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11 December, 2018

Here is a list of the current Facebook fundraisers benefiting CDH International and CHERUBS: Dawn’s fundraiser for CDH International for #GivingTuesday (ends 12/11!) Becca’s #GivingTuesday Fundraiser for CDH International (ends 12/11!) In memory for Payton #GivingTuesday Fundraiser for CDH International (ends 12/11!) Tracy’s #GivingTuesday Fundraiser for CDH…

11 December, 2018

Featured volunteer of the week is Kevin Dubray. Kevin is our International Canada Representative and dad to angel cherub Lucas. My name is Kevin Dubray from Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada. I am father of Lucas Emmet born March 5th, 2015 with severe RCDH. Lucas survived…

11 December, 2018

Featured cherub of the week is Canyon Ryse Cason, born April 22, 2018, took a breath and went straight into the arms of the Lord, forever in our hearts. His parents, Randi and Chris Cason, had this to share about their son: “We are Randi…

11 December, 2018

Objective: To evaluate longitudinal changes in lung size and intrapulmonary artery (IPa) Doppler in fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and assess their contribution in predicting neonatal survival. Methods: The observed/expected lung‐to‐head ratio (O/E‐LHR) and IPa‐Pulsatility Index (PI) and Peak Early Diastolic Reversed Flow (PEDRF)…

11 December, 2018

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation procedure (ECMO) has been established in the therapy of respiratory insufficient infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). In CDH newborns, a delay in transfer to an ECMO center is associated with a sharp increase in mortality. Predictive factors for ECMO support are…

11 December, 2018

The etiology of pulmonary vascular abnormalities in CDH is incompletely understood. Studies have demonstrated improvement in pulmonary vasculature with prenatal therapy in animal models. We hypothesize that prenatal sildenafil may attenuate defective pulmonary vascular development via modulation of vSMC phenotype from undifferentiated, proliferative phenotype to…

11 December, 2018

To better serve families in the CDH community, CDH International and our CHERUBS division have instituted a new program. CDHi Ambassadors are new volunteer positions in each state and all 70+ countries that we serve that will do the following: Be on call to local…