Chances of undergoing secondary surgery vary for children with cleft lip and palate

For children with cleft lip and palate, the chances of undergoing secondary surgery vary depending on the center where they’re treated, reports a study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery–Global Open, the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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Evidence-Based Medicine

Evidence-based medicine has become increasingly prominent in the climate of modern day healthcare. The practice of evidence-based medicine involves the integration of the best available evidence with clinical experience and expertise to help guide clinical decision-making. The essential tenets of evidence-based medicine can be applied to both functional and aesthetic rhinoplasty. Current outcome measures in functional and aesthetic rhinoplasty, including objective, subjective, and clinician-reported measures, is summarized and the current data is reviewed. (Source: Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America)

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