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Today's featured cherub is Luna Diaz. Luna is the daughter of Dania Diaz. Dania had this to share about her daughter: “Luna was diagnosed with a severe right-sided CDH at 20 weeks gestation in December 2011. My husband and I attempted to get help from our...

J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Feb 20. pii: S0022-3468(19)30059-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.01.022. [Epub ahead of print] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30954228 Fetal echocardiography (ECHO) in assessment of structural heart defects in congenital diaphragmatic hernia patients: Is early postnatal ECHO necessary for ECMO candidacy? Style CC1, Olutoye OO2, Verla MA1, Lopez KN3, Vogel AM1, Lau PE1, Cruz SM1, Espinoza J4, Fernandes CJ5, Keswani SG6, Lee TC7. Author information Abstract PURPOSE: The purpose...

On April 19th the Retirement Systems of Montgomery, Alabama, will light up blue, pink and yellow in support of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness.   Special thanks to The Retirement Systems of Montgomery, Alabama, for supporting Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness. You can visit the event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/2327211247566478/ ...

PLoS One. 2019 Apr 8;14(4):e0214967. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0214967. eCollection 2019. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30958858 Impact of maternal education on the outcome of newborns requiring surgery for congenital malformations Dingemann C1, Sonne M1, Ure B1, Bohnhorst B2, von Kaisenberg C3, Pirr S2. Author information Abstract OBJECTIVE: Numerous studies established a link between socioeconomic status (SES) and several dimensions of general health. This study...

Bochdalek Hernia. Authors Gue RS1, Winkler L2. Source StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2019-. 2019 Mar 23. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30969589 Author information Excerpt Bochdalek hernia is a developmental defect in the posterolateral diaphragm, allowing herniation of abdominal contents into the thorax causing mechanical compression of the developing lung parenchyma and sometimes causing lung hypoplasia. As such, symptoms typically...

CHERUBS family get together April 27, 2019, in Fredericksburg, Texas. We will have lunch and get to meet some fellow CDH families! The park where we will meet up has playgrounds, fishing, hiking trails, and sports courts. Bring any outdoor activity your family may enjoy...

Come join us May 11, 2019, in Bozeman, MT at the Hyalite Firehouse Community Room for a potluck dinner and CDH get together. Come meet other CDH families and enjoy an afternoon out. It is a potluck dinner, bring your favorite dish to share! For more information...