Early perfluorodecalin lung distension in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

@article{Walker2003EarlyPL,
  title={Early perfluorodecalin lung distension in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.},
  author={Gregor Murray Walker and Kais Kasem and Stuart J O'Toole and Amye Watt and Charles H. Skeoch and Carl F. Davis},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={17-20; discussion 17-20}
}
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Pulmonary hypoplasia contributes to mortality in infants with severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Accelerated postnatal lung growth with perfluorocarbon lung distension has been demonstrated in animals. The authors present a study measuring perfluorodecalin distension in neonates with severe CDH on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support. METHODS Six consecutive neonates with CDH requiring ECMO support were recruited. The lungs were filled with… CONTINUE READING