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EFFECT ON POSTOPERATIVE SORE THROAT OF TOPICAL DEXAMETHASONE
ESRA Academy. LEE J. Sep 8, 2016; 138310; 0138 Topic: Acute Postoperative Pain - Postoperative & Perioperative Analgesia
JEONGHAN LEE
JEONGHAN LEE

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Background and Aims:

Postoperative sore throat (POST) is a complication that undermines patient satisfaction and increases discomfort. The present study examined the effects of dexamethasone gargle and endotracheal tube cuff soaking on the incidence and severity of POST.

Methods:

Ninety patients were randomly allocated into three groups undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy: 0.9% normal saline gargling and tube soaking (group C), 0.05% dexamethasone gargling and 0.9% normal saline tube soaking (group G), 0.9% normal saline gargling and 0.05% dexamethasone tube soaking (group S). The incidence and severity of POST were then assessed and recorded at 1, 3, 6, and 24 hours after surgery.

Results:

The incidence of POST was significantly lower in group G and group S at 3 hours after surgery compared to that in group C. At 6 hours after surgery, group S had a significantly lower incidence of POST than group C, and at 24 hours after surgery, both group G and group S had significantly lower incidences of POST than group C (P < 0.05). In addition, there were statistically significant differences in the severity of POST at 6 hours after surgery between group C and group S, and at 24 hours after surgery between group C and both group G and group S (P < 0.05).

Conclusions:

Among patients receiving laparoscopic cholecystectomy, those who gargled with 0.05% dexamethasone solution and those whose endotracheal tube cuff was soaked in the same solution before intubation experienced significantly lower incidence and severity of POST than the control group.

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