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Leading Hospital Wants to Study Birth Defects

Leading Hospital Wants to Study Birth Defects

A leading children's hospital is willing to increase the rate of survival of infants who are born with birth defects that the parents never knew until their baby is detected.

According to Dr. Brad Warner, chief surgeon at St. Louis Hospital said that he along with others is planning a study to better understand Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia also called as CDH. One in every 2000 infants is detected with this condition. And, unfortunately merely half of them survive until their first birthday.

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia happens when diaphragm that separates the chest cavity from abdomen, is not fully formed within the womb. As a consequence, the entire belly content drifts to the chest resulting in improper development of lungs.

Eight infants died at the St. Louis Hospital in previous year from Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.

As a part of a nationwide database registry, the doctors of St. Louis Hospital will collect and keep a record of the information on children with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. To continue the process, they are likely to employ faculties who are capable of exploring fetal operation intervention and are continuing their work to accumulate DNA for experimentation.

Treatments for such birth defect differ.

Many of them are stillborn. Most of the infants who die from such birth defect normally have not enough pulmonary tissues to stay alive. Hypertension in the pulmonary blood vessels is also sometimes developed. Medicines or treatments to reduce the blood pressure within the lungs may result in overall low blood pressure that can be fatal for the baby.

On the other hand, some of the babies who survive are in suffering from the very next moment the umbilical cord is compressed. The others however stay alright for the early hours of their life, but get worse later.

There is another group of babies that initially show no symptoms but later start showing signs. Generally they have bowel sound in the chest and that divulge the defect.

In some instances, the surgeons perform a surgery on the expecting mothers and the fetuses to detect the problem before birth, but the process may enhance the risks.

Hopefully, children with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia can grow up and be hail and healthy adults.

Doctors are hopeful about better understanding of the forecasters of bad and good results of the infants with CDH along with how to diagnose and treat the complications which may arise.


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