Bellaria Hospital – S. Orsola Hospital Bologna

Principle contact details

Contact name:Prof. Paolo G. Morselli
Address:VIA ALTURA 3 - 40139 Bologna (BO)

Other team members

Surgeon:Paolo G. Morselli, Andrea Zarabini
Speech therapist:Paola Malucelli
Orthodontist:Michele Bendandi
Clinical geneticist:Marco Seri
Psychologist:Alessandra Mancaruso
Other:Laura Mazzanti (auxology)
Patient follow up:Paolo G. Morselli, Andrea Zarabini

Support group

Support group contact name:SMILE onlus

Primary surgical protocol

Timing of first repair and type of operation.

Complete UCLP:6-9 months
Complete BCLP:6-9 months
Isolated CP:6-9 months

Record collection protocol

Are records routinely collected at specific ages?Yes
Does this conform to WHO timing recommendations
(birth, 5, 10, 15 and 20 years)?

State coverage of costs

Are the costs of the following treatments covered by the state (free to the patient)?

Surgery costs:All
Orthodontic costs:All
Speech and language therapy costs:All

Clinical research

Clinical team members who are or would like to be involved in clinical research:

Member details:Paolo G. Morselli

Current research activity and data collection

Type(s) of software used:Word, Excel
Participation in inter-centre studies:Yes
Details of studies:Bangladesh Dacha Medical College
Published research papers:Yes
Details of publications:Work in progress
Research grant funding received:Yes
Details of funding:Work in progress
Willing to share Powerpoint presentations:Yes

Potential clinical research activities

Clinical research activities interested in being involved in:

Randomised clinical trials:Yes
Inter-centre comparison of outcome:Yes
Prospective study:Yes
DNA collection:Yes

Potential laboratory based research activities

Laboratory based research activities interested in being involved in:

Laboratory genetics/genomics research:Yes
Animal models research:Yes

National cleft lip and palate / craniofacial scientific organisation

Organisation details:SILPS (italian society of cleft lip and palate and cranio-maxillo-facial deformities)

Useful websites or links

Useful websites or links:

Total number of cases per annum

Total cases per annum:35