Comparison between local anaesthetic agents, lidocaine and bupivacaine, in patients undergoing third molar extraction in terms of patient satisfaction.

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Sleeman, Duncan en
dc.contributor.author McCarthy, Caroline
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-01T16:15:49Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-01T16:15:49Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.date.submitted 2016
dc.identifier.citation McCarthy, C. 2016. Comparison between local anaesthetic agents, lidocaine and bupivacaine, in patients undergoing third molar extraction in terms of patient satisfaction. DClinDent Thesis, University College Cork. en
dc.identifier.endpage 93
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/2235
dc.description.abstract AIMS: (1) To determine if anaesthetic agent bupivacaine, has a prolonged effect on the period of acute postoperative pain when compared to lidocaine, a shorter acting agent. (2) To determine patient’s post-operative satisfaction and preference with regard to anaesthetic choice. METHODS: This double blind, randomised, interventional clinical trial included 85 patients. All patients had bilateral impacted lower third molars of removed under general anaesthetic. All patients received 0.5% plain bupivacaine on one randomly allocated side, with 2% lidocaine (with adrenaline) administered on the opposite side. Pain was measured using visual analogue scales at 0, 30, 60 minutes and 3, 4, 6 and 8 hours post-surgery. Pain was analysed for 1 week following surgery. Psychological evaluations and patient reported outcomes, including patient satisfaction were evaluated. RESULTS: A significant difference in pain (P=0.001) was seen during the 3-8 hour post-operative period. The upper limit of the 95% confidence interval was 10.0 or above at 3hours and 4 hours post-surgery. Two-thirds of patients preferred bupivacaine. CONCLUSION: Longer lasting anaesthetics such as bupivacaine offer a longer period of analgesia, and improve overall patient satisfaction. en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.rights © 2016, Caroline McCarthy. en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ en
dc.subject Third molar en
dc.subject Patient satisfaction en
dc.subject Lidocaine en
dc.subject Bupivacaine en
dc.subject Split- mouth en
dc.title Comparison between local anaesthetic agents, lidocaine and bupivacaine, in patients undergoing third molar extraction in terms of patient satisfaction. en
dc.type Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en
dc.type.qualificationname Doctor of Clinical Dentistry en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.check.info No embargo required en
dc.description.version Accepted Version
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.internal.school Dental Surgery en
dc.check.type No Embargo Required
dc.check.reason No embargo required en
dc.check.opt-out Not applicable en
dc.thesis.opt-out false
dc.check.embargoformat Not applicable en
ucc.workflow.supervisor d.sleeman@ucc.ie
dc.internal.conferring Summer Conferring 2016 en


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

© 2016, Caroline McCarthy. Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as © 2016, Caroline McCarthy.
This website uses cookies. By using this website, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with the UCC Privacy and Cookies Statement. For more information about cookies and how you can disable them, visit our Privacy and Cookies statement