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RESEARCH: “A Multimodality Navigation System for Endoscopic Fetal Surgery: A Phantom Case Study for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia”

This article presents a multi-modality tracking and navigation system achieved by merging optical tracking and ultrasound imaging into a novel navigation software to help in surgical pre-planning and real-time target …

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RESEARCH: “Vascular and ventilatory mechanical responses in three different stages of pulmonary development in the rabbit model of congenital diaphragmatic hernia 1”

PURPOSE: To evaluate the vascular ventilatory response in different stages of lung development and to compare them to the neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) in a rabbit model. METHODS: …

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RESEARCH: “Morgagni hernia repair in children over two decades: Institutional experience, systematic review, and meta-analysis of 296 patients”

Morgagni diaphragmatic hernia (MH) is rare. We report our experience based on routine patch use in MH repair to curb recurrence. A systematic review and meta-analysis were performed to study …

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RESEARCH: “Ephrin-B1, -B2, and -B4 Expression is Decreased in Developing Diaphragms and Lungs of Fetal Rats with Nitrofen-Induced Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia”

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is assumed to originate from a malformation of the amuscular mesenchymal component of the primordial diaphragm. Mutations in ephrin-B1, a membrane protein that is expressed by …

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RESEARCH: “Medium and long-term respiratory outcome in patients operated from congenital diaphragmatic hernia: From a series of 56 patients”

Recent advances in prenatal diagnosis, high frequency oscillatory ventilation and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) therapies have progressively improved the survival of patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). However, CDH is …

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RESEARCH: “Tracheal Diameter and Respiratory Outcome in Infants with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Treated by Fetal Endoscopic Tracheal Occlusion”

AIM: To evaluate tracheal diameters and their clinical impact in patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) after fetal endoscopic tracheal occlusion (FETO).  METHODS: Patients born with CDH between January 2012 and …