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CDH International Participates in the BAPS Meeting

CDH International President, Dawn Ireland, European Research Director, Onno Zwart, and Database Manager, Rachael Eller, along with several members of our Medical Advisory Board were able to participate in the British Academy of Pediatric Surgeons in November in Liverpool.   The latest pediatric surgery news and research was announced as several lectures given on Congenital …

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CDHi Joins the Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery

CDHi was honored to be a part of the 100 attendees of the GICS III meeting in Vellore, India where we represented Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia and collaborated with pediatric surgeons from many countries, UNICEF, the World Health Organization and others on the great need for pediatric surgical care in Third World Countries.   It was …

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CDH International Speaks at the International Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Study Group Conference

4 members of CDH International’s staff, as well as several members of our Medical Advisory Board, were in attendance at the 2017 CDH Study Group Conference in Liverpool, along with every CDH expert from around the globe.   Every new accomplishment in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research was announced, questioned, sometimes debated at the meeting.   …

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Research: Echocardiography allows for analysis of pulmonary arterial flow in mice with congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a structural birth defect associated with pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). We hypothesize that echocardiography provides a method to assess real-time right ventricle (RV) function, remodeling, and pulmonary artery (PA) flow.   Read the study in its entirety here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29229150   You can also visit our CDH Research …

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CDH 2017 Year In Review

It has been a phenomenal year here at CDH International (formerly CHERUBS)! From almost closing our doors in April to becoming a Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research powerhouse, what an incredible journey it has been. We are breaking records, knocking down doors and making an enormous difference in the fight against CDH on a global level. …

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Research: First and second trimester screening for fetal structural anomalies

Fetal structural anomalies are found in up to 3% of all pregnancies and ultrasound-based screening has been an integral part of routine prenatal care for decades. The prenatal detection of fetal anomalies allows for optimal perinatal management, providing expectant parents with opportunities for additional imaging, genetic testing, and the provision of information regarding prognosis and …

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Research: Robotic-Assisted Simultaneous Repair of Paraesophageal Hernia and Morgagni Hernia

Morgagni hernias are a rare form of congenital diaphragmatic hernia, accounting for 2%-3% of cases. The presence of a simultaneous Morgagni hernia and paraesophageal hernia (PEH) is even more rare, with only a few reported cases in the surgical literature. Herein we discuss a robotic-assisted surgical approach to the repair of simultaneous Morgagni hernia and PEH …

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