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Current status of Treatment of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a serious congenital birth defect disease. In the past, due to limited understanding of CDH and immature treatment methods, the mortality rate of CDH was more than 30%, and even exceeded 70% in severe cases. In recent years, significant progress has been made in prenatal diagnostic techniques, prenatal and perinatal treatment, perinatal care, intensive care, and surgical procedures, which have greatly improved the success rate of treatment for CDH patients. This Topic Collection highlights cutting-edge findings related to the current status of diagnosis and treatment of CDH. Suggested topics:
  • Prenatal diagnosis of CDH
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Analgesia and sedation
  • Echocardiography and cardiopulmonary management (pulmonary hypertension (PHT))
  • Role of extracorporeal life support (ECLS) and surgical management of patients on ECMO: on (early or late) versus off
  • Surgical repair (minimally invasive or open)
  • Management of the defect not amenable to primary repair
  • Long term follow-up
  • Role of standardization (guidelines) in improving care

Guest Editors

Prof. Erik D. Skarsgard, British Columbia Children’s Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada Dr. Zheng Tan, Children’s Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China

Submission Information

Please submit your manuscript before 30th November 2023 via the journal’s submission system: ScholarOne Manuscripts. Please select the special issue name ‘Current status of Treatment of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia' when submitting your manuscript. Preliminary enquiries and manuscript submissions may be sent in the first instance to the Journal Editorial Office (wjps@zju.edu.cn). To submit, please consult the Author Guidelines for more information about the journal, manuscript types, and instructions for manuscript preparation. The link to Author Guidelines is available here. The Call for Papers is also available to view as a PDF.