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Research: Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: State-of-the-Art in Translating Experimental Research to the Bedside

Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Jul 31. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1693993. [Epub ahead of print] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31365938 Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: State-of-the-Art in Translating Experimental Research to the Bedside. Antounians L1,2, Figueira RL3, Sbragia L3, Zani A1,2. Author information Abstract Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a devastating disease that still carries a high mortality and morbidity rate. Poor outcomes for fetuses and infants with …

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Featured Cherub of the Week: Riley Johnson

Featured cherub of the week is Riley Johnson. Riley is the daughter of Andy and Alyssa Johnson. Andy is our Ohio CDH International Ambassador. This is what Andy and Alyssa had to share about Riley: “Riley’s story begins when we found out at our 20 week ultrasound that something was wrong with the baby’s growth.  …

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Research: Ocular injury during fetal endoscopy surgery.

J AAPOS. 2018 Jun;22(3):227-229. doi: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2017.10.013. Epub 2018 Jan 31. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29391197 Ocular injury during fetal endoscopy surgery. Flores-Pimentel M1, de Alba Campomanes AG2. Author information Abstract A premature infant born at 31 weeks’ gestational age was evaluated for periocular laceration and retrobulbar hematoma secondary to injury during a percutaneous fetal procedure. He later developed optic nerve atrophy. Copyright …

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Research: Oxygenation index has better predictive ability than oxygenation ventilation index in CDH patients.

J Perinatol. 2018 May;38(5):610. doi: 10.1038/s41372-018-0091-1. Epub 2018 Mar 8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29520034 Oxygenation index has better predictive ability than oxygenation ventilation index in CDH patients. Terui K1. Author information Comment on Risk stratification for congenital diaphragmatic hernia by factors within 24 h after birth. [J Perinatol. 2017] Risk stratification for congenital diaphragmatic hernia-Is it all oxygenation but not ventilation? [J Perinatol. 2018] PMID: 29520034 DOI: 10.1038/s41372-018-0091-1[Indexed …

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Research: Invited Commentary

Format: Abstract Send to Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Jul;106(1):206. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.03.066. Epub 2018 Apr 30. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29715439 Invited Commentary. Reznik SI1. Author information Comment on Incidence and Treatment of Symptomatic Diaphragmatic Hernia After Esophagectomy for Cancer. [Ann Thorac Surg. 2018] PMID: 29715439 DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.03.066[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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Research: Maternal exposure to ambient cadmium levels, maternal smoking during pregnancy, and congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

Birth Defects Res. 2019 Jul 23. doi: 10.1002/bdr2.1555. [Epub ahead of print] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31334919 Maternal exposure to ambient cadmium levels, maternal smoking during pregnancy, and congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Ramakrishnan R1,2,3, Stuart AL1, Salemi JL4, Chen H1, O’Rourke K1, Kirby RS1. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a rare musculoskeletal birth defect with a prevalence of 2.61 per 10,000 in the United …

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Research: Update on Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Anesth Analg. 2019 Jul 17. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000004324. [Epub ahead of print] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31335403 Update on Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Chatterjee D1, Ing RJ1, Gien J2. Author information Abstract Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a rare developmental defect of the diaphragm, characterized by herniation of abdominal contents into the chest that results in varying degrees of pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension (PH). Significant …

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Research: Polydopamine Functionalization: A Smart and Efficient Way to Improve Host Responses to e-PTFE Implants.

Front Chem. 2019 Jul 9;7:482. doi: 10.3389/fchem.2019.00482. eCollection 2019. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31338362 Polydopamine Functionalization: A Smart and Efficient Way to Improve Host Responses to e-PTFE Implants. Talon I1,2, Schneider A1,2, Ball V2,3, Hemmerle J2. Author information Abstract Among the different materials used as protheses for the treatment of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (e-PTFE) plays a leading role owing to its mechanical …

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Featured CDH International Texas Ambassador: Ashley Leonard

Featured CDH International’s Texas Ambassador is Ashley Leonard. Ashley is the mom to cherub Greyson. Ashley has worked in the beauty industry for the past 12 years as an educator and a hairstylist. Her husband, Madison, is a Technical Sergeant in the United States Air Force. Ashley and Madison are currently stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. They married in …

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Featured CDH International Washington Ambassador: Hayden Dorner

Featured CDH International’s Washington State Ambassador is Hayden Dorner. Hayden is the mom to cherub Henry. “My name is Hayden Dorner and I’m from Wenatchee, Washington. My son was born with undiagnosed RCDH, full liver and bowel in chest. My dream in life was to become a mom, but after I had my son I almost didn’t get …

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Featured Cherub of The Week: Giulia Collatuzzo

Featured cherub of the week is cherub Giulia Collatuzzo. Giulia is a CDH survivor who lives internationally in Italy and is also a CDH International Ambassador. She has been so kind to share her story in an Italian version as well. Here is what Giulia had to share with us: “Hi, my name is Giulia Collatuzzo and …