Standardized reporting for congenital diaphragmatic hernia--an international consensus.

  title={Standardized reporting for congenital diaphragmatic hernia--an international consensus.},
  author={Kevin Patrick Lally and Robert E. Lasky and Pamela A. Lally and Pietro Bagolan and Carl F. Davis and Bjorn P Frenckner and R. Hirschl and Max R Langham and Terry L. Buchmiller and Noriaki Usui and D Tibboel and J Michael Wilson},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={48 12},
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) remains a significant cause of neonatal death. A wide spectrum of disease severity and treatment strategies makes comparisons challenging. The objective of this study was to create a standardized reporting system for CDH. METHODS Data were prospectively collected on all live born infants with CDH from 51 centers in 9 countries. Patients who underwent surgical correction had the diaphragmatic defect size graded (A-D) using a standardized… CONTINUE READING

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