CDHi Attends 7th International Conference on Clinical Neonatology

Last week, CDH International attended the ICCN congress in Torino, Italy. We made connections with more neonatologists, nutritionists and other neonatal specialists. Collaboration with all the people involved in patient care is incredibly important when fighting a defect such as Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, and we are grateful for all the  new connections we have made …


CDH International Participates in EuroELSO Conference in Prague

Earlier this week, CDH International participated in EuroELSO’s annual conference in Prague. There were many wonderful speakers in attendance, including Dr. Dick Tibboel, a member of our Medical Advisory Board (pictured with Dawn Ireland, President of Cdhi, in the photo to the right). CDH International is a proud member of ELSO, supporting ECMO research, collaboration, …


CDHi Video Interview with YouTube Personality “Q The Nurse”

Rachael Eller, CDH International’s Operations Manager, had the pleasure of being interviewed by Swardiq ‘Q’ Mayanja, aka “Q The Nurse,” at the National Nurse Networking event in Washington DC in April. Q is a nurse, as well as a YouTube personality whose content centers around nursing and the healthcare industry. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4LspGHatTs  


CDHi Attends the 51st Annual Meeting of Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons

Last week, CDHi attended the 51st annual meeting of Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons in Sapporo, Japan. It  was a wonderful opportunity to see some of our Medical Advisory Board members and meet new surgeons from Asia and Australia. We’re thrilled to have made new connections with people who are just as passionate about CDH …


RESEARCH: Treprostinil Improves Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

We conducted a retrospective cohort study of infants with CDH-associated pulmonary hypertension treated with treprostinil from January 2011 to September 2016. Severity of pulmonary hypertension was assessed by echocardiogram and serum B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) by using time points before initiation and 24 hours, 1 week, and 1 month after treprostinil initiation. Fisher exact tests, …


RESEARCH: Feasibility of non-invasive Neurally adjusted ventilator assist after congenital diaphragmatic hernia repair

The use of neurally adjusted ventilator assist (NAVA) in congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) patients has been historically deemed unwise, since the trigger for breaths is the electromyographic activity of the diaphragmatic muscle. We report on our NAVA experience in CDH patients. Read more HERE.


CDHi Welcomes New Medical Advisory Board Member, Mauro Longoni

CDH International is very happy to welcome our long-time friend, Dr. Mauro Longoni, officially to our Medical Advisory Board.   Dr. Longoni is part of the genetic research team at Boston Children’s Hospital and has spoken at CHERUBS conferences many times over the years.   He is an adamant supporter of the charity and families affected by …


Research: “Systematic analysis of copy number variation associated with congenital diaphragmatic hernia”

Abstract: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), characterized by malformation of the diaphragm and hypoplasia of the lungs, is one of the most common and severe birth defects, and is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. There is growing evidence demonstrating that genetic factors contribute to CDH, although the pathogenesis remains largely elusive. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms have …


CDH International Participates in the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons

CDHi was representing by our President, Dawn Ireland, at the 2018 PAPS conference in Sapporo, Japan this week.   Pediatric surgeons came from all over the Pacific to share research and collaborate.   Also attending were two of our Medical Advisors, Jay Wilson and Kevin Lally. By attending this conference, we were able to hear more research …

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