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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 Laryngoscope™ (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.

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Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences

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