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Current Fundraisers: Week of September 3rd

Here is a list of the current Facebook fundraisers benefiting CDH International and CHERUBS: Jacqui’s Birthday Fundraiser (ends 9/6!) Andy’s Birthday Fundraiser (ends 9/6!) Earl’s Birthday Fundraiser (ends 9/6!) Tinnie’s Birthday Fundraiser Jason’s Birthday Fundraiser in memory of Gunner and Levi Elaine’s Birthday Fundraiser Hannah’s Birthday Fundraiser Ashley’s Birthday Fundraiser Patty’s Birthday Fundraiser Alexandra’s Birthday Fundraiser Alice’s Birthday …

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RESEARCH: “Effectiveness of Simulator Training Mimicking a Patient’s Specific Situation for Neonatal Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia”

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a disease with varying degrees of severity, from severe cases found prenatally who need fetal surgery to mild cases found after birth who undergo elective treatment. Regarding the repair of the diaphragm, thoracic and abdominal techniques through both open and minimally invasive approaches are available. In neonate cases, thoracoscopic repair …

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RESEARCH: “Gastric volvulus through Morgagni hernia and intestinal diverticulosis in an adult patient: a case report”

Morgagni’s hernia (MH) is a rare type of congenital diaphragmatic hernia with limited available literature. Late presentations are infrequent and the ones complicated due to gastric volvulus are even rarer. Another uncommon association of MH is with small bowel diverticulosis. We herein discussed a case of gastric volvulus as the content of MH, and small …

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RESEARCH: “Resting energy expenditure in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia without respiratory support at time of neonatal hospital discharge”

Background Infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) are at risk for growth failure because of inadequate caloric intake and high catabolic stress. There is limited data on resting energy expenditure (REE) in infants with CDH. Aims To assess REE via indirect calorimetry (IC) in term infants with CDH who are no longer on respiratory support …

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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 age (GA) at diagnosis, GA at birth, infant sex, maternal age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and plurality. The primary outcome measure was survival. Data were extracted …

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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 for decannulation, is repaired while still on ECMO to enable expeditious return to ECMO if surgery induces instability. The goal of this study was to …

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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 outcome was survival to discharge. Click HERE to read more.

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Current Fundraisers: Week of August 27th

Here is a list of the current Facebook fundraisers benefiting CDH International and CHERUBS: Sherry’s Fundraiser for CDH International (ends 8/30!) Preston’s Birthday Fundraiser (ends 8/31!) Jenny’s Birthday Fundraiser (ends 8/31!) Supporting CDH Families by Madison Leonard (ends 8/31!) Najah Elaine Major’s Birthday Fundraiser (ends 8/31!) Tonia’s Birthday Fundraiser Gaby’s Birthday Fundraiser Shana’s Birthday Fundraiser Andy’s Birthday Fundraiser Earl’s Birthday …