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Effectiveness of Furosemide in Respiratory Care

Diuretic therapy—commonly given to extremely preterm infants to help them overcome respiratory problems—appears to offer no benefit for this purpose, according to an analysis by researchers at the National Institutes of Health.

Surprisingly, infants in the study who received diuretic therapy were more likely to require respiratory support, compared to extremely preterm infants with similar respiratory problems who did not receive the therapy. The study is published in the Journal of Pediatrics.

TBI laws Effective at Reducing Rate of Recurrent Concussions

Since 2014, all 50 states and the District of Columbia have enacted one or more traumatic brain injury (TBI) laws, more commonly known as concussion laws. These laws often include mandates to remove athletes from play following an actual or suspected concussion, requirements to be cleared to return to play, and annual education of coaches, parents, and/or athletes regarding concussion signs or symptoms.

MossRehab Renewed Traumatic Brain Injury Model System

MossRehab 's Drucker Brain Injury Unit and the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI) – both part of Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia – received their renewal grant for the 5th time from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) to continue as a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model System .