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The Gift That Keeps Giving

Published on in Philanthropy Report

Twice Born

Twice Born: Stories from the Special Delivery Unit, the gripping three-part series, aired by PBS in March 2015, shares the stories of four families with high-risk pregnancies who journey to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia from across the country for help and hope not available elsewhere.

Management of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Published on in In Utero Insights

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a complex and challenging anomaly. Over the past 20 years, the team at CHOP has managed more pregnancies diagnosed with CDH than any center in the country, helping to advance care for these patients. Read about our continued efforts to improve survival in severely affected children.

Fetoscopic Endoluminal Tracheal Occlusion (FETO) in Severe Left CDH

Published on in In Utero Insights

Advances in the postnatal management of patients with CDH have resulted in improved survival rates. Despite these strides, there remain high rates of morbidity and mortality in cases of severe CDH. CHOP recently received FDA approval to pursue a feasibility study of fetoscopic endoluminal tracheal occlusion (FETO) for severe cases of CDH.

Research Update: 8- to 13-Year Study of Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Children with Pulmonary Hypoplasia

Published on in In Utero Insights

The Pulmonary Hypoplasia Program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to tracking outcomes of children with pulmonary hypoplasia in an effort to improve understanding and care. A recent review of neurodevelopmental outcomes at 5 years of age found that CDH survivors are at increased risk for developing emotionally reactive and pervasive developmental problems.