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RESEARCH: “Development of the Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Prediction Model for Risk-Adjusting Mortality.”

OBJECTIVES: To develop a prognostic model for predicting mortality at time of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation initiation for children which is important for determining center-specific risk-adjusted outcomes. DESIGN: Multivariable logistic regression …


RESEARCH: “Long tail balloon as a new approach for fetoscopic tracheal occlusion for a treatment of severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia.”

Severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) remains a significant challenge for neonatal specialists. In order to reduce complications during extraction of the surgical balloon after fetoscopic tracheal occlusion (FETO) CDH, we …


RESEARCH: “Postnatal Ultrasound to Determine the Surgical Strategy for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.”

OBJECTIVES: To compare defect sizes in congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) measured by postnatal ultrasound (US) between neonates who underwent thoracoscopic surgery and neonates who underwent open surgery and between neonates …


RESEARCH: “Fetal endoscopic tracheal occlusion reduces pulmonary hypertension in severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia.”

OBJECTIVE: Fetal endoscopic tracheal occlusion (FETO) is associated with increased perinatal survival and reduced need for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) among fetuses with severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). This study …


RESEARCH: “Nuss procedure for patients with pectus excavatum with a history of intrathoracic surgery.”

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility and safety of the Nuss procedure for patients with pectus excavatum (PE) with a history of intrathoracic surgery. PATIENTS: …


RESEARCH: “Congenital diaphragmatic hernia sacs: prenatal imaging and associated postnatal outcomes.”

BACKGROUND: The presence of a hernia sac in congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) has been reported to be associated with higher lung volumes and better postnatal outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To compare prenatal …