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CDHi Attends 29th Annual ELSO Conference

Last week our president, Dawn Ireland, attended the 29th Annual ELSO conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, and learned all the latest news on ECMO. 50% of our patients require Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) aka the heart and lung bypass machine. She also visited some of our Cherubs and their families! It was a wonderful opportunity to explore …

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CDH International Participates in EuroELSO Conference in Prague

Earlier this week, CDH International participated in EuroELSO’s annual conference in Prague. There were many wonderful speakers in attendance, including Dr. Dick Tibboel, a member of our Medical Advisory Board (pictured with Dawn Ireland, President of Cdhi, in the photo to the right). CDH International is a proud member of ELSO, supporting ECMO research, collaboration, …

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Research: Thoracoscopic Repair of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia After Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: Feasibility and Outcomes

Thoracoscopic repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) has been associated with faster recovery, earlier extubation, and decreased morbidity. Nevertheless, thoracoscopic repair is rarely attempted in the post-extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) patient. Commonly cited reasons for not attempting thoracoscopy include concerns that the patients’ respiratory status is too tenuous to tolerate insufflation pressures or that presumed …