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One-year survival in congenital diaphragmatic hernia, 1995–2006
  1. N L Mettauer1,
  2. C M Pierce1,
  3. J V Cassidy2,
  4. E M Kiely3,
  5. A J Petros1
  1. 1
    Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK
  2. 2
    Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  3. 3
    Paediatric Surgical Unit, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK
  1. Dr Nicole Mettauer, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London WC1N 3JH, UK; nmettauer{at}bluewin.ch

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A retrospective study of neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) was conducted at Great Ormond Street Hospital, a tertiary paediatric centre, between January 1995 and December 2006 with comparison of two treatment periods of 6 years each. Management and 1-year survival rates of 147 consecutive patients using the oxygenation index to assess the severity of acute respiratory failure were analysed. In the first 6 years (January 1995 to December 2000, period 1) 64 neonates were admitted and in the second 6 years (January 2001 to December 2006, period 2) 83 neonates were treated.

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