ADVERSE EVENTS OF UNSEDATED EGD IN SICK PATIENTS: THE IMPACT OF TOPICAL PHARYNGEAL ANESTHESIA
What is it about?
Pharyngeal anesthesia by using topical lidocaine is generally used as pretreatment for unsedated esophagogastroduodenoscopy (UEGD). The aim of this study was to compare and evaluate the minor adverse events of topical lidocaine for pharyngeal anesthesia when the topical lidocaine is used as a single agent for UEGD between sick and non-sick patients.
Why is it important?
There were 1,398 patients who underwent UEGD during the study period. After matching gender, duration of procedure and indications of endoscopy, there were 422 patients in group A and 418 patients in group B. All anesthesia were given by anesthetic personnel in the endoscopy room. There were no significant differences in patients’ characteristics, duration and indications of procedure, as well as overall, anesthesia and procedure-related complications between the two groups. All complications were comparable, easily treated, with no adverse sequelae.
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