Immediate versus delayed outpatient flexible cystoscopy: Final report of a randomized study Journal Article


Authors: Herr, H. W.; Schneider, M.
Article Title: Immediate versus delayed outpatient flexible cystoscopy: Final report of a randomized study
Abstract: PURPOSE: To evaluate discomfort experienced by men undergoing an immediate versus delayed outpatient flexible cystoscopy after topical local anesthesia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Two hundred eighty eight consecutive men with superficial bladder tumors were randomized to undergo immediate or delayed surveillance flexible cystoscopy after intraurethral instillation of lidocaine jelly. The patients recorded their level of pain experienced during cystoscopy on a 4-point pain scale and on a 10-point visual analogue (VAS) scale. RESULTS: Of the 288 patients, 145 underwent immediate cystoscopy and 143 had a delayed cystoscopy. The mean pain score on a scale of 1 (no pain) to 4 (severe pain) was 1.6 after immediate cystoscopy compared with 1.5 after delayed cystoscopy (p=7). The mean VAS score on a scale of 1 (no pain) to 10 (most painful) was 1.8 after immediate cystoscopy versus 1.7 after delayed cystoscopy (p=5). CONCLUSION: There was no difference in pain perception among men undergoing an immediate or a delayed outpatient flexible cystoscopy using the same local anesthetic.
Keywords: controlled study; aged; aged, 80 and over; middle aged; clinical trial; comparative study; follow up; methodology; follow-up studies; controlled clinical trial; pain; randomized controlled trial; bladder tumor; urinary bladder neoplasms; gel; gels; cystoscopy; pain measurement; lidocaine; anesthetics, local; pain assessment; local anesthetic agent; humans; human; male; article
Journal Title: Canadian Journal of Urology
Volume: 8
Issue: 6
ISSN: 1195-9479
Publisher: Canadian Journal of Urology  
Date Published: 2001-12-01
Start Page: 1406
End Page: 1408
Language: English
PUBMED: 11788018
PROVIDER: scopus
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Notes: Export Date: 21 May 2015 -- Source: Scopus