2018, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A
Usefulness of inhaled budesonide suspension in preventing POST during tracheal intubation
Author(s): Dr. Keten Sharma
Abstract: Background: Postoperative sore throat and hoarseness are common complaints from patients receiving tracheal intubation. The present study was conducted to assess the usefulness of inhaled budesonide suspension in preventing POST during tracheal intubation.
Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 56 patients of both genders undergoing surgical procedure. The patients were randomly divided into 2 groups of 28 each. Group I received 200 μg budesonide inhalation suspension, using a metered dose inhaler and in group II, no such intervention was performed before intubation or after extubation. In both groups, POST was assessed at 2, 6, 12 and 24 hours.
Results: At 2 hours, 6 patients in group I and 25 in group II had symptoms. At 6 hours, 4 in group I and 20 in group II had symptoms. At 12 hours, 2 in group I and 16 in group II had symptoms. At 24 hours, none in group I and 14 in group II had symptoms. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Inhaled budesonide suspension is effective in patients undergoing any procedure and preventing postoperative sore throat.
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Dr. Keten Sharma. Usefulness of inhaled budesonide suspension in preventing POST during tracheal intubation. Int J Med Anesthesiology 2018;1(1):01-03. DOI: 10.33545/26643766.2018.v1.i1a.1