A double-blind randomized trial of low-dose versus high-dose topical anaesthesia in unsedated upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.

@article{Mulcahy1996ADR,
  title={A double-blind randomized trial of low-dose versus high-dose topical anaesthesia in unsedated upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.},
  author={Hugh E. Mulcahy and Ralph R SH Greaves and Anne Ballinger and Stephen E. Patchett and A Riches and PeterD. Fairclough and Michael J. G. Farthing},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={1996},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={
          975-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy is frequently performed on unsedated subjects. Pharyngeal anaesthesia is thought to improve patient tolerance to the procedure but the optimum dose of anaesthesia is not known. The aim of this study was to assess the benefits of low-dose vs. high-dose topical anaesthesia in unsedated gastroscopy. METHODS One hundred and fourteen subjects attending for diagnostic gastroscopy were studied. Patients were randomized to receive either 30 mg or 100 mg of… CONTINUE READING
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