How useful is the lung-to-head ratio in predicting outcome in the fetus with congenital diaphragmatic hernia? A systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Baath2007HowUI,
  title={How useful is the lung-to-head ratio in predicting outcome in the fetus with congenital diaphragmatic hernia? A systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Muhammad E Ba'ath and Edwin Chitran Jesudason and Paul D Losty},
  journal={Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={897-906}
}
OBJECTIVE Fetal surgery to improve lung growth comprises tracheal occlusion in selected 'high-risk' fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Sonographically measured fetal lung-to-head ratio (LHR) is utilized to recruit candidates for fetal surgery. This study provides a meta-analysis of the evidence regarding the prognostic use of lung-to-head ratio measurements in fetal CDH. METHODS MEDLINE, SCOPUS and ISI PROCEEDINGS databases were searched for MeSH terms: lung, head, hernia and… CONTINUE READING