Comparison between lignocaine 2% gel and water-based lubricant in reducing post intubation sore throat

S. C. Teoh, Choon Yee Lee

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Introduction: Sore throat following tracheal intubation is a common postoperative complaint with a reported incidence of up to 90%. We performed a prospective randomised double-blind clinical trial to compare the effectiveness of lignocaine 2% gel with water-based lubricant (KY Jelly) in reducing postintubation sore throat. Materials and Methods: One hundred and fifty one patients with American Society of Anaesthesiologists (ASA) physical status I or II undergoing elective surgery under general anaesthesia with tracheal intubation were enrolled into this study. Cuffed endotracheal tubes were lubricated with either lignocaine 2% (Group A) or a water-based lubricant (Group B). Patients were assessed at three intervals (1, 12, and 24 h after surgery) by a blinded investigator for presence of sore throat, severity of sore throat and throat related complaints. Results: Significantly larger number of patients in Group A complained of throat dryness at 1 h (p=0.035) and sore throat at 12 h (p=0.001). Incidences of sore throat and throat related complaints were comparable at other time intervals. No differences in severity of sore throat were observed, and none of the patients required further treatment. Conclusion: Lignocaine 2% gel was not effective in reducing post-intubation sore throat in comparison with water-based lubricant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-91
Number of pages7
JournalBrunei International Medical Journal
Volume10
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Complications
  • Lignocaine gel
  • Lubricant
  • Post-intubation
  • Sore throat
  • Water-based lubricant

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Comparison between lignocaine 2% gel and water-based lubricant in reducing post intubation sore throat. / Teoh, S. C.; Lee, Choon Yee.

In: Brunei International Medical Journal, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2014, p. 85-91.

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