2009, Number 3
Rev Mex Urol 2009; 69 (3)
Mendoza-Álvarez LA, Pares-Hipólito J, Flores-Terrazas E, Campos-Salcedo JG, Torres-Salazar JJ, López SJ, De-La-Rosa-Barrera H
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ABSTRACTObjective: The study objective was to develop an effective anesthetic lubricant for intraurethral instillation of urological instrumentation.
Materials and Methods: An experimental study was carried out on male patients scheduled to undergo rigid cystoscopy. Lubricant with and without anesthetic ingredient was applied and pain response was evaluated with the Visual Analog Pain Scale (VAPS) at the end of cystoscopy. Statistical data analysis was carried out using variance analysis (ANOVA).
Results: Mean age of patients was 62 years and there were no statistical differences between study groups. VAPS pain response was significantly lower in patients who had received the anesthetic lubricant prior to cystoscopy.
Conclusions: The use of anesthetic gel lubricant safely and effectively reduced pain in patients undergoing rigid cystoscopy.