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RESEARCH: “Medium and long-term respiratory outcome in patients operated from congenital diaphragmatic hernia: From a series of 56 patients”

RESEARCH: “Medium and long-term respiratory outcome in patients operated from congenital diaphragmatic hernia: From a series of 56 patients”

Recent advances in prenatal diagnosis, high frequency oscillatory ventilation and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) therapies have progressively improved the survival of patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). However, CDH is associated with high morbidity that affects about half of surviving children. The main sequelae observed are respiratory (asthma, persistent PAH [PPAH], bronchopulmonary dysplasia, respiratory infections) and digestive (gastroesophageal reflux disease [GERD]).

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