Standardizing congenital diaphragmatic hernia care in Canada: Implementing national clinical practice guidelines

We sought to identify implementation barriers and opportunities to increase utilization of the Canadian Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) Collaborative's clinical practice guideline.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: More than 30% of the surgical newborn cases were LF. Disease-specific and standardized multidisciplinary follow-up programs that increase both children's and parents' satisfaction and compliance are needed. (230/250 words). PMID: 32201108 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Asian Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Asian J Surg Source Type: research
Although longer ECMO run times for patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) have been associated with worse outcomes, a large study has not been conducted to examine the risk factors for long ECMO runs.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Eur J Pediatr Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1702222The surgical management of patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is challenging and ever changing. It requires the highest expertise not only on the surgical level but also of neonatologists and anesthesiologists. In selected patients traditional open surgery is increasingly replaced by thoracoscopic CDH repair in many centers worldwide. Despite obvious and well-described advantages of the minimally invasive approach like a shorter ventilatory time, less pain, a shorter hospital length of stay, and a better cosmesis, important controversies remain. This review dis...
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsBoth muscle flap and patch repair of large CDH are feasible and durable with a relatively low risk of recurrence.
Source: Pediatric Surgery International - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Minimally invasive repair of esophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF) and congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is feasible and confers benefits compared to thoracotomy or laparotomy. However, carbon dioxide (CO2) insufflation can lead to hypercapnia and acidosis. We sought to determine the effect of lower insufflation pressures on patients' surrogate markers for CO2 absorption — arterial partial pressure of CO2 (PaCO2), end tidal CO2 (EtCO2) and pH.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractCongenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a developmental birth defect consisting of a diaphragmatic defect and abnormal lung development. CDH complicates 2.3 –2.8 per 10,000 live births. Despite efforts to standardize clinical practice, management of CDH remains challenging. Frequent re-evaluation of clinical practices in CDH reveals that management of CDH is evolving from one of postnatal stabilization to prenatal optimization. Translational research reveals promising avenues for in utero therapeutic intervention, including fetoscopic endoluminal tracheal occlusion. These remain highly experimental and deman...
Source: Pediatric Surgery International - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is the most common indication for neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), but mortality remains at 50%. Multiorgan failure can occur in 25% and has been linked to worse outcomes. We sought to examine the factors that would increase the risk of multiorgan dysfunction (MOD).
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Suprasystemic pulmonary hypertension (PH) is highly predictive of pulmonary morbidity and death in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH).
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
The surgical strategy for congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) repair remains debated and mainly depends on the training and preference of the surgeon. Our aim was to evaluate the occurrence and nature of surgical reinterventions within the first year of life, following repair through thoracotomy as compared to laparotomy.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 25 January 2020Source: Anaesthesia &Intensive Care MedicineAuthor(s): Graham Knottenbelt, Amanda DaltonAbstractSpecialist surgery in infancy provides challenges for paediatric anaesthetists. There is growing appreciation that the relatively higher rate of severe critical events in infants during the perioperative period requires appropriate competence, experience and resources for the safe conduct of anaesthesia. Both common (inguinal hernias and hypertrophic pyloric stenosis) and less common conditions (tracheo-oesophageal fistula, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, exomphalos, gastros...
Source: Anaesthesia and intensive care medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
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