Influence of sex, age and smoking status on patient comfort during gastroscopy with pharyngeal anesthesia by a new benzocaine-tetracaine preparation
AL Gelly | A Farley | J Boyer | M Asselin | et al
patients underwent gastroscopy under pharyngeal anaesthesia
with benzocaine-tetracaine (Endospray; Axcan Pharma).
Patients recorded their perception of intubation, of
the rest of the procedure, of taste and of throat well-being
on visual analogue scales. Throat well-being and taste
scores were better for men than for women. There was
a strong trend for smokers to be more intolerant to
intubation than nonsmokers. There was a weak but significant
correlation for younger patients to be more intolerant
to intubation. This study points to age and smoking
status as possible factors influencing the perception
of gastroscopy under pharyngeal anesthesia.