Awake fiberoptic intubation (AFOI) is mandatory to manage difficult airways. Superior laryngeal nerve block (SLNB) could reduce risks and improve patient comfort. The aim of this study is to assess the procedural comfort of SLNB during AFOI in a population of patients undergoing upper airway oncological surgery. Forty patients were randomized into two groups and were treated with continuous infusion of remifentanil, topic anesthesia and intercricoid block. In the study group (=20), SLNB was performed with lidocaine (L-SLNB); in the control group (n=20) SLNB was performed using saline (S-SLNB). AFOI was more comfortable in the L-SLNB group compared to S-SLNB patients [FOICS ≤ 1 in 18 patients (90%) L-SLNB; 2 (10%) S-SLNB (P<0.001)]. Intubation was faster in L-SLNB (47.45 ±15.38 sec) than S-SLNB (80.15 ±37.91 sec) (p<0.001). The SLNB procedure during AFOI is a safe and comfortable procedure in a population of patients undergoing upper airways surgery. Time to intubation was shorter in L-SLNB than in S-SLNB.

Awake fiberoptic intubation in patients with stenosis of the upper airways. Utility of the laryngeal nerve block / Alessandri, F.; Bellucci, R.; Tellan, G.; Pinchera, P.; Buonopane, C.; Ralli, M.; Greco, A.; de Vincentiis, M.; Pugliese, F.; Bilotta, F.. - In: LA CLINICA TERAPEUTICA. - ISSN 0009-9074. - 171:4(2020), pp. e335-e339. [10.7417/CT.2020.2236]

Awake fiberoptic intubation in patients with stenosis of the upper airways. Utility of the laryngeal nerve block

Alessandri F.;Tellan G.;Pinchera P.;Ralli M.;Pugliese F.;Bilotta F.
2020

Abstract

Awake fiberoptic intubation (AFOI) is mandatory to manage difficult airways. Superior laryngeal nerve block (SLNB) could reduce risks and improve patient comfort. The aim of this study is to assess the procedural comfort of SLNB during AFOI in a population of patients undergoing upper airway oncological surgery. Forty patients were randomized into two groups and were treated with continuous infusion of remifentanil, topic anesthesia and intercricoid block. In the study group (=20), SLNB was performed with lidocaine (L-SLNB); in the control group (n=20) SLNB was performed using saline (S-SLNB). AFOI was more comfortable in the L-SLNB group compared to S-SLNB patients [FOICS ≤ 1 in 18 patients (90%) L-SLNB; 2 (10%) S-SLNB (P<0.001)]. Intubation was faster in L-SLNB (47.45 ±15.38 sec) than S-SLNB (80.15 ±37.91 sec) (p<0.001). The SLNB procedure during AFOI is a safe and comfortable procedure in a population of patients undergoing upper airways surgery. Time to intubation was shorter in L-SLNB than in S-SLNB.
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