Ventilatory predictors of pulmonary hypoplasia in congenital diaphragmatic hernia, confirmed by morphologic assessment.

We carried out a prospective study in 66 infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia within the first 6 hours of life to determine whether outcome is related to the degree of underlying pulmonary hypoplasia, as predicted by preoperative PaCO2, when correlated with an index of ventilation (VI = mean airway pressure X respiratory rate) and confirmed by… CONTINUE READING