Preliminary observation of the use of sodium bicarbonate solution as an adjunct in the treatment of coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19): prognosis improvement in patients requiring intensive care / Observação preliminar do uso de solução de bicarbonato de sódio como coadjuvante no tratamento da doença coronavírus 2019 (COVID-19): melhora do prognóstico na necessidade de terapia intensiva

Carolina Pontes Soares, Simone Aparecida Fernandes da Silva, Fernanda Farias Soares, Edna Lopes Monteiro, Socorro Elizabeth Rodrigues de Souza, Andréia Fernandes Brilhante, Rita de Cássia Ribeiro Pereira, Joicely Melo Costa, Leandro Cavalcante Santos, Hemeson Lira de Moura, Ildercílio Mota de Souza Lima, Larissa Vanessa Machado Viana, Cydia de Menezes Furtado, Anselmo Fortunato Ruiz Rodriguez, Patrícia Rezende Prado, Cirley Maria de Oliveira Lobato, Angélica Bento de Almeida


Introduction: This study aimed to evaluate the use of sodium bicarbonate solution as an adjunct in the treatment of critically ill patients in an intensive care unit (ICU). Methods: A group of 76 patients were followed up, of which 44 received treatment with a sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) solution along with the conventional treatment, and 32 patients used only the conventional treatment. Results: In patients treated, there was an improvement in radiological findings, a decrease in opacity and bilateral consolidations, as well as reduced length of stay in the ICU, and mortality. Conclusion: The use of NaHCO3 solution as an adjunct in the treatment of COVID-19 improved prognosis compared to conventional treatment.




Coronavirus, Bronchoalveolar lavage, Sodium bicarbonate,intensive care unit

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