Suppression of cough during emergence from general anesthesia: laryngotracheal lidocaine through a modified endotracheal tube.


STUDY OBJECTIVE To ascertain if coughing during emergence from general anesthesia can be suppressed with a modified endotracheal tube. DESIGN Randomized, double-blind, controlled study. SETTING Operating rooms at a university hospital. PATIENTS 46 adult ASA physical status I, II, and III patients requiring elective surgery. INTERVENTIONS Patients… (More)