A low-sodium solution for airway care: results of a multicenter trial.

@article{Christensen2010ALS,
  title={A low-sodium solution for airway care: results of a multicenter trial.},
  author={Robert D. Christensen and Erick Henry and Vickie L. Baer and Nhan Hoang and Gregory L. Snow and Gorgi Rigby and Jill Burnett and Susan E. Wiedmeier and Roger G. Faix and Larry D. Eggert},
  journal={Respiratory care},
  year={2010},
  volume={55 12},
  pages={1680-5}
}
BACKGROUND Normal saline is sometimes instilled into the endotracheal tube preparatory to airway suctioning, to assist in removing thick secretions. However, saline can damage the antimicrobial properties of airway secretions. We previously described a low-sodium physiologically based solution for airway care and reported a small (n = 60) randomized trial… CONTINUE READING