Lidocaine for prevention of a sore throat following an operation under general anaesthetic | Cochrane
We reviewed the evidence of the effect of lidocaine for preventing a sore throat in people following an operation under general anaesthetic. (General anaesthetics are medicines used to send people asleep. They can be given via an intravenous line (IV) into the person's veins, via a mask, or via an endotracheal tube placed through the mouth past the larynx (voicebox) into the trachea. In this review the anaesthetic was given via an endotracheal tube.)
over 5 years ago
Recurrent sore throat is an inflammation of the throat occurring three or more times per year. Sore throat has many causes, including bacteria, viruses, fungi (uncommonly) and non-infective causes. It causes throat pain, redness, swelling, swollen lymph nodes and symptoms of other accompanying respiratory infections. Antibiotics are sometimes used to prevent recurrent sore throat on the basis that sore throats can be caused by bacteria. However, frequent use of antibiotics has been linked to the development of antibiotic resistance. We looked for studies (randomised controlled trials) that investigated the effectiveness of antibiotics for preventing recurrent sore throat in adults and children.
over 5 years ago
At 14 million outpatient visits each year pharyngitis (sore throat) is a common complaint in any emergency department. This is an arena, however, where professional society guidelines and conventional teaching do not do justice to the existing data. We scoured the world’s literature for high quality data, and offer a comprehensive review of potential benefits and harms of antibiotic and symptom therapy for streptococcal pharyngitis.
almost 6 years ago