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CDHi Vice President, Kat Haney, meets with US Rep. George Holding and Majority Whip Steve Scalise to Discuss CDH Funding

On Thursday, November 1, 2018, US House of Representative members George Holding (R-NC), Liz Chaney (R-WY), and Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) held a political rally directly across the street from the world headquarters of CDHi in Wake Forest, North Carolina. The event was heavily attended by the media, local candidates on the upcoming ballot, …

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RESEARCH: “Expression of dispatched RND transporter family member 1 is decreased in the diaphragmatic and pulmonary mesenchyme of nitrofen-induced congenital diaphragmatic hernia.”

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and associated pulmonary hypoplasia (PH) are thought to be caused by a malformation of the diaphragmatic and pulmonary mesenchyme. Dispatched RND transporter family member 1 (Disp-1) encodes a transmembrane protein that regulates the release of cholesterol and palmitoyl, which is critical for normal diaphragmatic and airway development. Disp-1 is strongly expressed …

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RESEARCH: “For Debate: The Significance of Etiologic Diagnosis in Neonates with Overgrowth Syndromes. Lesson Learned from the Simpson-Golabi-Behmel Syndrome.”

Overgrowth syndromes are rare genetic disorders characterized by excessive pre- and postnatal growth accompanied by dysmorphic features and developmental disorders. In addition to other health hazards, the life expectancy of affected children may be compromised due to an increased risk of developing tumors. To demonstrate the need for early recognition, correct diagnostic evaluation and adequate …

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RESEARCH: “Acute pancreatitis due to a Bochdalek hernia in an adult patient”

A 27-year-old man was admitted to the emergency room because of a violent epigastric pain that started a few hours earlier during intense physical exercise. The same symptomatology had also occurred 3 days earlier, while engaging in sports, but disappeared spontaneously. Despite the severe, painful clinical picture, the abdomen was treatable by palpation. Laboratory exams recorded abnormal …

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CDH International Attends AAP 2018 in Orlando

CDHi attended AAP’s 2018 International Conference in Orlando, Florida this past weekend. Over 13,000 doctors, surgeons, nurses, nonprofits, and medical companies were in attendance, and it was a prosperous weekend for making connections. CDHi also debuted our brand new “Giving Wings to CDH Awareness” banner at our exhibit. Huge thanks to volunteer Michele Sengsourya for …

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Current Fundraisers: Week of Nov. 5th

Here is a list of the current Facebook fundraisers benefiting CDH International and CHERUBS: Help Raise Money in Memory of Thomas! He should be turning 3 on Monday Aubrey’s Birthday Fundraiser Melanee’s Birthday Fundraiser Hope’s Birthday Fundraiser Kim’s Birthday Fundraiser Tara’s Birthday Fundraiser Brittany’s Birthday Fundraiser Michelle’s Birthday Fundraiser Kevin’s Birthday Fundraiser Patricia’s Birthday Fundraiser …

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