Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
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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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Research: [The primary care of a patient with a history of a gastrointestinal malformation and abdominal wall or diaphragmatic defects].

An Pediatr (Barc). 2019 Sep 5. pii: S1695-4033(19)30259-0. doi: 10.1016/j.anpedi.2019.07.003. [Epub ahead of print] [The primary care of a patient with a history of a gastrointestinal malformation and abdominal wall or diaphragmatic defects]. …

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Research: Clinical features and outcomes associated with tracheostomy in congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Pediatr Pulmonol. 2019 Sep 10. doi: 10.1002/ppul.24516. [Epub ahead of print] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31502766 Clinical features and outcomes associated with tracheostomy in congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Al Baroudi S1, Collaco JM1, Lally PA2, Harting MT2, Jelin EB3. Author information …

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