Diuretic therapy for extremely preterm infants does not alleviate respiratory problems


eMediNexus    28 March 2018

Administration of diuretics to extremely preterm infants showed no benefit in overcoming respiratory problems in a study published March 26, 2018 in The Journal of Pediatrics. Ninety percent of the infants on diuretics needed supplemental oxygen vs 59% of infants who were not given diuretics.

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