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Featured Fundraisers For The Week of June 8, 2020

To see the full list of fundraisers as they change this week visit https://www.facebook.com/cdhsupport/fundraisers/ and https://www.facebook.com/pg/cdhintl/fundraisers/ Here is a list of the current Facebook fundraisers benefiting CDH International and CHERUBS: **Please note, these are the fundraisers that have raised $50 or more. Any personal fundraiser that has not reached $50, due to Facebook guidelines, it …

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Featured Patient of the Week: Braxton McLeod

CDH International’s Patient of the week is CDH Survivor Braxton McLeod. Braxton’s family had this to share: “Braxton McLeod was born June 11, 2019 weighing 7 lbs. 10 oz. He was immediately rushed to the NICU because he came out not breathing well. Can you imagine not being able to hold your baby for weeks? …

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Featured CDHi Mississippi Ambassador Shereen Kostmayer

Featured CDH International’s Mississippi Ambassador is Shereen Kostmayer. Shereen is the mother to CDH survivor Micaela. Shereen Kostmayer is from Biloxi, Mississippi, and owns an independent bookstore in her hometown. She holds a B.S. degree in dental hygiene from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and worked in the profession for seventeen years before retiring …

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Research: Cochlear Implantation Outcomes in Children with Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum: A Retrospective Study and A Review of the Literature

J Int Adv Otol. 2019 Dec;15(3):364-367. doi: 10.5152/iao.2019.6577. Cochlear Implantation Outcomes in Children with Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum: A Retrospective Study and A Review of the Literature. Özdemir S1, Tuncer Ü1, Sürmelioğlu Ö1, Tarkan Ö1, Çelik F1, Kıroğlu M1, Dağkıran M1, Şahin P1, Tezer N1, Akar F1. Author information Abstract OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to analyze the outcomes of cochlear …

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Research: Acute massive gastric dilatation: a rare, forgotten complication of fundoplication.

BMJ Case Rep. 2020 May 27;13(5). pii: e232479. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2019-232479. https://pmlegacy.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32467115 Acute massive gastric dilatation: a rare, forgotten complication of fundoplication. Lau SE#1, Boam T#2,3, Parsons S4, Motiwale S3. Author information Abstract An 8-year-old boy with a history of multiple neonatal laparotomies, including congenital diaphragmatic hernia repair and an open fundoplication, presented acutely with severe abdominal pain, distension, vomiting and shock. …

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Research: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia: postnatal predictors of mortality.

Arch Argent Pediatr. 2020 Jun;118(3):173-179. doi: 10.5546/aap.2020.eng.173. https://pmlegacy.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32470252 Congenital diaphragmatic hernia: postnatal predictors of mortality. [Article in English, Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]Salas GL1, Otaño JC2, Cannizzaro CM2, Mazzucchelli MT2, Goldsmit GS2. Author information Abstract in English, Spanish INTRODUCTION: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) prevalence is low while its associated morbidity and mortality rates are high. Postnatal prognostic factors on the …