International Journal of Advanced Research in Medicine
2021, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part I
Comparative assessment of the effect of nebulised magnesium sulphate on the incidence of post-operative sore throat
Author(s): Dr. G Bhavani and Dr. Ravinder B
Aim: The aim of the present study to determine the effect of Nebulised Magnesium Sulphate on the Incidence of Post-Operative Sore Throat.
Methods: This was a prospective, comparative study conducted in the Department of anaesthesiology, RVM institute of medical sciences & research centre India, for the period of 1 year. 50 Patients included in study were of either gender, aged between 20 and 70 years belonging to American Society of Anesthesiologist (ASA) 1 or 2 statuses undergoing elective surgery of approximately 2 h or more duration under GA requiring tracheal intubation. Patients in the study group were nebulized with 3 ml of 225 mg isotonic nebulized magnesium sulfate for 15 min in the holding area. Presence of sore throat was noted at rest and on swallowing immediately after extubation, and 2 h, 4 h, 10hand 24 h postoperatively. In the postoperative ward, patients were also monitored for any drug-related side effects.
Results: With respect to age, gender, and ASA status, there was no significant difference in POST between the two groups. POST at rest at 0h and 2h between the two groups didn't show any significant difference. There was a significant. Difference in POST at rest between group A and group B at 4h, 10h and 24h using chi square test. With respect to POST on swallowing, there was a significant difference in POST at 2h, 4h, 10h and 24h using chi square test.
Conclusion: POST is common in the patients undergoing GA with a tracheal tube for routine surgical cases for up to 24 hr. We conclude that the use of magnesium sulfate in the form of nebulization as a pre-medication agent significantly reduces the incidence of POST compared to normal saline and it was found to be safe, simple and effective in preventing the occurrence of postoperative sore throat.
Dr. G Bhavani, Dr. Ravinder B. Comparative assessment of the effect of nebulised magnesium sulphate on the incidence of post-operative sore throat. Int J Adv Res Med 2021;3(2):617-620. DOI: 10.22271/27069567.2021.v3.i2i.394