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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 of The Week: Ian McCormick

Featured cherub of the week is CDH survivor Ian McCormick. Ian’s family had the following to share about Ian: “Ian is 7 years old.   He was born at All Children’s Hospital in St Pete, FL. He has DonniaBorrow Syndrome and was born with a CDH along with other complications.    Ian was born and placed …

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Featured Fundraisers For The Week of January 20, 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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Take The #SnowAngelChallenge for CDH

To try to raise Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness and research funds, and in celebration of our 25th year, we have created the #snowangelchallenge to help #savethecherubs Please take the challenge and make angels in snow, sand, dirt, whatever you have available and challenge your family and friends to either make snow angels too and/or donate …

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2020 CDHi Toronto Blue Jays Get Together – July 22nd

The 2020 CDH Conference and CDHi 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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Featured Fundraisers For The Week of January 13, 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: Complications of Congenital Hernia in Pregnancy: A Case Report.

A A Pract. 2019 Aug 1;13(3):102-106. doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000001004. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30920425 Complications of Congenital Hernia in Pregnancy: A Case Report. Vasquez DN1, Basualdo MN2, Aphalo VM1, Carreras LP1, Plotnikow GA1, Intile AD1, Moreira J3. Author information Abstract Congenital hernias, frequently misdiagnosed during pregnancy, are potentially fatal and require prompt repair. A pregnant woman with medical history of repaired congenital hernia was admitted with misdiagnosis of preeclampsia. Physical examination and chest x-ray …

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Research: Dyspnoea and constipation: rare case of large bowel obstruction secondary to an incarcerated Morgagni hernia.

BMJ Case Rep. 2019 Jun 8;12(6). pii: e229507. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2019-229507. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31177195 Dyspnoea and constipation: rare case of large bowel obstruction secondary to an incarcerated Morgagni hernia. Choy KT1, Chiam HC1. Author information Abstract Incarcerated diaphragmatic hernias are often challenging to diagnose. 1 Patients often present with non-specific abdominal symptoms, and barring an imaging modality that confirms herniation of intra-abdominal contents, there is no …

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Research: Birth prevalence of congenital anomalies in the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina, according to socioeconomic level.

J Community Genet. 2020 Jan 3. doi: 10.1007/s12687-019-00449-0. [Epub ahead of print] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31900751 Bronberg R1,2,3, Groisman B4,5, Bidondo MP4,6, Barbero P4, Liascovich R4,5. Author information Abstract The goal of our study is to describe the prevalence of congenital anomalies (CA) in hospitals of the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina, according to two proxy variables of the socioeconomic level: health subsector, public (PUB) …

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Research: Inflammatory bowel disease and risk of birth defects in offspring.

J Crohns Colitis. 2020 Jan 7. pii: jjz211. doi: 10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjz211. [Epub ahead of print] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31907519 Inflammatory bowel disease and risk of birth defects in offspring. Auger N1,2,3,4, Côté-Daigneault J1,5, Bilodeau-Bertrand M2, Arbour L6. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The relationship between inflammatory bowel disease and birth defects in pregnancy is not understood. We evaluated whether Crohn’s disease and …

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Research: Congenital right diaphragmatic hernia in an adult.

J Surg Case Rep. 2019 Dec 28;2019(12):rjz371. doi: 10.1093/jscr/rjz371. eCollection 2019 Dec. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31908759 Congenital right diaphragmatic hernia in an adult. Al-Zayer F1, Aljaroof AH2, Al-Marhoun M3, Abualsaud B1, Al-Zaher M1, Meshikhes AW4. Author information Abstract Diaphragmatic hernia in the absence of trauma in adults is very rare. It occurs as a result of unilateral diaphragmatic agenesis. The diagnosis of this rare condition is typically made in early infancy. However, …

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Research: Urgent laparoscopic mesh repair of giant incarcerated Morgagni Hernia – video vignette.

Colorectal Dis. 2020 Jan 7. doi: 10.1111/codi.14951. [Epub ahead of print] Urgent laparoscopic mesh repair of giant incarcerated Morgagni Hernia – video vignette. Pintor-Tortolero J1, Gómez-Infante M2, Durán M2, Briceño J2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31910306 Author information Abstract Morgagni hernia is an infrequent, congenital, retrosternal diaphragmatic defect. Surgical repair can be performed using a laparoscopic or open approach [1-2]. We present a case of where a laparoscopic approach was …

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