. 2022 Oct 26;10:977354.
doi: 10.3389/fped.2022.977354. eCollection 2022. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36389367/
Unsolved problems in CDH follow-up
Laura Valfré 1, Andrea Conforti 1, Francesco Morini 2, Neil Patel 3, Francesca Bevilacqua 4, Maria Chiara Cianci 2, Pietro Bagolan 1 5, Annabella Braguglia 6
- PMID: 36389367
- PMCID: PMC9645578
- DOI: 10.3389/fped.2022.977354
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In patients affected by CDH, survival beyond the neonatal period continues to increase thanks to technological and pharmacological improvements. Conversely, patients, families and caregivers are more and more frequently facing “new” complex late comorbidities, including chronic pulmonary and cardiac dysfunctions, neurodevelopmental challenges, and specific nutritional requirements, that often require ongoing long-term medical or surgical care. Therefore, late morbidity is now a key focus in clinical care of CDH. The aims of this paper are to stress some of the most important “unsolved problems” for CDH patients at long-term follow-up.
Keywords: congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH); hearing loss; long-term follow-up; neurodevelopment; problems; pulmonary hypertension; thoracoscopy.
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