[Severity and prognosis of congenital diaphragmatic hernia from the viewpoint of perioperative respiratory function].

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We studied severity and prognosis of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) by using preductal arterial blood gas analysis (BGA) and pulmonary function tests (PFTs) in 29 newborn infants. CDH was diagnosed within 24 hours of life, and surgical repair was performed through an abdominal approach after a period of stabilization. The infants were classified into… (More)

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