Topical pharyngeal anesthesia without intravenous sedation during upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.

@article{Dhir1997TopicalPA,
  title={Topical pharyngeal anesthesia without intravenous sedation during upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.},
  author={Vinay Kumar Dhir and Vege Santhi Swaroop and K F Vazifdar and S D Wagle},
  journal={Indian journal of gastroenterology : official journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology},
  year={1997},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={10-1}
}
BACKGROUND There have been conflicting reports about the usefulness of topical pharyngeal anesthesia as a pre-endoscopic medication. AIMS To assess the effect of topical pharyngeal anesthesia without intravenous sedatives on easing upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. METHODS 153 consecutive consenting patients were randomized to receive either placebo (normal saline) spray (78 patients) or 80 mg of 4% lidocaine spray (75 patients). Difficulty of intubation was judged both by the patient and… CONTINUE READING

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