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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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CDHi Welcomes California Ambassador Jacob Aptekar

CDH International welcomes California Ambassador Jacob Aptekar to the volunteer team! Jacob is the father to CDH survivor Cecilia. Jacob Aptekar is the father to CDH survivor, Cecilia. He lives with his wife and daughter in Oakland, CA where he works as a physician-scientist helping to develop new medications. Cecilia was diagnosed with right-sided CDH …

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CDHi Welcomes California Ambassador Tessa Harrison

CDH International welcomes Tessa Harrison to the volunteer team! Tessa is the mother of CDH survivor Cecilia. Tessa Harrison is the mother of RCDH survivor Cecilia. Tessa grew up just outside of Chicago and most of her beloved family is still there. Today, Tessa resides in Oakland with her husband, Jacob, and baby Cecilia. Tessa …

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Research: Growth patterns and associated risk factors of congenital malformations in twins

Ital J Pediatr. 2020 May 24;46(1):73. doi: 10.1186/s13052-020-00838-z. https://pmlegacy.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32448339 Growth patterns and associated risk factors of congenital malformations in twins. Piro E1, Schierz IAM2, Serra G2, Puccio G2, Giuffrè M2, Corsello G2. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND: The rate of twinning continues to increase due to the combined effect of a rise in parental age and increased use of assisted reproductive technology. The risk …

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Research: Prenatal stomach position predicts gastrointestinal morbidity at 2 years in fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2020 May 27. doi: 10.1002/uog.22086. [Epub ahead of print] https://pmlegacy.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32462707 Prenatal stomach position predicts gastrointestinal morbidity at 2 years in fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Cordier AG1,2, Laup L1, Letourneau A1,2, Le Sache N2,3, Fouquet V2,4, Senat MV2,5, Perrotin F6, Rosenblatt J7, Sananes N8, Jouannic JM9, Benoist G10, Jani JC10, Benachi A1,2. Author information Abstract OBJECTIVE: The long-term morbidity of isolated left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia (L-CDH) has already …

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Fundraisers For The Week of May 25, 2020

To see the full list of fundraisers as they change this week visit https://www.facebook.com/cdhsupport/fundraisers/ and https://www.facebook.com/pg/cdhintl/fundraisers/ 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 …

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