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Chest Infections: Chest Infections: Bacterial |

Effect of Bronchoalveolar Lavage With Sodium Bicarbonate on Lower Respiratory Tract Pathogens

Dina AbdAlla, MD; Mohammad El Badrawy, MD; Mohammad Abou Elela; Noha Abou El-khier; Taha Abdelgawad; Amro Moawad; Aida Yousef
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Mansoura Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura, Egypt


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A88. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.093
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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.

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