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Mercedes-Benz Superdome Lights Up for CDH Awareness

On April 19th, 2017 the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana will light up pink, blue and yellow in support of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness! Visit http://www.mbsuperdome.com/plan-your-visit to plan your visit!   Visit the event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/436659040120962/ Special thanks to everyone at Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Thibeau family for raising Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness!

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RESEARCH: “Isolated primary agenesis of left lung presenting with recurrent respiratory infections – An uncommon presentation”

The present article reports a rare case of isolated primary left lung agenesis who presented with the history of  recurrent respiratory infections. Lung agenesis is an uncommon entity resulting due to non-proliferation of the lung bud. The agenesis may be complete or partial depending upon the time of proliferative arrest. It may be isolated or associated with organ …

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RESEARCH: “Advances in fetal therapy in complicated monochorionic pregnancies and in severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia: five years experience”

Minimally invasive fetal therapeutic procedures reduce the morbidity and mortality in monochorionic (MC) twins  and in fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). MC pregnancies share their blood systems due to communicating vessels over their single placenta and may develop specific complications: Twin-to-Twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), Selective intrauterine growth restriction (sIUGR), Twin Anemia-Polycythemia Sequence (TAPS), Twin …

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RESEARCH: “Retinoic acid and tracheal occlusion for diaphragmatic hernia treatment in rabbit fetuses.”

Lung hypoplasia and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in congenital diaphragmatic hernia (DH) lead to a high  perinatal mortality. Although sustained fetoscopic tracheal occlusion (TO) improves lung development, a major side effect is abnormal pneumocyte differentiation. This study evaluated the potential ability of intra-tracheal retinoic acid (RA) administration to reduce adverse effects of sustained TO in …

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RESEARCH: “Associated congenital anomalies in newborns diagnosed with congenital diaphragmatic hernia”

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is an anomaly that  appears as a result of abnormal embryological development of the diaphragmatic muscle. It shows up early and has an incidence of 1 in every 2000-3000 live births. It is frequently associated with other congenital anomalies. The mortality is high reaching 40-62% because of respiratory failure secondary to pulmonary …

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Research: “Follow-up of fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia: the Quantitative Lung Index”

Objective To assess the longitudinal behavior of Quantitative Lung Index (QLI) for the follow-up of fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Study design Retrospective study of fetuses with isolated left congenital diaphragmatic hernia. The fetuses were assessed by ultrasound at different gestational ages and QLI was retrospectively calculated by means of previous lung-to-head ratio measurements. We used a random effects …

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LIVE CDH Telethon on April 19th

  Join us on April 19, 2018 for the second annual live CDH Telethon on Facebook from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm EST!   Hosted by CDH International President, Dawn Ireland, via Facebook, there will be 15 solid hours of: Interviews of families of survivors Interviews of grieving families Interviews of adult survivors Researchers, surgeons …

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