000] had facial clefts: 20 [33%] with cleft lip, 15 [25%] with cleft palate and 25 [42%] with both. Congenital heart disease was the commonest associated anomaly [47%] identified, followed by skeletal abnormalities [13%]. Renal anomalies were found in 10% of cases. The ...
(2003)A problem faced by anaesthetists in Islamic countries is the unwillingness of patients to shave their facial hair. Adhesive tapes may not adequately secure an endotracheal tube in these patients, and a cotton b and around the neck may cause obstruction of the venous return. A new device, a synthetic leather mask, was compared with the two other methods in a r and omized trial on 900 patients undergoing general anaesthesia. No displacement of the endotracheal tube, pressure on the neck veins, or skin reaction were observed in the mask group compared ...