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RESEARCH: “Lowest PaCO2 on the first day of life predicts mortality and morbidity among infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.”

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RESEARCH: “Lowest PaCO2 on the first day of life predicts mortality and morbidity among infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.”

Retrospective review of patients entered into the CDHSG registry between 2007-2014. Half of the identified patients were analyzed to identify the PaCO2 value most predictive of mortality. Prediction models for outcomes of death, ECMO, and respiratory support at 30 days of life (DOL) were developed using PaCO2. Remaining half of data was used for validation of study findings.

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