Ketamine gargle for attenuating postoperative sore throat


Canbay O. , Celebi N., Sahin A., Celiker V., Ozgen S., Aypar U.

BRITISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIA, vol.100, no.4, pp.490-493, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 100 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/bja/aen023
  • Title of Journal : BRITISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.490-493

Abstract

Background. Tracheal intubation is a foremost cause of trauma to the airway mucosa, resulting in postoperative sore throat (POST) with reported incidences of 21 - 65%. We compared the effectiveness of ketamine gargles with placebo in preventing POST after endotracheal intubation.