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The effect of betamethasone gel in reducing sore throat, cough, and hoarseness after laryngo-tracheal intubation.
Middle East J Anaesthesiol. 2007 Feb; 19(1):197-204.ME

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIMS

Tracheal intubation for general anesthesia often leads to traumatization of the airway mucosa resulting in postoperative sore throat, hoarseness and cough. This study was undertaken to determine the effects of betamethasone gel in reducing these complications.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

One hundred patients (ASA I-II) to undergo endotracheal intubation, were randomly divided equally into two groups; 50 Case (Group A). 50 Control (Group B). The tracheal tubes for Case Group A were lubricated with 0.05% betamethasone gel and for the Control Group B with KY gel. Patients were interviewed at end of procedures and 1 and 24 hour after extubation.

RESULTS

The incidence and severity of sore throat, hoarseness and cough, 1 and 24 hours postoperatively was reduced significantly in Case Group A.

CONCLUSION

Betamethasone gel, when was used for lubrication of endotracheal tubes pre-operatively, was shown to be effective in decreasing postoperative sore throat, hoarseness, and cough.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Dept. of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran. mehrabad@sums.ac.irNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17511193

Citation

Kazemi, Asif, and Afshin Amini. "The Effect of Betamethasone Gel in Reducing Sore Throat, Cough, and Hoarseness After Laryngo-tracheal Intubation." Middle East Journal of Anaesthesiology, vol. 19, no. 1, 2007, pp. 197-204.
Kazemi A, Amini A. The effect of betamethasone gel in reducing sore throat, cough, and hoarseness after laryngo-tracheal intubation. Middle East J Anaesthesiol. 2007;19(1):197-204.
Kazemi, A., & Amini, A. (2007). The effect of betamethasone gel in reducing sore throat, cough, and hoarseness after laryngo-tracheal intubation. Middle East Journal of Anaesthesiology, 19(1), 197-204.
Kazemi A, Amini A. The Effect of Betamethasone Gel in Reducing Sore Throat, Cough, and Hoarseness After Laryngo-tracheal Intubation. Middle East J Anaesthesiol. 2007;19(1):197-204. PubMed PMID: 17511193.
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