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Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Our Mission: CDH International was created to help families of babies born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia by providing support services, promoting research and raising awareness.

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) is a birth defect that occurs when a baby’s diaphragm (a thin sheet of muscle that separates the abdomen from the chest) fails to fully form, allowing abdominal organs to enter the chest cavity and prevent lung growth.

CDH occurs in approximately 1 in 2500 births, with over 1600 babies diagnosed each year in the United States alone. There is currently no known cause, but studies have suggested that it is likely due to a number of genetic and environmental factors.

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Featured Cherub: Benjamin “Benji” Carr

Featured cherub of the week is CDH survivor, Benjamin “Benji” Carr. Benji is the son of Andrew and Barb Carr and they had this to share about their son: “After years of fertility struggles and an ectopic pregnancy, we were thrilled when we found out we were pregnant with a boy.  Our excitement came to …

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Featured Fundraisers For The Week of February 17, 2020

Here is a list of the current Facebook fundraisers benefiting CDH International and CHERUBS: **Please note, these are the fundraisers that have raised $50 or more. Any personal fundraiser that has not reached $50, due to Facebook guidelines, it does not appear in our fundraiser list on the Facebook page to be able to share …

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Research: Herniated Liver Mimicking Right Atrial Mass.

Pediatr Cardiol. 2019 Dec;40(8):1759-1760. doi: 10.1007/s00246-019-02186-0. Epub 2019 Aug 22. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31440767 Herniated Liver Mimicking Right Atrial Mass. Stefan KK1, Gernot G2, Martin K2, Michael R3. Author information Abstract In a newborn that underwent surgery due to omphalocele, postoperative echocardiography revealed an accidental finding of a right atrial (RA) mass. Echocardiography prior to surgery was inconspicuous. Applying color Doppler, a …

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Research: Prenatal diagnosis of concomitant distal 5q duplication and terminal 10q deletion in a fetus with intrauterine growth restriction, congenital diaphragmatic hernia and congenital heart defects.

Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Jan;59(1):135-139. doi: 10.1016/j.tjog.2019.11.022. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32039782 Prenatal diagnosis of concomitant distal 5q duplication and terminal 10q deletion in a fetus with intrauterine growth restriction, congenital diaphragmatic hernia and congenital heart defects. Chen CP1, Huang JP2, Chen SW3, Chern SR4, Wu PS5, Wu FT3, Chen WL3, Chen LF3, Wang W6. Author information Abstract OBJECTIVE: We present prenatal diagnosis of concomitant distal 5q duplication and terminal 10q …

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Research: Bilateral Bochdalek Hernias Associated with Arnold-Chiari I Malformation.

Case Rep Radiol. 2020 Jan 22;2020:1931879. doi: 10.1155/2020/1931879. eCollection 2020. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32047696 Bilateral Bochdalek Hernias Associated with Arnold-Chiari I Malformation. Fazi J1, Patel V1, Bryan C1. Author information Abstract A Bochdalek hernia is a posterolateral diaphragmatic defect that is either congenital or acquired. The contents of the hernia range from fat to intra-abdominal organs. They are primarily pathologies of neonates and most commonly occur unilaterally. These hernias have been described in …

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Research: Effect of antenatal tetramethylpyrazine on lung development and YAP expression in rat model of experimental congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

Int J Clin Exp Pathol. 2020 Jan 1;13(1):81-88. eCollection 2020. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32055276 Effect of antenatal tetramethylpyrazine on lung development and YAP expression in rat model of experimental congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Liao J1, Liu W1,2, Zhang L1, Li Q1, Hou F1, Zou P1. Author information Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effects and underlying mechanism of tetramethylpyrazine (TMP) on …

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July 22nd Toronto Blue Jays CDH Baseball Game – Ticket Deadline is Feb. 17th

The 2020 CDH Conference and CDHi’s 25th Anniversary will be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, just over the border to bring all our North American families together for the biggest CDH event ever, July 22 – July 25, 2020! Canada International Representative, Amanda Plakholm, is in the process of organizing a CHERUBS Get Together for …

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