A randomized, double-blind comparison of licorice versus sugar-water gargle for prevention of postoperative sore throat and postextubation coughing.

@article{Ruetzler2013ARD,
  title={A randomized, double-blind comparison of licorice versus sugar-water gargle for prevention of postoperative sore throat and postextubation coughing.},
  author={Kurt Ruetzler and Michael Fleck and Sabine Nabecker and Kristina Pinter and Gordian Landskron and Andrea M Lassnigg and Jing Lin You and Daniel I Sessler},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2013},
  volume={117 3},
  pages={614-21}
}
BACKGROUND One small study suggests that gargling with licorice before induction of anesthesia reduces the risk of postoperative sore throat. Double-lumen tubes are large and thus especially likely to provoke sore throats. We therefore tested the hypothesis that preoperative gargling with licorice solution prevents postoperative sore throat and postextubation coughing in patients intubated with double-lumen tubes. METHODS We enrolled 236 patients having elective thoracic surgery who required… CONTINUE READING