The benefits of hypopharyngeal packing in nasal surgery: a pilot study.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207747
Title:
The benefits of hypopharyngeal packing in nasal surgery: a pilot study.
Authors:
Fennessy, B G; Mannion, S; Kinsella, J B; O'Sullivan, P
Affiliation:
Department of ENT, South Infirmary and Victoria Hospital, Old Blackrock Road,, Cork, Ireland. bfennessy@rcsi.ie
Citation:
Ir J Med Sci. 2011 Mar;180(1):181-3. Epub 2010 Nov 26.
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207747
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-010-0601-4
PubMed ID:
21110138
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Hypopharyngeal packs are used in nasal surgery to reduce the risk of aspiration and postoperative nausea and vomiting. Side effects associated with their use range from throat pain to retained packs postoperatively. AIM: To evaluate, as a pilot study, postoperative nausea/vomiting and throat pain scores for patients undergoing nasal surgery in whom a wet or dry hypopharyngeal pack was placed compared with patients who received no packing. METHODS: A randomized, double-blind prospective trial in a general ENT unit. RESULTS: The study failed to show a statistically significant difference between the three groups in terms of their postoperative nausea/vomiting and throat pain scores at 2 and 6 h postoperatively. This is the first study in which dry packs have been compared with wet and absent packs. CONCLUSION: Based on our findings, the authors recommend against placing hypopharyngeal packs for the purpose of preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Antiemetics/*administration & dosage; Double-Blind Method; Humans; Hypopharynx; Intraoperative Care/methods; Pilot Projects; Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting/*prevention & control; Prospective Studies; *Tampons, Surgical
ISSN:
1863-4362 (Electronic); 0021-1265 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFennessy, B Gen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMannion, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKinsella, J Ben_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, Pen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:42:46Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:42:46Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:42:46Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr J Med Sci. 2011 Mar;180(1):181-3. Epub 2010 Nov 26.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid21110138en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-010-0601-4en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207747-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Hypopharyngeal packs are used in nasal surgery to reduce the risk of aspiration and postoperative nausea and vomiting. Side effects associated with their use range from throat pain to retained packs postoperatively. AIM: To evaluate, as a pilot study, postoperative nausea/vomiting and throat pain scores for patients undergoing nasal surgery in whom a wet or dry hypopharyngeal pack was placed compared with patients who received no packing. METHODS: A randomized, double-blind prospective trial in a general ENT unit. RESULTS: The study failed to show a statistically significant difference between the three groups in terms of their postoperative nausea/vomiting and throat pain scores at 2 and 6 h postoperatively. This is the first study in which dry packs have been compared with wet and absent packs. CONCLUSION: Based on our findings, the authors recommend against placing hypopharyngeal packs for the purpose of preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAntiemetics/*administration & dosageen_GB
dc.subject.meshDouble-Blind Methoden_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshHypopharynxen_GB
dc.subject.meshIntraoperative Care/methodsen_GB
dc.subject.meshPilot Projectsen_GB
dc.subject.meshPostoperative Nausea and Vomiting/*prevention & controlen_GB
dc.subject.meshProspective Studiesen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Tampons, Surgicalen_GB
dc.titleThe benefits of hypopharyngeal packing in nasal surgery: a pilot study.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of ENT, South Infirmary and Victoria Hospital, Old Blackrock Road,, Cork, Ireland. bfennessy@rcsi.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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