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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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Research: Asymptomatic adult intrapericardial diaphragmatic hernia detected on cardiac SPECT CT.

J Nucl Cardiol. 2018 Oct;25(5):1875-1878. doi: 10.1007/s12350-017-1129-z. Epub 2017 Nov 16. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29147830 Asymptomatic adult intrapericardial diaphragmatic hernia detected on cardiac SPECT CT. Adeel MY1, Sikanderkhel S2, Shahab Z2, Oliva I2, Gerber J2. Author information Abstract An 83-year-old man underwent exercise stress test with single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging for new electrocardiogram (EKG) changes. The stress EKG did not show …

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Research: Chronic Gastric Volvulus as a Late Complication of Hepatectomy for Hepatoblastoma in a Child: A Case Report.

Pediatr Gastroenterol Hepatol Nutr. 2019 Nov;22(6):608-612. doi: 10.5223/pghn.2019.22.6.608. Epub 2019 Nov 7. Chronic Gastric Volvulus as a Late Complication of Hepatectomy for Hepatoblastoma in a Child: A Case Report. Lee HS1, Jung EJ1, Park JS2, Park T1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31777729 Author information Abstract Gastric volvulus (GV) is an uncommon pathology, with 10-20% of cases occurring in children, typically before one year …

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Research: Feeding problems and gastrointestinal diseases in Down syndrome.

Arch Pediatr. 2019 Nov 26. pii: S0929-693X(19)30203-9. doi: 10.1016/j.arcped.2019.11.008. [Epub ahead of print] Feeding problems and gastrointestinal diseases in Down syndrome. Ravel A1, Mircher C2, Rebillat AS2, Cieuta-Walti C2, Megarbane A2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31784293 Author information Abstract BACKGROUND AND METHOD: Feeding problems and gastrointestinal disorders are the most common anomalies in people with Down syndrome (DS) and have a significant impact on …

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Research: Antenatal management and outcomes of pregnancies with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

J Neonatal Perinatal Med. 2019 Nov 23. doi: 10.3233/NPM-190266. [Epub ahead of print] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31796690 Antenatal management and outcomes of pregnancies with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Tanacan A1, Orgul G1, Aydin E1, Kayki G2, Celik T2, Yalcin S3, Soyer T3, Yigit S2, Yurdakök M2, Sinan Beksac M1. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND: The objective of this study is to evaluate the obstetric outcomes of pregnancies with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). METHODS: …

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Research: Asymptomatic congenital intrapericardial diaphragmatic hernia in a woman becoming symptomatic after childbirth.

J Surg Case Rep. 2019 Nov 26;2019(11):rjz281. doi: 10.1093/jscr/rjz281. eCollection 2019 Nov. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31798823 Asymptomatic congenital intrapericardial diaphragmatic hernia in a woman becoming symptomatic after childbirth. Kakaje A1, Mahfouz M2, Chaban H2. Author information Abstract This paper describes a rare case presentation of congenital asymptomatic intrapericardial diaphragmatic hernia. In this case, the female patient survived without symptoms for over 30 years until becoming symptomatic at childbirth. Diaphragmatic hernia occurs when abdominal viscera …

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Kristin Aigner joins UK NGO for CDH International

CDH International to happy to announce the addition of Kristin Aigner, RS, BSN to our NGO in the United Kingdom. She joins Naomi Wright, Dr. Badr Chaban and Dawn Ireland to lead this new research organization in Europe and she replaces Dr. Neema Kaseje, who had to step down from charity boards to fulfill her …

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Featured Cherub of The Week: Thomas Smith

Featured cherub of the week is CDH survivor, Thomas Smith. Thomas’s family had this to share about Thomas: “The 20-week sonogram revealed a severe Diaphragmatic Hernia. The doctor recommended to terminate the pregnancy. This was not an option, however, it was truly one of the most painful, scary times of our life. Little did we know …

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Featured Fundraisers For The Week of December 2nd

Here is a list of the current Facebook fundraisers benefiting CDH International and CHERUBS: **Please note, these are the fundraisers as of 12/3/19 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 …

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Research: Laparoscopic repair of a massive Morgagni hernia – a video vignette.

Colorectal Dis. 2018 Nov;20(11):1054. doi: 10.1111/codi.14420. Epub 2018 Oct 3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30216636 Laparoscopic repair of a massive Morgagni hernia – a video vignette. Liu S1, Aydinli HH1, Meytes V1. Author information PMID: 30216636 DOI: 10.1111/codi.14420[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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Research: Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia as a Potential Target for Transamniotic Stem Cell Therapy.

J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Nov 9. pii: S0022-3468(19)30768-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.10.033. [Epub ahead of print] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31753611 Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia as a Potential Target for Transamniotic Stem Cell Therapy. Chalphin AV1, Tracy SA1, Lazow SP1, Kycia I1, Zurakowski D1, Fauza DO2. Author information Abstract PURPOSE: We sought to determine whether TRASCET could impact congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). METHODS: Twelve pregnant dams received Nitrofen on gestational day …

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