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Preoperative stabilisation in congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
  1. P H Cartlidge,
  2. N P Mann,
  3. L Kapila


    Critically ill infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia were treated by either early surgery or delayed surgery after preoperative stabilisation. The preoperative stabilisation was aimed at correcting acidosis and hypoxia, thereby reducing the severity of persistent fetal circulation. Survival improved from 12.5% after early surgery to 52.9% after delayed surgery.

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