Research: Update on Management and Outcomes of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

J Intensive Care Med

. 2023 Nov 6:8850666231212874.

 doi: 10.1177/08850666231212874. Online ahead of print.

Update on Management and Outcomes of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

K Taylor Wild 1Holly L Hedrick 2 3Anne M Ades 1Maria V Fraga 1Catherine M Avitabile 4Juliana S Gebb 2Edward R Oliver 5Kristen Coletti 1Erin M Kesler 3K Taylor Van Hoose 3Howard B Panitch 6Sandy Johng 1Renee P Ebbert 3Lisa M Herkert 3Casey Hoffman 7Deanna Ruble 2Sabrina Flohr 2Tom Reynolds 2Melissa Duran 3Audrey Foster 8Rebecca S Isserman 9Emily A Partridge 2 3Natalie E Rintoul 1

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Infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) benefit from comprehensive multidisciplinary teams that have experience in caring for the unique and complex issues associated with CDH. Despite prenatal referral to specialized high-volume centers, advanced ventilation strategies and pulmonary hypertension management, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, mortality and morbidity remain high. These infants have unique and complex issues that begin in fetal and infant life, but persist through adulthood. Here we will review the literature and share our clinical care pathway for neonatal care and follow up. While many advances have occurred in the past few decades, our work is just beginning to continue to improve the mortality, but also importantly the morbidity of CDH.

Keywords: congenital diaphragmatic hernia; extracorporeal membrane oxygenation; pulmonary hypertension.

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