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RESEARCH: “Prenatal prediction of survival in congenital diaphragmatic hernia: An audit of postnatal outcomes.”

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RESEARCH: “Prenatal prediction of survival in congenital diaphragmatic hernia: An audit of postnatal outcomes.”

PURPOSE:

Effective antenatal counseling in congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) relies on proper measurement of prognostic indices. This quality initiative audited the accuracy of prenatal imaging with postnatal outcomes at two tertiary pediatric referral centers.

METHODS:

Prenatal lung-head ratio (LHR) and total fetal lung volume (TFLV) for CDH patients treated between 2006 and 2017 were retrieved. Study inclusion required at least one LHR or TFLV measurement between 24 and 32 weeks gestational age. Postnatal outcomes [mortality, extracorporeal life support (ECLS) need, patch repair, persistent pulmonary hypertension, oxygen requirement at 28 days] were abstracted from the Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network (CAPSNet) database and local chart review. Univariate and descriptive analyses were conducted.

 

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