Infant Journal
for neonatal and paediatric healthcare professionals

Neonatal Research Priority Setting Partnership: help wanted

Katie Evans
Neonatal Research Priority Setting Partnership Project Co-ordinator and Clinical Research Fellow in Neonatal Medicine at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Chris Gale
Academic Neonatologist and Neonatal Society Meeting Secretary

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gastroschisis; abdominal wall defect; congenital abnormality; surgery; silo
Key points
  1. The survival of gastroschisis in high income countries is now greater than 95%.
  2. Complex gastroschisis has worse outcomes than simple gastroschisis.
  3. Surgical management aims to reduce the herniated viscera and close the abdominal wall defect. This can be achieved by primary closure or staged reduction.