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RESEARCH: “Evaluating the utility of the ‘late ECMO repair’: a congenital diaphragmatic hernia study group investigation”

Optimal timing of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) repair in patients requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) remains controversial. The “late ECMO repair” is an approach where the patient, once deemed stable …

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RESEARCH: “Prenatal Diagnosis of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: Does Laterality Predict Perinatal Outcomes?”

This is a retrospective cohort study of pregnancies with CDH evaluated at our center from 2008 to 2016 compared cases with right-sided CDH (RCDH) versus left-sided CDH (LCDH). The primary …

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Congenital diaphragmatic hernia: a scientometric analysis of the global research activity and collaborative networks

Our President, Dawn Ireland, attended the EUPSA meeting in Paris over the summer.   One of the posters presented at this European conference for Pediatric Surgeons reported on the research collaboration …

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RESEARCH: “Aggressive Surgical Management of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: Worth the Effort? A Multicenter, Prospective, Cohort Study”

Objective: The objectives of this study were (i) to evaluate infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) that do not undergo repair, (ii) to identify nonrepair rate by institution, and (iii) to compare institutional outcomesbased …

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RESEARCH: “Germline but not somatic de novo mutations are common in human congenital diaphragmatic hernia”

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a developmental defect of the diaphragm that causes high newborn morbidity and mortality. CDH is considered to be a multifactorial disease, with strong evidence implicating …