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University of Toronto CDH Study on Older Patients

Deadline to participate in this study is extended to September 1. CDHi is currently working on a research study with the University of Toronto Sick Kids Hospital on the long-term effects of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia and requests that all survivors over 13-years-old participate in this important work. It is also equally important that all patients …

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Featured CDH Fundraisers For The Week of October 21, 2019

Here is a list of the current Facebook fundraisers benefiting CDH International and CHERUBS: Julie’s Birthday Fundraiser Janet’s Birthday Fundraiser Jayme’s Birthday Fundraiser – Dedicated to our Hanna “Banana” Zara’s Birthday Fundraiser Justin’s Birthday Fundraiser Chessie’s Birthday Fundraiser Cara’s Birthday Fundraiser Kimberly’s Birthday Fundraiser Irene’s Birthday Fundraiser Keith’s Birthday Fundraiser Nicki’s Birthday Fundraiser Jamison’s Birthday …

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Featured Cherub of The Week: Hillary Leipold

Featured cherub of the week is CDH survivor, Hillary Leipold. Hillary is the daughter of Polly and Todd Leipold. Polly is CDH International’s Pennsylvania Ambassador. This is what Polly had to share about her daughter. ““Mrs. Leipold, your baby has a diaphragmatic hernia.” Those were the words delivered by a doctor following an echocardiogram in March 1996. …

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Research: The use of atosiban prolongs pregnancy in patients treated with fetoscopic endotracheal occlusion (FETO).

J Perinat Med. 2019 Oct 11. pii: /j/jpme.ahead-of-print/jpm-2019-0144/jpm-2019-0144.xml. doi: 10.1515/jpm-2019-0144. [Epub ahead of print] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31603859 The use of atosiban prolongs pregnancy in patients treated with fetoscopic endotracheal occlusion (FETO). Kosinski P1, Luterek K2, Lipa M2, Wielgos M2. Author information 11Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical University of Warsaw, Starynkiewicza 1/3, 02-015 Warsaw, Poland, Tel.: +48 22 583 03 01, …

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Review: Effect of NO inhalation on ECMO use rate and mortality in infants born at or near term with respiratory failure.

Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Oct;98(41):e17139. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000017139. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31593077 Effect of NO inhalation on ECMO use rate and mortality in infants born at or near term with respiratory failure. Wang X, Li B, Ma Y, Zhang H. Abstract BACKGROUND: The molecular studies showed that Nitric oxide (NO) is an essential factor which regulates pulmonary artery tension. However, the conclusions of existing …

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Research: A Rare Case of Acquired Transthoracic Littre’s Hernia.

Surg J (N Y). 2019 Oct 15;5(4):e150-e153. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1696727. eCollection 2019 Oct. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31620563 A Rare Case of Acquired Transthoracic Littre’s Hernia. Curmi A1, Dimech AP1, Dalli R1, Mostafa A1, Debono J1. Author information 1Department of Surgery, Mater Dei Hospital, Triq Dun Karm, Msida MSD, Malta. Abstract Introduction  The Littre hernia is a rare complication of Meckel’s diverticulum. Meckel’s diverticulum is vestigial remnant of the …

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Meet The Executive Board of Directors of CDH International

In 24 years, our charity has never had all members of the Executive Board in the same room at the same time. Though we have monthly board meetings, at least one member has to video or phone call in because of distance or work. This year, at the 2019 Masquerading Angels Ball, all Directors were …

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Totebag Donations Pour In To Help CDH Babies

Recently, we sounded the alarm that our cupboards were low and our office was running out of supplies for the CDH HOPE Totebags. You answered our call. Below are photos of all the donations that families and other foundations have been mailing in either directly or via our Amazon Wish List. The CDH HOPE Totebag …

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Featured Fundraisers For The Week of October 14, 2019

Here is a list of the current Facebook fundraisers benefiting CDH International and CHERUBS: Melinda’s Birthday Fundraiser Nick’s Birthday Fundraiser Sharelle’s Birthday Fundraiser Maribel’s Birthday Fundraiser Darlene’s Birthday Fundraiser Carrie’s Birthday Fundraiser Jayme’s Birthday Fundraiser – Dedicated to our Hanna “Banana” Zara’s Birthday Fundraiser Chessie’s Birthday Fundraiser Nicki’s Birthday Fundraiser Jamison’s Birthday Fundraiser Natasha’s Birthday …

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Featured Cherub of The Week: Jolene Lachance

Featured cherub of the week is CDH survivor Jolene Lachance. Jolene is the daughter of Julie and Jason Lachance. Julie is one of the CDH International Texas Ambassadors. This is what Julie had to share about her daughter: “We found out we were expecting our third child and figured it would be a normal, uncomplicated pregnancy just …