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Research: Long term follow-up in congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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Research: Long term follow-up in congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

Semin Perinatol. 2019 Jul 31:151171. doi: 10.1053/j.semperi.2019.07.010. [Epub ahead of print]

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31451197

Long term follow-up in congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

Hollinger LE1Buchmiller TL2.

Author information

1Department of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, 96 Jonathan Lucas Street, MSC 613/CSB 417, Charleston SC 29425, USA. Electronic address: hollingl@musc.edu.2Department of Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston MA, USA.

Abstract

Survivorship of patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) has created a unique cohort of children, adolescents and adults with complex medical and surgical needs. Morbidities specific to this disease benefit from multi-specialty care, and the long term follow up of these patients offers a tremendous opportunity for research and collaboration. Herein we aim to offer an overview of the challenges that modern CDH survivors face, and include a risk-stratified algorithm as a general guideline for a multi-specialty follow up program.

Published by Elsevier Inc.

KEYWORDS:

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia; Long term; Multidisciplinary; OutcomesPMID: 31451197 DOI: 10.1053/j.semperi.2019.07.010

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