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CDHi Joins the Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery

CDHi was honored to be a part of the 100 attendees of the GICS III meeting in Vellore, India where we represented Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia and collaborated with pediatric surgeons from many countries, UNICEF, the World Health Organization and others on the great need for pediatric surgical care in Third World Countries.   It was …

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CDH International Speaks at the International Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Study Group Conference

4 members of CDH International’s staff, as well as several members of our Medical Advisory Board, were in attendance at the 2017 CDH Study Group Conference in Liverpool, along with every CDH expert from around the globe.   Every new accomplishment in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research was announced, questioned, sometimes debated at the meeting.   …

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Research: Echocardiography allows for analysis of pulmonary arterial flow in mice with congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a structural birth defect associated with pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). We hypothesize that echocardiography provides a method to assess real-time right ventricle (RV) function, remodeling, and pulmonary artery (PA) flow.   Read the study in its entirety here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29229150   You can also visit our CDH Research …

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CDH 2017 Year In Review

It has been a phenomenal year here at CDH International (formerly CHERUBS)! From almost closing our doors in April to becoming a Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research powerhouse, what an incredible journey it has been. We are breaking records, knocking down doors and making an enormous difference in the fight against CDH on a global level. …

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Research: First and second trimester screening for fetal structural anomalies

Fetal structural anomalies are found in up to 3% of all pregnancies and ultrasound-based screening has been an integral part of routine prenatal care for decades. The prenatal detection of fetal anomalies allows for optimal perinatal management, providing expectant parents with opportunities for additional imaging, genetic testing, and the provision of information regarding prognosis and …

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Research: Robotic-Assisted Simultaneous Repair of Paraesophageal Hernia and Morgagni Hernia

Morgagni hernias are a rare form of congenital diaphragmatic hernia, accounting for 2%-3% of cases. The presence of a simultaneous Morgagni hernia and paraesophageal hernia (PEH) is even more rare, with only a few reported cases in the surgical literature. Herein we discuss a robotic-assisted surgical approach to the repair of simultaneous Morgagni hernia and PEH …

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Research: Current Practices in the Management of CDH Patients Requiring Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: Results of an International Survey of Pediatric Surgeons

There is little consensus on optimal management for congenital diaphragmatic hernia extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (CDH ECMO) patients. Meaningful comparisons of the various approaches have been limited due to the low number of cases in institutions. In addition, the multidisciplinary reliance and rigid institutional framework of ECMO serve to further limit exposure to alternative practices. The …

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Research: Lung and Liver growth and retinoic acid status in human fetuses with CDH

Comment on “Lung and Liver growth and retinoic acid status in human fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia”. Read the study in its entirety here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29239744 You can also visit our CDH Research Library at https://cdhboards.org/vblinklist.php.

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Research: Vitamin A in human fetuses with CDH

Vitamin A status in human fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia: (Author reply to comment by Rocke AW and Clugston RD).   Read the study in its entirety here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29239745   You can also visit our CDH Research Library at https://cdhboards.org/vblinklist.php.

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Research: Non-isolated Diaphragmatic Hernia in Simpson-Golabi-Behmel Syndrome

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is associated with Simpson-Golabi-Behmel syndrome (SGBS), but few cases diagnosed prenatally have been reported. The aim of this series is to highlight the association of non-isolated CDH with SGBS type I on prenatal ultrasound and emphasize the importance of genetic testing, fetal autopsy and family history in confirming this diagnosis.   …

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CDHi at the 2017 CDH Conference

2015 CDH Conference Hosted by CHERUBS and ACDHO

CDH International is excited to participate in CHERUBS annual 2017 International CDH Conference, for families.  We look forward to presenting the CDH Research Database, discussing our collaboration with DHREAMS (who will also be in attendance), meeting with families and answering questions about the future goals of CDHi. Register to attend the largest annual CDH event …