Post operative sore throat: Comparison between Macintosh versus Video Laryngoscope in patients intubated by trainee anaesthetists - A Randomised Control Trial

  • Amin Ahmed Kapadia NICVD Karachi
  • Faraz Shafiq Aga Khan University
  • Amir Raza Aga Khan University
Keywords: Sore throat, Laryngoscopes, Anesthetists

Abstract

Objectives: Postoperative sore throat (POST) is a common complication related to endotracheal intubation. The aim of this study was to compare the incidence of POST in patients intubated by trainee anaesthetist using Video LaryngoscopeTM (VDL) or Conventional Macintosh Laryngoscope (CL).

Methods: Total 110 patient scheduled for elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy were included from main operating room of Aga Khan University Hospital between June 2017-2018. The standardized perioperative protocol was used for general anaesthesia. Selected patients were randomly allocated into conventional laryngoscopy (CL) group or video laryngoscopy (VDL) group. The evaluation of sore throat was done at 1st, 12th and 24th hour postoperatively using a ten-point visual analogue scale.

Results: The demographic characteristics, including intubation time, related complications or any other maneuver required were similar between the groups. The incidence of POST at 1st hour was 47% patients in CL group and 38% in VDL group (p=0.335). At 12th hour, 34.5% patients in CL and 38% in VDL reported POST (p=0.692). Similarly at 24th hour, 25% patients in CL and 16% in VDL group reported POST (p=0.669).

Conclusions: There was no significant difference in incidence of POST for patients intubated by trainee anaesthetists using either CL or VDL. Objective evidence of training and laryngoscope technique can impact of POST.

Registered at ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04334616.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.37.3.3365

How to cite this:
Kapadia AA, Shafiq F, Raza A. Post operative sore throat: Comparison between Macintosh versus Video Laryngoscope in patients intubated by trainee anaesthetists - A Randomised Control Trial. Pak J Med Sci. 2021;37(3):764-769.  doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.37.3.3365

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Author Biographies

Faraz Shafiq, Aga Khan University

Assistant Professor

Amir Raza, Aga Khan University

Statistician

Published
2021-03-26
How to Cite
Kapadia, A., Shafiq, F., & Raza, A. (2021). Post operative sore throat: Comparison between Macintosh versus Video Laryngoscope in patients intubated by trainee anaesthetists - A Randomised Control Trial. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, 37(3). https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.37.3.3365
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