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It is unclear whether a topical pharyngeal anesthesia adds any benefit to the upper gastrointestinal endoscopy under a propofol sedation. We hypothesize that a topical pharyngeal anesthesia does not ease the upper gastrointestinal endoscopy under propofol sedation. The aim of this study is therefore to quantify the impact of a topical pharyngeal anesthesia to the upper gastrointestinal endoscopy in patients sedated with propofol.
Patients will be randomized to receive a topical pharyngeal spray containing either an anesthetic drug (lidocaine 10%) or a placebo. Thereafter the upper endoscopy will be conducted in its standard manner.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Lidocaine 10%, Diluted gentian root solution
University Hospital; Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:28-0400
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