Tasnim A. Najaf

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OBJECTIVES Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) remains a significant cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Previous studies have suggested that hospital volume is an independent predictor of in-hospital mortality. We sought to validate this effect using a large national database incorporating 37 free-standing children's(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prenatal factors associated with the need for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and neonatal survival in congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). STUDY DESIGN A retrospective cohort study of all cases of CDH seen in our center between 1998 and 2008. Prenatal ultrasound and neonatal records were reviewed. Both univariable(More)
Ventilation practices have changed significantly since the initial reports in the mid 1980 of successful use of permissive hypercapnia and spontaneous ventilation [often called gentle ventilation (GV)] in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). However, there has been little standardization of these practices or of the physiologic limits that(More)
To define the interval between clinical presentation of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and bowel perforation in neonates. Charts of neonates with discharge diagnosis of NEC (n = 124) from our NICU during 2004–2008 were retrospectively reviewed. Demographic data were collected. Acute episode of NEC was defined as the interval between clinical presentations(More)
OBJECTIVE The 2011 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines address imaging after initial febrile urinary tract infection (UTI) in infants >2 months of age. We sought to determine the frequency of upper urinary tract anomalies (hydronephrosis and vesicoureteral reflux (VUR)) in hospitalized premature infants with UTI. STUDY DESIGN We(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to characterize medical and surgical therapies and short-term outcomes in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis of CDH infants admitted to 27 children's hospitals submitting data to Children's Hospital Neonatal Database (CHND) from 2010 to 2013, stratified by gestational(More)
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