Endoscopic-guided Versus Cotton-tipped Applicator Gauze Pledgetting for Nasal Anesthesia Before Transnasal Endoscopy
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
Unsedated transnasal esophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (UT-EGD) has gained wide popularity and is one of the most frequently performed diagnostic procedures in Japan and Europe. The technique of using a cotton pledget soaked with lignocaine and decongestant is quite effective but does cause some discomfort during application of anesthetic agent to the nasal cavity. Hence, an effective method to deliver anesthetic agent, using a minimal dose of drugs, and at the same time maintain a good ﬁeld of vision during endoscopy are all very important.
Using a cotton-tippled applicator to deliver a soaked gauze strip may cause kinking of it around the nasal vestibule or just in the anterior end of a turbinate. Endoscopic guidance to deliver a gauze strip can confirm delivering it to at least the posterior end of a turbinate. We hypothesize that a simple endoscopic-guided gauze pledgetting method is more tolerable than the "blind" cotton-tippled applicator method to deliver a gauze strip for anesthetizing the nasal cavity.
|Methods of Nasal Anesthesia Before Transnasal Endoscopy Side Effects of Transnasal Endoscopy Patient's Tolerance to Transnasal Endoscopy||Procedure: Endoscopic-guided gauze pledgetting Procedure: Cotton-tipped applicator gauze pledgetting|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||A Randomized Study Comparing Endoscopic-guided Gauze Pledgetting and Cotton-tipped Applicator Packing for Nasal Anesthesia Before Transnasal Endoscopy|
- The primary outcome measures are tolerability proﬁles on a validated visual analogue scale [ Time Frame: Immediately after transnasal endoscopy up to all questionnaires answered (about 15 minutes) ]The primary outcome measures are tolerability proﬁles on a validated visual analogue scale (VAS) and difficulty in inserting the transnasal endoscope through a selected meatus based on a Likert scale. The Likert scale has 5 points of difficulty: minimal, slight, moderate, substantial, and extreme. Facing a 5-point VAS card (1 = minimal discomfort to 5 = severe discomfort), all patients give real-time feedback immediately after UT-EGD by speaking or pointing out their scorings for the following: (1) pain during anesthesia, (2) pain during nasal insertions, (3) pain during exsertion, and (4) overall tolerance.
- Secondary outcome measures evaluate the side effects of nasal anesthesia [ Time Frame: The immediate secondary outcome measures will be evaluated by questionnaires immediately after UT-EGD and the delayed secondary outcome measures will be evaluated by otolaryngologists within two weeks after UT-EGD. ]
Secondary outcome measures will be evaluated by assisting nurses, who record
(a) immediate responses including: (i) epistaxis, (ii) immediately post-procedural side effects including headache, light headiness, and mucous discharge, and (iii) patient's willingness to receive the same procedure the next time, and (b) delayed side effect including (i) persisting nasal discharge, (ii) epistaxis 24 hours after UT-EGD, and (iii) sinusitis all confirmed by otolaryngologists within two weeks after UT-EGD. The visual capacity for the anterior nasal cavity ranking on a 5-point scale (5 represented standard EGD and 1 poor visual quality) is also evaluated by assisting nurses during endoscopic insertion after nasal decongestive anesthesia.
|Study Start Date:||October 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||April 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||April 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Endoscopic-guided gauze pledgetting
All patients in the study group receive endoscopic-guided gauze pledgetting (EGGP) nasal anesthesia. Each patient will receive an anterior rhinoscopy to select the most patent meatus for gauze pledegetting by a validated meatus scoring scale. The endoscope is preloaded with a 1.8 mm biopsy forceps to pick up the acute angle between the shorter leg and hypotenuse of a right-angled gauze strip (already soaked with anesthesia/decongestant) and retract back just into the biopsy channel. When the transnasal endoscope tip is set in the nasal vestibule, the preloaded biopsy forceps is protruded slowly into the desired meatus under endoscope monitoring. A gauze strip is at least brought onto the posterior end of the inferior or middle turbinate.
Procedure: Endoscopic-guided gauze pledgetting
By using a transnasal endoscope as a guide and a biopsy forceps, a gauze strip soaked with decongestant and anesthesia will be delivered to a selected nasal meatus chosen by anterior rhinoscopy.
Active Comparator: Cotton-tipped applicator pledgetting
Another randomized group of patients will receive cotton-tipped applicator gauze pledgetting (CTGP) method of nasal anesthesia. Two cotton-tippled applicators help determine the following: (a) right or left side, (b) inferior or middle nasal meatus (INM or MNM) and (c) the need of local epinephrine. The investigators apply gently in parallel two sterile 3" x 1/10", double-ended, plastic shaft cotton-tipped applicators, pretreated with minimal amount of 2% viscous lidocaine plus 4% liquid lidocaine, to lubricate and anesthetize the more patent meatus One cotton-tipped applicator is re-used to deliver a triangular gauze strip to the selected meatus during the gauze pledgetting procedure.
Procedure: Cotton-tipped applicator gauze pledgetting
In contrast to the endoscopic-guided, forceps-delivering method, a gauze strip is delivered to a selected meatus by a cotton-tipped applicator.
Nasal anesthesia is the rate-limiting step for a well tolerable unsedated transnasal esophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (UT-EGD) procedure. The technique of using a cotton pledget soaked with lignocaine and decongestant is quite effective but does cause some discomfort during application of a cotton pledget to the nasal cavity. Hence, an effective method to deliver anesthetic agent and maintain a good ﬁeld of vision during endoscopy are all very important.
Using a cotton-tippled applicator to deliver a soaked gauze strip may cause kinking of it around the nasal vestibule or just in the anterior end of a turbinate. Endoscopic guidance to deliver a gauze strip can confirm delivering it to at least the posterior end of a turbinate. We propose that a simple Endoscopic-Guided Gauze Pledgetting method (EGGP) is more tolerable than the "blind" cotton-tippled applicator method to deliver a gauze strip for anesthetizing the nasal cavity.
We hypothesize that this method can deliver a gauze strip to the superior end of a turbinate, thus inducing more adequate nasal anesthesia and reducing nasal pain. Hence, the primary objective of this study was to evaluate whether this EGGP method could reduce side effects such as nasal pain and bleeding and improve tolerance associated with UT-EGD. In a large tertiary referral hospital in Taiwan, We are going to conduct a prospective randomized-controlled trial to compare patient tolerance, safety and adverse events between EGGP versus cotton-tipped applicator primed gauze pledgetting (CTGP) methods of nasal anesthesia.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01785173
|Contact: Chi-Tan Hu, MD, PhDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Buddhist Tzu Chi Hospital||Recruiting|
|Hualien City, Hualien county, Taiwan, 970|
|Contact: Chi-Tan Hu, MD, PhD +886933995773 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Chi-Tan Hu, MD, PhD||Budhist Tzu Chi Hospital and Tzu Chi University|