patients requiring PPV after 5min were included in the study. 27 patients
were randomly assigned to receive 1.8meq/kg sodium bicarbonate and the
other group received D5. Patients with congenital malformations were
excluded from the study.1
patients in the sodium bicarbonate group and 19 patients in the D5 group
patients in the sodium bicarbonate group compared to 15 patients in
the control group suffered either death or neurological impairment (RR
significant differences were observed for encephalopathy, cerebral edema,
inotropic support, GI bleeds, pulmonary hemorrhage, PPHN or IVH.
pH 6hrs post treatment were equal between groups (7.32).