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Darlene Silverman

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Research: Chest CT scoring for evaluation of lung sequelae in congenital diaphragmatic hernia survivors.

Pediatr Pulmonol. 2020 Jan 16. doi: 10.1002/ppul.24645. [Epub ahead of print] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31945271 Chest CT scoring for evaluation of lung sequelae in congenital diaphragmatic hernia survivors. Beel E1, Aukland SM2,3, Boon M4, Vermeulen F4, Debeer A5, Proesmans M4. Author information Abstract OBJECTIVES: Data on long-term structural lung abnormalities in survivors of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is scarce. The purpose of this study was to develop a …

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Research: Symptomatic congenital Morgagni hernia presenting as a chest pain: a case report.

J Med Case Rep. 2020 Jan 18;14(1):13. doi: 10.1186/s13256-019-2336-9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31952551 Symptomatic congenital Morgagni hernia presenting as a chest pain: a case report. Mohamed M1, Al-Hillan A2, Shah J2, Zurkovsky E2, Asif A2, Hossain M2. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND: Morgagni hernia is a rare form of congenital diaphragmatic hernia with a prevalence of 2-3%. It occurs due to a defect on the anterior part of the diaphragm, which allows abdominal …

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Research: Drug Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension in Children.

Paediatr Drugs. 2020 Jan 21. doi: 10.1007/s40272-019-00374-2. [Epub ahead of print] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31960361 Drug Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension in Children. Avitabile CM1, Vorhies EE2, Ivy DD3. Author information Abstract Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare disease in infants and children that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The disease is characterized by progressive pulmonary vascular functional and …

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Research: Tatton-Brown-Rahman syndrome: Six individuals with novel features.

Am J Med Genet A. 2020 Jan 21. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.61475. [Epub ahead of print] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31961069 Tatton-Brown-Rahman syndrome: Six individuals with novel features. Balci TB1, Strong A2, Kalish JM2, Zackai E2, Maris JM3, Reilly A3, Surrey LF4, Wertheim GB4, Marcadier JL5, Graham GE1, Carter MT1. Author information Abstract Tatton-Brown Rahman syndrome (TBRS) is an overgrowth-intellectual disability syndrome caused by heterozygous variants in DNMT3A. Seventy-eight individuals have been …

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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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Research: Left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia and liver-up: time to revise simplistic views?

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2019 Dec 25:1-3. doi: 10.1080/14767058.2019.1702948. [Epub ahead of print] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31875733 Left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia and liver-up: time to revise simplistic views? Pelizzo G1, Finazzo F2, Vitaliti MS3, Bellieni CV4, Calcaterra V5,6. Author information PMID: 31875733 DOI: 10.1080/14767058.2019.1702948

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Research: Fetal MRI assessment of mediastinal shift angle in isolated left congenital diaphragmatic hernia: A new postnatal survival predictive tool?

Prenat Diagn. 2019 Dec 27. doi: 10.1002/pd.5619. [Epub ahead of print] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31883153 Fetal MRI assessment of mediastinal shift angle in isolated left congenital diaphragmatic hernia: A new postnatal survival predictive tool? Savelli S1, Bascetta S1, Carducci C1, Carnevale E1, Caforio L2, Romiti A2, Tomà P1. Author information Abstract OBJECTIVE: To quantify the mediastinal shift angle (MSA) in fetuses with isolated left congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) …