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Title: Postoperative sore throat:Incidence, risk factors, and outcome
Authors: Annop Piriyapatsom
Sukanya Dej-Arkom
Thitima Chinachoti
Jarunee Rakkarnngan
Pensiri Srishewachart
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Aug-2013
Citation: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand. Vol.96, No.8 (2013), 936-942
Abstract: Background: Postoperative sore throat (POST) has been one of the most common complaints after anesthesia. In Siriraj Hospital, a high volume of general anesthesia is performed annually, but there was limited data regarding this complaint. Objective: To describe the incidence of POST and to determine risk factors associated with the occurrence of POST. Material and Method: Three hundred eighty seven patients were prospectively studied. Demographic data, airway management, and intra-operative data were recorded. Sore throat occurrence and its intensity at postoperative 24 hours as well as patient satisfaction were assessed. Results: The overall incidence of POST was 35.7% (95% confidence interval [CI] 30.9-40.7%) with the mean intensity of 29.8± 21.2. Operation of the neck was found to be an independent risk factor of 24-hour POST (odds ration [OR] 3.43, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.88-6.25, p<0.001), whereas in gynecological surgery the occurrence was significantly attenuated (OR 0.49, 95% CI 0.26-0.95, p = 0.035). Conclusion: POST was common after general anesthesia. Careful airway management might be the key to prevent this occurrence and to improve the quality of anesthetic care.
ISSN: 01252208
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