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Facial grading systems for patients with facial paralysis

Date:
April 21, 2016
Source:
The JAMA Network Journals
Summary:
When patients have facial paralysis, many rehabilitation specialists and facial reanimation surgeons use the time-tested Sunnybrook Facial Grading System (FGS) to measure and look for changes in facial function. A new electronic and digitally graded facial measurement scale called eFace was recently created to provide similar information to the Sunnybrook FGS.
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When patients have facial paralysis, many rehabilitation specialists and facial reanimation surgeons use the time-tested Sunnybrook Facial Grading System (FGS) to measure and look for changes in facial function. A new electronic and digitally graded facial measurement scale called eFace was recently created to provide similar information to the Sunnybrook FGS.

A new article published online by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery looked at scores on the eFace and the Sunnybrook FGS to compared the reliability of the two scales for facial grading.

The article by Tessa A. Hadlock, M.D., of Harvard Medical School, Boston, and coauthors reviewed the medical records of 109 patients evaluated using both scales on the same day.


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Journal Reference:

  1. Robert A. Gaudin, Mara Robinson, Caroline A. Banks, Jennifer Baiungo, Nate Jowett, Tessa A. Hadlock. Emerging vs Time-Tested Methods of Facial Grading Among Patients With Facial Paralysis. JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, 2016; DOI: 10.1001/jamafacial.2016.0025

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