Post-operative Sore Throat and Gum Chewing for Long Duration LMA Use


The purpose of this study is to determine if chewing gum immediately prior to transport to the operating room reduces the severity of post-operative sore throat in patients who have an LMA placed for procedures with duration greater than 1 hour.

I'm interested

Male or Female
18 years and over
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
Inclusion Criteria:

• having outpatient ambulatory surgery
• receiving general anesthesia utilizing a laryngeal mask airway
• surgery expected to last longer than 1 hour
Exclusion Criteria:

• chronic laryngitis
• chronic bronchitis
• asthma
• gastroesophageal reflux disease
• smoked within the last week
• non-English speaking

Other: Control, Other: Gum

Breathing, Lung & Sleep Health

Clinics and Surgery Center (CSC), Anesthesia, Surgery

Jonah Pearson -
Jacob Hutchins
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