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Postdischarge follow-up of infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18310215     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia often require intensive treatment after birth, have prolonged hospitalizations, and have other congenital anomalies. After discharge from the hospital, they may have long-term sequelae such as respiratory insufficiency, gastroesophageal reflux, poor growth, neurodevelopmental delay, behavior problems, hearing loss, hernia recurrence, and orthopedic deformities. Structured follow-up for these patients facilitates early recognition and treatment of these complications. In this report, follow-up of infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia is outlined.
; ; Kevin P Lally; William Engle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics     Volume:  121     ISSN:  1098-4275     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatrics     Publication Date:  2008 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-03     Completed Date:  2008-03-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376422     Medline TA:  Pediatrics     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  627-32     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aftercare / methods
Child, Preschool
Continuity of Patient Care*
Critical Care
Developmental Disabilities / epidemiology,  etiology
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation / adverse effects,  methods
Follow-Up Studies
Gastroesophageal Reflux / epidemiology,  etiology
Hernia, Diaphragmatic / congenital*,  mortality*,  therapy
Infant, Newborn
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal
Long-Term Care
Patient Discharge / statistics & numerical data
Respiratory Insufficiency / epidemiology,  etiology
Risk Assessment
Severity of Illness Index
Survival Rate
Time Factors

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