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RESEARCH: “Factors influencing survival of infants with isolated, left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia: a systematic review”

Relevant papers were identified by searching four databases and the table of contents for the past five years for relevant journals. The risk factors of interest were: birth weight, gestational …


RESEARCH: “Evaluating the utility of the ‘late ECMO repair’: a congenital diaphragmatic hernia study group investigation”

Optimal timing of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) repair in patients requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) remains controversial. The “late ECMO repair” is an approach where the patient, once deemed stable …


RESEARCH: “Prenatal Diagnosis of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: Does Laterality Predict Perinatal Outcomes?”

This is a retrospective cohort study of pregnancies with CDH evaluated at our center from 2008 to 2016 compared cases with right-sided CDH (RCDH) versus left-sided CDH (LCDH). The primary …


Congenital diaphragmatic hernia: a scientometric analysis of the global research activity and collaborative networks

Our President, Dawn Ireland, attended the EUPSA meeting in Paris over the summer.   One of the posters presented at this European conference for Pediatric Surgeons reported on the research collaboration …