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CDH International Featured by Rare Revolution Magazine

CDH International is very proud to work with the great folks at Rare Revolution Magazine to help raise awareness of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. From Rare Revolution Magazine We’re very pleased to welcome our newest charity member, CDH International They’re on all the main social channels and have a brilliant website, head over to their ‘About …


Hundreds of bikers help celebrate birthday of boy with autism and CDH

Via Fox News. After only a few friends RSVPed to a birthday party for a boy with autism, his heartbroken mother took to social media. A huge surprise  was waiting for 10-year-old Thomas Karna at Slinger Community Park on Sunday morning, July 15. Hundreds of bikers traveled to Slinger with presents, balloons and cake to …


An Update from CDH International’s President, Dawn Ireland

I am on the road for 3 months attending conferences. I am speaking at a dozen, I am keynote speaker at 2. I am also touring children’s hospitals and meeting with our Medical Advisors. It’s been an extremely busy summer so far and there’s a lot to announce. My internet in most places has been awful …


CDHi Attends EUPSA 2018 International Congress

Last week, CDH International’s President, Dawn Ireland, attended the 19th European Congress of Pediatric Surgery in Paris, France. Dawn represented CDH International on a “Meet the Experts” panel along with one of our Medical Advisory Board members, Dr. Paul Losty. This conference was a great opportunity to share ideas and information with others in the …


RESEARCH: “Outcomes for thoracoscopic versus open repair of small to moderate congenital diaphragmatic hernias”

Indications for thoracoscopic versus open approaches to repair congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) are unclear as the variability in defect size, disease severity and patient characteristics pose a challenge. Few studies use a patient and disease-matched comparison of techniques. We aimed to compare the clinical outcomes of open versus thoracoscopic repairs of small to moderate sized hernia defects …


RESEARCH: “Fetal tracheal occlusion in mice: a novel transuterine method”

Fetal tracheal occlusion (TO) is an emerging surgical therapy in congenital diaphragmatic hernia that improves the fetal lung growth. Different animal models of congenital diaphragmatic hernia and TO present advantages and disadvantages regarding ethical issues, cost, surgical difficulty, size, survival rates, and available genetic tools. We developed a minimally invasive murine transuterine TO model, which will be useful in defining how TO …


JOB OPPORTUNITY: Grant Writer / Fundraiser

23-year-old international medical non-profit based locally in Wake Forest, NC is looking for a part-time grant writer/fundraiser. Job duties will include finding and applying for operating and research grants, following up on all grant applications, networking with potential donors and grantors, planning and executing large annual gala, assisting with annual on-line telethon, overseeing fundraising committees, …


Enter CDHi’s T-Shirt Design Contest and Vote for Your Favorites!

Help CDH International raise CDH Awareness and participate in our T-shirt designing contest! The winning design will win a t-shirt with their design on it and a $100 Visa Gift Card. The t-shirt with the most votes at the end will be available in the CDH International online store to purchase. Additional designs may be …


VIDEO: Dr. Jay Wilson in “History of Medicine Series: Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia”

This video is an installment of OPENPediatric’s History of Medicine series, in which they discuss the history of modern medicine with experts from around the globe. In this video, Dr. Jay Wilson, Senior Associate of Surgery and Critical Care at Boston Children’s Hospital, Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, and one of our proud Medical Advisory Board …