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Triamcinolone Paste to Reduce the Incidence of Postoperative Sore Throat

Information source: Soonchunhyang University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
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Condition(s) targeted: Tracheal Intubation

Intervention: triamcinolone acetonide (Drug); chlorhexidine gluconate (Drug)

Phase: N/A

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: Soonchunhyang University Hospital


The purpose of this study is to determine whether triamcinolone paste applied over tracheal tube is effective to reduce the incidence of postoperative sore throat after tracheal intubation.

Clinical Details

Official title: Triamcinolone Paste to Reduce the Incidence of Postoperative Sore Throat

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Prevention

Primary outcome: the incidence of postoperative sore throat

Secondary outcome: the severity of postoperative sore throat

Detailed description: Sore throat is a common postoperative complaint after tracheal intubation. When the surgical pain is well controlled, sore throat is often the predominant complaint, therefore it is important to prevent sore throat.


Minimum age: 20 Years. Maximum age: 70 Years. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- ASA physical status I-II, aged between 20 and 70 years

- scheduled for elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy under general anesthesia with

endotracheal intubation Exclusion Criteria:

- recent respiratory tract infection or sore throat

- who were using analgesics or steroid preoperatively

- who have risk factors for oral cavity infection

- the surgical duration < 60 minutes or > 300 minutes

Locations and Contacts

Soonchunhyang University, College of medicine Bucheon Hospital, 1174 Jung-Dong, Wonmi-Gu, Bucheon-Si, Gyeonggi-Do 420-020, Korea, Republic of
Additional Information

Starting date: May 2008
Last updated: May 26, 2009

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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