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of 'Neonatal acute kidney injury: Evaluation, management, and prognosis'
Sodium bicarbonate administration and outcome in preterm infants.
Berg CS, Barnette AR, Myers BJ, Shimony MK, Barton AW, Inder TE
J Pediatr. 2010;157(4):684. Epub 2010 Jun 30.
The short-term outcomes of sodium bicarbonate therapy in preterm infants were investigated by retrospective analysis of 165 of 984 infants who received sodium bicarbonate. The infants treated with sodium bicarbonate were more immature and had greater severity of illness and more adverse outcomes. Sodium bicarbonate therapy did not improve the blood pH.
Department of Pediatrics, St Louis Children's Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA.