Table 14

Updated and new recommendations regarding long-term follow-up in CDH124–142

Updated recommendationsStrength of consensusLevel of evidence
14.1 We recommend standardised multidisciplinary follow-up for children with CDH to provide surveillance and screening, optimal and timely diagnosis and clinical care adjusted to the level of risk.4B-NR
14.2 We recommend identifying the subset of CDH survivors at high risk of long-term morbidity as comprising those infants and children who require extracorporeal life support, who have been repaired with a patch or muscle flap or who require respiratory support at 30 days of life.4B-NR
New recommendation
14.3 Where possible, the following members should constitute the longitudinal multidisciplinary follow-up team for CDH survivors: paediatrics, developmental paediatrics, nutrition/dietary sciences, paediatric surgery, paediatric respirology and paediatric cardiology. Additional subspecialties or allied health professionals should be engaged as needed.4B-NR
  • CDH, congenital diaphragmatic hernia; NR, non-randomised.