Pain Score within Twenty-Four Hours Post-Endoscopic Ultrasonography: A Comparison Between with or without Fine Needle Aspiration Procedure

Somchai Amornyotin, Katelamai Saivaew, Kittiya Vichitmala
  • Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research, January 2015, ACT Publishing Group
  • DOI: 10.17554/j.issn.2224-3992.2015.04.555

Pain Score Post-Endoscopic Ultrasonography: A Comparison Between with or without FNA

What is it about?

To compare the pain score within twenty-four hours postendoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) with or without fine needle aspiration (FNA) procedure in adult patients.

Why is it important?

One hundred and twenty-four patients, 84 patients only with EUS procedure (group D) and 40 patients with EUS and FNA procedures (group F), were enrolled. All procedures were completed successfully. Sedative and analgesic agents in both groups were propofol, midazolam and fentanyl and were comparable the dose among the two groups. The mean procedural time in D and F was 39.8±19.1 and 60.6±26.0 minutes, respectively. Mean pain score at baseline and at 2, 6, 12, 18 and 24 hours post-EUS was not significantly different between the two groups. Additionally, total dose of pethidine used for pain control after EUS procedure in both groups was not significantly different.

Perspectives

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

EUS-induced abdominal pain is mild and mainly occurs within six hours after the procedure. Pain score within twenty-four hours after EUS with or without fine needle aspiration procedure is comparable.

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