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Author: Dawn Ireland

Here is a list of the current Facebook fundraisers benefiting CDH International and CHERUBS: Dawn's fundraiser for CDH International for #GivingTuesday (ends 12/11!) Becca's #GivingTuesday Fundraiser for CDH International (ends 12/11!) In memory for Payton #GivingTuesday Fundraiser for CDH International (ends 12/11!) Tracy's #GivingTuesday Fundraiser for CDH International (ends 12/11!) Signe sin bursdagsinnsamling...

Objective: To evaluate longitudinal changes in lung size and intrapulmonary artery (IPa) Doppler in fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and assess their contribution in predicting neonatal survival. Methods: The observed/expected lung‐to‐head ratio (O/E‐LHR) and IPa‐Pulsatility Index (PI) and Peak Early Diastolic Reversed Flow (PEDRF) were...

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation procedure (ECMO) has been established in the therapy of respiratory insufficient infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). In CDH newborns, a delay in transfer to an ECMO center is associated with a sharp increase in mortality. Predictive factors for ECMO support are...

Infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) are at increased risk of respiratory morbidity from recurrent respiratory tract infections including those from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Data from prospective studies on RSV prophylaxis in CDH infants are limited. The objective was to determine the risk of...

The Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Study Group (CDHSG) registry is a multi-institutional tool to track outcomes of patients with CDH. The CDHSG asks surgeons to categorize diaphragmatic defect sizes as type A-D based on published guidelines. The reported size of the defect has been correlated with...

The etiology of pulmonary vascular abnormalities in CDH is incompletely understood. Studies have demonstrated improvement in pulmonary vasculature with prenatal therapy in animal models. We hypothesize that prenatal sildenafil may attenuate defective pulmonary vascular development via modulation of vSMC phenotype from undifferentiated, proliferative phenotype to...