Anesthesia in Flexible Bronchoscopy for Lung Cancer Diagnostic
The objective of the study was to establish which anesthetic procedure used during flexible bronchoscopy has the lowest index of complications.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
This prospective randomized study analyzed 80 patients that underwent flexible bronchoscopy. Patients were randomly assigned to four groups of 20 patients each according to the anesthetic combination used: 200 mg topical lidocaine (LID group); 200 mg topical lidocaine and 2 mg/kg propofol (PPF group); 200 mg topical lidocaine and 20 mcg/kg alfentanil (ALF group); or 200 mg topical lidocaine and 0.05 mg/kg midazolam (MID group). Scores were assigned to patients according to the different variables observed during the endoscopic procedure; the lower the score, the lower the complication index.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00440960
|General Hospital of Universidade de Caxias do Sul|
|Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil, 95070-560|
|Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil, 95040-000|
|Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil, 95010-005|
|Principal Investigator:||Andre GS Leite, PhD||Brazilian Society of Thoracic Surgery|