Table 1: Baseline characteristics of study groups.

VariableGFNB
TASS

Gender (M/F)22/2824/260.56
Age (years)47 (29–61)47 (41–52)0.77
BMI (kg/m2)25.9 ± 3.727.6 ± 2.30.14
Heart rate (beats/min)91.4 ± 16.097.8 ± 9.60.18
SBP (mmHg)127.5 ± 8.5125.3 ± 7.70.44
DBP (mmHg)86.6 ± 7.382.1 ± 5.00.04
Smoking (%)10 (25)14 (28)0.50
Previous EGD (%)4 (8)3 (6)0.68

GNFB: glossopharyngeal nerve block group; TASS: topical anesthetic group; M: male; F: female; BMI: body mass index; SBP: systolic blood pressure; DBP: diastolic blood pressure; EGD: esophagogastroduodenoscopy.