Adverse Event Rate of Unsedated Esophagogastroduodenoscopy: a Comparison Between Healthy Adults and Cirrhotic Patients

Somchai Amornyotin
  • Gastroenterology & Hepatology Open Access, September 2016, MedCrave Group LLC
  • DOI: 10.15406/ghoa.2016.05.00142

Adverse Event Rate of Unsedated Esophagogastroduodenoscopy in Cirrhotic Patients

What is it about?

This study was aimed to evaluate and compare the adverse event rate of pharyngeal anesthesia when the topical lidocaine is used as a single agent for unsedated esophagogastroduodenoscopy (UEGD) between healthy adults and cirrhotic patients.

Why is it important?

Topical pharyngeal anesthesia might be a worthy technique for use in UEGD procedure even in the cirrhotic patients.


Somchai Amornyotin
Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University

UEGD in healthy adults and cirrhotic patients was safe and effective. Although, overall adverse event rate was relatively high, however, all adverse events in both groups were comparable, mild degree, transient and easily treated. No serious adverse events were observed in these two groups.

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