Professional communication and publications
The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment keeps in contact with referring physicians through regular communication via our print newsletter, a new electronic newsletter, as well as phone and in-person interactions.
Our newsletter, In Utero Insights, keeps you informed about clinical and research advances at the Center that may be of interest to you in the management of your patients.
Recent issues of In Utero Insights include:
- MFM/Cardiology Collaboration Improves Fetal Management and Care — highlights the importance of collaboration in helping to ensure the best outcomes for fetuses with all forms of cardiovascular disease;
- Research Update: Using Maternal Hyperoxygenation Testing to Plan Postnatal Intervention for Babies with Congenital Heart Lesions — focuses on the role of MH testing in assessment of fetuses with congenital heart lesions;
- Advances in Imaging: Early Gestational Fetal Cardiovascular Imaging — features the imaging experience and capabilities of the Fetal Heart Program, with a focus on the importance of early imaging;
- Case Study: Open Fetal Surgery for Pericardial Teratoma — presents a case in which multidisciplinary input from experts within the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment and the Fetal Heart Program led to an excellent outcome;
- Beyond Therapy: Studying the Effects of Maternal Stress After a Prenatal Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Disease — outlines the results of a study focused on maternal psychological stress after prenatal diagnosis of CHD;
- Educational Resources — including upcoming events, recent publications and a new online CME on the management of fetal lung lesions;
- The Cardiac Center: Expert Care from Before Birth Through Adulthood — highlights the surgical outcomes of the Cardiac Center, as well as the programs and services available to patients from before birth through adulthood.
In CDH, the diaphragm doesn't close properly, leaving a hole in the muscle through which the contents of the abdomen can pass. ©CHOP
- Rare Continuity of Care for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia — presents an overview of the comprehensive care required for babies with this complex condition;
- Beyond Therapy: Keeping Family at the Center of Care — focuses on the mental and emotional support services that can help the entire family facing a CDH diagnosis;
- Collaboration Across the Continuum: One-of-a-Kind Team Sets Standard for Specialized Care — highlights CHOP’s Neonatal Surgical Team, a unique approach to treating babies with CDH;
- Advances in Imaging: Employing Expert, Thorough Analysis to Better Predict Outcomes — introduces the careful diagnostic testing and interpretation of results as a standard of care for CDH patients;
- Research Update: Outcomes in CDH Survivors — features long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes data collected by CHOP’s Pulmonary Hypoplasia Program;
- News from the Fetal Heart Program: Pulmonary Hypertension in Children with Lung Hypoplasia — examines the diagnosis of related cardiac conditions that may accompany CDH, and;
- Educational Resources — including a new CDH flip chart, educational DVDs, online CMEs, and upcoming conferences featuring our experts.
Placing a pigtail shunt to treat LUTO. ©CHOP
- Pathways to Improved Outcomes: Lower Urinary Tract Obstructions (LUTO);
- Urologic Issues Associated with Spina Bifida;
- Case Study: Gender Discrepancy;
- Caring for Children With Exstrophy/Epispadias Complex;
- Research Update: LUTO; and
- Educational Resources — 2 new DVDs available from the Center.
Fetus with myelomeningocele. ©CHOP
- Birth of a Breakthrough — a landmark study co-led by CHOP found prenatal repair of myelomeningocele (the most severe form of spina bifida) can substantially improve outcomes;
- Major Milestones — breakthroughs in myelomeningocele research by Center team members;
- New Online CME: Fetal Myelomeningocele Repair; and
- This special issue is also available en Español.
- Continuum of Care: Abdominal Wall Defects — including gastroschisis and omphalocele;
- Individualized Support for Abdominal Wall Defects;
- Care for the Surgical Neonate;
- Case Study: Abdominal Wall Defects; and
- Research Update: Pulmonary Hypoplasia.
- Comprehensive Care for Twin Pregnancies — including twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), monoamniotic twins, twin arterial reversed syndrome (TRAP), conjoined twins and others;
- Supporting Families from Evaluation Through Follow Up;
- Cardiovascular Scoring System for TTTS;
- Sonography of Complicated Monochorionic Twin Pregnancies;
- New Online CME: Prenatal Management of TTTS; and
- Research Update: TTTS.
Full body CT showing skeletal dysplasia. ©CHOP
- One Team, Many Disciplines — an introduction to the Center's multidisciplinary approach to care;
- Broad Range of Services that are coordinated to make the patient experience seamless;
- Advances in Imaging: Skeletal Dysplasias;
- Fetal Heart Program: Transposition of the Great Arteries; and
- SDU Snapshot: Delivering Hope — a glimpse into our Special Delivery Unit, the world's first birth facility for moms carrying babies with fetal anomalies.
We are here to support you. For more information, contact The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at 1-800-IN-UTERO (1-800-468-8376) or use our contact form for professionals.
We look forward to hearing from you.