A study published by scientists at the University of Rochester indicates that a new blood test may make it easier to more quickly diagnose traumatic brain injury (TBI). This is great news, given that TBI factors into about one-third of all injury-related deaths.
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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.
A review was conducted for research published on interventions targeting transitions in care for senior persons living with dementia and their caregivers. Little is known about the core elements of successful transitions in care for dementia patients.
Severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) that occurs during REM sleep is associated with recurrent cardiovascular events in those with pre-existing cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in the issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a significant public health problem resulting in increased morbidity, mortality and increased hospital stay lengths and health care costs. Neonates admitted to neonatal intensive care units (NICU) are more vulnerable to HAIs because of their underlying susceptibility, to infection and the need for invasive procedures.
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 '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 .