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Sodium Bicarbonate for COVID-19
7 studies from 69 scientists
1,092 patients in 6 countries
Statistically significant lower risk for mortality, hospitalization, and recovery.
6 studies from 5 independent teams in 5 countries show significant improvements.
COVID-19 Sodium Bicarbonate studies. Jun 2024.
0 0.5 1 1.5+ All studies 43% Mortality 41% Hospitalization 39% Recovery 25% RCTs 35% RCT mortality 23% Early 65% Late 43% Favorssodium bicarbonate Favorscontrol
Home   Post   Share   @CovidAnalysis   Meta AnalysisMeta   SARS-CoV-2 requires acidic pH for fusion Kreutzberger. Alkalinization of the respiratory mucosa may reduce risk. We also present an analysis covering other alkalinization treatments Recent:
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Jun 13
Covid Analysis Sodium Bicarbonate for COVID-19: real-time meta analysis of 7 studies
Statistically significant lower risk is seen for mortality, hospitalization, and recovery. 6 studies from 5 independent teams in 5 countries show significant improvements. Meta analysis using the most serious outcome reported shows..
Jun 3
Shafiee et al., Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine, doi:10.1177/2515690x241258403 Alkalinization Using Sodium Bicarbonate for COVID-19 Treatment: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
27% lower mortality (p=0.02), 39% lower hospitalization (p=0.3), and 53% improved recovery (p=0.0005). Meta analysis of 7 studies showing significantly lower mortality, shorter hospitalization, and higher recovery with alkalinization using sodium bicarbonate for COVID-19.
Jan 9
Karami et al., Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research, doi:10.4103/ijnmr.ijnmr_38_23 A Comparison of the Effects of Chlorhexidine and Sodium Bicarbonate Mouthwashes on COVID-19–Related Symptoms
RCT 116 healthcare workers comparing 0.2% chlorhexidine mouthwash (n=36), 7.5% sodium bicarbonate mouthwash (n=40), and placebo (n=40) twice daily for 2 weeks, with symptoms followed for 4 weeks. There were lower symtoms and cases in both..
Mar 15
Wang et al., Frontiers in Public Health, doi:10.3389/fpubh.2023.1145669 Efficacy of nasal irrigation and oral rinse with sodium bicarbonate solution on virus clearance for COVID-19 patients
39% shorter hospitalization (p=0.0009). RCT 55 mild/moderate patients in China, showing shorter hospitalization with sodium bicarbonate nasal irrigation and oral rinsing. Oral rinse with 5% sodium bicarbonate solution three times daily. Nasal irrigation two times with the solut..
Nov 18
El-Badrawy et al., Research Square, doi:10.21203/ A randomized controlled trial of adjuvant inhalable sodium bicarbonate role in treatment of COVID-19
23% lower mortality (p=0.26) and 28% faster recovery (p<0.0001). RCT 546 patients showing significantly faster recovery and lower mortality with sodium bicarbonate (inhaled and nasal drops). The reduction in mortality is only statistically significant when excluding baseline critical cases. Inhalation ..
Aug 25
Baxter et al., Ear, Nose & Throat Journal, doi:10.1177/01455613221123737 Rapid initiation of nasal saline irrigation to reduce severity in high-risk COVID+ outpatients
Small RCT 79 PCR+ patients 55+ comparing pressure-based nasal irrigation with povidone-iodine and sodium bicarbonate, showing significantly lower hospitalization when compared with CDC data.
Jun 12
El-Badrawy et al., Indian Journal of Respiratory Care, doi:10.4103/ijrc.ijrc_48_21 Role of Sodium Bicarbonate as Adjuvant Treatment of Nonsevere Computed Tomography-identified COVID-19 Pneumonia: A Preliminary Report
57% lower mortality (p=0.37), 39% lower progression (p=0.52), and 19% improved recovery (p=0.03). Prospective study of 182 COVID-19 pneumonia patients, 127 treated with sodium bicarbonate inhalation and nasal drops, showing significantly faster recovery and improved CT scores with treatment. Authors note that contacts of index cases a..
May 28
Delić et al., Microorganisms, doi:10.3390/microorganisms10061118 Effects of Different Inhalation Therapy on Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Ventilated COVID-19 Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial
23% lower mortality (p=0.13). RCT mechanically ventilated patients in Croatia, 42 treated with sodium bicarbonate inhalation, and 52 control patients, showing no significant difference in mortality with treatment. Treated patients showed a lower incidence of gram-posi..
Dec 29
Soares et al., Brazilian Journal of Development, doi:10.34117/bjdv7n12-039 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
76% lower mortality (p=0.0001). Analysis of 76 ICU patients in Brazil, 44 treated with bronchoalveolar lavage using 3% sodium bicarbonate, showing significantly lower mortality with treatment. Bronchoalveolar lavage with 10ml of sodium bicarbonate solution directly into..
Jul 7
Mahto, M., Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, doi:10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23901 Gargling with 7.5% Sodium Bicarbonate Solution for SARS-CoV-2 Viremia Clearance: Our Institutional Clinical Experience
Report on 10 patients treated with sodium bicarbonate gargling, suggesting no significant improvements. There was no control group and gargling only, without inhalation or nasal spray/rinse.
Mar 19
Mody, K., Acta Scientific Orthopaedics, 4:4 Effect of 8.4% Soda-Bicarbonate Steam Inhalation on the Course of Disease in Mild to Moderate Cases of Covid-19
64% greater improvement (p=0.0007). RCT 60 hospitalized patients in India, showing significantly greater clinical improvement with inhaled sodium bicarbonate. Nasal and oral inhalation of nebulized 50ml 8.4% sodium bicarbonate for 5 minutes twice daily for 5 days.
Oct 14
Rashedi et al., Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin, doi:10.34172/apb.2021.047 Sodium Bicarbonate Nebulized Therapy in Patients with Confirmed COVID-19
Proposal for nebulized sodium bicarbonate therapy for prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection by raising endosomal pH and inhibiting viral entry into cells. Author proposes that inhalation of nebulized sodium bicarbonate solution (<5%) several..
May 19
Wardeh et al., Journal of Clinical Intensive Care and Medicine, doi:10.29328/journal.jcicm.1001029 Case reports of observed significant improvement in patients with ARDS due to COVID-19 and maximum ventilatory support after inhalation of sodium bicarbonate
Case series of four ventilated COVID-19 patients treated with sodium bicarbonate inhalation, all showing clinical and radiological improvement, with 2 patients extubated within 24-72 hours.
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