Diuretic soothes seizures in newborns

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Infants with seizures have few treatment options, because anticonvulsants effective in adults rarely work. A widely used diuretic takes advantage of the unique physiology of the developing brain and could lead to a therapy (pages 1205–1213).

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Figure 1: Model of bumetanide action on neonatal seizures.

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Fukuda, A. Diuretic soothes seizures in newborns. Nat Med 11, 1153–1154 (2005) doi:10.1038/nm1105-1153

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