Comparison Between The Effects of Betamethasone Gel And Lidocaine Jelly To Reduce PostOperative Tracheal Tube Related Airway Symptoms

  • Syed Sajjad Alam Liaquat National Hospital & Medical College Karachi Pakistan
  • Nighat Abbas Liaquat National Hospital & Medical College Karachi Pakistan
  • Ali Asghar Liaquat National Hospital & Medical College Karachi Pakistan
  • Muhammad Rafique Liaquat National Hospital & Medical College Karachi Pakistan
  • Khadijah Abid Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology, Karachi Pakistan
Keywords: Betamethasone, Endotracheal tube, General anesthesia, Intubation, Post-operative airway complications

Abstract

Objective: To determine the role of betamethasone gel and lidocaine jelly on reducing the post-operative airway complications related to tracheal tube.

Study Design: Comparative prospective study.

Place and Duration of Study: Department of Anesthesia, Liaquat National Hospital, from Jul 2019 to Jan 2020.

Methodology: A total of 150 patients were randomly assigned into three different groups; group-B (0.05% betamethasone gel), group-L (tube lubricated with 2% lidocaine jelly) and group-C (intubated with un-lubricated tubes). Patients were assigned by using lottery method, which was carried out by a research assistant who was not involved in the study. There were 50 patients in each group.

Results: Post-operative sore throat and post-extubation cough at 24-hours were statistically insignificant (p>0.05) between groups while hoarseness of voice at 24-hours postoperatively was significant (p<0.05) in all the groups. The overall difference for severity of postoperative sore throat, hoarseness of voice and post-extubation cough at24 hours in the groups B, L, and C were statistically significant (<0.05).

Conclusion: The application of betamethasone gel on endotracheal tube before intubation reduces the post-extubation cough, severity of post-operative sore throat, hoarseness of voice and post-extubation cough in comparison with the application of lidocaine jelly and un-lubricated ETT.

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Published
2022-02-28
How to Cite
Alam, S., Abbas, N., Asghar, A., Rafique, M., & Abid, K. (2022). Comparison Between The Effects of Betamethasone Gel And Lidocaine Jelly To Reduce PostOperative Tracheal Tube Related Airway Symptoms. PAFMJ, 72(1), 185-89. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v72i1.6575
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