SESSION TITLE: Chest Infections: Bacterial
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
PURPOSE: All microbes grow within a particular range of external pH. Respiratory infections cause local acidosis that may inhibit bacterial killing by airway surface liquid. The present study was conducted to evaluate effect of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) with sodium bicarbonate (SB) 8.4% on the retrieved respiratory tract pathogens.