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Featured CDH International Iowa Ambassador: Megan Williams

Featured CDH International’s Iowa Ambassador is Megan Williams. Megan is the mom to cherub Emma. Megan Williams, is mom to CDH survivor Emma. She lives in rural central Iowa with her husband Cory on a small acreage where we have livestock. She has a BS in Communications with minors in Journalism and Hospitality Management from Iowa …

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Featured Cherub of the Week: Riley Johnson

Featured cherub of the week is Riley Johnson. Riley is the daughter of Andy and Alyssa Johnson. Andy is our Ohio CDH International Ambassador. This is what Andy and Alyssa had to share about Riley: “Riley’s story begins when we found out at our 20 week ultrasound that something was wrong with the baby’s growth.  …

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Research: Ocular injury during fetal endoscopy surgery.

J AAPOS. 2018 Jun;22(3):227-229. doi: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2017.10.013. Epub 2018 Jan 31. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29391197 Ocular injury during fetal endoscopy surgery. Flores-Pimentel M1, de Alba Campomanes AG2. Author information Abstract A premature infant born at 31 weeks’ gestational age was evaluated for periocular laceration and retrobulbar hematoma secondary to injury during a percutaneous fetal procedure. He later developed optic nerve atrophy. Copyright …

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Research: Oxygenation index has better predictive ability than oxygenation ventilation index in CDH patients.

J Perinatol. 2018 May;38(5):610. doi: 10.1038/s41372-018-0091-1. Epub 2018 Mar 8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29520034 Oxygenation index has better predictive ability than oxygenation ventilation index in CDH patients. Terui K1. Author information Comment on Risk stratification for congenital diaphragmatic hernia by factors within 24 h after birth. [J Perinatol. 2017] Risk stratification for congenital diaphragmatic hernia-Is it all oxygenation but not ventilation? [J Perinatol. 2018] PMID: 29520034 DOI: 10.1038/s41372-018-0091-1[Indexed …

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Research: Invited Commentary

Format: Abstract Send to Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Jul;106(1):206. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.03.066. Epub 2018 Apr 30. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29715439 Invited Commentary. Reznik SI1. Author information Comment on Incidence and Treatment of Symptomatic Diaphragmatic Hernia After Esophagectomy for Cancer. [Ann Thorac Surg. 2018] PMID: 29715439 DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.03.066[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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Research: Maternal exposure to ambient cadmium levels, maternal smoking during pregnancy, and congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

Birth Defects Res. 2019 Jul 23. doi: 10.1002/bdr2.1555. [Epub ahead of print] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31334919 Maternal exposure to ambient cadmium levels, maternal smoking during pregnancy, and congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Ramakrishnan R1,2,3, Stuart AL1, Salemi JL4, Chen H1, O’Rourke K1, Kirby RS1. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a rare musculoskeletal birth defect with a prevalence of 2.61 per 10,000 in the United …

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Research: Update on Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Anesth Analg. 2019 Jul 17. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000004324. [Epub ahead of print] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31335403 Update on Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Chatterjee D1, Ing RJ1, Gien J2. Author information Abstract Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a rare developmental defect of the diaphragm, characterized by herniation of abdominal contents into the chest that results in varying degrees of pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension (PH). Significant …

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Research: Polydopamine Functionalization: A Smart and Efficient Way to Improve Host Responses to e-PTFE Implants.

Front Chem. 2019 Jul 9;7:482. doi: 10.3389/fchem.2019.00482. eCollection 2019. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31338362 Polydopamine Functionalization: A Smart and Efficient Way to Improve Host Responses to e-PTFE Implants. Talon I1,2, Schneider A1,2, Ball V2,3, Hemmerle J2. Author information Abstract Among the different materials used as protheses for the treatment of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (e-PTFE) plays a leading role owing to its mechanical …

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Research: Evaluation of Lung Injury in Infants with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.

J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Jun 27. pii: S0022-3468(19)30442-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.06.016. [Epub ahead of print] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31296329 Evaluation of Lung Injury in Infants with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Marks KT1, Landis MW1, Lim FY2, Haberman B3, Kingma PS4. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The presence of lung injury and the factors that contribute to it in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) have not been objectively measured …

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Research: Minimally invasive management of rare giant Bochdalek hernia in adults

Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol. 2019 Jul 12:1-6. doi: 10.1080/13645706.2019.1641523. [Epub ahead of print] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31298588 Minimally invasive management of rare giant Bochdalek hernia in adults. Lirici MM1, Bongarzoni V2, Paolantonio P3, Leggeri T1, Pirillo SP3, Romeo V1. Author information Abstract Bochdaleck hernia (BH) is a congenital diaphragmatic hernia that presents after birth with respiratory symptoms and needs surgical treatment in the neonatal period. However, there are some …

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Research: GATA6 mutations: Characterization of two novel patients and a comprehensive overview of the GATA6 genotypic and phenotypic spectrum.

Am J Med Genet A. 2019 Jul 12. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.61294. [Epub ahead of print] GATA6 mutations: Characterization of two novel patients and a comprehensive overview of the GATA6 genotypic and phenotypic spectrum. Škorić-Milosavljević D1, Tjong FVY1, Barc J1, Backx APCM2, Clur SB2, van Spaendonck-Zwarts K3, Oostra RJ4, Lahrouchi N1, Beekman L1, Bökenkamp R5, Barge-Schaapveld DQCM6, Mulder BJ1, Lodder EM1, Bezzina CR1, Postma AV3,4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31301121 Author information Abstract The first human …

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Research: Images in Clinical Urology: Laparoscopic repair of Bochdalek Hernia, presenting as a renal colic.

Urology. 2019 Jul 11. pii: S0090-4295(19)30613-2. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2019.07.003. [Epub ahead of print] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31302134 Images in Clinical Urology: Laparoscopic repair of Bochdalek Hernia, presenting as a renal colic. Alliende C1, Oporto S1, Mandujano F1, Sáez I2, Coz F3. Author information Abstract Bochdalek hernia (BH) is a postero-lateral diaphragmatic congenital defect. Although most commonly diagnosed at birth, 0.17-6% of cases can also be seen in adults. A third …

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