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Table 6 Recovery time, time between end of anesthesia and first response to simple verbal command, time to first analgesic requirement, and time spent in recovery room

From: Postoperative analgesia in children undergoing adenotonsillectomy under sevoflurane versus propofol-based anesthesia: a randomized controlled trial

Time (min) Propofol group (n = 30) Sevoflurane group (n = 30) Mean difference (95% CI) Unpaired t test P value
Recovery time 13.7 (3.35) 7.83 (1.17) 5.80 (4.48–7.11) t = 8.95 < 0.001*
Time between end of anesthesia and first response to simple verbal command 16.5 (3.82) 10.2 (1.91) 6.36 (4.80–7.92) t = 8.15 < 0.001*
Time to first analgesic requirement [median (IQR)] 0 (0–10.0) 0 (0–10.0) U = 218 0.326
Time spent in the recovery room 13.5 (2.92) 7.63 (2.12) 5.93 (4.61–7.26) t = 8.99 < 0.001*
  1. Data are represented as mean ± SD
  2. Equality of variance was violated
  3. CI confidence interval, IQR interquartile range
  4. *P < 0.05, statistical significant difference
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