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RESEARCH: “Cervical Measurement and Pessary Application in Relation to Gestational Age at Delivery in Patients Treated with Fetoscopic Endotracheal Occlusion.”

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of cervical length and cervical pessary application in congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) treated by the fetoscopic endotracheal occlusion (FETO) procedure. METHODS: The study group consisted …


RESEARCH: “Assessment of the nitrofen model of congenital diaphragmatic hernia and of the dysregulated factors involved in pulmonary hypoplasia.”

To study pulmonary hypoplasia (PH) associated with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), investigators have been employing a fetal rat model based on nitrofen administration to dams. Herein, we aimed to: (1) …


RESEARCH: “Endoplasmic reticulum stress response is activated in pulmonary hypoplasia secondary to congenital diaphragmatic hernia, but is decreased by administration of amniotic fluid stem cells.”

Pulmonary hypoplasia secondary to congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is characterized by impaired epithelial homeostasis. Recently, amniotic fluid stem cells (AFSCs) have been shown to promote growth in hypoplastic lungs of …


RESEARCH: “Segmentation and classification in MRI and US fetal imaging: Recent trends and future prospects.”

Fetal imaging is a burgeoning topic. New advancements in both magnetic resonance imaging and (3D) ultrasound currently allow doctors to diagnose fetal structural abnormalities such as those involved in twin-to-twin …


CDHi Vice President, Kat Haney, meets with US Rep. George Holding and Majority Whip Steve Scalise to Discuss CDH Funding

On Thursday, November 1, 2018, US House of Representative members George Holding (R-NC), Liz Chaney (R-WY), and Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) held a political rally directly across the street …