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Table 3 Postoperative pain scores and analgesic consumption

From: Single injection pectoral nerve block (Pecs I and Pecs II) versus local anesthetic infiltration for ambulatory breast augmentation combined with monitored anesthesia care

Variable Pecs group, n = 29 LA group, n = 26 P value
Time to first analgesic (min) 180 (60) 130 (50) 0.0016*
24-h morphine consumption (mg) 22 (11) 30 (10) 0.006*
VAS at 0 h 3 (2–3) 3 (2–3) 0.9
VAS at 2 h 3 (2–3) 4 (3–4) < 0.001*
VAS at 4 h 3 (3–4) 4 (3–4) < 0.001*
VAS at 6 h 3 (3–5) 4 (4–5) < 0.001*
VAS at 12 h 4 (4–5) 5 (4–6) < 0.001*
VAS at 24 h 4 (3–5) 5 (4–5) < 0.001*
  1. Data are presented as mean (SD) or median (interquartile range)
  2. *P < 0.05 is considered significant between the two groups
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