Congenital diaphragmatic hernia in the preterm infant

  • Tsao K
  • Allison N
  • Harting M
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Abstract

Background: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) remains a significant cause of death in newborns. With advances in neonatal critical care and ventilation strategies, survival in the term infant now exceeds 80% in some centers. Although prematurity is a significant risk factor for morbidity and mortality in most neonatal diseases, its associated risk with infants with CDH has been described poorly. We sought to determine the impact of prematurity on survival using data from the Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Registry (CDHR). Methods: Prospectively collected data from live-born infants with CDH were analyzed from the CDHR from January 1995 to July 2009. Preterm infants were defined as

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Authors

  • K. Tsao

  • N.D. Allison

  • M.T. Harting

  • P.A. Lally

  • K.P. Lally

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