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RESEARCH: “Treprostinil Improves Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia”

We conducted a retrospective cohort study of infants with CDH-associated pulmonary hypertension treated with treprostinil from January 2011 to September 2016. Severity of pulmonary hypertension was assessed by echocardiogram and serum B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) by using time points before initiation and 24 hours, 1 week, and 1 month after treprostinil initiation. Fisher exact tests, …

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RESEARCH: “Defining outcomes following congenital diaphragmatic hernia using standardised clinical assessment and management plan (SCAMP) methodology within the CDH EURO consortium”

Treatment modalities for neonates born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) have greatly improved in recent times with a concomitant increase in survival. In 2008, CDH EURO consortium, a collaboration of a large volume of CDH centers in Western Europe, was established with a goal to standardize management and facilitate multicenter research. However, limited knowledge on …

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CDH International Attends La Vida Con Hernia Diafragmática Congénita Conference in Barcelona

Earlier this month, we joined our friends at La vida con Hernia Diafragmática Congénita for their annual conference  in Barcelona, Spain. They are a fellow Alliance of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Organizations (ACDHO) charity and had many thought-provoking speakers over the conference weekend.  We were so happy to meet up with many of the members of …

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Featured Patient: Ricardo Rodriquez

Reprint from https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jun/07/ricardo-rodriguez-switzerland-defender-milan-emergency-surgery?CMP=share_btn_fb Ricardo Rodriguez: Swiss defender who was given a 50% chance of living Milan left-back was born with his stomach and liver in his chest but survived emergency surgery and never forgets his roots This article is part of the Guardian’s 2018 World Cup Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best …

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CDHi Attends 7th International Conference on Clinical Neonatology

Last week, CDH International attended the ICCN congress in Torino, Italy. We made connections with more neonatologists, nutritionists and other neonatal specialists. Collaboration with all the people involved in patient care is incredibly important when fighting a defect such as Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, and we are grateful for all the  new connections we have made …

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CDH International Participates in EuroELSO Conference in Prague

Earlier this week, CDH International participated in EuroELSO’s annual conference in Prague. There were many wonderful speakers in attendance, including Dr. Dick Tibboel, a member of our Medical Advisory Board (pictured with Dawn Ireland, President of Cdhi, in the photo to the right). CDH International is a proud member of ELSO, supporting ECMO research, collaboration, …

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CDHi Video Interview with YouTube Personality “Q The Nurse”

Rachael Eller, CDH International’s Operations Manager, had the pleasure of being interviewed by Swardiq ‘Q’ Mayanja, aka “Q The Nurse,” at the National Nurse Networking event in Washington DC in April. Q is a nurse, as well as a YouTube personality whose content centers around nursing and the healthcare industry. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4LspGHatTs  

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CDHi Attends the 51st Annual Meeting of Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons

Last week, CDHi attended the 51st annual meeting of Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons in Sapporo, Japan. It  was a wonderful opportunity to see some of our Medical Advisory Board members and meet new surgeons from Asia and Australia. We’re thrilled to have made new connections with people who are just as passionate about CDH …

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RESEARCH: Treprostinil Improves Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

We conducted a retrospective cohort study of infants with CDH-associated pulmonary hypertension treated with treprostinil from January 2011 to September 2016. Severity of pulmonary hypertension was assessed by echocardiogram and serum B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) by using time points before initiation and 24 hours, 1 week, and 1 month after treprostinil initiation. Fisher exact tests, …