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Author: Dawn Ireland

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Retrospective review of patients entered into the CDHSG registry between 2007-2014. Half of the identified patients were analyzed to identify the PaCO2 value most predictive of mortality. Prediction models for outcomes of death, ECMO, and respiratory support at 30 days of life (DOL) were developed...

Extensive vascular remodeling causing pulmonary hypertension (PH) represents a major cause of mortality in patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). The chemokine monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) is a biomarker for the severity of PH and its activation is accompanied by pulmonary influx of monocytes and...

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) survivors experience increased risk of medical and neurodevelopmental challenges. This study describes the health-related quality of life (HRQOL), special education utilization and the family impact among neonatal CDH survivors. Read more HERE....

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is a rare and life-threatening anomaly that occurs during fetal development and results in an incomplete or incorrect formation of the diaphragm. Surgical therapy of the diaphragm should be performed after clinical stabilization of the neonate. Higher hospital or surgeon volume has...

We reviewed the radiographs of 131 infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia and report that the umbilical venous catheter usually deviates to the ipsilateral and the endotracheal tube to the contralateral side of the defect. The trachea and the umbilical vein, however, can be found on either side of the midline. Read more HERE....

Here is a list of the current Facebook fundraisers benefiting CDH International and CHERUBS: Angie's Birthday Fundraiser Kim's Birthday Fundraiser Tara's Birthday Fundraiser Brittany's Birthday Fundraiser Michelle's Birthday Fundraiser Raising Money For a Cause I Care About by Jamillah Iesha Burns Kevin's Birthday Fundraiser Patricia's Birthday Fundraiser Kali's Birthday Fundraiser Ellie's birthday fundraiser RoEu's Birthday Fundraiser Abdy's Birthday Fundraiser Kelly's...