Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether the administration of local anesthetic (LA) reduces pain in comparison with forced coughing (FC) for the execution of colposcopically guided biopsies (CGBs). STUDY DESIGN: Data of 100 consecutive patients undergoing CGBs with the use of LA or FC were prospectively evaluated. Procedure-related pain was assessed with the use of a 100-mm visual analogue scale. RESULTS: Fifty-one and 49 patients had CGBs using LA and FC, respectively. No between-group differences were observed in terms of pain related to speculum insertion, CGBs and pain recorded after the procedures (p>0.05). However, patients in the LA group experienced pain related to cervical injection for administration of anesthesia (mean (±SD): 12.4 (±1.6)). Operative time was longer in the LA than in the FC group (7.2 (±0.2) vs. 5.0 (±0.1)min; p<0.001). CONCLUSIONS: FC should be preferred over LA. Although CGB-related pain levels do not differ, the omission of intracervical injection is associated with undoubted advantages

Local anesthetic versus forced coughing at colposcopic-guided biopsy: a prospective study. / Bogani G1; Serati M2; Cromi A2; Di Naro E; Casarin J2; Pinelli C2; Rossi T2; Ghezzi F2. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS, GYNECOLOGY, AND REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY. - ISSN 0301-2115. - 181:0CTOBER(2014), pp. 15-19.

Local anesthetic versus forced coughing at colposcopic-guided biopsy: a prospective study.

DI NARO, Edoardo;
2014

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Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether the administration of local anesthetic (LA) reduces pain in comparison with forced coughing (FC) for the execution of colposcopically guided biopsies (CGBs). STUDY DESIGN: Data of 100 consecutive patients undergoing CGBs with the use of LA or FC were prospectively evaluated. Procedure-related pain was assessed with the use of a 100-mm visual analogue scale. RESULTS: Fifty-one and 49 patients had CGBs using LA and FC, respectively. No between-group differences were observed in terms of pain related to speculum insertion, CGBs and pain recorded after the procedures (p>0.05). However, patients in the LA group experienced pain related to cervical injection for administration of anesthesia (mean (±SD): 12.4 (±1.6)). Operative time was longer in the LA than in the FC group (7.2 (±0.2) vs. 5.0 (±0.1)min; p<0.001). CONCLUSIONS: FC should be preferred over LA. Although CGB-related pain levels do not differ, the omission of intracervical injection is associated with undoubted advantages
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