Evaluation of topical pharyngeal anaesthesia by benzocaine lozenge for upper endoscopy.

@article{Shaoul2006EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of topical pharyngeal anaesthesia by benzocaine lozenge for upper endoscopy.},
  author={Ron Shaoul and H Higaze and Alexandra Lavy},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2006},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={687-94}
}
BACKGROUND Among the randomized controlled trials evaluating the effect of pharyngeal anaesthesia only some suggest benefit. Spray is irritating for some people and leaves bitter taste in the throat. We hypothesized that delivering the local anaesthetic as a sucking lozenge would benefit the patients in terms of decreasing anxiety and will improve procedure… CONTINUE READING