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RESEARCH: “Health-related quality of life, educational and family outcomes in survivors of congenital diaphragmatic hernia.”

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) survivors experience increased risk of medical and neurodevelopmental challenges. This study describes the health-related quality of life (HRQOL), special education utilization and the family impact among …

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RESEARCH: “Relationship between volume and outcome for congenital diaphragmatic hernia: a systematic review protocol.”

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is a rare and life-threatening anomaly that occurs during fetal development and results in an incomplete or incorrect formation of the diaphragm. Surgical therapy of the diaphragm …

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RESEARCH: “Congenital diaphragmatic hernia in newborn infants: Variable endotracheal tube and umbilical venous catheter positions”

We reviewed the radiographs of 131 infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia and report that the umbilical venous catheter usually deviates to the ipsilateral and the endotracheal tube to the contralateral side of the defect. The trachea and the umbilical vein, …

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RESEARCH: “Cervical Measurement and Pessary Application in Relation to Gestational Age at Delivery in Patients Treated with Fetoscopic Endotracheal Occlusion.”

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of cervical length and cervical pessary application in congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) treated by the fetoscopic endotracheal occlusion (FETO) procedure. METHODS: The study group consisted …

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RESEARCH: “Assessment of the nitrofen model of congenital diaphragmatic hernia and of the dysregulated factors involved in pulmonary hypoplasia.”

To study pulmonary hypoplasia (PH) associated with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), investigators have been employing a fetal rat model based on nitrofen administration to dams. Herein, we aimed to: (1) …

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RESEARCH: “Endoplasmic reticulum stress response is activated in pulmonary hypoplasia secondary to congenital diaphragmatic hernia, but is decreased by administration of amniotic fluid stem cells.”

Pulmonary hypoplasia secondary to congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is characterized by impaired epithelial homeostasis. Recently, amniotic fluid stem cells (AFSCs) have been shown to promote growth in hypoplastic lungs of …

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RESEARCH: “Segmentation and classification in MRI and US fetal imaging: Recent trends and future prospects.”

Fetal imaging is a burgeoning topic. New advancements in both magnetic resonance imaging and (3D) ultrasound currently allow doctors to diagnose fetal structural abnormalities such as those involved in twin-to-twin …