We developed the congenital diaphragmatic hernia congenital prognostic index (CDH-CPI) to incorporate all known prognostic variables into a single composite index to improve prognostic accuracy. The purpose of this study is to examine the ability of the CDH-CPI to predict survival in patients with left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia and to determine if the index has a stronger correlation with survival than each of the individual components.
A retrospective review of patients with left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia between 2004 and 2010 was conducted. Ten prenatal parameters of the CDH-CPI were collected, total score was tabulated, and patients stratified according to total score and survival.
Sixty-four patients with a prenatal diagnosis of left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia were identified. Patients with a CDH-CPI score of 8 or higher had a significantly higher survival than patients with a CDH-CPI score of lower than 8. The CDH-CPI has the strongest correlation with survival compared with the individual parameters measured. The CDH-CPI correlates with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation use, and 75% of patients with a score of 5 or lower were placed on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
The CDH-CPI accurately stratifies survival in left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia. The amalgamation of 10 prenatal parameters of the CDH-CPI may be a better prenatal predictor than any single prognostic variable currently used.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: To investigate the relationship between early right ventricular function measured by tissue Doppler imaging and early outcome measures in newborn infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
Retrospective cohort study.
Surgical neonatal ICU within a regional pediatric center.
Twenty newborn infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
Analysis of serial echocardiograms in a cohort of 20 infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia was done. Tissue Doppler early diastolic and systolic myocardial velocities were measured to assess diastolic and systolic function, respectively, in the basal right ventricle. Pulmonary:systemic peak pressure ratio was estimated using velocity of tricuspid regurgitation. Physiologic, treatment, and early outcome data (duration of respiratory support and length of stay) were recorded. For analysis, duration of respiratory support was selected as the main outcome measure, and infants were divided into two groups based on median duration of respiratory support of 21 days: duration of respiratory support more than 21 days and duration of respiratory support less than 21 days. In 16 surviving infants, mean right ventricular early diastolic myocardial velocity on days 1 and 2 of life correlated with length of stay and duration of respiratory support (r = -0.75, p = 0.002 and r = -0.84, p = 0.0001, respectively). Mean pulmonary:systemic peak pressure ratio on days 1 and 2 of life did not significantly correlate with outcome measures. At receiver-operating characteristics analysis, averaged right ventricular early diastolic myocardial velocity on days 1 and 2 of life of less than 4.6 cm/s predicted duration of respiratory support more than 21 days, with 100% sensitivity and 88% specificity (area under the curve = 0.96, p = 0.002). Right ventricular early diastolic myocardial velocity was significantly lower in the first week of life in the duration of respiratory support more than 21-day group on days 1 and 2 and days 7 and 8. After surgery, right ventricular early diastolic myocardial velocity decreased in the duration of respiratory support more than 21-day group and was significantly lower at days 3 and 4 postoperative.
Tissue Doppler imaging mean right ventricular early diastolic myocardial velocity on days 1 and 2 of life predicted early outcome in surviving infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Right ventricular diastolic dysfunction is associated with disease severity in congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Right ventricular function may be optimized by delaying surgical repair in infants with severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 08/2013; 15(1). DOI:10.1097/PCC.0b013e31829b1e7a · 2.34 Impact Factor
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Background/purpose:
Neonates with significant congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) require cardiopulmonary support. Management has been characterized by progressive abandonment of hyperventilation. Ability to prognosticate outcomes using measures of ventilation and oxygenation with gentle ventilation remains unclear. We sought to determine whether assessment of gas exchange at the time of NICU admission is predictive of survival in this current era.
Neonates with CDH admitted to a Children's Hospital from 1995 to 2006 were evaluated for demographics, blood gas (ABG) measurements and ventilator settings for the first 48hours, and discharge outcome.
One-hundred-and-nineteen CDH patients were admitted, 88 (74%) survived. Mean admission ABG pCO2 was higher in infants who died compared to survivors (86±48 versus 49±20, p≤0.001); positive predictive value (PPV) for mortality of pCO2≥80mmHg was 0.71. Mean first hour preductal oxygen saturation (preductalO2Sat) was lower in infants who died compared to survivors (81±17 versus 97±5, p<0.001); PPV for mortality of preductalO2Sat<85% was 0.82. Eleven patients met both pCO2 and preductalO2Sat criteria, and 10 (91%) died, PPV of 0.92. Within hours of admission, pCO2 and preductalO2Sat differences between survivors and nonsurvivors lost significance.
Admission pCO2 and preductalO2Sat may be useful in predicting survival in neonatal CDH. The differential in gas exchange between survivors and nonsurvivors loses significance with contemporary neonatal care.
Journal of Pediatric Surgery 08/2014; 49(8):1197-201. DOI:10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2014.03.011 · 1.39 Impact Factor
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