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Table 2 The demographic and anesthetic data between the groups. Values are mean (SD), median (range), or numbers

From: A randomized trial comparing deep and moderate neuromuscular blockade in patients undergoing ambulatory gynecologic laparoscopy

  dNMB group (n = 40) mNMB group (n = 40) P value
Age (year) 43.5 (21-60) 44 (27-60) 0.72
ASA grade I/II 28/12 23/17 0.35
Previous abdominal surgery (yes/no) 13/27 10/30 0.80
Body mass index (kg m−2) 26.0 (2.3) 25.8 (1.6) 0.65
Type of laparoscopic gynecologic surgery
 • Excision of ovarian cyst 12 14 0.81
 • Salpingo-oophorectomy 13 16 0.64
 • Diagnostic laparoscopy 10 7 0.31
 • Tubal ligation 5 3 0.48
Total dose remifentanil (μg) 555 (490-700) 567.5 (500-720) 0.28
Total dose rocuronium (mg kg−1) 0.96 (0.21) 0.69 (0.11) < 0.001*
Anesthesia duration (min) 64.3 (10.2) 66.57 (9.9) 0.33
  1. Abbreviations: dNMB deep neuromuscular block, mNMB moderate neuromuscular block, ASA PS American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status
  2. *P < 0.05 considered significant
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