Featured Medical Staff: Dr. Kamlesh S. Macwan, MD, and RN’s Kristin Aigner and Lora Simonson

We would like to thank Dr. Kamlesh S. Macwan, MD, and RN’s Kristin Aigner and Lora Simonsonwith OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois, for Bringing Hope Around the World to our CDH Families! This wonderful doctor and nurses were brought to our attention by Terry King German, mom to cherub Skylar, “we can NEVER …


RESEARCH: “Outcomes of infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia treated with venovenous versus venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: A propensity score approach”

Previous studies comparing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) modality for congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) have not accounted for confounding by indication. We therefore hypothesized that using a propensity score (PS) approach to account for selection bias may identify outcome differences based on ECMO modality for infants with CDH. Click HERE to read more.


RESEARCH: “Neonatal Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Due to Respiratory Failure: A Single Center Experience Over 28 Years”

Background: ECMO therapy is worldwide declining in the neonatal population; hence, its therapeutic value is sometimes questioned. Objectives: To report our experience with neonatal ECMO due to respiratory failure over a 28 year time period. Methods: Retrospective single center observational study including all neonates admitted to ECMO due to respiratory failure between 1989 and 2016 at Graz, Austria. …


RESEARCH: “Beyond Belsey: complex laparoscopic hiatus and diaphragmatic hernia repair”

Diaphragmatic and hiatus hernias can cause mild chronic symptoms or have an acute presentation with gastric volvulus and obstruction. Elective or emergency surgery is indicated in symptomatic patients and nowadays is generally performed laparoscopically. We report four different types of hernias: a giant hiatus hernia following a gastric pull-up for recurrent congenital diaphragmatic hernia; a …


RESEARCH: “Congenital peritoneopericardial diaphragmatic hernia in a family of Persian cats”

The congenital midline defects of peritoneopericardial diaphragmatic hernia (PPDH) and omphalocele are believed to be related developmental defects, and have both been described in cats and dogs. This case series describes multiple cases of PPDH and omphalocele in related cats. The majority of cats affected with midline defects (PPDH or omphalocele) were male, consistent with …


Current Fundraisers: Week of October 15th

Here is a list of the current Facebook fundraisers benefiting CDH International and CHERUBS: Maribel’s Birthday Fundraiser Chrissy Justine Hastert’s Fundraiser Elizabeth’s Birthday Fundraiser Elisabeth’s Birthday Fundraiser Daniel’s Birthday Fundraiser Julie’s Birthday Fundraiser Vickie’s Birthday Fundraiser Lori’s Birthday Fundraiser Shelby’s Birthday Fundraiser Linda’s Birthday Fundraiser Darlene Brannan’s Fundraiser Rachel’s Birthday Fundraiser Deborah’s Birthday Fundraiser Randy’s …

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